Tiger Woods Named On US Ryder Cup Team

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Woods is also expected to be one of USA captain Jim Furyk's at-large picks for the Ryder Cup, which is September 28-30 in France.

After a parade of partners with distinctly mixed results in the Ryder Cup, the most compelling endorsement to consider DeChambeau one of the game's truly great players is the notion that he's a natural fit to play with Woods.

Still to come for Furyk is his final captain's pick, to be announced Monday after the BMW Championship.

The physics major solved all the equations and became the first player to win consecutive tournaments on the PGA Tour this season with a two-stroke victory over Justin Rose at the Dell Technologies Championship.

For Woods, it'll be his eighth appearance and first since 2012.

For the second straight week in the richest part of the PGA Tour season, DeChambeau took down one of the strongest fields of the year by playing his best golf on the weekend to win the Dell Technologies Championship, becoming only the second player to capture the opening two playoff events in the FedEx Cup.

Matt Kuchar failed to advance beyond the second playoff event for the first time in 10 years, meaning he won't get another chance to state his case as a potential Ryder Cup pick. This year's captain, Furyk, said he was impressed not only that DeChambeau won back-to-back titles, but by the method in which he won. "So I have to say, I guess, "Thanks" - you made it really easy on the captain". "I get chills just thinking about it".

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"I'm very excited about the team this year".

"Even after I won at Ridgewood, I still thought, 'Man, I've got to play well at Boston just to show them that, yeah, I'm a contender and I'm going to keep doing the right things to be a valuable asset to the team, ' " DeChambeau said.

Tony Finau is believed to be the leading candidate for 12th and final spot.

Woods was already set to go to Paris as a vice captain, but Furyk said he'll select someone else for that role so the 42-year-old can focus on playing.

The eight players who automatically qualified for the Ryder Cup based on their finishing position in the US PGA Championship are: Brooks Koepka, Dustin Johnson, Justin Thomas, Patrick Reed, Bubba Watson, Jordan Spieth, Rickie Fowler, Webb Simpson. Ian Poulter and Henrik Stenson as his four wildcard picks for this month's Ryder Cup in Paris.

Unlike the relatively simple task for Furyk, Bjorn has many more hard decisions to make by Wednesday.

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