DeChambeau wins second straight FedEx Cup play-off event


"I really wanted to play on it", Woods said Tuesday at a news conference where Phil Mickelson and Bryson DeChambeau were also added to the US team.

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For Mickelson, this will be his record 12th Ryder Cup team, eclipsing the record of 11 he shared with Nick Faldo.

He has not played, however, on a winning team in Europe, where the USA has not triumphed since 1993.

DeChambeau, 24, had virtually guaranteed himself one of the captain's picks after storming to victory in the opening two legs of the PGA Tour's FedEx Cup playoff series, winning the Northern Trust and Dell Technologies Championship.

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"Hopefully, it will make it easy for him to take me", Mickelson said. "It's kind of where my PGA Tour career started really here and it was nice to finish it with a strong showing, but it was an up and down round".

Woods, a 14-time major champion, will play in his first Ryder Cup since 2012 having recovered from back surgery and impressed over the past year.

Dream team: Phil Mickelson and Tiger Woods. The tournament is why all the players are now in the area. "This year to have the honour of being able to play again is beyond special". "I get chills just thinking about it".

However, Woods will relinquish his vice-captain duties to focus on playing, with Furyk naming David Duval, Zach Johnson and Matt Kuchar as additional vice-captains Tuesday. "I'm very excited about the team this year".

"Bryson was fantastic to play with", Woods said. He approached the event with all the enthusiasm of a trip to the dentist in his younger days but has warmed to the team format in recent years. "As far as strategy, as far as planning, as far as pairings. and I'm going to continue to use that knowledge and that strategy".

Brooks Koepka, Dustin Johnson, Justin Thomas, Patrick Reed, Bubba Watson, Jordan Spieth, Rickie Fowler and Webb Simpson have already been confirmed in Furyk's side for Le Golf National, leaving four places up for grabs.

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

The European team had eight qualifiers - Justin Rose, Tyrrell Hatton, Rory McIlroy, Tommy Fleetwood, Jon Rahm, Alexander Noren, Francesco Molinari and Thorbjorn Olesen - decided on Sunday following the Made in Denmark tournament on the European Tour.