U.S. Ryder Cup captain Steve Stricker makes six captain’s picks for Whistling Straits

By Adam Woodard

The captain has spoken and the American team for the 43rd Ryder Cup is officially set.

Six players – Collin Morikawa, Dustin Johnson, Bryson DeChambeau, Brooks Koepka, Justin Thomas and Patrick Cantlay – had previously qualified for the team off the U.S. Ryder Cup points standings. On Wednesday morning U.S. captain Steve Stricker made his six captain’s picks for the biennial event against Europe to be held Sept. 24-26 at Whistling Straits in Wisconsin.

Stricker’s picks feature a mix of both experience and youth, with four rookies making their Ryder Cup debut. The captain’s picks are as follows: Daniel Berger, Harris English, Tony Finau, Xander Schauffele, Scottie Scheffler and Jordan Spieth.

Scheffler is the lowest-ranked player on the U.S. team, sitting 21st in the Official World Golf Ranking.

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