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Tony Finau named as final member of US Ryder Cup team

Tony Finau named as final member of US Ryder Cup team

The 28-year-old Finau, who grew up in the Rose Park area of Salt Lake City and now resides in Lehi with his wife and four children, was officially named to the USA squad by captain Jim Furyk Monday afternoon following the BMW Championship.

The Ryder Cup team includes three rookies (Finau, DeChambeau and Justin Thomas) and nine major champions (with 31 total major victories).

"The final Captain's Pick is in".

"I've still got goosebumps", Finau said after receiving a phone call from Furyk.

The 28-year-old has not won on the PGA Tour, but had top-10s at three majors this year, and has played well during the current FedExCup playoffs.

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"What an unbelievable body of work this year", Furyk said.

Eight automatic qualifiers were set after the PGA Championship, so the start of the FedEx Cup playoffs was effectively an audition.

The Ryder Cup matches will be played September 28-30 at the Albatros Course of Le Golf National, just outside of Paris. Von Elm didn't make the 1931 Ryder Cup team, because the matches were played in June - the week before he finished second in the U.S. Open.

That doesn't mean as much in foursomes and fourballs, on a European course before the singing and chanting of Europeans fans. Team Europe consists of Paul Casey, Tommy Fleetwood, Sergio Garcia, Tyrrell Hatton, Rory McIlroy, Francesco Molinari, Alex Noren, Thorbjorn Olesen, Ian Poulter, Jon Rahm, Justin Rose, and Henrik Stenson.

Rain at Aronimink Golf Club is making a mess not just for the PGA Tour, but the PGA of America as well. I'm excited to add him to the team. "It's definitely cool to accomplish something like this and to be able to play as well as I have under the circumstances, it's something I'm extremely proud of".


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