David Love names his captain’s picks to settle on his US Team for the upcoming Ryder Cup.
The 2012 Ryder Cup teams are now finalised after Davis Love III finalise the US team by selecting four players to go alongside the eight who had automatically qualified for the event at Medinah Country Club in late September.
Love went with Dustin Johnson, Jim Furyk, Brandt Snedeker and Steve Stricker as his wild-card picks that were largely accepted as good choices. The most obvious guy to miss out was Hunter Mahan who has been playing good golf and would have been keen to make up for the heartbreaking loss in 2010 for the Americans.
Steve Stricker and Jim Furyk obviously bring a load of experience to the team. Stricker has played in two previous events while Furyk has played in all seven Ryder Cup’s since 1997. It will be Dustin Johnson’s second Ryder Cup and Brandt Snedeker’s debut at the prestigious event.
European Team captain José María Olazábal finalised his team last week by choosing Ian Poulter and Nicolas Colsaerts has his wild-card choices.
Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Bubba Watson, Jason Dufner, Keegan Bradley, Webb Simpson, Zach Johnson, Matt Kuchar, Dustin Johnson, Jim Furyk, Brandt Snedeker and Steve Stricker.
Rory McIlroy (NIR), Justin Rose (ENG), Paul Lawrie (SCO), Graeme McDowell (NIR), Francesco Molinari (ITA), Luke Donald (ENG), Lee Westwood (ENG), Sergio Garcia (ESP), Peter Hanson (SWE), Martin Kaymer (GER), Ian Poulter (ENG), Nicolas Colsaerts (BEL).
The 2012 Ryder Cup will be played at the Medinah Country Club, Illinois September 25 – 30.