Published: Thu, September 13, 2018
Sport | By Kayla Schwartz

Tony Finau Named Final Pick For US Ryder Cup Team

Tony Finau Named Final Pick For US Ryder Cup Team

U.S. captain Furyk, who earlier this week named Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson and Bryson DeChambeau as three of his four picks, is scheduled to complete his line-up on Monday.

The 2018 Ryder Cup will be staged at Le Golf National in Paris, which is hosting the event for the first time.

Finau will be competing in his first Ryder Cup, becoming the third rookie on the US team, joining Justin Thomas, the 2017 PGA champion, and Bryson DeChambeau.

The U.S. will send Dustin Johnson, Justin Thomas, Brooks Koepka, Webb Simpson, Bubba Watson, Patrick Reed, Jordan Spieth, Rickie Fowler, Woods, Mickelson, DeChambeau and Finau to France. "I'm so excited to be on the Ryder Cup team and I can not wait to get to Paris", he said in a short video posted on the Ryder Cup USA Twitter account.

It's an incredible achievement for Finau, who grew up playing golf in Rose Park. "Thanks for all the support".

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Finau is one of seven players on the US team that is in his 20s. And I let the guys on the team know that I'd be a great pick and I'd be ready to go. "The final Captain's Pick is in".

He came in eighth at the BMW Championship, whilst Xander Schauffele came in tied third, so Xander must be really sore at not getting the final pick. Keegan Bradley won the tournament in a playoff and also was thought to be under consideration. The 28-year-old was on Monday night confirmed as America's final wildcard for this month's Ryder Cup.

Being included in the high-profile competition is a major breakthrough for Finau, who will turn 29 on Friday and is completing his fourth season on the PGA Tour.

Click on the video above to watch Tony Finau's traditional Samoan dance!

"Excited to join the team and do whatever it takes to help us bring home a victory!"

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