DeChambeau takes Dell title to stake Ryder Cup claim

DeChambeau takes Dell title to stake Ryder Cup claim

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.

Five-time major victor Phil Mickelson is also hotly tipped to be included for what would be a record 12th Ryder Cup - England's Nick Faldo is the only other player to compete in 11.

They join Bryson DeChambeau, the hottest player in golf, as three of the American wild-card selections.

And he would appear to be a shoo-in to be one of US captain Jim Furyk's three Ryder Cup picks to be announced Tuesday.

Phil Mickelson, who is also expected to earn one of the captain's picks, also reminded Furyk of his credentials with a magnificent closing day 63 for a 10-under par total.

The 2018 Ryder Cup gets underway on September 28 and the buzz is building with both team captain's to reveal their wildcard picks this week.

"It's been a fantastic two weeks", he said.

DeChambeau is the first golfer to win back-to-back playoff events since Billy Horschel in 2014 and the sixth overall to accomplish that feat since its inception in 2007.

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When Mickelson, 48, won in Mexico in the March to end a five-year winless drought, he thought it would be a certainty he'd be on the team. Tony Finau is considered the leading candidate.

"There was a lot of resistance moving up through the ranks", said the former Southern Methodist star who won 2015 NCAA Division I and U.S. Amateur championships, "but once I won a few events on the junior level and made it to the U.S. Amateur, made it to the U.S. Open, it started to progress in the right direction". "It's going to be an interesting crowd".

"It's a wonderful chance to do something that I haven't done in my career and would very much like to".

"He has been instrumental, not only in helping the captains before me, but me as well", Furyk said. Woods was an assistant at Hazeltine and at the Presidents Cup last fall at Liberty National in a USA route.

Thomas Bjorn appears ready to ignore the form book and name Sergio García in the European team for this month's Ryder Cup in France.

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.

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.

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