What to Know About U.S. Captain’s Picks Burns, Fowler, Koepka, Morikawa, Spieth & Thomas

United States Ryder Cup Captain Zach Johnson at this time introduced that Sam Burns, Rickie Fowler, Brooks Koepka, Collin Morikawa, Jordan Spieth and Justin Thomas have been named to the U.S. Crew as Captain’s Picks for the forty fourth Ryder Cup, which can happen September 29 – October 1 at Marco Simone Golf & Nation Membership in Rome, Italy. 

Here is a primer on all six of Johnson’s alternatives:

Sam Burns

Burns, 27, is making his first look on the U.S. Ryder Cup Crew, and can convey his sturdy match play expertise to Rome. He gained the 2023 WGC-Dell Applied sciences Match Play for his fifth profession PGA TOUR title in March. Burns ranks eleventh on TOUR and third on the U.S. Crew behind solely Xander Schauffele and Max Homa in Strokes Gained Placing (0.584) this season.

Rickie Fowler 

Fowler is about to take part in his fifth Ryder Cup, making him one of the vital skilled members of the U.S. Crew alongside Spieth. The 34-year-old registered a career-best 18 top-25 finishes in 2023, together with a victory on the Rocket Mortgage Basic in July. Fowler additionally set a U.S. Open report by totaling 18 birdies over his first 36 holes at Los Angeles Nation Membership. 

Brooks Koepka

Koepka, 33, shall be competing in his fourth consecutive Ryder Cup. He owns a 6-5-1 profession report and has by no means misplaced a singles match (2-0-1). Koepka captured his third PGA Championship victory and fifth Main title earlier this yr at Oak Hill Nation Membership. He’s simply the third participant to win three or extra PGA Championships because it grew to become a stroke play occasion in 1958. Following a T-2 end on the 2023 Masters Match and his win at Oak Hill, Koepka has completed both first or second in 9 of his final 24 main begins.

Collin Morikawa

Morikawa returns for his second Ryder Cup look after debuting in 2021. The 26-year-old went 3-0-1 to develop into the primary U.S. rookie to go 3-0-0 or higher in Foursomes and 4-balls mixed since Larry Nelson in 1979. Morikawa is a two-time Main Champion and has completed within the top-10 in seven of his 15 Main begins. He leads the PGA TOUR this season in Approaches from 100-125 yards (16’2” Avg). 

Jordan Spieth

Like Fowler, Spieth shall be competing in his fifth Ryder Cup. The 30-year-old owns an 8-7-3 profession report, together with 5-2-0 in 4-balls, and has come from behind in six of his eight Ryder Cup match victories. Spieth has registered the third-most top-5 finishes on the PGA TOUR during the last six months (5) behind solely Scottie Scheffler (9) and Rory McIlroy (7). 

Justin Thomas

Thomas shall be showing in his third consecutive Ryder Cup. The 30-year-old is a two-time Main Champion and 15-time winner on the PGA TOUR. Thomas is 6-2-1 in his profession on the Ryder Cup, together with 3-0-0 in 4-balls and 2-0-0 in Singles. He gained two matches in 2021 at Whistling Straits after trailing by three holes (4-balls with Patrick Cantlay vs. Tommy Fleetwood/Viktor Hovland and Foursomes with Jordan Spieth vs. Bernd Wiesberger/Viktor Hovland).

Further info on the 12 members of the U.S. Crew for the forty fourth Ryder Cup. 


*Sam Burns Choudrant, La. – 27 – Ryder Cup Rookie – 21

Patrick Cantlay Jupiter, Fla. – 31 – 1 Ryder Cup look (2021) – 5

Wyndham Clark Scottsdale, Ariz. – 29 – Ryder Cup Rookie – 10

*Rickie Fowler Jupiter, Fla. – 34 – 4 Ryder Cup appearances (2010, ‘14, ‘16, ‘18) – 25

Brian Harman St. Simons Island, Georgia – 36 – Ryder Cup Rookie – 9

Max Homa Scottsdale, Ariz. – 32 – Ryder Cup Rookie – 7

*Brooks Koepka – Jupiter, Fla. – 33 – 3 Ryder Cup appearances (2016, ’18, ‘21) – 14

*Collin Morikawa – Las Vegas, Nev. – 26 – 1 Ryder Cup look (2021) – 19

Xander Schauffele – Jupiter, Fla. – 29 – 1 Ryder Cup look (2021) – 6

Scottie Scheffler – Dallas, Texas – 27 – 1 Ryder Cup Look (2021) – 1

*Jordan Spieth – Dallas, Texas – 30 – 4 Ryder Cup appearances (2014, ’16, ’18, ‘21) – 12

*Justin Thomas – Jupiter, Fla. – 30 – 2 Ryder Cup appearances (2018, ‘21) – 26

U.S. Captain: Zach Johnson, St. Simons Island, Georgia

U.S Vice Captains: Stewart Cink, Fred {Couples}, Jim Furyk, Davis Love III, Steve Stricker

*Captain’s Choose


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