Jim Furyk won't commit to Tiger Woods as Ryder Cup at-large pick

Arnold Nichols
August 17, 2018

Woods didn't win a major this year, but he finished in the top 10 in both the British Open and the PGA Championship.

Furyk confirmed spots next month in France for Jordan Spieth, Bubba Watson, Webb Simpson and Rickie Fowler from United States qualifying settled after Sunday's PGA Championship final round.

Brooks Koepka is the first man to win the US Open and PGA Championship in the same year since Tiger Woods in 2000.

Specifically, whom US captain Jim Furyk will select as his four captain's picks now that the qualified first eight are set as of the conclusion of the PGA.

But Woods has shocked everyone, including himself, this year, amassing seven top-12s including two runners-up finishes and a t-6 at the Open Championship.

The second-place finisher at the PGA Championship will be paid $1.18 million this year, while the third-place finisher will take home a $748,000 payday.

Tiger Woods shot his lowest final round ever in a major on Sunday at the PGA Championship, posting eight birdies en route to a six-under 64 that electrified the crowds at Bellerive and golf fans everywhere.

"I would like to get to a point where I would have to make that decision (about playing), get to where I am playing well enough that I could make the team on points", Wood told the Herald Sun after being named Presidents Cup captain in from Florida.


"I didn't know when I was going to start this year and how many tournaments I was going to play, how well I was going to play. A bit of a struggle with my game today, but I hung in there".

It was a particularly impressive showing considering that he didn't hit a single fairway on the front nine ... and that he began the season trying to reconstruct his swing in the wake of an April 2017 spinal-fusion procedure-his fourth back surgery in as many years. "I realise Tiger is a story, that he is playing well, and I'm excited to see that".

But six-time major victor, and current broadcaster for CBS, Nick Faldo recently said on the Dan Patrick Show that Woods was "done" with golf in 2017.

Scott, 38, carded a five-under-par 65 on Saturday and will tee off two strokes behind American leader Brooks Koepka at Bellerive on Sunday.

"I mean, everybody on the golf course heard it (the noise)", Koepka said. The numbers are nice, but not always the most important.

"Sixth place at the Open championship, second place at the PGA".

"I think the word he used is 'trending.' His game is trending", Furyk said with a smile. "They're quite loud, especially when he's making birdies".

Finau was among five players who accompanied Furyk to France this summer for a scouting trip at Le Golf Nacional, the host course of the September 28-30 Ryder Cup matches. I think there's a lot of folks out there who probably think he can help us.

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