Posted by Lambchop
The 39th Ryder Cup is just around the corner, to be played at Medinah Country Club (near Chicago, IL). Europeans have already picked their team and it’s a stout bunch of fantastic golfers.
USA Ryder Cup Team Captain, Davis Love III has picked a few noteworthy “assistants” for the USA 2021 Ryder Team: Fred Couples, Mike Hulbert, Jeff Sluman and Scott Verplank. Sluman has never competed in a Ryder Cup but served as Jack Nicklaus' top assistant during three Presidents Cup matches.
Love had four spots to fill with a long list of great players to choose from, but decided on Dustin Johnson, Jim Furyk, Brandt Snedeker, and Steve Stricker. Of course, this is Brandt's first time. Eight Players earned spots on the Ryder Cup team including:
- Jason Dufner
- Zach Johnson
- Matt Kuchar
- Phil Mickelson
- Webb Simpson
- Bubba Watson
- Tiger Woods
When Captain Love was asked about Hunter Mahan, Love said he felt like a lot of good golfers were left out. So the question is can Team USA reclaim the Ryder Cup This year? Americans won the first nine PGA Tour events of 2012. Americans won the Masters (Bubba Watson) and the U.S. Open (Webb Simpson). Tiger has won three times. Dufner and Mahan have two wins each. Michelson has been experimenting with a new putting grip – he looked pretty good on the greens at Deutsche – not as good as Rory, though.