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Team USA Captain Steve Stricker Announces Tony Finau To Upcoming Ryder Cup Team

Sep 8, 2021, 9:24 AM

Tony Finau of the United States tees off during the morning fourball matches of the 2018 Ryder Cup ...

Tony Finau of the United States tees off during the morning fourball matches of the 2018 Ryder Cup at Le Golf National on September 29, 2018 in Paris, France. (Photo by Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images)

(Photo by Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Tony Finau has been announced by Team USA captain Steve Stricker as a member of the upcoming Ryder Cup team.

Finau joins Collin Morikawa, Dustin Johnson, Bryson DeChambeau, Brooks Koepka, Justin Thomas, Patrick Cantlay, Xander Schauffele, Jordan Spieth, Harris English, Scottie Scheffler, and Daniel Berger in the 12-member USA team.

Finau, 31, has experienced the Ryder Cup on only one occasion when he finished the 2018 tournament with a 2-1-0 record on route to a 17.5 to 10.5 loss for Team USA.

Brooks Koepka and Finau beat Justin Rose and Jon Rahm by one in the first fourball match of the 2018 tournament. He and Koepka then lost to Rory McIlroy and Sergio Garcia 2 & 1 the following morning. But Finau ended his 2018 Ryder Cup campaign with a 6 & 4 victory in his singles match against Tommy Fleetwood. He was only one of four USA victories in the singles format in 2018.

The upcoming edition of the 2021 Ryder Cup will take place at Whistling Straits Golf Club in Wisconsin and will begin on Friday, September 24th.

 

The European team is yet to be announced, however, is poised to be a strong outfit led by the world’s number one golfer Jon Rahm.

The USA leads Europe in the overall win column having defeated Europe on 26 occasions, Europe has won 14 events including the most recent Ryder Cup in 2018 when it was held at Le Golf National in France.

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Team USA Captain Steve Stricker Announces Tony Finau To Upcoming Ryder Cup Team