Ryder Cup 2021: Spieth, Schauffele lead American captain's picks; Reed left off

by 24USATVSept. 8, 2021, 11 p.m. 25
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There was no drama surrounding the picks of Spieth, Finau and Schauffele, as the trio had long been expected to make the team. Spieth, making his fourth Ryder Cup appearance, enjoyed a career revival in 2021, highlighted by a win at the Valero Texas Open and contending for the Masters and Open Championship. For Finau, making his second straight Ryder Cup team, a win at last month's Northern Trust broke a five-year victory drought, but his breakthrough was hardly a one-week triumph. During the season, Finau was 14th in scoring and 16th in SG/tee-to-green. Though Schauffele doesn’t have an official win, he captured the gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics and finished fifth on tour in total strokes gained. He will be making his Ryder Cup debut.

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