Ryder Cup 2018: Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson get United States wildcards

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Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson and Bryson DeChambeau have been chosen as wildcard picks for the United States team to face Europe in this month's Ryder Cup. Woods, 42, returns as a player for the first time since 2012, having recovered from back surgery and after finishing second at the US PGA Championship.Mickelson, 48, plays in a record 12th event after making his debut in 1995.
On Monday Jim Furyk will make his final captain's pick for the event in France, which takes place from 28-30 September."We were looking for players that have a body of work, players that are in good form and we're heading to Europe, playing on foreign soil, so wanted players that would handle that situation and thrive on it," Furyk said.Five-time major winner Mickelson had jointly held the record for most appearances with England's Nick Faldo, who played in 11 editions of the biennial event from 1977.DeChambeau is in fine form, having won the previous two PGA Tour events and finishing ninth in the US Ryder Cup qualification standings, with the top eight being automatically selected, leaving Furyk to make four wildcard picks.US Open and US PGA Championship champion Brooks Koepka, Masters winner Patrick Reed, world number one Dustin Johnson, Justin Thomas, Bubba Watson, Jordan Spieth, Rickie Fowler and Webb Simpson had all qualified automatically as the top eight ranked US players.Mickelson was 10th in the standings, with 14-time major champion and former world number one Woods 11th.
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