Ryder Cup Odds and Best Bets: Furyk, U.S. the Favorites

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HEAVY RAIN MEANS the final round of the BMW Championship will be played on Monday, which could in turn cause a delay to the announcement of Jim Furyk's final wildcard pick for the Ryder Cup. Finau will join Phil Mickelson, Tiger Woods and Bryson DeChambeau on the team, who were the other three captain's picks that were announced last week.

Given Europe's recent dominance in this event before its loss in 2016 and the fact that this year's event is being played in France, you could certainly make a case for taking Europe on the golf odds.

Finau will be one of three Ryder Cup rookies for the US, along with DeChambeau and Thomas.

They are Brooks Koepka, Patrick Reed, Dustin Johnson, Justin Thomas, Bubba Watson, Jordan Spieth, Rickie Fowler and Webb Simpson.

Finau had been expected to get the 12th and final spot on the Ryder Cup team based on his overall play, particularly of late.

"Thanks for all the support - go United States of America". "I can play with anyone".

Finau is one of seven players on the US team that is in his 20s. "And I'm playing some good golf, some world class golf". "The final Captain's Pick is in". He turned professional right out of high school in 2007, but it took him seven years to earn his PGA Tour card. Keegan Bradley won the tournament in a playoff and also was thought to be under consideration.

For Finau, having the opportunity to compete on a world stage in Paris in the 42nd Ryder Cup continues an improbable tale of success.

USA's Tony Finau and USA's Xander Schauffele shake hands on the 18th 18th during day two of The Open Championship 2018 at Carnoustie Golf Links, Angus.

"Hopefully I bring something to the team that can help us bring that Cup back".

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