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Moore gets final Team US Ryder Cup slot

2016-09-26 07:42
Ryan Moore (AFP)

Minneapolis - US Ryder Cup captain Davis Love III named Ryan Moore on Sunday as his final captain's pick to the American squad that will meet holders Europe starting on Friday at Hazeltine.

Moore battled Rory McIlroy in a dramatic playoff on Sunday before falling on the fourth extra hole, giving the European star the $1.5 million top prize at the Tour Championship in Atlanta and the $10 million season playoff bonus.

But Moore's runner-up effort and fight to the finish with McIlroy was enough to convince Love to hand him the last spot on a US side trying to snap a three-match losing streak to Europe.

Love's earlier captain's picks were Matt Kuchar, the Rio Olympic bronze medallist, Rickie Fowler and JB Holmes.

Moore's best finish in 35 major starts was a share of ninth at the 2009 PGA Championship.

He was won five PGA Tour titles, most recently at last month's John Deere Classic.

Moore will join Brooks Koepka as the only rookies on the US Cup squad while half of the 12-man European roster will be making a Ryder Cup debut at the suburban Minneapolis course.

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