Will we see Tiger in Australia?

He is joined in the Ryder Cup squad by Dustin Johnson, Justin Thomas, Patrick Reed, Bubba Watson, Jordan Spieth, Rickie Fowler and Webb Simpson.

Marc Leishman, one of just 11 players to make the cut at all four majors this year, fired a 71 to finish two over and T71.

Crowds cheered the veteran through a thrilling round that saw him miss every front-nine fairway but take only 10 putts, scrambling from dirt, trees and bunkers to stay in the hunt.

"I use it as motivation", added Koepka, who is now ranked second in the world behind Johnson.

Woods, who started the year with zero points, moved from No. 20 to No. 11 on the strength of his tie for sixth at the British Open, where he briefly led during the final round, and his runner-up at Bellerive. "He's someone that I'm glad he's on my team, and I don't have to play against him". "This was the first real Tiger effect I've experienced with that many people".

Tiger Woods didn't win the PGA Championship this past weekend, but he came close, ultimately losing to Brooks Koepka by two strokes.

"It's tough to beat when the guy hits it 340 down the middle", Woods said.

Furyk, who will name three of his wildcard picks on 4 September and make a fourth selection on 10 September, said he and the eight players confirmed for the U.S. team are "excited" as they prepare to defend the title they won at Hazeltine in 2016. I always do a pretty good job.

"To do it in this fashion, playing against Tiger and Scotty down to the wire, it's really incredible".

British Open victor Francesco Molinari of Italy and England's Justin Rose, Tyrrell Hatton and Tommy Fleetwood helped secure their lead in the European points spots with solid showings at the PGA, Molinari sharing sixth and Hatton sharing 10th. "His game ... I think the word he used is 'trending.' His game is trending".

After years of battling injuries and difficulties in his personal life, Woods shot a 64 on Sunday, his best-ever performance in the final round of a major tournament.

Woods has already been selected as non-playing vice captain of the Ryder Cup team.

He, too, was a catalyst in changing the culture of the U.S. Ryder Cup process, helping to initiate that "task force" that has shaped the cultivation of captains.

Ian Poulter has climbed into the top eight of the Ryder Cup rankings with only three qualifying events left on the European Tour after finishing 31st. Three will be announced by Captain Jim Furyk following the Dell Technologies Championship on September 3, and the final selection will be announced after the BMW Championship on September 9.

Kisner, who contended for much of the PGA, is the kind of fearless bulldog Furyk should want on his team.

'Tiger's been a vice-captain in the team room as a player. After that surgery, Jack Nicklaus was convinced Woods would never play again. Figure on Woods lobbying for DeChambeau and Mickelson doing the same for Kisner. "He couldn't make a bunch of pars and win the golf tournament".


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