Monday, August 29

Emphatic Reed Joins U.S. Ryder Cup Roster

PATRICK REED IS ALL IN. After his win at The Barclays on Sunday, Reed is an automatic qualifier for the U.S. Ryder Cup team and is off and running in the FedEx Cup Playoffs. Patrick moved from a nervous eighth to a comfortable fourth in the final Ryder Cup Points Standings.

In case you haven't noticed or heard him, Reed relishes playing for the US of A. He was 3-0-1 in his first Ryder Cup two years ago at Gleneagles, one of the few bright spots in a losing effort.

Here are the eight American players who have earned their spots.

U.S. Ryder Cup Team
Dustin Johnson
Jordan Spieth
Phil Mickelson
Patrick Reed
Jimmy Walker
Brooks Koepka
Brandt Snedeker
Zach Johnson
Pick 1
Pick 2
Pick 3
Pick 4

Following are the nine automatic qualifiers for Team Europe.

European Ryder Cup Team
Rory McIlroy
Danny Willett
Henrik Stenson
Chris Wood
Sergio Gacia
Rafa Cabrera-Bello
Justin Rose
Andy Sullivan
Matthew Fitzpatrick
Pick 1
Pick 2
Pick 3

The all-important picks.

U.S. Captain Davis Love and European Captain Darren Clarke will round out their squads with picks. Clarke's three picks will be named tomorrow (Tuesday, August 30). Love will name three picks on September 16 and one more on September 25.

The 2016 Ryder Cup will be played September 30 to October 2 at Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaska, Minnesota.

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