WATCH: A Compilation of Golf Swings From All the Players on the U.S. Ryder Cup Team

Published 09/09/2021, 2:00 PM EDT
Aug 19, 2021; Jersey City, New Jersey, USA; Bryson DeChambeau watches his approach shot on the 17th hole during the first round of The Northern Trust golf tournament at the Liberty National Golf Club. Mandatory Credit: Mark Konezny-USA TODAY Sports


After a gap year during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Ryder Cup is back this year, taking place at the Whistling Straits course in Wisconsin. As the Solheim Cup has just wrapped up, the fans are only more excited for the Ryder Cup’s return to US soil. American caption Steve Stricker recently dropped his six picks for the squad, completing the squad.

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Preparing and hyping fans up for the upcoming event, PGA Tour shared a small clip of all members of the team – one swing from each of them. One drive is shown for seconds, with a ball speed in mph mentioned in a corner box. The video did draw in some reactions from fans, who shared their opinions on the roster and how players could perform.

Let’s take a look at the Team USA squad, including Stricker’s latest picks.

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Golf – The 149th Open Championship – Royal St George’s, Sandwich, Britain – July 16, 2021 Collin Morikawa of the U.S. on the green during the second round REUTERS/Paul Childs

Collin Morikawa

A modern and athletic swing, Morikawa hits with a bowed lead wrist. With more movement in his downswing and body rotation, Morikawa‘s swing is more complicated than it looks. The 24-year-old had two PGA Tour wins this season, the Open Championship and the World Golf Championships-Workday Championship. He finished 26th on the FedExCup list and played 23 total events.

Dustin Johnson

A strong, unique swing, very few can do what the two-time major champion can. “I don’t try to fade it,” Johnson said during an interview. “I just set up a hair more open, aim at the left side of the fairway, and I swing. If I’m working to make the ball go left to right, something is off”. With the 2020 Masters Tournament, Johnson has won his second major.

Sep 2, 2021; Atlanta, Georgia, USA; Dustin Johnson chips on the 15th hole during the first round of the Tour Championship golf tournament. Mandatory Credit: Adam Hagy-USA TODAY Sports

Bryson DeChambeau

Over the years, DeChambeau‘s swing has gone through a lot of change. “My swing has changed a lot over the years, and probably will keep changing. When I decided I needed more distance to take my game to the next level in 2020, I didn’t just change my body. I changed my swing too,” he explained, adding that his wrist position at setup remains the same.

He won the  2020 US Open, along with Arnold Palmer Invitational.

Brooks Koepka

Koepka does not have any major wins in his bag this season, but he did finish second at the PGA Championship. Additionally, he had seven other top 10 finishes along with his Waste Management Phoenix Open.

Justin Thomas

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With seven top-ten finishes, his one win this season came from the Players Championship. He last played the Tour Championship, finishing fourth. While he did not have the best season with majors, Thomas remains one of the best players on the US Team and has played his first one in 2018.

Patrick Cantlay

“I don’t have too many swings thoughts,” he said in an old interview. “I let Jamie [Mulligan] worry about the position of the club”. Mulligan is Cantlay’s longtime coach. He is this season’s FedExCup champion and also won the Zozo Championship. He made  19 cuts this season, along with seven top-ten finishes.  He had a scoring average of 69.736, fifth on the Tour this season.

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Tony Finau

Finau really proved himself this season, bringing home his first PGA Tour event since 2016 with the Northern Trust. He even had eight top-ten finishes.

Daniel Berger, Harris English, Xander Schauffele, Scottie Scheffler, and Jordan Spieth are other players on the roster. Morikawa, Cantlay, Schauffele, Berger, English and Scheffler. While Team USA is a strong roster, many fans were expecting names like Patrick Reed on the list. Others wondered if there are too many rookies on the group, and could be a weaker lineup against Team Europe with a slightly more experienced side.

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Devika Pawar is a golf and NBA writer at Essentially Sports. A psychology graduate from KJ Somaiya, Devika has an experience with sportswriting at Republic World for around two years now. She loves NBA a little too much, and is a dedicated Golden State Warriors fan.

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