Team USA Adds Three More Golfers to 2020 Ryder Cup Squad

Published 08/24/2021, 1:06 PM EDT
Jul 1, 2021; Detroit, Michigan, USA; Bryson DeChambeau hits his tee shot on the 9th hole during the first round of the Rocket Mortgage Classic golf tournament. Mandatory Credit: Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports


The 43rd Ryder Cup is exactly a month away from now. Team USA will compete against Team Europe at Whistling Straits in Kohler, Wisconsin, from September 24 to 26. And Team U.S. has now confirmed five players in their 12-member team. Meanwhile, the Ryder Cup was initially scheduled for 2020 but was postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic. 

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Moreover, top golfers from the USA and Europe will lock horns against each other for three days. Furthermore, both the teams have a captain who takes all the important decisions. This year, Steve Stricker is the captain of the team U.S., while Padraig Harrington is the skipper for team Europe. 

Bryson, Justin, and Koepka officially qualify for the 2020 Ryder Cup

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Jun 24, 2021; Cromwell, Connecticut, USA; Brooks Koepka plays his shot on the 18th hole during the first round of the Travelers Championship golf tournament. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports

Team U.S. recently confirmed that Bryson DeChambeau, Brooks Koepka, and Justin Thomas have officially qualified for the upcoming Ryder Cup. And these players have become the third, fourth, and fifth players respectively, who have sealed their spot in the U.S. Ryder Cup team. Previously, Collin Morikawa and Dustin Johnson were the two players who had confirmed their place in the team U.S.

Moreover, only five days are remaining for the BMW Championship, which is the deadline for the qualification, and there is still one last spot remaining from the direct qualification. And after winning the Northern Trust 2021, Tony Finau has taken a huge leap and is on the 6th spot of the U.S. team’s Ryder Cup standings. 

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There are still players like Jordan Spieth, Xander Schauffele, Harris English, and a few others who are in contention for the sixth spot. Hence, the performance of these players in the BMW Championship is going to be crucial. 

Furthermore, Captain Steve Stricker will choose the remaining six players, who he thinks are in form and deserve a place in the team. Steve will select these six players after the final FedExCup playoff Tour Championship. 

Players who have qualified for the team U.S. so far 

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  1. Collin Morikawa (Q)
  2. Dustin Johnson (Q)
  3. Bryson DeChambeau (Q)
  4. Brooks Koepka (Q)
  5. Justin Thomas (Q)
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Amey Kulkarni

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Amey Kulkarni is a Golf writer at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing his Bachelor’s degree in mass media. Before joining EssentiallySports he used to write articles on Golf and Cricket on his personal blog cricgolf.

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