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My final Ryder Cup pick must be a team player, says skipper Davis Love

By Carl Markham

Published 14/09/2016

One more call: US Ryder Cup captain Davis Love III
One more call: US Ryder Cup captain Davis Love III

United States Ryder Cup captain Davis Love III insists his final pick will be the best fit and not necessarily the best player.

The 52-year-old filled three of the remaining four spots at Hazeltine with Matt Kuchar, JB Holmes and Rickie Fowler.

It left two-time Masters champion and world number seven Bubba Watson sweating over Love's final choice, which will be made on September 25 immediately after the season-ending Tour Championship.

He refused to rule out a wildcard selection for vice-captain Jim Furyk, who missed a chunk of the season with a wrist injury but still managed to shoot a PGA tour record 58 last month, although Kuchar's tongue-in-cheek suggestion his good friend Tiger Woods, also a vice-captain, could yet sneak in will definitely not happen.

"If my team needed a quarterback and I drafted a running back I'd be in big trouble," said Love, who was captain when Europe staged their stunning comeback victory in the 'Miracle of Medinah' four years ago.

"We looked at a lot of factors making the picks to make sure they fit in.

"I would say players playing in the Tour Championship need to think about winning the Tour Championship and not to think about Ryder Cup points."

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