OMEGA brand ambassador and Ryder Cup Captain Davis Love III picks the final four players to represent Team USA in the upcoming Ryder Cup in Medinah, Ill.
At a press conference in New York Tuesday morning, OMEGA ambassador and Team USA Ryder Cup Captain Davis Love III made his four captain’s picks to complete the 12-member team to play in September.
Dustin Johnson, Jim Furyk, Brent Snedeker and Steve Stricker have officially been announced as the final four golf players to play for Team USA.
Davis Love III reiterated his excitement to add such an experienced and talented selection of players to the already well-established team.
These four golfers will be joined by the eight players who earned automatic spots on the United States team when the two-year, point-earning period came to a close at the conclusion of the 94th PGA Championship. These players include Keegan Bradley, Jason Dufner, Zach Johnson, Matt Kuchar, Phil Mickelson, Webb Simpson, Bubba Watson and Tiger Woods.
“I think we’ve got a great team. I think we’re extremely deep this time, deeper than we’ve ever been,” said Captain Davis Love III. “There are a lot of guys that play good golf; it was tough to leave everybody off. It was a very tough call for me; the eight players on the team gave me a lot of great input. It was a tough decision, but in the end I feel like we rounded out our 12 the best way we could."
In looking forward to when Team USA and Team Europe finally meet on the course, Davis Love III said: “I love my team, I’m excited about my team and I can’t wait to see how it matches up. You never know what’s going to happen, but it’s going to be exciting for sure."
This September will mark OMEGA’s first time as Official Timekeeper of the Ryder Cup. The Ryder Cup, one of golf’s most popular and hotly contested tournaments, pits an American team against its European counterpart. It is unique among top sporting events because there is no prize money. The players compete purely for the thrill of competition and the feeling of accomplishment that comes with a victory.
In July 2011, OMEGA announced its partnership with The PGA of America through 2016. As Official Timekeeper, OMEGA is responsible for the on-course venue timekeeping at all PGA of America events, including the Ryder Cup when it is contested in the United States.
OMEGA’s newest golf brand ambassador Davis Love III will lead Team USA at the Ryder Cup to be played at Medinah Country Club in Medinah, Ill., Sept. 25-30, 2012.
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