Ryder Cup 2012: Team USA complete roster and profiles

Ryder Cup 2012: Team USA complete roster and profiles

New York City : NY : USA | Sep 05, 2012 at 4:03 AM PDT
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Ryder Cup team USA captain Davis Love III announced his four selections as wild-card picks Tuesday morning in New York to complete the the official roster Ryder Cup 2012.

Jim Furyk, Steve Stricker, Dustin Johnson and Brandt Snedeker finalizes the 12-player Team USA that will face Team Europe on the 2012 Ryder Cup on Sept. 28-30 at Medinah Country Club outside Chicago.

The Barclays winner Nick Watney not even make the cut. “This is probably the deepest, strongest year … that I’ve seen; and there was a lot of guys that played a lot of really good golf,” Ryder Cup Team USA captain Davis Love said at a news conference in New York. He had to make phone calls on Sunday night to those left off like notably Hunter Mahan, Nick Watney and Rickie Fowler which made Love’s job seem difficult.

Tiger Woods who has prolific third finish at the Deutsche Bank Championship last weekend leads the Team USA as one of the most experienced in the tournament along with Phil Mickelson. It has a blend of youth that mixes the experience which is essential for team with four players who will debut at the Ryder Cup along with the 2012 US Open Webb Simpson winner and the youngest pick 26-year old Keegan Bradley.

United States points system determined the qualification of top eight players for the 2012 United States Ryder Cup Team. Points are based upon the money earnings of 2011-12 major championships. Here are Team USA official roster and profiles for Ryder Cup 2012.

1. Tiger Woods

Ryder Cup Experience: 1997, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2010

Age: 36 Hometown: Orlando, Fla. Birthplace: Cypress, CA

Birthdate: December 30, 1975 College: Stanford Turned Professional: 1996

Career Ryder Cup Record (W-L-H): 12-14-2 Points: 6,014.184

2. Bubba Watson

Ryder Cup Experience: 2010

Age: 33 Hometown: Orlando, Fla. Birthplace: Bagdad, Fla.

Birthdate: November 5, 1978 College: Faulkner State C.C., University of Georgia Turned Professional: 2003

Career Ryder Cup Record (W-L-H): 1-3-0 Points: 5,815.054

3. Jason Dufner

Ryder Cup Experience: None

Age: 35 Hometown: Auburn, Ala. Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio

Birthdate: March 24, 1977 College: Auburn Turned Professional: 2000

Career Ryder Cup Record (W-L-H): Debut Points: 4,697.302

4. Keegan Bradley

Ryder Cup Experience: None

Age: 26 Hometown: Jupiter, Fla. Birthplace: Woodstock, Vt.

Birthdate: June 7, 1986 College: St. John's University

Turned Professional: 2008 Career Ryder Cup Record (W-L-H): Debut Points: 5,551.206

5. Webb Simpson Ryder Cup Experience: None

Age: 27 Hometown: Charlotte, Fla. Birthplace: Raleigh, N.C.

Birthdate: August 8, 1985 College: Wake Forest University

Turned Professional: 2008 Career Ryder Cup Record (W-L-H): Debut

Points: 4,635.501

6. Zach Johnson

Ryder Cup Experience: 2006, 2010

Age: 36 Hometown: St. Simons Island, Ga. Birthplace: Iowa City, Iowa

Birthdate: February 24, 1976 College: Drake University

Turned Professional: 1998 Career Ryder Cup Record (W-L-H): 3-3-1 Points: 4,491.545

7. Matt Kuchar

Ryder Cup Experience: 2010

Age: 34 Hometown: St. Simons Island, Ga. Birthplace: Winter Park, Fla.

Birthdate: June 21, 1978 College: Georgia Tech University

Turned Professional: 2000 Career Ryder Cup Record (W-L-H): 1-1-2 Points: 4,448.942

8. Phil Mickelson Ryder Cup Experience: 1995, 1997, 1999, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010

Age: 42 Hometown: Rancho Santa Fe, Calif. Birthplace: San Diego, Calif.

Birthdate: June 16, 1970 College: Arizona State Turned Professional: 1992

Career Ryder Cup Record (W-L-H): 11-17-6 Points: 4,233.108

9. Dustin Johnson

Ryder Cup Experience: 2010 Age: 28 Hometown: Myrtle Beach, S.C.

Birthplace: Columbia, S.C. Birthdate: June 22, 1984 College: Coastal Carolina University

Turned Professional: 2007 Career Ryder Cup Record: 1-3-0

10. Jim Furyk

Ryder Cup Experience: 1997, 1999, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010

Age: 42 Hometown: Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. Birthplace: West Chester, Pa.

Birthdate: May 12, 1970 College: Arizona Turned Professional: 1992

Career Ryder Cup Record: 8-15-4

11. Brandt Snedeker

Ryder Cup Experience: None

Age: 31 Hometown: Nashville, Tenn. Birthplace: Nashville, Tenn.

Birthdate: December 8, 1980 College: Vanderbilt University

Turned Professional: 2004 Career Ryder Cup Record: Debut

12. Steve Stricker

Ryder Cup Experience: 2008, 2010

Age: 45 Hometown: Madison, Wis. Birthplace: Edgerton, Wis.

Birthdate: Feb. 23, 1967 College: University of Illinois

Turned Professional: 1990 Career Ryder Cup Record: 3-3-1

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