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2018 Ryder Cup Teams | FedEx Cup Playoffs | Tour Golf Previews

This week in golf, all but one of the Ryder Cup captain’s picks were made, with the Europeans finalizing their team’s selections and America choosing three of their four selections. The PGA Tour moves into the third week of the FedEx Cup Playoffs, and the European Tour will play the Omega European Masters. The LPGA Tour, PGA Tour Champions, and the Web.com Tour are all off this week.

2018 Ryder Cup News

The picture for the 2018 Ryder Cup became a lot clearer this week as the selection of players for the two teams is nearly complete. Captain Jim Furyk of the American team picked three players to add to his team on Tuesday and European team Captain Thomas Bjørn made all four of his captain’s picks on Wednesday.

The American team qualified the Top 8 players on the Ryder Cup Points List after the PGA Championship. Here is a list of the eight players who automatically qualified along with the three captain’s picks. Furyk will select the final player after the BMW Championship.

Top 8 Americans

1	Brooks Koepka
2	Dustin Johnson
3	Justin Thomas
4	Patrick Reed
5	Bubba Watson
6	Jordan Spieth
7	Rickie Fowler
8	Webb Simpson

Captain’s Picks

1	Bryson DeChambeau
2	Phil Mickelson
3	Tiger Woods

European automatic qualifiers were finalized at the end of last week’s Made In Denmark tournament. The Top 4 players from the European points list and the Top 4 from the World points list not already qualified were selected. Here is the list of European qualifiers and the four captain’s picks.

European Points List

1	Francesco Molinari
2	Justin Rose
3	Tyrrell Hatton
4	Tommy Fleetwood

World Points List

1	Jon Rahm
2	Rory McIlroy
3	Alex Noren
4	Thorbjørn Oleson

Captain’s Picks

1	Paul Casey
2	Sergio Garcia
3	Ian Poulter
4	Henrik Stenson

PGA Tour | FedEx Cup Playoffs | 2018 BMW Championship

This week on the PGA Tour, the 2018 BMW Championship will be played at Aronimink Golf Club in Newtown Square,  Pennsylvania. The BMW Championship is the third leg of the FedEx Cup Playoffs and the last chance for players to make it into the Top 30 and the Tour Championship two weeks from now. Aronimink is a Donald Ross design.

2018 BMW Championship Video Preview


Video Courtesy of PGA Tour

Last year at Conway Farms Golf Club, Marc Leishman won by five strokes over Justin Rose and Rickie Fowler. The most recent experience for the PGA Tour at Aronimink was the 2010 and 2011 AT&T National, the tournament now known as the Quicken Loans National. Justin Rose won by one stroke over Ryan Moore in 2010 and Nick Watney defeated K.J. Choi by two in 2011.

2017 BMW Championship Final Round Highlights


Video Courtesy of PGA Tour

Scorecard

Hole	 1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9  Out
Par	 4   4   4   4   3   4   4   3   5   35
Yards   434 413 455 457 159 402 396 242 605 3563

Hole	10  11  12  13  14  15  16  17  18   In  Total
Par	 4   4   4   4   3   4   5   3   4   35    70
Yards	444 425 466 385 221 515 556 229 463 3704  7267


2010 AT&T National Final Round Highlights


Video Courtesy of PGA Tour

2011 AT&T National Final Round Highlights


Video Courtesy of PGA Tour

Television Coverage (All Times EST)

Thursday   September 6th	2:00-6:00 PM	Golf Channel
Friday     September 7th	2:00-6:00 PM	Golf Channel
Saturday   September 8th  	12:00-3:30 PM	   NBC
				3:30-6:00 PM	Golf Channel
Sunday     September 9th	12:00-2:00 PM	Golf Channel
				2:00-6:00 PM	   NBC

Live Streaming Coverage (All Times EST)

Thursday   September 6th	11:00 AM-6:00 PM	PGA Tour Live
Friday     September 7th	11:00 AM-6:00 PM	PGA Tour Live
Saturday   September 8th	8:30 AM-6:00 PM		PGA Tour Live
Sunday     September 9th	8:30 AM-6:00 PM		PGA Tour Live

Radio Coverage (All Times EST)

Thursday   September 6th	12:00-6:00 PM	SiriusXM PGA Tour radio
Friday     September 7th	12:00-6:00 PM	SiriusXM PGA Tour radio
Saturday   September 8th	1:00-6:00 PM	SiriusXM PGA Tour radio
Sunday     September 9th	1:00-6:00 PM	SiriusXM PGA Tour radio

European Tour | 2018 Omega European Masters

This week on the European Tour, the 2018 Omega European Masters will be played at Crans-sur-Sierre Golf Club in Crans Montana, Switzerland. Last year Matthew Fitzpatrick defeated Scott Hend on the third playoff hole for his fourth European Tour victory. It was the second consecutive playoff loss in this event for Hend.

Crans-sur-Sierre was opened in 1908, was redesigned in 1929, and redesigned again in 1999 by the late great Seve Ballesteros. Miguel Ángel Jiménez, winner of two senior majors this year, will play in this event.

2017 Omega European Masters Final Round Highlights


Video Courtesy of Asian Tour

Scorecard

Hole	 1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9  Out
Par	 4   4   3   4   4   4   4   3   5   35
Yards   540 446 191 503 364 324 331 175 633 3507

Hole	10  11  12  13  14  15  16  17  18   In  Total
Par	 4   3   4   3   5   5   3   4   4   35    70
Yards	406 217 417 195 559 516 235 394 402 3341  6848

Television Coverage (All Times EST)

Thursday   September 6th	5:30-7:30 AM		Golf Channel
				9:30 AM-12:30 PM	Golf Channel
Friday     September 7th	5:30-7:30 AM		Golf Channel
				9:30 AM-12:30 PM	Golf Channel
Saturday   September 8th	6:30-11:00 AM		Golf Channel
Sunday     September 9th	6:00-11:00 AM		Golf Channel

Jeff Boone

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