Steve Stricker does not pick Patrick Reed as one of his wild cards

Patrick Reed is NOT chosen among USA wild cards for this month’s Ryder Cup, with Tony Finau, Jordan Spieth and Xander Schauffele included in record SIX picks

USA captain Steve Stricker has selected Jordan Spieth, Xander Schauffele, Harris English, Tony Finau, Daniel Berger and Scottie Scheffler as his wild cards for this month’s Ryder Cup at Whistling Straits – but Patrick Reed misses out. 

Open champion Collin Morikawa, Dustin Johnson, Bryson DeChambeau, Brooks Koepka, Justin Thomas and Patrick Cantlay were the six automatic qualifiers.

‘We were looking at the six players to perform here at Whistling Straits and we feel these six fit Whistling Straits to a tee,’ Stricker said.

USA captain Steve Stricker has not picked Patrick Reed as one of his Ryder Cup wild cards

Reed has a history of thriving in team events with his personality and short game. He has a 7-3-2 record in the previous three Ryder Cups and is undefeated in singles. 

But he has had a poor summer, and couldn’t play the final two qualifying events while hospitalised with pneumonia that made him fear for his life.

He returned to play the Tour Championship and tied for 17th in the actual score from the 30-man field.

Europe’s qualifying ends after this week’s BMW PGA Championship in England, and then Padraig Harrington announces three captain’s picks. 

The Ryder Cup is Sept. 24-26 at Whistling Straits in Wisconsin. Europe not only is defending champion, it has won nine of the last 12 times dating to 1995.

More to follow… 

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