The formations of Team USA and Team Europe in view of the Ryder Cup 2023 in Rome are becoming more and more in shape. Americans have six certain names, Europeans three. The two captains, Johnson and Donald, have the task of completing the formations in view of the Marco Simone.
Zach Johnson will be able to count on Scottie Scheffler, Wyndham Clark, Patrick Cantlay, Brian Harman, Max Homa and Xander Schauffele. These are six of the top 11 players in the world rankings. Scheffler is number 1, Cantlay is 4, then Schauffele (6), Homa (7).
Harman (8) and Clark (11).
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These six won the ticket for Marco Simone on the field for the event scheduled from 29 September to 1 October. The rest of Team USA will be chosen by the captain at the end of the Tour Championship, which is the last act of the FedEx Cup scheduled from 24 to 27 August.
For Scheffler, today number 1 in the world, it will be the second appearance in the Ryder Cup after the first in 2021 in Wisconsin where he overcame, among other things, in the singles match, the Spanish Jon Rahm, leader of the world ranking at the time.
The same goes for Cantlay and Schauffele as well. For Clark, Harman and Homa, it will be the debut ever in the most important biennial competition in the world of golf. On the European side, three players have definitely become protagonists in Rome.
Rahm and McIlroy were joined by Viktor Hovland. The Norwegian (number five in the world) beat Scheffler at Olympia Fields over the weekend, winning the BMW Championship, penultimate act of the FedEx Cup. In Illinois the 25-year-old from Oslo with a final lap in 61 (-9) strokes signed the new course record and took the entire stake.
In this case, a check for $3,600,000, second place in the FedEx Cup and a place in the European Ryder Cup team. European captain Luke Donald a few more days to select the professionals who will try to bring the Ryder Cup back to the Old Continent.
The qualifications will close on 3 September and the following day, at 4 pm Italian time. his "picks", i.e. the six players summoned through the wild cards, will be announced. In all likelihood most of the six squads will have only one flag, the English one.
With one foot already on the plane is Matthew Fitzpatrick. Tyrell Hatton and Tommy Fleetwood. The German Paul, the Pole Meronk and the Austrian Straka are also in pole position for a phone call from the captain.