Rickie Fowler, Matt Kuchar and JB Holmes have all been named as Ryder Cup wildcards by US captain Davis Love III. The 52-year-old skipper waited until the conclusion of the BMW Championship before confirming the latest additions to his squad for the event in Hazeltine, Minnesota.
Fowler, 27, has previous experience of playing in the Ryder Cup, having made his debut at age 21 in 2010. The California-born star failed to secure automatic selection for the team when he finished outside the top three at the FedEx Cup playoff event, The Barclays, earlier this year.
Fowler has a distinctly unimpressive record of 0-3-5 during US losses in 2010 and 2014. He has, in fact, played the most matches in Ryder Cup history without recording a victory.
Kuchar appeared alongside Fowler in the 2010 Ryder Cup team, taking the eighth and final merit position on the 12-man squad. Subsequently, he also featured on the 2012 and 2014 teams.
Meanwhile, Holmes – the lesser-known of the trio – made his one and, thus far, only appearance in the Ryder Cup back in 2008, when he defeated Europe's Soren Hansen during the singles matches to bring the US within one point of clinching the cup – which they duly did.
Love will confirm his fourth pick on 25 September after the season-ending Tour Championship. The likes of Bubba Watson, Daniel Berger, Justin Thomas and Kevin Kisner are all in the mix for the final position in the US squad, which already features Dustin Johnson, Jordan Spieth, Phil Mickelson, Patrick Reed, Jimmy Walker, Brooks Koepka, Brandt Snedeker and Zach Johnson.