Ryan Moore has been named as the final wildcard pick for the United States' Ryder Cup team. Moore, 33, joins fellow wildcard picks Rickie Fowler, Matt Kuchar and JB Holmes, meaning there is no room for two-time Masters champion Bubba Watson.
Team USA captain Davis Love III made the announcement at half-time of Sunday's (25 September) NFL clash between the Dallas Cowboys and the Chicago Bears. Moore spent the evening duelling with Rory McIlroy in the season-ending Tour Championship, falling to the Northern Irishman on the fourth hole of a thrilling sudden death play-off.
"Ryan fits so well with what we have in place," said Love. "He's an easy-going, thoughtful guy, but don't be fooled, Ryan's a great match-play player with an incredible match-play record. He has guts and determination, and everyone saw that today. We are thrilled to have him with us."
Moore has recorded four top 10 finishes in 10 tournaments, including victory at the Jon Deere Classic in August. He has also not missed a cut since May.
Jordan Spieth, Dustin Johnson, Phil Mickelson, Patrick Reeds, Jimmy Walker, Brooks Koepka, Brandt Snedeker and Zach Johnson all qualified automatically for Love's team. Koepka and Moore are the only rookies at Hazeltine.