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Ryder Cup 2023: Three New Faces in the USA Team as they Prepare to Take on Europe

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The euphoria of Brian Harman’s Open victory in July continued as he returned to his home state of Georgia in the United States.

When the USA team squares off against Europe in the Ryder Cup starting next month, there will be no fewer than three players making their debut.

Open champion Brian Harman, US Open victor Wyndham Clark, and Max Homa have qualified as part of the team, which consists of 12 players. They will be joined by six other qualifiers, including the world’s top-ranked player Scottie Scheffler, Olympic gold medalist Xander Schauffele, and Patrick Cantlay.

Despite winning his fifth major at the US PGA Championship in May, Brooks Koepka will have to depend on one of six wildcard selections.

The 44th Ryder Cup is scheduled to be held from 29 September to 1 October at the Marco Simone Golf and Country Club close to Rome.

Koepka found himself in fifth place in the rankings. However, his opportunities to gain qualifying points were constrained due to his participation in the LIV Golf circuit. As a result, he was surpassed by Homa and Schauffele at the BMW Championship last week, marking the final qualifying event for the US team.

The six wildcard picks will be announced by Captain Zach Johnson after the Tour Championship, concluding the PGA Tour season this week.

European qualifications are set to end on 3 September, following the European Masters at Crans-sur-Sierre in Switzerland. Similar to the US system, the top six European players will automatically qualify, and captain Luke Donald will announce his six choices on 4 September.

Players such as Rory McIlroy from Northern Ireland, Spain’s Jon Rahm, and Norway’s Viktor Hovland have already secured their spots.

The USA team enters the competition as the defending Ryder Cup champions, following a commanding 19-9 win in Wisconsin in 2021.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Ryder Cup 2023

When and where will the 44th Ryder Cup take place?

The 44th Ryder Cup will be held from 29 September to 1 October at the Marco Simone Golf and Country Club near Rome.

Who are the debutants in the USA team for the Ryder Cup 2023?

The debutants in the USA team for the Ryder Cup 2023 are Open champion Brian Harman, US Open winner Wyndham Clark, and Max Homa.

How will Brooks Koepka qualify for the Ryder Cup?

Brooks Koepka, despite being fifth in the rankings, must rely on one of six wildcard picks to qualify for the Ryder Cup.

Who will announce the wildcard picks for the USA team, and when?

Captain Zach Johnson will announce the six wildcard picks for the USA team after the Tour Championship, marking the end of the PGA Tour season.

When will the European team selection conclude?

The European team selection will conclude on 3 September after the European Masters at Crans-sur-Sierre in Switzerland.

Who are the players that have already secured places in the European team?

Northern Ireland’s Rory McIlroy, Spaniard Jon Rahm, and Norway’s Viktor Hovland have secured places in the European team.

Who won the previous Ryder Cup?

USA are the holders of the Ryder Cup after a record 19-9 victory in Wisconsin in 2021.

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5 comments

FairwayFinder88 August 21, 2023 - 1:01 pm

Excited to see the event in Rome, Marco Simone Golf club looks stunning. Hope i can get there some day to play a round myself.

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GolfFanatic123 August 21, 2023 - 1:12 pm

Wow can’t believe Harman and Clark made it into the team! this years Ryder Cup is gonna be epic, go USA!

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Drive4Show August 21, 2023 - 5:28 pm

19-9 victory last time, USA gonna do it again! where’s my golf buddies at, we need to plan our Ryder Cup party now!!!

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EuroGolfLover August 22, 2023 - 10:45 am

Johnson has a tough decision for those wildcard picks. looking forward to see who makes the cut. Team Europe all the way!

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SunnyDay72 August 22, 2023 - 11:33 am

Koepka relying on a wildcard, didn’t see that coming. what’s going on with him lately? Needs to step up his game.

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