Ryan Moore reacts to a missed birdie putt on the 18th green during the final round of the Tour Championship at East Lake Golf Club on September 25, 2016 in Atlanta, Georgia. Scott Halleran / Getty Images
Ryan Moore reacts to a missed birdie putt on the 18th green during the final round of the Tour Championship at East Lake Golf Club on September 25, 2016 in Atlanta, Georgia. Scott Halleran / Getty Ima

Ryder Cup: Ryan Moore earns final US captain’s pick after showing ‘guts and determination’ at Tour Championship

Ryan Moore was named the final member of the United States Ryder Cup team on Sunday, a consolation prize after he lost a play-off two hours earlier at the Tour Championship.

Moore’s clutch putting under pressure at the PGA Tour’s season-ending event at East Lake did enough to impress captain Davis Love III, who rounded out his team with his fourth and final wild-card pick for next week’s contest against Europe in Chaska, Minnesota.

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Moore was one of a string of players, also including Bubba Watson, Justin Thomas and Daniel Berger, who arrived at the Tour Championship in the running for the final berth on the American team.

Nobody did more to impress Love than Moore, who sank a clutch 10-foot putt at the first play-off hole to stave off defeat, before finally succumbing to Rory McIlroy three holes later.

“Ryan fits so well with what we have in place,” Love said in a statement. “He’s an easy-going, thoughtful guy, but don’t be fooled, Ryan’s a great matchplay player with an incredible matchplay record.

“He has guts and determination, and everyone saw that today. We are thrilled to have him with us.”

Although he will be making his Ryder Cup debut at Hazeltine, Moore is no stranger to representing his country, as he has played in the Walker Cup, Palmer Cup and the World Amateur Team Championship during his career.

Thirteen days ago, Love selected Rickie Fowler, JB Holmes and Matt Kuchar as his first three captain’s picks.

The eight automatic US qualifiers, confirmed after last month’s Barclays tournament, are: US Open champion Dustin Johnson, Jordan Spieth, Phil Mickelson, Patrick Reed, PGA Championship winner Jimmy Walker, Brooks Koepka, Brandt Snedeker and Zach Johnson.

The US will bid to end a dominant run by the Europeans, who have won three consecutive Ryder Cups and eight of the last 10, when the three-day competition starts on Friday at Hazeltine National.

The selection of Moore means twice Masters champion Watson, the world No 7, will be absent from Hazeltine.

Watson, Thomas and Berger accepted an invitation last Sunday and Monday to visit Hazeltine.

Moore was also invited, but declined, saying he wanted to focus on the Tour Championship, a decision that Love appears to have respected.

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1. Where on the plane does my pet travel?

There are different types of travel available for pets:

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  • Excess luggage in the hold
  • Excess luggage in the cabin

Each option is safe. The feasibility of each option is based on the size and breed of your pet, the airline they are traveling on and country they are travelling to.


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