The twelve players for the 2016 USA Ryder Cup team have been announced. The 12th and final addition to the player roster, Ryan Moore, was revealed after the conclusion of the Tour Championship. Moore sealed his place in the USA Ryder Cup team with a breathtaking performance at East Lake Golf Club. In the sudden death playoff against Rory McIlroy, he displayed the head-to-head competitiveness and nerves of steel that are essential in the high pressure match play matches at the Ryder Cup.
2016 Ryder Cup USA Team
The 12 players confirmed in the USA Ryder Cup team are:
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USA Team Captain & Vice Captains
Davis Love III is the 2016 Ryder Cup Team USA Captain, his Vice Captains are; Jim Furyk, Tom Lehman, Steve Stricker and Tiger Woods.
Team USA Qualification Criteria
The USA Team and European Team have different qualification criteria. The qualification criteria for the Ryder Cup USA Team were announced by the “Task Force” on February 24th 2015. The Ryder Cup Task Force was setup to following another victory for Team Europe at the 2014 Ryder Cup.
There are two USA Team qualification groups for the 2016 Ryder Cup:
- The eight players leading the Ryder Cup points list, with points included from the following tournaments:
- 2015 major championships
- 2015 World Golf Championship events and The Players Championship (half points)
- 2016 major championships (double points)
- 2016 PGA Tour events. Qualifying events in this category are those played between January 1 and August 28, 2016, including The Barclays. Points were not awarded at alternative tournaments played at the same time as majors or World Golf Championships events.
View the full European Team for the 2016 Ryder Cup.