Brooks Koepka and Justin Thomas have been named among the six wildcard picks for the upcoming Ryder Cup and will join captain’s Zach Johnson US team.
Koepka missed out on the chance to qualify automatically after joining LIV Golf last year, while Thomas was unable to qualify for FedEx Cup playoffs.
Sam Burns, Rickie Fowler, Collin Morikawa and Jordan Spieth are the other players selected for the match against Europe.
Johnson has spoken 🇺🇸
U.S. 2023 CONFIRMED:
📍 Rickie Fowler
📍 Brooks Koepka
📍 Jordan Spieth
📍 Justin Thomas
📍 Sam Burns
📍 Collin Morikawa
See you in Rome 👀 pic.twitter.com/DjZA5zSIF2
— MYGOLFSPY (@MyGolfSpy) August 29, 2023
“A lot of time, lot of energy has gone into this process,” said Johnson.
“I’m very confident in these six [picks]. That confidence comes from simply surrounding myself with great people.
“These are six guys who make the other guys whole.”
The Ryder Cup kicks off on September 29 and will take place at the Marco Simone Golf and Country Club near Rome.