Jim Furyk backs USA to handle red-hot Ryder Cup atmosphere

Jim Furyk Ryder Cup

Jim Furyk has predicted his American team will be able to withstand the pressure of playing in front of a highly partisan crowd at next month’s Ryder Cup.

The latest edition of golf’s biggest battle gets underway at Le Golf National near Paris in just over a month’s time and US captain Furyk is confident that his side will be US will be up for the challenge of securing a first win in Europe since 1993.

"We know the atmosphere will be fantastic," he said. "We know the fans will be loud and we'll be playing against a really tough team, but I've already got eight guys who will like that challenge.

• Sergio Garcia suffers huge Ryder Cup blow

• This is why you should NEVER break clubs in anger

"Look at Brooks Koepka. It seemed like when things got tough at the PGA Championship he played superb golf down the stretch, so that's what we're hoping for in September.”

Brooks Koepka Us Pga 200818

Furyk announces the first three of his four captain’s picks for the team on September 3 following the Dell Technologies Championship.

However, he is remaining coy on the factors that will determine how he makes his choices.

• How many shots would Tiger need to earn your annual wage? Not many...

• Popular Edinburgh municipal course to be redeveloped

"Form and compatibility are fairly even but I would say form might get the nod, although compatibility is a very, very close second,” said the US skipper.

"I always like experience but we already have it so I'm not thinking that's the most important. But if we had four or five rookies on the team, then experience would be number one."

Golf News

The 2019 FedEx Cup winner will pocket how much?!
Future Ryder Cup host venue announced
Tour Championship: Fantasy Five to pick
European Amateur champ murdered on US golf course
Dear Ryder Cup Guardians... Enough is enough.

Other Top Stories

Tiger Woods puts new irons in the bag
New Fife golf course gets go ahead
Review: Adare Manor, Ireland's rejuvenated masterpiece
Win a spot in the ASI Scottish Open Pro-Am with Hilton
Padraig Harrington targets 2020 Ryder Cup captaincy

Quick tips with Denis Pugh and Peter Barber See all videos right arrow

play button
Swing your arms more freely
Callaway
play button
Tighten your dispersion
Watch
play button
Generate power with a good hip and shoulder turn
Watch
play button
Keep the body and arms connected
Watch
See all videos right arrow