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Jim Furyk has announced changes to the qualifying process for the 2018 US Ryder Cup – despite the Americans seemingly finding the winning formula at Hazeltine.

Once again, the 46-year-old captain will have four wildcard picks at his disposal but he has altered the time at which the final wildcard will be selected.

It has been brought forward two weeks to after the BMW Championship
on September 9, 2018, which is one week after the other three wildcards
will be named.

Hopefully, we can identify the hot player like Ryan, just after the BMW

Last year, Ryan Moore (below) profited from Davis Love III’s decision to hold the final pick back until after the Tour Championship – a week before the match – after losing out in a thrilling play-off against Rory McIlroy at East Lake.

Moore went 2-1-0 on his Ryder Cup debut and clinched the winning point in his singles match against Lee Westwood.

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Ryan Moore

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The change was made following Billy Horschel’s back-to-back wins
in the final two weeks of the 2014 season – after Tom Watson already
had his 12-man team for Gleneagles – and, with Furyk moving the pick
forward two weeks, there’s a chance something similar could happen in

However, in explaining the decision, Furyk said: “Hopefully, we can
identify the hot player like Ryan, just after the BMW. We want to get it
done a little earlier and not put those guys through that again.

We want to get it done a little earlier

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