The United States of America will be represented by a team that combines impressive playing strength and great form. Ten of the twelve players are currently in the top 15 of the golf world rankings. Using that as a benchmark would make the hosts clear favourites, as they also enjoy home advantage.
Six players qualified thanks to their world ranking positions: Collin Morikawa, Dustin Johnson, Bryson DeChambeau, Brooks Koepka, Justin Thomas and Patrick Cantlay. Captain Steve Stricker allocated the six remaining places by handing wild cards to Tony Finau, Xander Schauffele, Jordan Spieth, Harris English, Daniel Berger and Scottie Scheffler.
Half of the Ryder Cup Team USA players are rookies: Morikawa, Schauffele, Cantlay, English, Berger and Scheffler are competing for the first time – the USA has not appeared with so many new faces since 2008.