Published: Wed, September 05, 2018
Sport | By Patty Hardy

DeChambeau makes it 2 straight wins in FedEx Cup playoffs

DeChambeau makes it 2 straight wins in FedEx Cup playoffs

DeChambeau, who'll be playing in his first Ryder Cup, made Furyk's choice a no-brainer by winning the past two FedEx Cup events, the Northern Trust at Ridgewood Country Club and the Dell Technologies Championship outside of Boston.

DeChambeau, 24, bagged his second win in the space of little over a week after shooting a four-under-par 67 to claim victory by two strokes at TPC Boston.

He won for the third time this year and would appear to be a shoo-in to be one of U.S. Ryder Cup captain Jim Furyk's three picks to be announced Tuesday.

He narrowly failed to make the team automatically, finishing ninth in the standings after the PGA Championship last month, when the top eight locked up the spots. "I'm very excited to be a part of this team". He has continued his steady climb up the world rankings through a strong summer, punctuated by consecutive victories to begin the FedEx Cup Playoffs.

Thomas Bjorn has selected Ian Poulter, Henrik Stenson, Sergio Garcia and Paul Casey as wild cards for his European Ryder Cup team, it was announced Wednesday.

Abraham Ancer leads at 13 under, but as we've seen in recent years, no lead is safe in the final round here. The 27-year-old Mexican did improve from No. 92 to No. 56 and into the top 70 who advance to the BMW Championship at Aronimink next week.

Peter Uihlein, the former U.S. Amateur champion in his first full season on the PGA Tour, birdied his last three holes for a 68.

Australia's Cameron Smith was third at 13-under, while 14-time major victor Tiger Woods carded an even round to finish tied for 24th at 7-under.

Tiger Woods was confirmed last night as one of Jim Furyk's picks for the American team.

Furyk still has one more player to name and will complete his line-up following the conclusion of the BMW Championship on September 10, with Tony Finau the favourite to get the final spot.

Mickelson, 48, will compete in the tournament for a record 12th time, having made his Ryder Cup debut back in 1995.

DeChambeau birdied the 16th and 17th holes then landed his 237-yard second shot at the par-five 18th just two feet from the cup for a tap-in eagle for the clubhouse lead at 12-under par. 9, 10 and 11 in points when qualifying ended for eight automatic berths after the PGA Championship.

"So fortunate also that it's the day before the Ryder Cup picks, although I don't feel that should be a bearing", Mickelson said. "But it certainly doesn't hurt".

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