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Jim Furyk Makes 2012 Ryder Cup Team As Captain's Pick

Jim Furyk was named one of four captain's picks to the 2012 Ryder Cup Tuesday, meaning the West Chester native will play in his eighth consecutive rendition of the event.

NEWPORT WALES - OCTOBER 04:  Jim Furyk of the USA tees off in the singles matches during the 2010 Ryder Cup at the Celtic Manor Resort on October 4 2010 in Newport Wales. (Photo by Tom Dulat/Getty Images)
NEWPORT WALES - OCTOBER 04: Jim Furyk of the USA tees off in the singles matches during the 2010 Ryder Cup at the Celtic Manor Resort on October 4 2010 in Newport Wales. (Photo by Tom Dulat/Getty Images)
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Jim Furyk will play in his eighth consecutive Ryder Cup, American captain Davis Love III announced Tuesday morning.

The West Chester, Penn., native was among four players chosen by Love Tuesday alongside Brandt Snedeker, Dustin Johnson, and Steve Stricker. They join the eight players who had automatically qualified for the American team by virtue of the Ryder Cup points standings: Tiger Woods, Bubba Watson, Jason Dufner, Keegan Bradley, Webb Simpson, Zach Johnson, Matt Kuchar, and Phil Mickelson.

Furyk was deserving of a pick for the squad, having finished 11th in the standings, meaning he would have been one of the next four chosen based on points. But he also brings experience in the event, as only Phil Mickelson has competed in more Ryder Cups among the golfers in the 2012 field. Furyk has represented the United States in every competition since 1997. His 13th place finish in this weekend's Deutsche Bank Championship pushes him to 21st overall in the PGA Tour's FedEx Cup playoffs rankings.

The 2012 Ryder Cup will be held at Medinah Country Club from Sept. 28-30.

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