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Ryder Cup 2016: Davis Love III picks three to join U.S. team

By The Sports Xchange
Ryder Cup Captains Davis Love III and Darren Clarke hold The Ryder Cup trophy in Times Square after they ring the opening bell at the Nasdaq in New York City on April 28, 2016. The U.S. has lost eight of the last 10 Ryder Cups. Photo by John Angelillo/UPI
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U.S. Ryder Cup captain Davis Love III selected Rickie Fowler, J.B. Holmes and Matt Kuchar for three of his four picks to face Europe at Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaska, Minn.
Love announced his picks on Monday. A fourth and final pick will be made after the Tour Championship on Sept. 25 to finalize the 12-man U.S. team for the Sept. 30-Oct. 2 showdown.
The U.S. has lost eight of the last 10 Ryder Cups and three in a row.
The captain's picks will join Dustin Johnson, Jordan Spieth, Phil Mickelson, Patrick Reed, Jimmy Walker, Brooks Koepka, Brandt Snedeker and Zach Johnson, who qualified in the final standings for the Americans.
Holmes, ranked No. 21 in the world, and Kuchar (No. 17) finished in a tie for fourth in the BMW Championship in Carmel, Ind., on Sunday. Fowler, ninth in the world, was 59th in the BMW and knocked out of the top 30 in the FedEx Cup standings.
Holmes, 34, was two spots away from qualifying for the team automatically. His only other Ryder Cup appearance was in 2008, the last time the U.S won.
Fowler, 27, received a pick despite just one top 10 finish in his last seven events. He was a member of the 2010 and 2014 teams.
Kuchar, 38, was an Olympic bronze medalist at the Rio Games. He will play in his fourth straight Ryder Cup.

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