DeChambeau captures 2nd straight win in Cup playoffs

Bryson De Chambeau said he was nervous playing with his childhood idol Tiger Woods in a competitive situation

Matthew j. lee globe staff Bryson De Chambeau said he was nervous playing with his childhood idol Tiger Woods in a competitive situation

Woods, a 14-time major champion, and DeChambeau, coming off this third career PGA title at last week's Northern Trust event, are each expected to receive "wildcard" picks from United States captain Jim Furyk on Tuesday.

The final edition of the Dell Technologies Championship will come down to a Monday finish on Labor Day at TPC Boston. Furyk invited him as part of a small group that played Le Golf National on the weekend before the British Open.

"At the beginning of the year that was one of my goals, to make this team". I got off to a great start this year.

". As the year progressed, I've kind of gained some traction and was somehow able to get some high finishes". "To be a part of this team, and now to be a player is just ... beyond special". "I'd love to be on that team".

The eight automatic qualifiers for Team USA were confirmed last month with Brooks Koepka, Dustin Johnson, Justin Thomas, Patrick Reed, Bubba Watson, Jordan Spieth, Rickie Fowler and Webb Simpson all playing under Furyk's leadership.

Tiger Woods chips the ball to the ninth hole during a practice round for the BMW championship golf tournament at the Aronimink Golf Club in Newtown Square, Pa., today.

Tony Finau is believed to be the leading candidate for 12th and final spot.

The 2018 Ryder Cup takes place September 25-30 in Paris.

Mickelson, 48, will be making his 12th straight Ryder Cup appearance.

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"Bryson was fantastic to play with", Woods said.

Mickelson had qualified for every team since 1995, a streak that ended this year when he finished No. 10 in the standings.

'We are all excited; Tiger and I spent time as partners and a lot of time as vice-captains talking strategy.

DeChambeau is the first golfer to win back-to-back playoff events since Billy Horschel in 2014 and the sixth overall to accomplish that feat since its inception in 2007. It's a tournament that we're going to miss a little bit.

"It's a wonderful chance to do something that I haven't done in my career and would very much like to". Woods was an assistant at Hazeltine and at the Presidents Cup last fall at Liberty National in a US route.

"He has been instrumental, not only in helping the captains before me, but me as well", Furyk said.

The former world No 1 had originally been named as a vice-captain - the same role he held at Hazeltine in 2016 - but will now be replaced in that role, with David Duval, Zach Johnson and Matt Kuchar added to Furyk's backroom team.

Love captained the U.S. team to victory in 2016, and Stricker was the winning U.S. Presidents Cup team captain a year ago.

Thomas Bjorn will name his captain's picks tomorrow.

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