As the U.S. Ryder Cup Team takes shape, the BMW Championship played a pivotal role in determining the final automatic qualifiers. At Olympia Fields Country Club (North Course), several players solidified their spots for the upcoming Ryder Cup in Rome, Italy.
Max Homa secured his position on the U.S. Ryder Cup Team by finishing in a two-way tie for 5th place at the BMW Championship. His strong performance not only elevated him in the FedExCup standings but also fulfilled his goal of qualifying on points, without relying on a captain's pick.
Homa joins the ranks of Scottie Scheffler, Wyndham Clark, Patrick Cantlay, Brian Harman, and Xander Schauffele as automatic qualifiers for the U.S. Ryder Cup Team. This achievement marks a significant milestone for Homa, Clark, and Harman, who will all make their Ryder Cup debut.
Homa expressed his excitement and gratitude for achieving this goal, highlighting the personal satisfaction of earning his spot through his performance in the FedExCup Playoffs.
Additionally, Xander Schauffele made a critical move by securing the 6th spot in the U.S. Team Standings, surpassing Brooks Koepka with a tie for 8th at the BMW Championship.
While the U.S. Team's automatic qualifiers are now confirmed, Captain Zach Johnson will complete the squad by making six captain's picks after the TOUR Championship. The European Team's automatic qualifiers will be finalized on September 3rd, with Captain Luke Donald subsequently announcing six captain's picks to complete the team.
The U.S. Ryder Cup Team and fans alike eagerly await the competition at the Marco Simone Golf & Country Club, where the dream of representing their country and competing against Europe will become a reality.