There’s basically only one remaining mystery when it comes to the Ryder Cup matches.
Who will be the 12th man on the U.S. Ryder Cup team.
We were supposed to find out Monday morning. But heavy rains in Philly turned Aronimink into a quagmire and they were standing around twiddling their thumbs early Monday wondering if the final round would be played.
Which left Xander Schauffele and Tony Finau literally standing in the rain.
The final spot is basically between those two.
Schauffele has the better overall resume with two wins, including last year’s victory in the Tour Championship. He also won at Greenbrier and was named 2017 Rookie Of The Year.
Finau has been nothing short of a prime-time performer this season. He’s contended well in the majors and his stellar play has carried over into the playoffs. He’s projected into the fifth spot in the FedEx Cup standings going into East Lake if the BMW is shortened to 54-holes.
Tough choice for Jim Furyk.
Schauffele was set to make it even tougher as he was a shot back of leader Justin Rose heading into the final round at Aronimink. A victory would have most likely sealed that 12th spot for Schauffele.
As for the European captain’s picks — three of the four will not be around when the tour’s best 30 head to East Lake.
Sergio Garcia made the team despite a horrible season, he didn’t make it to the BMW. Henrik Stenson and Ian Poulter won’t be at East Lake either. Only one of the four heading on is Paul Casey, who’s projected into the 26th spot.