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Billy Horschel vaults into Ryder Cup conversation

Billy Horschel picked the proper occasion to make a press release to United States Ryder Cup captain Steve Stricker.

Winning the World Golf Championships-Dell Technologies Match Play occasion Sunday helped Horschel vault seven spots as much as No. 11 within the U.S. Ryder Cup workforce standings. The prime six gamers following the 2021 Tour Championship will earn automated spots on the workforce.

Stricker will then make six captain’s picks. If Horschel continues enjoying properly, the 34-year-old might not want Stricker’s assist in making his first Ryder Cup workforce.

Horschel has rocketed as much as No. 17 within the official world golf rankings with 4 top-10s in his previous 9 begins, together with Sunday’s win and a T2 finally month’s WGC occasion at The Concession. While he has but to play on a Ryder Cup workforce, Horschel was a part of the profitable 2007 Walker Cup workforce.

“I love playing for America,” he mentioned Sunday. “I love playing for the USA. I love when people are pulling against me because I love to just put that needle into them to show them that, hey, you try and do everything you can to affect me and it’s not happening.”

World No. 1 Dustin Johnson stays atop the U.S. Ryder Cup standings. He’s adopted by Bryson DeChambeau, Justin Thomas, Brooks Koepka, Collin Morikawa and Xander Schauffele within the automated spots. Koepka is at the moment recovering from a knee process, along with his standing for the Masters subsequent month doubtful.

Patrick Reed is No. 7, adopted by Tony Finau, Daniel Berger and Webb Simpson forward of Horschel. Scottie Scheffler, who misplaced to Horschel in Sunday’s ultimate, climbed eight spots to No. 14 as he additionally makes an attempt to earn a spot in his first Ryder Cup.

Postponed from 2020 because of the coronavirus pandemic, the Ryder Cup will happen in September with the U.S. enjoying host to Team Europe at Whistling Straits in Sheboygan, Wis.

–Field Level Media

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