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Snedeker, Furyk, DJ & Stricker in Ryder Cup

The United States Ryder Cup captain Davis Love III named Steve Stricker, Dustin Johnson, Brand Snedeker and Jim Furyk as his final four picks as part of the side to face Europe in Medinah later this month.

Johnson and Snedeker showed superb recent form in the both FedEx Cup playoff events so far, finishing among the top six in consecutive tournaments.

"I think we're extremely deep this time, deeper than we've ever been. ... There was a lot of guys that played a lot of really good golf," Love said. "You can analyze the numbers up and down and back and forth. It was tough to leave really anybody off."

The Ryder Cup is due to take place on Sept. 28-30 at Medinah outside Chicago, since 1995 Europe has dominated the competition but have struggled on U.S. soil, winning it only twice in the last 20 years.

Slight favorites, the U.S. have 10 players from the top 20 in the makeup of their team, but one of them, Hunter Mahan, was left out. Mahan is currently ranked at No19 in the world, but Love was insistent on the inclusion of both Furyk and Stricker whom he has consulted heavily on all things Ryder, including his four captain's picks.

"I laid it out early on what I thought we needed and we stuck with it," Love said. "I need Jim Furyk. I need Steve Stricker. The team will benefit from those guys being in the locker room, being in the team room.

Then, you can't argue with the golf that Brandt and Dustin have been playing. I think they matched up well, and it really did kind of lay right out there for us."

"It was not really the numbers but how guys were putting and playing," Love said.

"There were some guys feeling pressure to make the team. Really, since the British and the PGA, a couple of guys have stepped up and really handled that pressure well. That was a big factor, as well."

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