Moore named as Love’s final captain’s pick
Ryan Moore lost his bid to win the Tour Championship finale in extra holes, but picked up an important consolation prize: the fourth captain’s pick and the last slot on the 12-man US Ryder Cup team. Moore was beaten by a birdie from European Ryder Cup star Rory McIlroy on the fourth extra hole at East Lake Golf Club, but will have the chance for revenge at Hazeltine this weekend. “Ryan fits so well with what we have in place,” said US captain Davis Love III. “He’s an easy-going, thoughtful guy, but don’t be fooled, Ryan’s a great matchplay player with an incredible matchplay record. “He has guts and determination and everyone saw that in the Tour Championship. We are thrilled to have him with us.” Moore won the US Amateur title in 2004 and has represented the United States in the Walker Cup, Palmer Cup and the World Amateur Team Championship. He becomes the second rookie on the US team.
HITTING FORM AT THE RIGHT TIME: Rory McIlroy celebrates his FedEx Cup triumph (main and right), after beating Ryan Moore (below) in a play-off