Moore named as Love’s fi­nal cap­tain’s pick

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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

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