Not that they had a choice given the analytics that are to be so important for Team USA this year, but Tour Championship runner-up Ryan Moore got the final Ryder Cup spot. The pick was announced by Mike Tirico on NBC's Sunday Night Football game after Arnold Palmer's passing scrapped plans for a more extensive roll-out.
Moore's selection eliminated several players, including Bubba Watson, the 7th ranked player in the world, but validates what was looking like a bad decision by the best task force ever to wait until the final weekend.
Brian Wacker reports for GolfDigest.com on Moore's incredible play since the PGA Championship.
Since the PGA Championship, Moore ranks first on tour in score in relation to par, first in birdies and eagles and first in rounds in the 60s. His total of 57 under since the PGA is also seven strokes better than any other player.
Adam Schupak's Golfweek account of the selection offers this from Captain Love.
“Ryan fits so well with what we have in place,” Love said. “He’s an easy-going, thoughtful guy, but don’t be fooled, Ryan’s a great match-play player with an incredible match-play record. He has guts and determination, and everyone saw that today. We are thrilled to have him with us.”