Ryder Cup 2018: US captain Jim Furyk to make final wildcard pick earlier

Ryan Moore
Ryan Moore's win over Lee Westwood sealed the Ryder Cup for the United States at Hazeltine

US Ryder Cup captain Jim Furyk says his final wildcard pick for the 2018 event will be chosen earlier than in 2016.

Last year, final pick Ryan Moore was chosen only five days before the biennial matchplay competition started.

But for next year's event in France, Furyk's fourth pick will be made after the BMW Championship in mid-September. The Ryder Cup starts on 28 September.

The points system is also being tweaked to put more value on winning PGA Tour events than high finishes in majors.

"Hopefully, we can identify the hot player like Ryan, just after the BMW," Furyk said.

"We want to get it done a little earlier and not put those guys through that again.

"I think it's wise, as well, for the captains to be discussing parings in that the night before we leave, rather than who our next captain's pick is going to be.''

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