Jim Furyk has revealed form will be the biggest factor in deciding his captain’s picks for the upcoming Ryder Cup with compatibility a “close second”.

US Ryder Cup captain Jim Furyk has admitted he will pick players on form rather than experience as he looks ahead to this summer’s tournament against Europe (Europe evens, tie 10/1, USA evens – Outright Betting).

The 48-year-old is currently preparing his first three wildcard picks after his eight automatic qualifiers were confirmed after the PGA Championship.

Brooks Koepka tops the standings after his second win of the year, while Dustin Johnson closely follows him. Justin Thomas remains the lone rookie within the team but Furyk admits he is not worried by his lack of experience due to his incredible form on the PGA Tour.

Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Bryson DeChambeau, Xander Schauffele and Matt Kuchar (8/11 to be selected) are among the potential wildcard picks and Furyk insists form is key to his plans rather than Ryder Cup experience.

“We know the atmosphere will be fantastic,” Furyk said. “We know the fans will be loud and we’ll be playing against a really tough team, but I’ve already got eight guys who will like that challenge.

“Look at Brooks Koepka. It seemed like when things got tough at the PGA he played superb golf down the stretch, so that’s what we’re hoping for in September.

“Right now we have a lot of experience, so I wouldn’t say that’s the most important thing. If you look at our top eight, there’s only one guy that hasn’t played in the Ryder Cup and that’s Justin Thomas.

“Form and compatibility are fairly even, but I would say form might get the nod, although compatibility is a very, very close second.”

Furyk will name his first three wildcards on September 4, and he will finalise his team with his fourth pick after the following week’s BMW Championship.

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