Fans favourite Phil Mickelson managed to cling on to the last qualifying position on the American Ryder Cup team even though a closing 74 dropped him out of the top 30 in the US PGA Championship on Sunday. But by qualifying he will become the side’s record cap holder with his ninth appearance in the Ryder Cup matches.
Even if he hadn’t made the team by automatic qualifying i’m sure captain Davis Love III would have picked him, he makes a great fourball player as he makes so many birdies, I get the feeling he won’t be playing in many foursome matches after his display of driving on the first two day’s at the US PGA but you never know!
Bo Van Pelt was Mickelson’s closest challenger needing to finish second to ensure himself a Ryder Cup debut. But with Bogey’s at the 14th and 15th failed to do so.
Not long to go now, who will Jose pick as his wildcards?