Finau was one of a handful of USA players who joined Furyk on a trip to Le Golf National in July, prior to the Open Championship. "All the top-10 finishes, the play in the big championships and the majors, and then the current form, with a second, a fourth and an eighth".
"He has an unbelievable body of work this year", Jim Furyk, the United States captain, said.
The Americans, who haven't won in Europe since 1993, figure to add power and endurance with Finau, who filmed a message of reaction from a plane as he left Monday's final round of the PGA BMW Championship for a charity event in Utah. According to the Billy Horschel rule, however, Furyk still has one more pick to make this week.
Finau will be one of three Ryder Cup rookies for the USA, along with DeChambeau and Thomas. "Thanks for all the support", said Finau following the announcement.
Finau boosted his chances by joining a group that played at Le Golf National earlier this year. While he hasn't won yet this season, Finau has posted three runner-up finishes - including at The Northern Trust two weeks ago.
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The storms path is promising to bring even more devastation than first predicted to the Carolinas and parts of Georgia. Woody White, commissioner for New Hanover County, North Carolina, said: "It's going to be bad".
Apple reveals larger Apple Watch Series 4
Perhaps the one-day battery life is the reason why Apple has yet to add an always-on display feature to its smartwatches . The basic model will run $399, while a cellular-compatible version will cost $499 - both will be available September 21.
Florence Moves Toward the Carolinas
The longer the storm stalls near the coast, the more precipitation it will be able to pull from the Atlantic and dump inland. Some 38cm (15in) to 64cm (25in) of rain is forecast in some areas - with up to one metre (40in) at the centre of the storm.