US team announcement as Justin Thomas selected as wildcard

US captain Zach Johnson has his eyes on Ryder Cup glory (AP)

US captain Zach Johnson has his eyes on Ryder Cup glory (AP)

The 2023 US team Ryder Cup is set to be terminated as a captain Zach Johnson reveals its six wildcard picks.

This year’s edition of the biennial event will be hosted by the Marco Simone Golf and Country Club in Italy over three days from 29 September.

The six automatic spots in Johnson’s selection have been filled by Scottie Scheffler, Wyndham Clark, Brian Harman, Patrick Cantlay, Max Homa and Xander Schauffele, leaving the first-time captain with six selections to make. Justin Thomas is expected to make the cut despite the two-time major winner’s poor form this year, while Jordan Spieth, Rickie Fowler and Collin Morikawa are also strong candidates for inclusion.

And despite his defection to the Saudi-backed LIV Golf Series, Brooks Koepka is ready to play in Rome after winning the USPGA Championship earlier this year.

Follow all the latest updates as Johnson reveals his six picks below:

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  • Justin Thomas and Brooks Koepka are named among six wild card picks for the United States

  • Scottie Scheffler and Open champion Brian Harman among automatic qualifiers on Zach Johnson’s team

  • The Ryder Cup will be held at the Marco Simone Golf and Country Club near Rome over three days from September 29

Justin Thomas and Brooks Koepka among six American wildcard selections for Ryder Cup 2023

15:12 , Harry Latham-Coyle

As wide as expected from Johnson, with Justin Thomas backed despite a tough year on the court, and Brooks Koepka, the lone LIV rebel in the side, after his great form made the big hitter impossible to ignore.

Zach Johnson reveals six wildcard picks for Ryder Cup 2023

15:10 , Harry Latham-Coyle

Sam Burns

Rickie Fowler

Brooks Koepka

Collin Morikawa

Jordan Spieth

Justin Thomas

Zach Johnson prepares to reveal wildcard

15:09 , Harry Latham-Coyle

“I’m very confident about these six,” says the American captain. “We came up with what we felt made the other six whole.”

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15:09 , Harry Latham-Coyle

“I’m very pleased with our six qualifiers. Scottie Scheffler is Mr Consistency. Patrick Cantlay is another model of consistency who played well at the end of the year. Max Homa is a rookie Ryder Cupper but has played international golf at a high level. Xander Schauffele has been playing great lately and is a great team player. Quality guys, good competitors and probably even better off the field than on it.”

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15:07 , Harry Latham-Coyle

Here we go – Zach Johnson is ready in Frisco, Texas, with six golfers to add to his American team to complete the 12-player line-up.

Ryder Cup 2023 LIVE

15:04 , Harry Latham-Coyle

It’s now been 30 years since the USA won on foreign soil, and that Belfry triumph in 1993 felt quite distant. How will Zach Johnson balance his team to try to end that run?

Ryder Cup 2023 LIVE: Justin Thomas is ready for recording

15:00 , Harry Latham-Coyle

The big debate for Zach Johnson might have been whether to take Justin Thomas to Italy. The two-time major winner has been a bit below his best this year but has an outstanding match play record – and it sounds like JT has managed…

Big things are coming – Justin Thomas promises to rediscover his ‘mojo’

Ryder Cup 2023 LIVE: Who are the automatic picks?

14:57 , Harry Latham-Coyle

Of course, half of Zach Johnson’s unit has already been confirmed, with six golfers earning their places from the Ryder Cup points list.

They are: Scottie Scheffler, Wyndham Clark, Brian Harman, Patrick Cantlay, Max Homa and Xander Schauffele

Open champion Brian Harman poised to make Ryder Cup debut in Rome (PA Wire)

Open champion Brian Harman poised to make Ryder Cup debut in Rome (PA Wire)

Ryder Cup 2023 LIVE: Team USA Prediction

14:54 , Harry Latham-Coyle

The independent‘s golf experts Jack Rathborn and Luke Baker has been watching the development of the wild-card contenders closely over the past few months, and has put their heads together to predict what Zach Johnson might be thinking:

Predicting Team USA for Ryder Cup 2023

Ryder Cup 2023 LIVE: Zach Johnson is set to confirm a wildcard selection

14:50 , Harry Latham-Coyle

Today, then, is the day when the American Ryder Cup hopefuls can find out their fate. With just a month until the event begins, Zach Johnson is poised to confirm his six wildcard picks today to complete the American squad to defend the Cup in Rome.

    (Getty Images)

(Getty Images)

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14:42 , Lawrence Ostler

Follow all the latest news and reactions as Team USA prepares to announce their 12-man line-up for next month’s Ryder Cup.

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