Tiger Woods is set to be named today (Tuesday) as a wild card to make his first Ryder Cup appearance in six years.
The 14-time major champion has convinced Jim Furyk that his form and fitness are sharp enough for the biennial dust-up, which takes place at Le Golf National, near Paris, in three weeks’ time.
There will be widespread shock if Phil Mickelson and rookie Bryson DeChambeau are not also announced as Furyk selects the first three of his four captain’s picks.
It will mean that nine of the 11 players on the team aiming to win for the first time on foreign soil in 25 years are major winners. In contrast, Europe could have as few as three major winners in their ranks.