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Hal Sutton after picking his two captain's selections at Ryder Cup Captains Press Conference in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (photo: Montana Pritchard,
Hal Sutton after picking his two captain's selections at Ryder Cup Captains Press Conference in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (photo: Montana Pritchard,

US Ryder Cup Team Finalised

September 01, 2004

US Ryder Cup Team:

  • Chad Campbell
  • Stewart Cink
  • Chris DiMarco
  • Fred Funk
  • Jim Furyk
  • Jay Haas
  • Davis Love III
  • Phil Mickelson
  • Kenny Perry
  • Chris Riley
  • David Toms
  • Tiger Woods

US Ryder Cup Captain Hal Sutton announced Stewart Cink and Jay Haas as his two wild card selections to complete the United States Ryder Cup Team for The 35th Ryder Cup Matches at Oakland Hills, Bloomfield Township, Michigan, from September 17-19.

Haas, 50, will be the second oldest player to compete in The Ryder Cup Matches. Chris DiMarco, runner-up to Vijay Singh in the US PGA Championship, played his way into the Team at Whistling Straits, Kohler, Wisconsin, as did Chris Riley, who finished joint fourth.

Sutton announced his selections at a news conference at the Hyatt Regency Milwaukee, a day after the 86th PGA Championship concluded at Whistling Straits-Straits Course in Kohler, Wis.

Jay Haas competed on the 1983 and 1995 Ryder Cup Teams. He finished ranked 12th in the final 2004 U.S. Ryder Cup Team Standings with 525.917 points. Stewart Cink, a Ryder Cup Team Member in 2002, finished 14th with 506.846 points.

"I had approximately five guys in my mind the entire time. You know, somebody could have changed that. But Stewart (Cink) and Jay (Haas) were in my mind the whole time, as they were in Jackie's (Burke) and Steve Jones. Just so y'all know, I probably made three telephone calls to each one of them, talking to them about the scenarios," said US Ryder Cup Captain Hal Sutton. "Steve Jones called me back twice on his own, too, so we talked a lot in an hour's time about this. It was unanimous. All three of us thought that Jay and Stewart were the right choices. They are going to help us go win that Ryder Cup."

The first five Members of the European Ryder Cup Team will be decided after this week's World Golf Championships - NEC Invitational before the European Team is finalised the following week at the conclusion of the BMW International Open in Munich.

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