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Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson added to United States' Ryder Cup team

Posted: 2:26 PM, Sep 04, 2018
Updated: 2018-09-04 21:26:05Z

Tiger Woods will play at the Ryder Cup later this month after he was announced as one US captain Jim Furyk's four wildcard picks Tuesday.

Former world No. 1 Woods was already set to be at the event in France as one of Furyk's assistant captains for the match against Team Europe.

But the quality of his play this season after returning from back fusion surgery has suggested the 14-time major champion can be a key factor in the US successfully defending the Cup at Le Golf National near Paris.

Phil Mickelson and Bryson DeChambeau were also selected by Furyk, who will confirm the final member of his team Sunday after the BMW Championship.

It will be the first time Woods has played in the Ryder Cup since 2012.