Big Phil gets Ryder ticket

Big Phil gets Ryder ticket

Phil Mickelson narrowly missed out on a sixth major victory at the PGA Championship on Sunday but the 44-year-old would take some consolation from the fact he had played his way onto the United States Ryder Cup team for a record 10th time.

Heading into the year's final major, the American left-hander had been one spot outside the automatic top-nine selections for Tom Watson's team to take on holders Europe in Gleneagles, Scotland from September 26-28.

The other automatic qualifiers for the team were Masters champion Bubba Watson, Rickie Fowler, Jim Furyk, Jimmy Walker, Matt Kuchar, Jordan Spieth, Patrick Reed and Zach Johnson.

The man dropping out of the automatic spots was Jason Dufner, who withdrew from Valhalla during the opening round. Captain Watson will announce his three wildcard picks on September 2.

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