What's Buzzing:

Devil Ball Golf

Stricker, Snedeker, Johnson and Furyk announced as Ryder Cup captain’s picks

Jonathan Wall
Devil Ball Golf

The American Ryder Cup team is locked and loaded for Medinah Country Club.

For the last couple of weeks, the golf world speculated who captain Davis Love III would select with his four captain's pick. On Tuesday morning at NASDAQ headquarters, Love ended the suspense by selecting Steve Stricker, Brandt Snedeker, Jim Furyk and Dustin Johnson to round out his 12-man squad.

After years of having at least one wild card captain's pick, Love decided to go with the chalk selection, picking the four names that had been mentioned the most in the days leading up to the announcement.

[Related: Rory McIlroy lets Tiger know he's No. 1 — and plans to stay there for a while]

The only name left off the team that you could categorize as a snub was Hunter Mahan, who won twice early in the year before falling apart over the summer. He posted only one top-10 since his win at the Shell Houston Open back in March, so the decision to leave a guy who was struggling mightily with his game off the team made sense.

While picking chalk sometimes has a tendency to backfire, this time around Love made the right decision. Stricker and Furyk bring some much-needed experience to the squad, and the addition of a red-hot putter in Brandt Snedeker and Dustin Johnson's length should have the American squad primed to contend against an incredibly deep European team at the end of September.

Related golf coverage on Yahoo! Sports:

Other popular content on the Yahoo! network:
Stephen Strasburg finally has shutdown talk with Nationals
Georgia Tech's uniforms are a mesmerizing honeycomb of awesomeness
Martin Rogers: Cancer survivor and MMA vet caps career with symbolic gesture
Y! News: England's largest nude land sculpture unveiled

Sign up for Yahoo Fantasy Hockey
View Comments (61)
  • Bale and Ronaldo on target as Real beat Eibar

    Bale and Ronaldo on target as Real beat Eibar

    By Tim Hanlon BARCELONA (Reuters) - A Gareth Bale header and a Cristiano Ronaldo penalty gave Real Madrid a much-needed 2-0 victory over Eibar in La Liga on Sunday, following their hammering by leaders Barcelona last weekend, and put them six … More »

    Reuters - 8 minutes ago
  • NFL Today, Week 12

    Monday, Nov. 30 … More »

    AP - Sports - 8 minutes ago
  • Barca trio on fire, Leicester's Vardy breaks record

    Barca trio on fire, Leicester's Vardy breaks record

    REUTERS - Barcelona's rampant trio of Neymar, Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi all found the net at the weekend and unsung Leicester City found themselves in the record books when their England striker Jamie Vardy scored for the 11th straight game. … More »

    Reuters - 11 minutes ago
  • Alabama beats No. 17 Notre Dame 74-73

    Alabama beats No. 17 Notre Dame 74-73

    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) -- Retin Obasohan scored 19 points, including the winning layup with 8 seconds left, in Alabama's 74-73 upset win over No. 17 Notre Dame in the fifth-place game at the AdvoCare Invitational on Sunday night. … More »

    AP - Sports - 15 minutes ago
  • New Zealand await clarification on DRS controversy

    New Zealand await clarification on DRS controversy

    By Ian Ransom ADELAIDE (Reuters) - New Zealand are awaiting clarification from the International Cricket Council regarding Nigel Llong's contentious third umpire decision in the day-night test against Australia after the ruling had an "impact" on … More »

    Reuters - 21 minutes ago