"What an unbelievable body of work this year", Furyk said in a statement. Schuaffele has top-six finishes at THE PLAYERS, U.S. Open, and The Open Championship this year, giving him more overall points.
"I've still got goosebumps", Finau said after receiving a phone call from Furyk. Yet he has played so well in top-tier events this year that he seems likely to win multiple times in the future, and that's where the Ryder Cup experience will come into play. All the emotions that come with accomplishing something like that... man, it's a dream come true for me.
"Play has been suspended for the day", read an update from the PGA Tour. Finau is ranked third on the FedEx Cup standings after an incredibly consistent season on the PGA Tour, with three runner-up finishes and 11 top 10 finishes this season.
Finau boosted his chances by joining a group that played at Le Golf National earlier this year.
The Ryder Cup matches will be played September 28-30 at the Albatros Course of Le Golf National, just outside of Paris.
Eight other USA players made the roster after last month's PGA Championship after a two-year qualifying period - Dustin Johnson, Brooks Koepka, Patrick Reed, Justin Thomas, Jordan Spieth, Webb Simpson, Rickie Fowler and Bubba Watson.
Finau is one of seven players on the USA team that is in his 20s. "The final Captain's Pick is in".
Finau's stand-out performances in high-pressure and high-profile tournaments will put him in great stead for the pressure pit that is the Ryder Cup.
"I grew up playing team sports, and I know what it's like to be on a team", he said.
Xander Schauffele, from California, who finished tied for third in the BMW, had also been considered a possible wild card.
"Excited to join the team and do whatever it takes to help us bring home a victory!"