Wednesday morning, USA Ryder Cup captain Steve Stricker announced his picks for this month’s Ryder Cup at Whistling Straits in Kohler, Wisconsin, and Daniel Berger was among the six chosen, along with Jordan Spieth, Xander Schauffele, Tony Finau, Harris English, and Scottie Scheffler.
Berger, a 4-time winner on the PGA TOUR, makes the team for the first time and will join his former Florida State golf teammate, Brooks Koepka, who automatically qualified for the squad.
It’s the first Ryder Cup (USA vs. Europe) selection for Berger (who played on the 2017 Presidents Cup), while Koepka is set to play in his third Ryder Cup (2016, 2018). He also joined “Boog” on that winning USA Presidents Cup squad in 2017 at Liberty National Golf Course in Jersey City, New Jersey.
There is, however, a bit of an injury concern for Koepka, after he was forced to withdraw from last week’s Tour Championship with a wrist injury while playing the 13th hole during Round 3.