Ben Curtis got a good consolation prize for his runner-up finish in the PGA Championship.It earned him his first trip to the Ryder Cup.
Three of the eight Americans who've earned automatic berths will
be Ryder Cup rookies -- Anthony Kim, Boo Weekley and Curtis.
Justin Leonard finished sixth and will play in the Ryder Cup for
the first time since he holed that 45-foot birdie putt on the 17th
hole at Brookline to cap off the largest rally in history in 1999.
Phil Mickelson, Stewart Cink, Kenny Perry and Jim Furyk also
earned Ryder Cup spots.
U.S. captain Paul Azinger will announce his four captain's picks
on September 2nd. Europe still has three tournaments left before 10
players qualify, and captain Nick Faldo will have two picks after
The Ryder Cup will be played September 19th through the 21st at
Valhalla Golf Club in Kentucky.