The only experience that matters to Ryder Cup captain Steve Stricker is how the youngest U.S. team in history prepares for Whistling Straits in a bid to win back that shiny gold chalice.
Equipped with the most captain's picks in Ryder Cup history, Stricker added four more rookies to his team Wednesday to join the six players who earned automatic spots for the Sept. 24-26 event on the bluffs of Lake Michigan near Sheboygan, Wisconsin. His six selections included obvious choices and, as always, a few that could have gone either way.
Among those left out was Patrick Reed.
Stricker chose the next four players in the Ryder Cup standings - Tony Finau, Xander Schauffele, Jordan Spieth and Harris English - along with Daniel Berger and Scottie Scheffler. English, a 32-year-old former Baylor School and University of Georgia standout, won twice on the PGA Tour this year to help secure his first Ryder Cup trip.