However when Corey Pavin was asked about the Americans chances of being chosen as one of the four wildcards, the captain said “Well, he’s the No 1 player in the world. That’s a pretty good ‘pro’. He’s working on some things that seem to be improving his game. I was pleased to see that happen and he played better this weekend.”
Among the other favourites for the American Ryder Cup wildcard picks are Anthony Kim – providing he has fully recovered from his thumb injury, Stewart Cink and Zack Johnson.
Phil Mickelson finished top of the Ryder Cup points list but has found himself in poor form running up to Celtic Manor and will be looking for an improvement at the FedEx Playoffs.