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Ryder Cup Golf: Fowler, Holmes, Kuchar named U.S. Ryder Cup picks

NEW YORK, Sept 12 (Reuters) - United States captain Davis Love III named Rickie Fowler, JB Holmes and Matt Kuchar on Monday as three of his four wildcard picks for this month's Ryder Cup against holders Europe in Chaska, Minnesota.

NEW YORK, Sept 12 (Reuters) - United States captain Davis Love III named Rickie Fowler, JB Holmes and Matt Kuchar on Monday as three of his four wildcard picks for this month's Ryder Cup against holders Europe in Chaska, Minnesota.

Love will announce his final selection on Sept. 25, after the Tour Championship finishes in Atlanta, to round out his 12-man team.

Fowler, 27, a triple winner on the PGA Tour, was a member of the 2010 and 2014 teams.

Holmes, 34, known for his prodigious length off the tee, has made just one previous appearance for his country in the Ryder Cup, in 2008 when the U.S. last tasted victory over Europe.

Kuchar, 38, who is renowned for his consistency from tee to green and an uncanny ability to grind out top-10 finishes, has featured in the last three Ryder Cups.

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The eight automatic qualifiers on the U.S. team, confirmed after last month's Barclays tournament, are: U.S. Open champion Dustin Johnson, Jordan Spieth, Phil Mickelson, Patrick Reed, PGA Championship winner Jimmy Walker, Brooks Koepka, Brandt Snedeker and Zach Johnson.

The U.S. will bid to end a dominant run by the Europeans, who have won three consecutive Ryder Cups and eight of the last 10, when the three-day competition starts on Sept. 30 at Hazeltine National.

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