Originally posted on FOX Sports  |  Last updated 9/4/12
In the end, Davis Love III went with the comfortable and the familiar in his mission to bring the Ryder Cup back to the United States. Love took Dustin Johnson, Steve Stricker, Jim Furyk and Brandt Snedeker -- the last two somewhat surprisingly -- with his four captain's picks on Tuesday for the biennial matches, to be played in three weeks at Chicago's Medinah Country Club. No one should question the selections of the athletically gifted Johnson -- despite his poor 1-3 record at his first Cup, two years ago in Wales, where he and Phil Mickelson spectacularly flopped as a team -- or Stricker, a late bloomer who's one of the game's best putters and, just as important, a natural partner for Tiger Woods. The other two picks, however, were contentious. Furyk's an old war horse, a veteran of seven teams, but a player who twice this year (uncharacteristically) coughed up wins down the stretch -- infamously at the US Open, then making a horrendous double bogey on the final hole of last...
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