2012 Ryder Cup: Bubba Watson And Matt Kuchar Clinch Spots

Bubba Watson and Matt Kuchar earn automatic births to the U.S. team.

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Ryder Cup 2012: Davis Love III Makes Final Selections

U.S. Ryder Cup captain Davis Love III continues to build the Team USA roster with some of the best talent in pro golf. After completing his selections, the 2012 Ryder Cup team will now be comprised of Tiger Woods, Jason Dufner, Bubba Watson, Webb Simpson, Keegan Bradley, Matt Kuchar, Phil Mickelson, Zach Johnson, Steve Stricker, Jim Furyk, Brandt Snedeker and Dustin Johnson.

These players will represent the U.S. against a team comprised of the best golfers in Europe when the tournament kicks off on Sept. 28, 2012, at Medinah Country Club in Medinah, Ill.

The European team has won four of the last five Ryder Cups, including the 2010 competition to enter this year's event as defending champions. The last time the U.S. won was 2008.

For more on the 2012 Ryder Cup, stay tuned to SB Nation Atlanta. For more news and notes on the PGA Tour, head over to SB Nation's dedicated golf hub.

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2012 Ryder Cup: Bubba Watson And Matt Kuchar Clinch Spots

Bubba Watson, who went to the University of Georgia, finished the PGA Championship tied for 11th place at 2-under. Matt Kuchar, who went to Georgia Tech, missed the cut after faltering in the second round. Both golfers earned spots on the United States Ryder Cup team after their performances over the weekend.

Watson, who will be making his second appearance on the Ryder Cup team, spoke to reporters about his feelings of making the team.

It means a lot. Any time you can put the stars and stripes on your sleeve and play some golf, this is the closest I'll get to the military, so for me it's all about representing our country and playing some golf and hopefully win it. But all in all, just like the athletes in the Olympics, all you're trying to do is represent your country well and show people some exciting golf.

Kuchar will also be making his second straight Ryder Cup appearance along with several other notable golfers.

1. Tiger Woods
2. Phil Mickelson
3. Bubba Watson
4. Webb Simpson
5. Jason Dufner
6. Matt Kuchar
7. Keegan Bradley
8. Zach Johnson

The Ryder Cup is scheduled to begin September 28 at Medinah Country Club in Medinah, Illinois.

For more on the 2012 PGA Championship stay tuned to SB Nation Atlanta. For more news and notes on the PGA Tour head over to SB Nation's dedicated golf hub.

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