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Cal alumni Max Homa (left) and Collin Morikawa will play for the U.S. Ryder Cup Team on Sept. 29-Oct. 1 in Rome.
Former Cal Standouts Among 12-Man U.S. Team
Former California men’s golf standouts Max Homa and Collin Morikawa will play for the 2023 United States Ryder Cup Team, which was finalized by U.S. captain Zach Johnson on Tuesday. The pair will compete for the U.S. squad on Sept. 29-Oct. 1 at Marco Simone Golf and Country Club in Rome.
Homa, a 2013 Cal graduate, will make his Ryder Cup debut after clinching a spot on the U.S. roster as one of six automatic qualifiers on Aug. 21. U.S. players earned points beginning in 2022 through the BMW Championship, played on Aug. 20, with the top-six eligible players on the points list securing spots on the team; Homa finished fifth with 9,638.764 points. Homa is ranked seventh in the world and won two events in 2022-23 along with going 4-0-0 at the 2022 Presidents Cup.
Morikawa will make his third national team appearance (2021 Ryder Cup, 2022 Presidents Cup). The 2019 Cal graduate finished tied for sixth in the FedExCup rankings last weekend and is ranked 19th in the world heading into the Ryder Cup. Morikawa won 3.5 points for the U.S. team with a 3-0-1 record in the 2021 Ryder Cup at Whistling Straits.
Each of the first two days of competition includes one four-match session of fourball and one four-match session of foursomes. The final day is reserved for 12 singles matches. Each match is worth one point, with matches ending in a tie worth one-half point to each side. The first team – the U.S. or Europeans – to reach 14 ½ points wins the Ryder Cup. If the matches end in a 14-14 tie, the team holding the Ryder Cup retains it.
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