However Woods' form since his return to golf this year prompted Furyk to award him one of the four captain's picks set aside for players who did not qualify automatically for the team.
"At the beginning of the year that was one of my goals, to make this team.
I really wanted to play on it", Woods said Tuesday at a news conference where Phil Mickelson and Bryson DeChambeau were also added to the USA team. "I've been playing incredible golf and hopefully I can continue playing great". I've been trying to get that week in and week out, and I was able to kind of figure something out last week on the putting green, and that's kind of progressed me to move forward. "To be a part of this team, and now to be a player is just ... beyond special".
The U.S. team won the most recent Ryder Cup in 2016 at Hazeltine in Chaska, Minn., but has not won the event on foreign soil in 25 years.
DeChambeau's victory in the second PGA Tour playoff event, following his previous win at the Northern Trust, increased his lead in the FedExCup standings with two tournaments left. Others who might still be considered are Kevin Kisner, Xander Schauffele and Patrick Cantlay.
The matches are September 28-30 outside Paris. Seven missed cuts from his past twelve starts, although a tie for 8th at the Open de France, which was played at the Ryder Cup's Le Golf National venue, might play in his favour. The idea is to find the hottest player to fill out the team, and no one has been close to DeChambeau over the last two weeks.
Mickelson had qualified for every team since 1995, a streak that ended this year when he finished No. 10 in the standings. I'm excited to be a part of this team.
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"It's a wonderful chance to do something that I haven't done in my career and would very much like to".
He is joined by Phil Mickelson, playing a record 12th Ryder Cup, and Bryson DeChambeau, the world No 7 who has won back-to-back FedEx Cup play-off tournaments after narrowly missing an automatic place.
Woods will no longer be a vice captain, though Furyk said he would continue to lean on his advice.
Love captained the U.S. team to victory in 2016, and Stricker was the winning U.S. Presidents Cup team captain past year.