28-year-old Tony Finau has not won on the PGA Tour, but had top-10s at three majors this year, and has played well during the current FedExCup playoffs.
With five rookies having already booked their places automatically through the European and World Points standings, Denmark’s Bjorn opted to beef up his team with four players who boast 20 previous Ryder Cup appearances between them.
The American trio lead on five under par after day one of the 146th Open at Royal Birkdale. The three tamed a fiendish course in tough conditions to fire first-round 65s.
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