Ryder Cup vice captain Fred Couples spills the beans! "I'm stopping..."

US Ryder Cup vice captain Fred Couples may have just spilled the beans about who will be heading to Italy to take on Europe in September.

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Thu, 27 Jul 2023
Ryder Cup vice captain Fred Couples spills the beans! "I'm stopping..."

U.S. Ryder Cup vice captain Fred Couples has revealed a few players who will definitely be heading to Rome later this year.

Couples made the revelations about the U.S. side heading to the Marco Simone Golf & Country Club in September during a conversation with George Downing on The Fred Couples Show on Sirius XM PGA Tour Radio. 

The 63-year-old Hall of Famer confirmed Max Homa can definitely start packing his bags. Likewise Cameron Young and Jordan Spieth

Here's the full conversation:

Couples: "I'm like one of the 19 assistants. I'll say Max Homa's going to be in Italy, without getting anyone in trouble.
Downing: "Cam Young?"
Couples: "Cam Young will be in Italy."
Downing: "Jordan Spieth?"
Couples: "Will be in Italy."
Downing: "Keegan Bradley?"
Couples: "The rest is – I'm stopping."

GolfMagic's writers have already made their predictions for what each side will look like. 

World No.1 Scottie Scheffler was the first to automatically qualify for the U.S. side. 

Six players automatically earns spots for the U.S. and Europe, but different criteria is used to determine the qualifiers. 

Wyndham Clark, who won the 2023 U.S. Open and newly-crowned Open champion Brian Harman are also well positioned in the standings. 

Brooks Koepka, Xander Schauffele and Patrick Cantlay are currently occupying the rest of the top spots. 

Should the comments by Couples turn out to be true, that would leave captain Zach Johnson with three more picks. 

One player who looked a dead cert to be on the team is Justin Thomas, but the two-time major champ has been abysmal in the majors this year considering his lofty standards. 

Johnson spoke of his concern about Thomas during the 2023 Open at Royal Liverpool. 

Elsewhere, there have been some interesting developments for European skipper Luke Donald

Bob MacIntyre has boosted his chances of making his Ryder Cup debut after he finished second to Rory McIlroy at the Scottish Open. 

German Yannik Paul and Poland's Adrian Meronk also occupy the top spots for Europe. 

And recently Sepp Straka, after a good showing at Hoylake, has confirmed Donald has 'been in touch'. 

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