"I haven't been part of the team playing-wise for six years", Woods said. He joined the tour again past year with the Ryder Cup in mind.
Cabrera Bello finished T-7 in the Dell Technologies Championship, T-11 in the Wyndham Championship and T-10 in the PGA Championship. Furyk was quick to acknowledge at the time that Woods was "trending" in the right direction, but he waited until Tuesday to confirm that the 14-time major victor would, in fact, be making his eighth appearance in the global competition. What the 48-year-old has yet to do is win on foreign soil, and he said Tuesday he was well aware this event might represent his final opportunity to get that triumph.
But the European captain insists the 38-year-old is "the heartbeat" of European teams and it would be like a football team going into a big match without their captain.
Among the automatic qualifiers is Rory McIlroy who makes his fifth consecutive Team Europe appearance and whose participation this year will tie him with Darren Clarke for the most Team Europe appearances by a player from Northern Ireland.
The question for Garcia now becomes whether he can draw on the inspiration that he clearly gets from the event, or if his poor form leaves him in the trail of a nasty-looking American team.
Garcia called the recent weeks waiting for Bjorn's picks "a little tense, because I love the Ryder Cup and wanted to be a part of it".
The left-hander, who was 10th in the USA standings, shot his lowest round of the season on Monday, an eight-under-par 63, to finish three ahead of Woods. "And it showed, and it paid off".
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We're in the centre circle and I'm looking up to Arsene and I said: 'Look at the dugouts Arsene, they're miles away. We need to push and have the ambition and desire to improve every day.
Three of the four remaining slots in the 12- man team are Furyk's selections that will be announced on September 4th.
"I'm hoping that I'm one of them". It's only slightly less evident that the two will be paired together in Paris, which is also notable considering that Woods hasn't played the matches since 2012 and has never really found a go-to partner.
"I've been trying to get that week in and week out and I was able to figure something out last week on the putting green and that's kind of progressed me to move forward in the right way".
Casey has not been a part of Team Europe since making his third appearance in the defeat at Valhalla in 2008, and he was controversially overlooked for the 2010 team by Colin Montgomerie when the Englishman was inside the top 10 in the world rankings.