DiMarco, Riley make Ryder Cup
Monday, August 16, 2004
HAVEN, Wis. -- Chris DiMarco and Chris Riley faced knee-knocking pressure in the last round of the PGA Championship. And what did they get for their efforts?
More of the same.
DiMarco and Riley played themselves into the pressure-packed Ryder Cup with their performances Sunday in the year's final major. DiMarco finished second after a three-man, three-hole playoff and Riley was fourth -- good enough to knock Jay Haas and Steve Flesch out of the top 10 in the Ryder Cup point standings.
Justin Leonard needed to win the tournament to make the team, but he lost in a playoff.
That put Riley on and left Leonard among a handful of others hoping to be one of captain Hal Sutton's two picks.
Fred Funk, 48, would have been knocked off the team only if Leonard, Riley and DiMarco had all made it.
Seven players had clinched a spot regardless of what happened at the year's final major: Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Davis Love III, Jim Furyk, Kenny Perry, David Toms and Chad Campbell.