Moore's FedEx focus could yield Ryder Cup berth

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NORTON, Mass. – Whatever scale Davis Love III plans to use to pick his final four players for the U.S. Ryder Cup team, Ryan Moore has given the captain plenty to think about.

Moore opened his week at the Deutsche Bank Championship with a 6-under 65 to take a share of the lead with James Hahn. It was his 14th card in the 60s in his last 16 rounds, which he has played in 48 under.

During that run, Moore won the John Deere Classic and finished tied for seventh last week at The Barclays. Just don’t expect the five-time PGA Tour winner to do any lobbying for his spot at Hazeltine National.

“That's as far from my mind as possible right now,” Moore said. “At this point that's not up to me. I'm going to try to play good golf and whatever it is, it is. I'm here trying to play good and win a golf tournament.”


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For Moore, his current run is part of a detailed plan that was designed to have him peak at the Tour Championship. The 33-year-old rearranged his schedule, playing less in the summer and focusing more on earning a trip to East Lake and winning the FedEx Cup.

“They've made these tournaments so important, it made sense to me to actually think about my schedule based around these events,” said Moore, who has played the finale just twice in his career. “To me, it made sense to really focus on this this year.”

Although he said the playoffs have been his focus, if Moore – who finished the qualifying window 20th on the U.S. points list – continues his solid play it will be difficult for Love to ignore him as a potential Ryder Cup pick.