In considering his captain's picks, European skipper Thomas Bjorn had two choices. And he opted for experience over recent form.
A T-20 finish at the European Tour's Made in Denmark proved to be enough for Thorbjorn Olesen to secure a spot at the Ryder Cup.
Rafael Cabrera-Bello took one step toward potentially snagging a Ryder Cup berth with his opening round at the Dell Technologies Championship.
Entering the final qualifying event, Thorbjorn Olesen is in great position to clinch the final automatic spot on the European Ryder Cup team.