"He has an unbelievable body of work this year", Furyk said in a statement. "All the top-10 finishes, the play in the big championships and the majors, and then the current form, with a second, a fourth and an eighth (in the FedEx Cup Playoffs)". According to the Billy Horschel rule, however, Furyk still has one more pick to make this week. And if all goes well, it will be their first Ryder Cup win in Europe in nearly three decades.
The World No.15 has been a prominent presence in golf's major tournaments, finishing T10 on his Masters debut - despite dislocating his ankle on the eve of the Augusta tournament - which he followed up with a 5th place at the US Open, four shots behind victor Koepka, then T9 at The Open.
Furyk said Finau "made it impossible not to pick him".
"I'm so excited to be on the Ryder Cup team", Finau said.
Xander Schauffele, another promising young player, was 12th in Ryder Cup points and played well in the final event before Furyk made his decision, tying for third at the BMW.
Team Europe consists of Paul Casey, Tommy Fleetwood, Sergio Garcia, Tyrrell Hatton, Rory McIlroy, Francesco Molinari, Alex Noren, Thorbjorn Olesen, Ian Poulter, Jon Rahm, Justin Rose, and Henrik Stenson.
Play takes place in Paris, France, on September 28-30. The 28-year-old was on Monday night confirmed as America's final wildcard for this month's Ryder Cup.