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Furyk tweaks Ryder Cup points system

Ryder Cup captain Jim Furyk is tweaking the U.S. points system to put more value on winning PGA Tour events than high finishes in the majors.

Furyk also said Wednesday the last of his four captain's picks would be made after the BMW Championship in 2018, instead of a last-minute decision after the Tour Championship before the Americans leave for Paris.

The next Ryder Cup is in France, where the Americans will try to win back-to-back for the first time since 1993.

The U.S. system will stay largely the same because Furyk said it worked well in a victory at Hazeltine last year. The change is how points are distributed in the majors during the Ryder Cup year.

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