Ryder Cup captain Jim Furyk has announced several changes to how Team USA will be selected for the 2018 competition.

The most significant is moving the final wild card pick to before the Tour Championship.

In 2016, final pick Ryan Moore was chosen five days before the tournament started, but for the Ryder Cup at Le Golf National next year, Furyk's fourth pick will be made after the third play-off event of the season.

"Hopefully, we can identify the hot player like Ryan, just after the BMW," Furyk said.

A minor change has also been made to the points system, with players to be awarded 1.5 points for every  1,000 earned during the 2018 majors instead of two, although the winner will still receive double points.