The U.S. captain made the announcement at the Whistling Straits Golf Club in Haven, Wisconsin. The 43rd Ryder Cup starts on September 24th.
Finau, Schauffele, Spieth and English were the next four players in the standings.
The American team will have six Ryder Cup newcomers: Schauffele, Engels, Berger, Scheffler, Cantlay and Morikawa.
Stricker and the PGA of America changed the process when the Ryder Cup was postponed last year due to the coronavirus pandemic, preferring to have only six automatic qualifiers and six picks.
The European team, led by Ireland Padraig Harrington, will have nine automatic heats at the end of this week’s BMW PGA Championship outside London. Harrington will make his three big choices after the final round.