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Jim Furyk, Captain
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Ryder Cup Rankings

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Captain: Jim Furyk
  1. Patrick REED 6,728.501 points
    1
  2. Justin THOMAS 6,352.273 points
    2
  3. Dustin JOHNSON 5,161.597 points
    3
  4. Jordan SPIETH 4,679.158 points
    4
  5. Bubba WATSON 4,102.303 points
    5
  6. Rickie FOWLER 3,815.197 points
    6
  7. Brooks KOEPKA 3,712.548 points
    7
  8. Phil MICKELSON 3,673.247 points
    8

On the bubble

  1. Webb SIMPSON 3,622.307 points
    9
  2. Matt KUCHAR 3,211.86 points
    10
  3. Brian HARMAN 2,793.115 points
    11
  4. Bryson DECHAMBEAU 2,264.505 points
    12

Webb Simpson soars to No. 9 in Ryder Cup USA standings with Players win

Webb Simpson -- a member of Ryder Cup USA in 2012 and 2014 -- made a massive stride toward his bid for a third Ryder Cup appearance with his win on Sunday at TPC Sawgrass in the Players Championship.

Simpson began Players Championship week at No. 23 in the standings and jumped all the way up to No. 9 with his first victory in four years. 

He was the only hopeful to move inside the top 10 this week.

Tiger Woods, meanwhile, climbed three spot from No. 34 to No. 31 with his T11 at the Players. Woods was outstanding in the third round, soaring onto the first page of the leaderboard with a 7-under 65 after making the cut on the number.

RELATED: Latest Ryder Cup USA points standings

On Sunday, the two-time Players Champion looked poised for a top-3 finish. He was 6 under for the day through 12 holes and in second place at 14 under. However, Woods struggled down the stretch. He bogeyed the 14th, parred the par-5 16th and then took a double-bogey on the par-3 17th. After a par on 18, he signed for a 3-under 69 to finish at 11 under. 

The top 6 in the latest Ryder Cup USA standings remained the same with Masters champ Patrick Reed leading the way. Newly minted world No. 1 Justin Thomas is No.2, followed by Dustin Johnson at No. 3, Jordan Spieth at No. 4, Bubba Watson at No. 5 and Rickie Fowler at No. 6.

The only other significant mover at the Players was 2016-17 PGA Tour Rookie of the Year Xander Shauffele. He tied for second at the Players and moved from No. 32 to No. 14.

U.S. players will continue to gain points in 2018 at every non-opposite PGA Tour event, WGC and major through the 100th PGA Championship at Bellerive, concluding on August 12, 2018.

At that time, Captain Jim Furyk will have his first eight players -- automatic qualifiers.

The four remaining slots on the U.S. Team will be Captain's Selections. Three selections will be announced by Captain Jim Furyk following the Dell Technologies Championship scheduled to be completed on Sept. 3, 2018, and the final selection will be announced after the BMW Championship, which is slated to be completed on Sept. 9, 2018. 

Here's how players will earn points in 2018. 

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Captain: Thomas Bjorn
  1. Tyrrell HATTON 3,096,447.8 European Points 176.17 World Points 176.17 WP / 3,096,447.8 EP
    1
  2. Justin ROSE 2,961,330.2 European Points 270.14 World Points 270.14 WP / 2,961,330.2 EP
    2
  3. Jon RAHM 2,088,832.9 European Points 248.36 World Points 248.36 WP / 2,088,832.9 EP
    3
  4. Ross FISHER 1,561,831.1 European Points 83.94 World Points 83.94 WP / 1,561,831.1 EP
    4
  5. Rory MCILROY 1,160,411.9 European Points 159.39 World Points 159.39 WP / 1,160,411.9 EP
    5
  6. Tommy FLEETWOOD 1,383,317.5 European Points 158.35 World Points 158.35 WP / 1,383,317.5 EP
    6
  7. Sergio GARCIA 1,044,158.4 European Points 126.63 World Points 126.63 WP / 1,044,158.4 EP
    7
  8. Alex NOREN 992,824.8 European Points 122.11 World Points 122.11 WP / 992,824.8 EP
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On the bubble

  1. Ian POULTER 582,629.94 European Points 113.21 World Points 113.21 WP / 582,629.94 EP
    9
  2. Matthew FITZPATRICK 1,479,284 European Points 105.54 World Points 105.54 WP / 1,479,284 EP
    10
  3. Paul DUNNE 1,307,270.2 European Points 92.6 World Points 92.6 WP / 1,307,270.2 EP
    11
  4. Paul CASEY 406,445.8 European Points 101.88 World Points 101.88 WP / 406,445.8 EP
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Otaegui closes on top 20

Adrian Otaegui has his sights set on a place on the European Ryder Cup team after triumphing at the Belgian Knockout, while this week’s BMW PGA Championship marks the beginning of the increased points value.

The Spaniard defeated Benjamin Hebert in the final of the innovative competition, which was played over 90 holes, with 36 holes of stroke play on Thursday and Friday, followed by six rounds of nine-hole knockout stroke play to determine a winner.

Otaegui now sits in 23rd position on the European Points List following his win in Belgium, which came courtesy of a hat-trick of birdies towards the end of the final against Frenchman Hebert. 

The 25 year old is the highest placed mover on the European Points List this week, jumping five places from 28th. Just one month ago – before the Volvo China Open – Otaegui was 54th on the list, but a second-place finish in Beijing catapulted him up the rankings.

There are no changes to the automatic qualification places, which comprises the top four players from the European Points List and the World Points List. 

Increased qualification points will be on offer this week with a rise of 50 per cent, meaning the points value will be 1.5. Players on the bubble such as Ian Poulter, Matt Fitzpatrick and Paul Casey are all in action this week, amongst others, and could put the pressure on the likes of Noren, Fisher and Hatton at the first Rolex Series event of the year.

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Ryder Cup HOW IT WORKS

The Ryder Cup is played in even-numbered years between 12-member teams from the United States and Europe. It consists of five match-play sessions played over three days.

Team Selection

The European Team will comprise the first 4 players from the European Points List, followed by the leading 4 players from the World Points List and completed by 4 wild cards. The US Team will be made up from the top 8 in the points rankings with 4 captain's picks

Ryder Cup Format

Each of the first two days includes one four-match session of four-ball and one four-match session of foursomes. The final day is reserved for 12 singles matches.

Ryder Cup Scoring

Each match is worth one point, with matches ending in a draw worth ½ point to each side. The first team to reach 14 ½ points wins the Ryder Cup. If the matches end in a 14-14 draw, the team holding the Ryder Cup retains it.

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