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European Qualification System

Selection for the European Team is based on points earned on The Ryder Cup World Points List and the European Points List.

The Ryder Cup World Points List is comprised of Official World Golf Ranking points won by a European Tour Member from each tournament in which he participates between September 1, 2005 and September 3, 2006.

For the final week of qualifying only, World Ranking Points will be awarded solely for the BMW International Open on The European Tour International Schedule. World Ranking points are allocated to all officially sanctioned tournaments (on any Federated Tour) and are allocated according to the event rating of the tournament.

The Ryder Cup European Points List is comprised of points (1 point = 1 euro) earned by a European Tour Member from all officially sanctioned events counting towards The European Tour Order of Merit between September 1, 2005 and September 3, 2006.

The final team will comprise:

(a) The leading five players on The Ryder Cup World Points List (1) as of Sunday September 3, 2006. In the event of a tie (equal number of points accumulated), placings will be decided by the player with the higher ranking on the Official World Golf Rankings as of Monday August 28, 2006.

(b) The leading five players, not otherwise qualified (having selected the five players from The Ryder Cup World Points List above), from The Ryder Cup European Points List as of Sunday September 3, 2006. In the event of a tie (equal number of points accumulated), placings will be decided by the player with the higher ranking on the 2006 European Tour Order of Merit as of Sunday September 3, 2006.

(c) In addition, two further selections will be made by The European Team Captain, Ian Woosnam.

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