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U.S. Ryder Cup Qualifications

The 2006 U.S. Ryder Cup Team is chosen on the basis of points compiled by The PGA of America, which players accumulated from Aug. 22, 2004 (WGC-NEC Invitational) through the 88th PGA Championship at Medinah Country Club in Medinah, Ill., which concludes Aug. 20, 2006. Points are awarded for top-10 finishes at PGA Tour co-sponsored events as follows: 2004 Regular events: 75, 45, 40, 35, 30, 25, 20, 15, 10, 5; 2005 Regular events: 75, 45, 40, 35, 30, 25, 20, 15, 10, 5; 2005 Majors: 450, 225, 200, 175, 150, 125, 100, 75, 50, 25; 2006 Regular events: 375, 180, 160, 140, 120, 100, 80, 60, 40, 20; 2006 Majors: 675, 360, 320, 280, 240, 200, 160, 120, 80, 40. The top-10 finishers on the points list qualify for the 12-man team, and the U.S. Ryder Cup Captain Tom Lehman will select the two final players to complete the team.

Points are awarded for top-10 finishes
at PGA Tour co-sponsored events as follows:
1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th
2004 Regular events: 75 45 40 35 30 25 20 15 10 5
2005 Regular events: 75 45 40 35 30 25 20 15 10 5
2005 Majors: 450 225 200 175 150 125 100 75 50 25
2006 Regular events: 375 180 160 140 120 100 80 60 40 20
2006 Majors: 675 360 320 280 240 200 160 120 80 40

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