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2010 Ryder Cup

T.J.'s Team USA Weekly Analysis: June 9-15

The 38th Ryder Cup will be held Oct. 1-3, 2010, at The Celtic Manor Resort in City of Newport, Wales. Each week leading up to the matches, PGA.com Interactive Producer T.J. Auclair will provide analysis of the top 20 U.S. players in the latest standings. Go to the bottom of the page to learn how the U.S. Ryder Cup team is determined.

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Phil Mickelson
5,120.24900 1 1
T.J.'s Take: Did not play.
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Anthony Kim
3,062.34500 2 2

T.J.'s Take: Did not play.

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Jim Furyk
3,031.78200 3 3

T.J.'s Take: Did not play.

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Lucas Glover
2,855.55400 4 4

T.J.'s Take: Did not play.

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Steve Stricker
2,535.84700 5 5

T.J.'s Take: Did not play.

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Hunter Mahan
2,509.43300 6 6

T.J.'s Take: Did not play.

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Ben Crane
2,469.88900 7 8
T.J.'s Take: In Memphis, Crane turned in his worst result in four starts, which should tell you a little something about how well the man is playing these days. His result in Memphis? A tie for 12th with bookend rounds of 67. Crane is in a nice place with his game right now and could be a factor this week at Pebble Beach. After all, he already has a win this season at a California U.S. Open course - Torrey Pines. This week, Crane jumps one spot in the standings.

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Dustin Johnson
2,405.3900 8 7

T.J.'s Take: Did not play.

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Stewart Cink
2,266.18700 9 9

T.J.'s Take: Did not play.

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Matt Kuchar
2,172.70000 10 10

T.J.'s Take: Did not play.

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Ricky Barnes
2,100.12700 11 11

T.J.'s Take: Did not play.

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Zach Johnson
2,023.83000 12 15
T.J.'s Take: The season of unpredictability continues for Johnson. This time, it was unpredictable in the right direction with a tie for 12th in Memphis that moved him up two positions in the latest standings. Somewhat astonishingly, Johnson has just one top-10 in 2010. That was his win at Colonial. Last week at Memorial, he tied for 47th. These last three starts have been a microcosm of his season. What can you expect this week at Pebble? Your guess is as good as mine.

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Tiger Woods
2,021.46300 13 12

T.J.'s Take: Did not play.

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Rickie Fowler
1,983.94100 14 13

T.J.'s Take: Did not play.

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Jeff Overton
1,957.36900 15 14
T.J.'s Take: Did not play.
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Bo Van Pelt
1,873.81700 16 16

T.J.'s Take: Did not play.

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J.B. Holmes
1,705.33100 17 18

T.J.'s Take: A tie for 59th in Memphis made for a rather forgettable week for Holmes. Even still, since he played and made the cut, he was awarded a few Ryder Cup points. Just enough, in fact, to help him move up one spot in this week's standings.

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Nick Watney
1,698.33000 18 17

T.J.'s Take: Did not play.

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Jason Bohn
1,667.25500 19 19
T.J.'s Take: Did not play.
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Bill Haas
1,643.07000 20 20

T.J.'s Take: Did not play.

Team USA Qualifying Process

The United States points system will determine the top eight players for the 2010 United States Ryder Cup Team on August 15. In addition, Captain Corey Pavin selects four players on Sept. 7, 2010, to complete the United States Team. Points are based upon the following:

-- Prize money earned in the 2009 major championships (Masters, U.S. Open, British Open and PGA Championship): One point is awarded for every $1,000 earned; all U.S. players making the cut will earn points.

-- Prize money earned in 2010 "Official" events from Jan. 1 through Aug. 15: One point is awarded for every $1,000 earned, excluding the major championships, events played opposite major championships and events played opposite World Golf Championships; all U.S. players making the cut will earn points.

-- Prize money earned for the 2010 major championships: (Masters, U.S. Open, British Open, and the PGA Championship). Two points are awarded for every $1,000 earned; all U.S. players making the cut will earn points.

Prize money earned in 2010 events played opposite the major championships and opposite World Golf Championships events between Jan. 1 and the PGA Championship, Aug. 15 -- one-half point will be awarded for every $1,000 earned; all U.S. players making the cut will earn points.


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