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Standings

Davis Love III, Captain
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Europe | Darren Clarke, Captain

Ryder Cup Rankings

GRID CHART
Captain: Davis Love III
  1. Jordan Spieth 10,282.115 points
    1
  2. Dustin Johnson 9,442.873 points
    2
  3. Brooks Koepka 3,878.83 points
    3
  4. Phil Mickelson 3,813.311 points
    4
  5. Zach Johnson 3,794.524 points
    5
  6. Bubba Watson 3,764.901 points
    6
  7. Brandt Snedeker 3,605.152 points
    7
  8. Rickie Fowler 3,460.164 points
    8

On the bubble

  1. Patrick Reed 3,352.297 points
    9
  2. Matt Kuchar 3,274.96 points
    10
  3. J.b. Holmes 2,926.969 points
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  4. Daniel Berger 2,732.318 points
    12

Hurley makes big move in otherwise quiet week for Ryder Cup USA points

There was very little movement in this week's Ryder Cup USA standings. The top 12 players remained in the same positions from last week, with players like Rickie Fowler and Patrick Reed at least collecting some points.

You have to go down to No. 13 on the list to find Bill Haas, who moved up three spots from No. 16 thanks to his tie for third at Congressional. With a sixth-place showing, Webb Simpson also made up a little ground, moving from No. 34 to No. 29.

The week's biggest mover was Quicken Loans National winner, Billy Hurley III. Hurley soared from No. 130 to No. 38. 

Since the 2016 Ryder Cup at Hazeltine in Chaska, Minn., will be played in an Olympic year (with golf included in the Games for the first time since 1904), there have been some adjustments made to the qualifying calendar for Ryder Cup USA.

Here are the key qualifying dates:

- Sunday, Aug. 28, 2016: The top eight will be finalized at the conclusion of The Barclays, which is scheduled to finish on this date, as opposed to the traditional closing of points at the conclusion of the PGA Championship, which will be played in July instead of August in 2016 due to the Olympics. It also affords players an additional two weeks from past years to earn a spot on points.

- Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016: Love will select three of his four Captain's Picks at the conclusion of the BMW Championship, scheduled to end on this day.

- Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016: Love will make his fourth and final Captain's Pick at the conclusion of the Tour Championship, scheduled to end on this day.

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Captain: Darren Clarke
  1. Danny Willett 4,024,628.8 European Points 268.49 World Points 268.49 WP / 4,024,628.8 EP
    1
  2. Rory Mcilroy 3,519,863.5 European Points 273.7 World Points 273.7 WP / 3,519,863.5 EP
    2
  3. Chris Wood 2,476,271.2 European Points 154.53 World Points 154.53 WP / 2,476,271.2 EP
    3
  4. Matthew Fitzpatrick 2,198,697 European Points 142.71 World Points 142.71 WP / 2,198,697 EP
    4
  5. Henrik Stenson 1,871,703.4 European Points 259.92 World Points 259.92 WP / 1,871,703.4 EP
    5
  6. Sergio Garcia 1,056,942.8 European Points 187.28 World Points 187.28 WP / 1,056,942.8 EP
    6
  7. Justin Rose 908,022.2 European Points 162.74 World Points 162.74 WP / 908,022.2 EP
    7
  8. Rafa Cabrera-bello 1,795,889.2 European Points 143.37 World Points 143.37 WP / 1,795,889.2 EP
    8
  9. Andy Sullivan 2,001,484.1 European Points 119.53 World Points 119.53 WP / 2,001,484.1 EP
    9

On the bubble

  1. Victor Dubuisson 1,655,425.8 European Points 75.55 World Points 75.55 WP / 1,655,425.8 EP
    10
  2. Thorbjorn Olesen 1,622,478.6 European Points 111.48 World Points 111.48 WP / 1,622,478.6 EP
    11
  3. Shane Lowry 1,509,717.1 European Points 106.51 World Points 106.51 WP / 1,509,717.1 EP
    12
  4. Lee Westwood 1,343,030.9 European Points 102.57 World Points 102.57 WP / 1,343,030.9 EP
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Lowry boosts Ryder Cup hopes

Shane Lowry boosted his chances of qualifying automatically for the European Ryder Cup team in September after a strong performance at the 116th US Open Championship.

The three-time European Tour winner led the field by four shots heading into the final round at Oakmont Country Club, but eventually finished in a share for second after 72 holes following a Sunday 76.

As a result, the Irishman closes the gap on Andy Sullivan, who currently occupies the last spot in Darren Clarke’s team through the World Points List.

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After his round on Sunday, Lowry conceded that the experience of Sunday in Pittsburgh will make him a stronger player in the long run.

“I always say it’s only a mistake if you don’t learn from it,” he said. “I’m sure I learned a lot from today and I don’t know what it is yet, but when I’m in that position again, and I know I will be, I’ll handle it probably a little better.”

Although the provisional side for the clash against the United States remains the same as it was prior to the US Open, Sergio Garcia strengthened his grip on an automatic spot after finishing in a tie for fifth on Sunday.

The Spaniard overtook Justin Rose to move into fourth in the World Points List and on course for a spot at Hazeltine in what would be his eighth appearance in the blue of Europe.

Elsewhere, Ryder Cup veteran Lee Westwood also moved within two spots of the automatic qualification positions after finishing tied 32nd in Pennsylvania.

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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 United States will have eight players determined by points, while the European Team will have nine - the first four coming from the European Points List and the next five from the World Points List. Europe has three Captain's Picks, while the USA has four.

Ryder Cup Format

Each of the first two days includes one four-match session of four-balls 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 1/2 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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