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Jim Furyk, Captain
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Ryder Cup Rankings

GRID CHART
Captain: Jim Furyk
  1. Dustin JOHNSON 4,199.739 points
    1
  2. Brooks KOEPKA 3,464.658 points
    2
  3. Justin THOMAS 2,975.023 points
    3
  4. Jordan SPIETH 2,886.042 points
    4
  5. Matt KUCHAR 2,438.587 points
    5
  6. Brian HARMAN 2,127.873 points
    6
  7. Gary WOODLAND 1,797.006 points
    7
  8. Rickie FOWLER 1,724.387 points
    8

On the bubble

  1. Chez REAVIE 1,647.686 points
    9
  2. Bubba WATSON 1,581.719 points
    10
  3. Phil MICKELSON 1,457.205 points
    11
  4. Patrick REED 1,303.959 points
    12

Bubba Watson makes major leap in latest Ryder Cup USA standings


Just like that, Bubba Watson is firmly in the 2018 Ryder Cup USA conversation.

With a win in the Genesis Open on Sunday -- his third at Riviera, joining Ben Hogan and Lloyd Mangrum for most all time there -- Watson soared from No. 60 to No. 10 in the latest Ryder Cup USA points standings. 

Watson has not played on a Ryder Cup team since 2014. He missed out on the 2016 team, finishing outside the automatic qualifying spots. Even though he was ranked No. 7 in the world at the time, Watson did not receive a captain's pick, but ultimately joined the team at Hazeltine as a last-minute vice captain.

RELATED: Latest Ryder Cup USA points standings

Watson was the only player to break into the top 10 based on his performance in Los Angeles. 

Phil Mickelson had another solid week. He moved one spot from No. 12 to No. 11 with a T6 at Riviera. 

Dustin Johnson, Brooks Koepka, Justin Thomas, Jordan Spieth and Matt Kuchar continue to own the top-5 positions, in that order. 

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. Justin ROSE 2,713,074.57 European Points 217.89 World Points 217.89 WP / 2,713,074.57 EP
    1
  2. Tyrrell HATTON 2,516,447.12 European Points 137.75 World Points 137.75 WP / 2,516,447.12 EP
    2
  3. Ross FISHER 1,444,881.17 European Points 79.56 World Points 79.56 WP / 1,444,881.17 EP
    3
  4. Matthew FITZPATRICK 1,321,391.43 European Points 89.74 World Points 89.74 WP / 1,321,391.43 EP
    4
  5. Jon RAHM 1,278,344.36 European Points 186.43 World Points 186.43 WP / 1,278,344.36 EP
    5
  6. Tommy FLEETWOOD 1,060,617.03 European Points 107.98 World Points 107.98 WP / 1,060,617.03 EP
    6
  7. Sergio GARCIA 706,480.08 European Points 88.27 World Points 88.27 WP / 706,480.08 EP
    7
  8. Rory MCILROY 791,679.52 European Points 74.76 World Points 74.76 WP / 791,679.52 EP
    8

On the bubble

  1. Paul DUNNE 1,029,794.37 European Points 60.15 World Points 60.15 WP / 1,029,794.37 EP
    9
  2. Shane LOWRY 1,007,090.53 European Points 47.72 World Points 47.72 WP / 1,007,090.53 EP
    10
  3. Scott JAMIESON 913,109.03 European Points 38.24 World Points 38.24 WP / 913,109.03 EP
    11
  4. Chris PAISLEY 442,399.79 European Points 60.82 World Points 60.82 WP / 442,399.79 EP
    12

Luiten soars after Oman win

Joost Luiten returned to the winners’ circle for the first time in two years with a two-stroke victory at the inaugural NBO Oman Open – moving him into contention for the automatic qualification spots for The 2018 Ryder Cup.

The Dutchman, who now lies in 68th place in the Official World Golf Ranking, shared the lead with France’s Julien Guerrier and England’s Matthew Southgate going into the final round in Muscat, but he pulled away with a closing 68 to win by two.

After his sixth European Tour victory, Luiten moves up to 12th in the projected rankings, hot on the heels of Shane Lowry, Paul Dunne and Chris Paisley.

Following the completion of the NBO Oman Open and the PGA Tour’s Genesis Open the top eight in the projected team remain unchanged – with Justin Rose and Tyrrell Hatton still leading the way.

RELATED: Latest Ryder Cup Europe points standings

The points race, which began at the REAL D+D Czech Masters last year, will heat up once May comes around, when points earned will be multiplied by 1.5 at Rolex Series events.

This change to the points system will come into effect at the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth, the first Rolex Series event of the season, promising plenty of drama over the coming 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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Hospitality

Soak up the action in comfort and style from the best possible locations on the course.

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