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Standings

Davis Love III, Captain
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Ryder Cup Rankings

GRID CHART
Captain: Davis Love III
  1. Dustin JOHNSON 11,860.361 points
    1
  2. Jordan SPIETH 10,834.343 points
    2
  3. Phil MICKELSON 5,674.358 points
    3
  4. Zach JOHNSON 4,206.582 points
    4
  5. J.B. HOLMES 4,149.716 points
    5
  6. Brandt SNEDEKER 4,041.615 points
    6
  7. Bubba WATSON 3,968.084 points
    7
  8. Matt KUCHAR 3,933.965 points
    8

On the bubble

  1. Brooks KOEPKA 3,878.83 points
    9
  2. Rickie FOWLER 3,678.368 points
    10
  3. Patrick REED 3,654.605 points
    11
  4. Scott PIERCY 3,272.359 points
    12

U.S. Ryder Cup points stay stable heading into PGA Championship

In a week where many of the top players didn't play to prepare for the PGA Championship this upcoming week at Baltusrol, Brandt Snedeker and Matt Kuchar took advantage.

Placing T5 and T9 respectively at the RBC Canadian Open, both Snedeker and Kuchar moved onto the current roster for the United States Ryder Cup team in a tight race after the top two. Dustin Johnson's T2 finish keeps him on top of the standings, though he has enough points to have almost certainly clinched a spot on the team. There was no other significant movement in the top 50.

However, with majors counting double towards points, this upcoming week is going to be pivotal in deciding who will be on the roster when September rolls around. Less than a thousand points separate J.B. Holmes in fifth place and Bill Haas in 13th, so there could potentially be a lot of movement in next week's rankings.

Even players in the 20's such as Gary Woodland or Justin Thomas could vault into contention with a strong finish this week. In addition to points, Davis Love III will surely be looking around for potential captain's pick options.

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. Rory MCILROY 4,169,004.2 European Points 319.97 World Points 319.97 WP / 4,169,004.2 EP
    1
  2. Danny WILLETT 4,044,082.2 European Points 270.49 World Points 270.49 WP / 4,044,082.2 EP
    2
  3. Henrik STENSON 3,289,167.5 European Points 363.97 World Points 363.97 WP / 3,289,167.5 EP
    3
  4. Chris WOOD 2,574,311.2 European Points 161.63 World Points 161.63 WP / 2,574,311.2 EP
    4
  5. Sergio GARCIA 1,330,483.4 European Points 207.95 World Points 207.95 WP / 1,330,483.4 EP
    5
  6. Rafa CABRERA-BELLO 2,169,312.2 European Points 168.57 World Points 168.57 WP / 2,169,312.2 EP
    6
  7. Justin ROSE 968,850.6 European Points 168.04 World Points 168.04 WP / 968,850.6 EP
    7
  8. Andy SULLIVAN 2,449,414.8 European Points 151.5 World Points 151.5 WP / 2,449,414.8 EP
    8
  9. Matthew FITZPATRICK 2,202,295.2 European Points 142.71 World Points 142.71 WP / 2,202,295.2 EP
    9

On the bubble

  1. Soren KJELDSEN 1,765,201 European Points 113.67 World Points 113.67 WP / 1,765,201 EP
    10
  2. Victor DUBUISSON 1,672,920.4 European Points 75.55 World Points 75.55 WP / 1,672,920.4 EP
    11
  3. Lee WESTWOOD 1,501,899.4 European Points 114.97 World Points 114.97 WP / 1,501,899.4 EP
    12
  4. Thorbjorn OLESEN 1,626,076.8 European Points 111.48 World Points 111.48 WP / 1,626,076.8 EP
    13

Stenson tightens grip on Ryder Cup place

Champion Golfer of the Year Henrik Stenson cemented his place on the European Ryder Cup Team as his imperious victory at Royal Troon moved him into third on the European points list.

The 40 year old’s first Major Championship win, aided by the lowest total to par in Open Championship history, catapulted him to the top of the World Points List, 44 points ahead of Rory McIlroy, and into third place in the European Points List.

The Swede moved ahead of Chris Wood in the world points standings and is set to make his fourth appearance in the biennial contest against the United States this September. Stenson famously holed the winning putt at The 2006 Ryder Cup at The K Club on his debut and during the most recent edition in 2014 he formed an unbeaten partnership with Justin Rose, the pair winning all three of their matches including a 5&4 victory in the Thursday morning foursomes against Bubba Watson and Webb Simpson.

There has been a big shake up in the rankings this week with all of the top eight moving in one direction or another. McIlroy now sits top of the European list as a result of his tied fifth position at The Open, his second top ten in this year’s Majors, 124,922 points ahead of Masters Champion Danny Willett in second.  Wood completes the top four on the European list.

Andy Sullivan produced yet another fine performance in finishing joint 12th at The Open but moves from fourth on the European Points List over to the World Points List in eighth position behind Sergio Garcia, the seven-time Ryder Cup star taking a share of fifth place at Royal Troon, Justin Rose and Rafa Cabrera-Bello. Sullivan has now finished in the top 25 of his last six events on The European Tour.

A big mover this week was Søren Kjeldsen who is now only just outside of the team after a fine top ten performance at The Open. Tyrell Hatton is mounting a late challenge as he was another big mover, closing the gap to 45 points behind Matthew Fitzpatrick who occupies the final spot in the provisional team.

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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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