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Phil Mickelson moves up in latest Ryder Cup USA standings

Phil Mickelson enjoyed a fine weekend at Quail Hollow, shooting 64-69 to finish T5 in the Wells Fargo Championship and move from No. 8 to No. 7 in the latest Ryder Cup USA points standings.

It was the sixth top-10 finish in 12 starts this season for Mickelson, who is looking to make a record 12th Ryder Cup USA team automatically on points. 

Bryson DeChambeau was the player to break into the top 12 based on his performance at Quail Hollow. DeChambeau finished alone in fourth and moved up from No. 15 to No. 12. 

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Patrick Reed still occupies the top spot he took over following his win in the Masters, while Justin Thomas, Dustin Johnson, Jordan Spieth and Bubba Watson round out the top 5.

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.