Little movement in latest U.S. Ryder Cup standings
The latest U.S. Ryder Cup standings are out, and there was very little movement following this past weekend's Valspar Championship at Innisbrook Resort's Copperhead Course in Palm Harbor, Fla.
The only change from last week's top 10, was Harris English flip-flopping with Phil Mickelson. English moved from No. 7 to No. 6 after a tie for 38th at the Valspar Championship and vice versa for Mickelson, who did not play.
Here's a look at the current top 12 (remember, the top 9 after the PGA Championship in August automatically qualify, while U.S. Captain Tom Watson fills out the team with three captain's picks):
1. Jimmy Walker
2. Dustin Johnson
3. Bubba Watson
4. Patrick Reed
5. Jason Dufner
6. Harris English
7. Phil Mickelson
8. Zach Johnson
9. Webb Simpson
10. Ryan Moore
11. Chris Kirk
12. Jordan Spieth
The biggest mover in this week's standings was Kevin Na. After finishing as the runner up at the Valspar Championship, Na went from No. 34 all the way up to No. 15. Gary Woodland came in at No. 16 with a tie for eighth on Sunday, up four spots from one week ago.
Lastly, Jordan Spieth jumped over Kevin Stadler for to the No. 12 spot with a tie for 20th in the Valspar Championship. Spieth was No. 13 last week.
This week, the PGA Tour is in Orlando for the Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill. Tiger Woods (currently No. 40), Keegan Bradley (31), Rickie Fowler (24) and Brandt Snedeker (32) are among those scheduled to tee it up.
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