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.