Sept. 25-Oct. 1, 2023 Marco Simone Golf & Country Club, Rome, Italy

The race to Rome has begun, and Kevin Kisner is officially setting the pace.

The Georgia native debuts at No. 1 in the first 2023 U.S. Ryder Cup Team Rankings, following a solo fourth showing at THE PLAYERS Championship, his highest finish at the event since a T2 in 2015.

After intense weather conditions led to the event’s first Monday finish since 2005, Kisner’s skills and steady demeanor led the fan-favorite to his third 4-under 68 of the week and a 10-under total. The effort earned Kisner 490.00 points, placing him 80.00 points ahead of two-time Ryder Cup veteran Keegan Bradley who sits in second place at 410.00.

For Bradley, the 5th place finish was the 2011 PGA Champion’s best-ever result at the famed TPC Sawgrass Stadium Course.

Behind Bradley, Doug Ghim and Harold Varner III sit tied at third with 337.50 points, followed by five-time Ryder Cup stalwart Dustin Johnson at 262.50 points. Rounding out the Top 6 is the quintet of Brendan Steele, Max Homa, Russell Henley, Keith Mitchell and 2020 Ryder Cup rookie Daniel Berger, all with 163.61 points.

U.S. Team Captain Zach Johnson first announced the 2023 qualifying structure in late February. All U.S. players will have the opportunity to earn points at select 2022 events, including major championships, while regular PGA Tour events will begin awarding Ryder Cup points in January 2023. Points are awarded as follows:

2022

  • 1 point per $1,000 earned at the Masters, PGA Championship, U.S. Open and The Open
  • 1 point per $2,000 earned at THE PLAYERS Championship, WGC-Dell Technologies Championship, WGC-HSBC Championship

2023

  • 1 point per $1,000 earned at regular PGA Tour events beginning January 1, including the Zurich Classic and WGC events, through the BMW Championship (August 20)
  • 2 points per $1,000 earned for winner of the Masters, PGA Championship, U.S. Open and The Open
  • 1.5 points per $1,000 earned for all others that make the cut at the Masters, PGA Championship, U.S. Open and The Open
  • No points available at PGA Tour opposite-field events

Points qualification will conclude immediately after the second FedEx Cup Play-Off event (BMW Championship) on August 20, 2023, with the top six players on the points list securing spots on the U.S. Team.

The six remaining slots on the U.S. Team will be Captain’s Selections and will be announced by Johnson following the 2023 Tour Championship.

RankName
1Kevin Kisner
2Keegan Bradley
3Doug Ghim
3Harold Varner III
5Dustin Johnson
6Brendan Steele
6Daniel Berger
6Keith Mitchell
6Max Homa
6Russell Henley
11Kevin Streelman
11Patton Kizzire

For a full list of the Top 100 in the U.S. Ryder Cup standings, click here.

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