Sept. 25-Oct. 1, 2023 Marco Simone Golf & Country Club, Rome, Italy
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Feeding off of the largest on-site gallery since the pandemic, Brooks Koepka rode a two eagle final round 65 (-6) to victory at the 2021 Waste Management Phoenix Open. The win was Koepka's 8th on the PGA TOUR, but it wasn't necessarily a foregone conclusion as he came into the week missing a career-high three cuts in a row.

Koepka, 7th in the 2020 Ryder Cup standings, was in the mix on the back nine with other U.S. Team contender Xander Schauffele (4th) and 53 year-old Ryder Cup Captain Steve Stricker. Brooks continued to demonstrate his focus under pressure by holing a clutch eagle pitch on TPS Scottsdale's short risk-reward Par 4 17th hole to vault him into a lead he would not relinquish.

With the win, Koepka earned 1,971 points to jump four spots to 3rd in the Team U.S.A. standings while Schauffele's final round 71 and T2 added another 974.55 points to his total and kept him firmly in 4th place.

Here are the Top 10 in the U.S. Ryder Cup Team standings following the 2021 Waste Management Phoenix Open.


Name (Previous Rank)
1Dustin Johnson (1)
2Bryson DeChambeau (2)
3Brooks Koepka (7)
4Xander Schauffele (4)
5Justin Thomas (3)
6Collin Morikawa (5)
7Patrick Reed (6)
8Webb Simpson (8)
9Tony Finau (9)
10Harris English (10)

For a full list of the Top 100 in the U.S. Ryder Cup standings, click here. The points system for this year's American team will include the top six point earners securing spots and the remaining six will be selected by Captain Stricker following the 2021 TOUR Championship.

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