Sept. 21-26, 2021 Whistling Straits, Kohler, WI
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There’s peaking, and then there’s peaking at the right time.

For Kevin Kisner, he’s hoping his win this week at the Wyndham Championship falls squarely into the latter category as the former Georgia Bulldog looks to secure a spot on his very first Ryder Cup squad.

“I would love more than anything to represent our country and be a part of that team,” Kisner said. “I mentioned it yesterday, I felt like I had to win this week and next, or win this week and play well in the next few. My game's rounding into form. I'm looking forward to the Playoffs and we'll just see how the cards play out.”

This week, the cards were coming up Kisner.

Following what seems to be the trend of the TOUR season, bonus golf was once again in play in Greensboro as the event culminated with a six-man, sudden death playoff – the 12th such finish of the 2020-2021 wrap-around season. With a birdie on the second playoff hole to secure the victory, Kisner earned his fourth career TOUR title, besting fellow American Kevin Na, Canadian Roger Sloan, Aussie Adam Scott, South Africa’s Branden Grace and South Korea’s Si Woo Kim.

The win earned Kisner 1,728 Ryder Cup points, moving him five spots up the Rankings to 18th. Fellow Bulldog Russell Henley moved two spots up to 32nd, while Kevin Streelman bumped one position to 27th.

There was no movement within the Top 12 following the Wyndham Championship. Earlier this week, Ranking No. 1 Collin Morikawa secured a guaranteed position on the team via points lock and will make his Ryder Cup debut next month at Whistling Straits.

While there are just two events left for players to earn points in hopes of securing an automatic qualifying position, it’s becoming equally as important to impress Captain Steve Stricker before the season runs out. Stricker has six Captain’s Picks as his disposal, with the final selection coming after the season-ending TOUR Championship in Atlanta.

RankName (Previous Rank)
1Collin Morikawa (1)
2Dustin Johnson (2)
3Bryson DeChambeau (3)
4Brooks Koepka (4)
5Justin Thomas (5)
6Xander Schauffele (6)
7Jordan Spieth (7)
8Harris English (8)
9Patrick Reed (9)
10Daniel Berger (10)
11Patrick Cantlay (11)
12Tony Finau (12)

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

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