Scheffler, Newly Minted World #1, Wins WGC-Dell Match Play
Scottie Scheffler's run in 2022 continues through Austin and straight to the #1 spot in the Official World Golf Rankings after defeating Kevin Kisner in the championship match of the WGC-Dell Match Play.
The Dallas resident may have ascended to #1 in the world, but he remains #2 in the 2023 U.S. Ryder Cup Team Rankings behind Kisner, the man he beat 4&3 at Austin Country Club. The win and runner-up finish earned Scheffler and Kisner 1,050 and 660 points respectively. Other notable movers following this week's event included Bubba Watson (+15 spots), Maverick McNealy (+8), Will Zalatoris (+6) and Dustin Johnson (+2).
Scheffler's week included 8 matches and 120 holes played. The most difficult match of his week included a 6 holes playoff against 2021 European Ryder Cup team member, Matt Fitzpatrick.
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:
- 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
- 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.
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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.
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