Brooks Koepka soared to the top of the 2018 American Ryder Cup rankings after his U.S. Open victory in June. That’s where he remains after a runner-up finish in the WGC-HSBC Champions in China.
The event was the last chance in 2017 for Americans to earn points toward the 2018 Ryder Cup at Le Golf National in Paris. The points race begins anew in January at the Sentry Tournament of Champions in Hawaii, where each PGA Tour event (excluding events opposite a major or WGC) will have points available.
Also tying for second in China was Dustin Johnson, who dropped to fourth in the ranking after spending much of 2017 at No. 1. Johnson was in position to win the WGC-HSBC Champions before shooting 5-over par in the final round.
The points process for the American team will conclude on Aug. 12, 2018, following the 100th PGA Championship at Bellerive Country Club in St. Louis, with the top eight players on the points list securing spots on the U.S. Team.
The four remaining slots on the U.S. Team will be Captain's Selections. Three selections will be announced by Captain Jim Furyk following the Dell Technologies Championship scheduled to be completed on Sept. 3, 2018, and the final selection will be announced after the BMW Championship, which is slated to be completed on Sept. 9, 2018.