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Bubba Watson moves up two spots in Ryder Cup USA rankings after win at Travelers Championship

Bubba Watson continues to have a strong 2018 as he picks up his third win of the season with an incredible Sunday performance at the Travelers Championship.

That win bumps him up two spots to No. 5 in the Ryder Cup USA standings and keeps him firmly in position to pick up one of the eight automatic qualifier spots for the U.S. Ryder Cup team.

Bryson DeChambeau moved back into the top 8 with his T-9 finish in Connecticut. Stewart Cink (up 19 spots), Beau Hossler (up 13 spots) and J.B. Holmes (up 11 spots) each took big jumps up the rankings with their T-2 finishes.

MORE: See the full Ryder Cup USA standings

U.S. players will continue to gain points in 2018 at every non-opposite PGA Tour event, WGC and major through the 100th PGA Championship at Bellerive, concluding on August 12, 2018.

At that time, Captain Jim Furyk will have his first eight players -- automatic qualifiers.

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.

Here's how players will earn points in 2018