2010 Ryder Cup Points Team Standings (as of 07/25/10)

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Published: Wednesday, July 28, 2010 | 8:39 a.m.

Eight U.S. Team members will be determined following the 92nd PGA Championship, Aug. 15, at Whistling Straits in Kohler, Wis.; U.S. Ryder Cup Team Captain Corey Pavin will make his four remaining selections on Sept. 7.

U.S. Ryder Cup Qualifications (Captain Corey Pavin)

The United States points system will determine the top eight players for the 2010 United States Ryder Cup Team. In addition, Captain Corey Pavin will have four selections on a date to be determined to complete the United States team.

Points are based upon the following:

Prize money earned in the 2009 major championships (Masters, U.S. Open, British Open and PGA Championship): One point is awarded for every $1,000 earned; all U.S. players making the cut will earn points.
Prize money earned in 2010 "Official" events from Jan. 1 through Aug.15: One point is awarded for every $1,000 earned, excluding the major championships, events played opposite major championships and events played opposite World Golf Championships; all U.S. players making the cut will earn points.
Prize money earned for the 2010 major championships: (Masters, U.S. Open, British Open, and the PGA Championship). Two points are awarded for every $1,000 earned; all U.S. players making the cut will earn points.
Prize money earned in 2010 events played opposite the major championships and opposite World Golf Championship events between Jan. 1 and the PGA Championship, Aug. 16 - one-half point will be awarded for every $1,000 earned; all U.S. players making the cut will earn points.

2010 U.S. RYDER CUP Team Standings
Through the RBC Canadian Open (7/25/10)

1. Phil MICKELSON 5,768.75
2. Steve STRICKER 3,402.68
3. Jim FURYK 3,280.09
4. Anthony KIM 3,238.31
5. Lucas GLOVER 2,980.88
6. Dustin JOHNSON 2,936.14
7. Matt KUCHAR 2,890.96
8. Tiger WOODS 2,773.31
9. Hunter MAHAN 2,643.75
10. Jeff OVERTON 2,629.85
11. Ricky BARNES 2,599.19
12. Ben CRANE 2,486.47
13. Stewart CINK 2,394.03
14. Nick WATNEY 2,297.97
15. Rickie FOWLER 2,259.37
16. Bubba WATSON 2,202.32
17. Bo VAN PELT 2,156.33
18. J.B. HOLMES 2,129.01
19. Sean O'HAIR 2,122.57
20. Zach JOHNSON 2,118.40
21. Ryan MOORE 2,017.20
22. Jason BOHN 1,776.49
23. Kenny PERRY 1,709.49
24. Scott VERPLANK 1,698.60
25. Bill HAAS 1,643.07

European Ryder Cup Team Qualifications (Captain Colin Montgomerie)
The European Team will be selected employing the following criteria:

The leading four players on The Ryder Cup World Points List (1) as of Sunday, August 29, 2010, or at the conclusion of the Johnnie Walker Championship at Gleneagles, whichever is the latter. In the event of a tie (equal number of points accumulated), placings will be decided by the player with the higher ranking on the Official World Golf Ranking as of Monday, August 23, 2010.

The leading five players, not otherwise qualified (having selected the four players from The Ryder Cup World Points List) from The Ryder Cup European Points List (2) as of Sunday, August 29, 2010, or at the conclusion of the Johnnie Walker Championship at Gleneagles, whichever is the latter. In the event of a tie (equal number of points accumulated), placings will be decided by the player with the higher ranking on The 2010 Race to Dubai as of August 29, 2010, or at the conclusion of the Johnnie Walker Championship at Gleneagles, whichever is the latter.

The Captain, Colin Montgomerie, will choose the remaining three players on Sunday August 29, 2010 following the conclusion of the Johnnie Walker Championship at Gleneagles.

The Ryder Cup World Points List is comprised of World Ranking Points won by a European Tour Member from each tournament in which he participates between September 3, 2009 and August 22, 2010 and thereafter in the 2010 Johnnie Walker Championship at Gleneagles. World Ranking Points are allocated to all officially sanctioned tournaments (on any Federated Tour) by the Official World Golf Ranking and are allocated according to the Event Rating of the tournament.

The Ryder Cup European Points List is comprised of points (1 point = 1 Euro) earned by a European Tour Member from all officially sanctioned European Tour tournaments on The Race to Dubai between September 3, 2009 and August 29, 2010 or the conclusion of the Johnnie Walker Championship at Gleneagles, whichever is the latter.

2010 EUROPEAN RYDER CUP Team Standings
Ryder Cup World Points (Through 7/25/2010)

1. Lee WESTWOOD (ENG) 422.01
2. Rory MCILROY (NIR) 271.21
3. Graeme MCDOWELL (NIR) 244.15
4. Luke DONALD (ENG) 229.19
5. Edoardo MOLINARI (ITA) 213.02
6. Ian POULTER (ENG) 211.24
7. Justin ROSE (ENG) 190.42
8. Martin KAYMER (GER) 181.58
9. Padraig HARRINGTON (IRL) 176.27
10. Francesco MOLINARI (ITA) 160.86
11. Miguel Angel JIMÉNEZ (ESP) 153.89
12. Paul CASEY (ENG) 150.04
13. Rhys DAVIES (WAL) 137.20
14. Alvaro QUIROS (ESP) 133.02
15. Robert KARLSSON (SWE) 132.53
16. Peter HANSON (SWE) 119.25
17. Ross FISHER (ENG) 115.93
18. Ross McGOWAN (ENG) 103.31
19. Sergio GARCIA (ESP) 100.24
20. Simon DYSON (ENG) 99.74
21. Henrik STENSON (SWE) 97.20
22. Grégory BOURDY (FRA) 90.90
23. Oliver WILSON (ENG) 90.46
24. Fredrik ANDERSSON HED (SWE) 90.08
25. Anders HANSEN (DEN) 81.11

2010 EUROPEAN RYDER CUP Team Standings
2010 Ryder Cup Points List
Through the Alstom Open (7/04/10)

1. Lee WESTWOOD (ENG) 3,446,137.87
2. Graeme MCDOWELL (NIR) 2,225,305.78
3. Ian POULTER (ENG) 2,205,624.99
4. Rory MCILROY (NIR) 1,918,290.61
5. Martin KAYMER (GER) 1,554,025.08
6. Francesco MOLINARI (ITA) 1,464,537.75
7. Miguel Angel JIMÉNEZ (ESP) 1,442,489.69
8. Ross McGOWAN (ENG) 1,347,432.30
9. Paul CASEY (ENG) 1,327,184.29
10. Luke DONALD (ENG) 1,250,274.88
11. Alvaro QUIROS (ESP) 1,239,885.46
12. Edoardo MOLINARI (ITA) 1,196,373.33
13. Ross FISHER (ENG) 1,168,085.93
14. Peter HANSON (SWE) 1,097,323.10
15. Simon DYSON (ENG) 1,096,052.04
16. Rhys DAVIES (WAL) 1,091,039.86
17. Padraig HARRINGTON (IRL) 1,054,209.27
18. Oliver WILSON (ENG) 989,895.68
19. Sergio GARCIA (ESP) 964,769.13
20. Simon KHAN (ENG) 915,130.67
21. Darren CLARKE (NIR) 894,158.46
22. Alexander NOREN (SWE) 885,083.14
23. Fredrik ANDERSSON HED (SWE) 831,511.06
24. Grégory HAVRET (FRA) 795,973.91
25. Anders HANSEN (DEN) 789,574.19

The 38th Ryder Cup will be contested Sept. 28 to Oct. 3, 2010, at The Celtic Manor in Newport, Wales.

The Ryder Cup began in 1927 when enterprising English seed merchant Samuel Ryder commissioned the casting of a gold chalice that bears his name. The U.S. Team defeated Great Britain, 9½ to 2½, in the inaugural matches in Worcester, Mass. Since then, except for a span (1939-45) during World War II and following the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks upon America, the Ryder Cup has been held biennially with the U.S. and Europe alternating as host.