European Ryder Cup Points – August 21

The Ryder Cup is firmly within view now. This week saw the US Ryder Cup team finalised (and the US Captain’s picks announced) and as we enter the last weeks of the European qualifying competitions the team is beginning to become clear. There’s still a lot of competition for those last places. Here’s the latest standings for who’s going to make the European Ryder Cup Team on merit.

Interestingly Olazábal has now dropped out of the World Cup Points list and qualifies under the European Points list which has inadvertently given McGinley a boost in his hopes despite not playing in the US PGA Championship to attend the funeral of Heather Clarke (See this article for how this works).

Ryder Cup World Points List (21 August 2006 Updated!)

Position Player Name Points
1 Luke DONALD 223.58
2 Sergio GARCIA 221.63
3 Henrik STENSON 211.51

4 David HOWELL 210.15
5 Colin MONTGOMERIE 207.88

6 José Maria OLAZÁBAL 203.89
7 Paul CASEY 165.33
8 Robert KARLSSON 155.86
9 Padraig HARRINGTON 154.46
10 Carl PETTERSSON 154.12
11 Johan EDFORS 126.38
12 Paul BROADHURST 125.73
13 Darren CLARKE 121.42
14 Lee WESTWOOD 117.03
15 Ian POULTER 109.36

European Ryder Cup Points List (07 August 2006)

Position Player Name Points
1 Colin MONTGOMERIE 2435883.87
2 David HOWELL 2284846.02
3 Sergio GARCIA 1911271.35
4 Robert KARLSSON 1902799.25
5 Henrik STENSON 1873034.95
6 Paul CASEY 1723401.61
7 Padraig HARRINGTON 1515595.20
8 Paul MCGINLEY 1473112.24
9 José Maria OLAZÁBAL 1392923.22

10 Luke DONALD 1387770.28
11 Paul BROADHURST 1338473.33
12 Johan EDFORS 1266607.00
13 John BICKERTON 1143524.92
14 Kenneth FERRIE 1109531.28
15 Thomas BJÖRN 1106249.14

With the automatic qualifying places solidifying speculation is mounting over the contenders for the those two places as selected by Team Captain Ian Woosnam. Note we have changed the format for posting this information. Going forward we will include each update as a seperate post. If you want to see the previous historical data please see the Who’s on Ryder Cup Team Europe post and comments.

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