European Ryder Cup Points – August 30th

The Ryder Cup is firmly within view now. The US Ryder Cup team is finalised (and the US Captain’s picks announced) and as we enter the last week of the European qualifying competitions the team is beginning to become clear. This week see Olazabal re-entering the World Cup Points list putting the pressure back on McGinley who’s hanging on to the last place in the European Points list now that Montgomerie is also qualifying as top of the European Points list (See this article for how this works).

Ryder Cup World Points List (30 August 2006 Updated!)

Position Player Name Points
1 Luke DONALD 235.36
2 Sergio GARCIA 225.89
3 Henrik STENSON 214.70

4 David HOWELL 211.36
5 José Maria OLAZÁBAL 208.15

6 Colin MONTGOMERIE 207.88
7 Paul CASEY 182.81
8 Padraig HARRINGTON 158.05
9 Carl PETTERSSON 157.71
10 Robert KARLSSON 155.86
11 Johan EDFORS 126.38
12 Paul BROADHURST 125.73
13 Darren CLARKE 121.42
14 Ian POULTER 117.09
15 Lee WESTWOOD 117.03

European Ryder Cup Points List (30 August 2006)

Position Player Name Points
1 Colin MONTGOMERIE 2435883.87
2 David HOWELL 2314120.06
3 Sergio GARCIA 1964354.95
4 Robert KARLSSON 1930902.34
5 Henrik STENSON 1916750.86
6 Paul CASEY 1915634.51
7 Padraig HARRINGTON 1562823.99

8 Luke DONALD 1506818.07
9 Paul MCGINLEY 1499849.20
10 José Maria OLAZÁBAL 1446006.82
11 Paul BROADHURST 1338473.33
12 Johan EDFORS 1294710.08
13 John BICKERTON 1170261.88
14 Thomas BJÖRN 1166358.51
15 Kenneth FERRIE 1109531.28

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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