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Team Europe Ryder Cup Points

Saturday, July 10th, 2010

Updated list of contenders for a place on the team for the Ryder Cup 2010 are a combination of the two following lists – with the top 4 players from the World Points list and the top 5 from the European Points list automatically qualifying for a place on the team. These 9 are then supplimented by the Captains 3 “Wildcard” Picks.

The Ryder Cup World Points List

Position Player Name Points
1 Lee WESTWOOD 362.01
2 Rory MCILROY 239.88
3 Graeme MCDOWELL 235.60
4 Ian POULTER 209.74
5 Luke DONALD 203.59
6 Justin ROSE 190.42
7 Padraig HARRINGTONR 176.27
8 Martin KAYMER 165.83
9 Miguel Angel JIMéNEZ 149.51
10 Francesco MOLINARI 148.03

The Ryder Cup European Points List

Position Player Name Points
1 Lee WESTWOOD 2,850,937.87
2 Ian POULTER 2,191,637.79
3 Graeme MCDOWELL 2,135,603.38
4 Rory MCILROY 1,612,754.61
5 Martin KAYMER 1,409,689.08
6 Miguel Angel JIMéNEZ 1,405,289.69
7 Ross McGOWAN 1,344,158.70
8 Francesco MOLINARI 1,308,274.08
9 Luke DONALD 1,153,058.88
10 Alvaro QUIROS 1,085,547.54

US Ryder Cup Points 2008

Thursday, July 24th, 2008

UPDATED (24 July 2008): The latest standings for the US Ryder Cup team are shown below. This is following the latest qualifying events and also takes into account the news that Tiger Woods will be missing from the Ryder Cup this year. 

Don’t forget that the new US Ryder Cup qualification system is in place so there are only 8 rather than 10 automatic qualification spots this year. 

2008 US Ryder Cup Points – (24 July 2008)

Position Player Points
1 Stewart Cink 4906
2 Phil Mickelson 4570
3 Kenny Perry 4445
4 Jim Furyk 4186
5 Anthony Kim 3807
6 Justin Leonard 3278
7 Boo Weekley 2592
8 Steve Stricker 2557


With time running out the really interesting part is looking at who is hovering just outside the top eight with time running out and opportunities to earn those valuable points running out.  Listed below are those who are just outside the automatic qualification spots.


9 Woody Austin 2381
10 Rocco Mediate 2204
11 Hunter Mahan 2172
12 D.J. Trahan 2132
13 Zach Johnson 2102
14 Brandt Snedeker 2088
15 Jeff Quinney 2014
16 J.B. Holmes 1979
17 Bart Bryant 1900
18 Sean O’hair 1804
19 Ben Curtis 1787
20 Jerry Kelly 1753


There is a lot of players bunched up just below this and if you want to see all 204 players who currently have some US Ryder Cup points see here.

Zach Johnson Collects a Green Jacket and Ryder Cup Points

Monday, April 9th, 2007

Zach Johnson (31) was one of the suprise rookies who qualified for the 2006 US Ryder Cup Team and his win at this years Masters at Augusta National was no less suprising. Under the new US Ryder Cup team qualification system the Masters is one of only four events for which Ryder Cup points will be awarded for 2007, one point being awarded for every $1000 earned. Johnson’s last round 69, which secured victory over Tiger Woods in the pairing behind him for only his second ever PGA Tour win, his only previous win came at the 2004 BellSouth Classic. His win however could signify a golfer settling in for a long stretch at the top of a lot of leaderboards to come.

The win catapults Johnson from 56th to 15th in the overall golf World Rankings and the $1.2m prize cheque will help not only his wallet but his Ryder Cup chances also in a year when there is limited opportunities to earn those covetted points.