Heck, if the Ryder Cup standings had been carried out past the PGA Championship, Kirk would have been an automatic selection.
If the Ryder Cup points continued through today, I have Chris Kirk at 8th place in the US standings after today's win— Justin Ray (@JustinRayGC) September 1, 2014
Interestingly on Monday, Kirk even insinuated that if he made the team he wanted to qualify automatically.
Chris Kirk Sunday (pre-win) on Ryder discussion: "We're not really as worried about it as y'all wish we were. I'm not, anyways."— Will Gray (@WillGrayGC) September 2, 2014
That's a pretty strange quote for somebody trying to play his way into a Ryder Cup and when your captain is
"He took it like a man," Watson said of Kirk. "I have a fundamental belief in our team." He'll need to with how heavily the European Team is favored.