Tag:ryder cup points
Posted on: February 20, 2012 10:49 am
Edited on: February 20, 2012 11:36 am
 

Lefty tops early U.S. Ryder points list

By Steve Elling

In the first of what, henceforth, will be weekly updates issued every Monday, here are the updated Ryder Cup standing for both teams as of Feb. 19.

Remember, the U.S. takes the top eight off the points list, then adds four captain's picks at a later date. The Europeans take 10 players off a combined list from two metrics. The players in bold below are the ones who would make the team of the matches were held today.

See the fine print below for further illumination.


U.S. Ryder Cup Points
Through Northern Trust Open

1 Phil MICKELSON  2,637.074
2 Keegan BRADLEY  2,386.217
3 Bill HAAS  1,878.471
4 Kyle STANLEY 1,872.053
5 Steve STRICKER  1,683.076
6 Johnson WAGNER  1,654.298
7 Brandt SNEDEKER  1,628.962
8 Dustin JOHNSON  1,337.902
9 Mark WILSON  1,239.250
10 Jason DUFNER  1,174.477
11 Ben CRANE  1,016.850
12 Robert GARRIGUS  870.060
13 Kevin NA  828.116
14 Webb SIMPSON  781.669
15 Harrison FRAZAR  767.710
16 Bo VAN PELT  764.776
17 John ROLLINS  745.168
18 Spencer LEVIN  741.589
19 D.A. POINTS  689.043
20 Bubba WATSON  688.183
21 David TOMS  662.000
22 Ricky BARNES  635.894
23 Jimmy WALKER  587.963
24 Jonathan BYRD  560.400
25 Ryan PALMER  545.949


European Team Ryder Cup Points
Through the Avantha Masters

1   Rory MCILROY (NIR)  1,530,341.11
2   Martin KAYMER (GER)  1,352,071.56
3   Gonzalo FDEZ-CASTAÑO (ESP)  1,179,920.64
4   Paul LAWRIE (SCO)  1,162,631.62
5   Alvaro QUIROS (ESP)  1,064,673.10
6  Sergio GARCIA (ESP)  1,035,941.90
7  Peter HANSON (SWE)  832,783.06
8  Graeme MCDOWELL (NIR)  791,593.45
9  Rafael CABRERA-BELLO (ESP)  787,728.63
10 Michael HOEY (NIR)  771,474.92
11 Joost LUITEN (NED)  745,781.45
12 Thomas BJÖRN (DEN)  714,643.55
13 Robert ROCK (ENG)  658,747.08
14 Grégory HAVRET (FRA)  587,359.34
15 Miguel Angel JIMÉNEZ (ESP)  586,451.36
16 Simon DYSON (ENG)  573,820.37
17 Richie RAMSAY (SCO)  572,666.34
18 David LYNN (ENG)  550,482.02
19 Tom LEWIS (ENG)  493,202.92
20 Lee WESTWOOD (ENG)  491,828.86
21 Fredrik JACOBSON (SWE)  473,747.38
22 Marcel SIEM (GER)  463,995.83
23 Nicolas COLSAERTS (BEL)  459,948.35
24 Luke DONALD (ENG)  446,771.67
25 Francesco MOLINARI (ITA)  440,037.15

European Team World Points
1  Rory MCILROY (NIR) 181.68
2  Luke DONALD (ENG) 134.58
3  Lee WESTWOOD (ENG) 131.23
4  Martin KAYMER (GER) 121.89
5  Sergio GARCIA (ESP) 110.39
6  Paul LAWRIE (SCO) 106.57
7  Gonzalo FDEZ-CASTAÑO (ESP) 103.05
8  Justin ROSE (ENG) 96.06
9  Graeme MCDOWELL (NIR) 88.43
10 Thomas BJÖRN (DEN) 86.7
11 Rafael CABRERA-BELLO (ESP) 84.18
12 Peter HANSON (SWE) 83.23
13 Simon DYSON (ENG) 81.28
14 Robert ROCK (ENG) 79.4
15 Joost LUITEN (NED) 71.98
16 Alvaro QUIROS (ESP) 69.92
17 Michael HOEY (NIR) 66.15
18 Fredrik JACOBSON (SWE) 63.8
19 Paul CASEY (ENG) 61.09
20 David LYNN (ENG) 55.04
21 Ian POULTER (ENG) 52.39
22 Grégory HAVRET (FRA) 51.74
23 Marcel SIEM (GER) 48.38
24 Francesco MOLINARI (ITA) 47.19
25 Richie RAMSAY (SCO) 46.98

U. S. Ryder Cup Qualifications (Captain Davis Love III)
The United States points system will determine the top eight players for the 2012 United States Ryder Cup Team on August 12, 2012. In addition, Captain Davis Love III selects four players on Sept.4, 2012 in New York City, to complete the United States Team.  Points are based upon the following:
• Prize money earned in the 2011 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 2012 "Official" events from Jan. 1 through Aug. 12: 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 2012 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 2012 events played opposite the major championships and opposite World Golf Championship events between Jan. 1 and the PGA Championship, Aug. 12 - one-half point will be awarded for every $1,000 earned; all U.S. players making the cut will earn points.

European Ryder Cup Team Qualifications (Captain José María Olazábal)
The European Team will be selected employing the following criteria:
• The leading five players on The Ryder Cup European Points List (1) at the conclusion of the 2012 Johnnie Walker Championship at Gleneagles. In the event of a tie (equal number of points accumulated), placings will be decided by the player with the higher ranking on The 2012 Race to Dubai at the conclusion of the Johnnie Walker Championship at Gleneagles.
• The leading five players, not otherwise qualified (having selected the five players from The Ryder Cup European Points List) from The Ryder Cup World Points List (2) at the conclusion of the 2012 Johnnie Walker Championship at Gleneagles.  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.
• The Captain, José María Olazábal, will choose the remaining two players following the conclusion of the 2012 Johnnie Walker Championship on Monday, Aug. 27 at Gleneagles.
1. The Ryder Cup European Points List will comprise points (1 point = 1 Euro) earned by a European Tour Member from all officially sanctioned European Tour tournaments on The European Tour Race to Dubai from September 1, 2011 until the conclusion of the Johnnie Walker Championship at Gleneagles in 2012.
2. The Ryder Cup World Points List will comprise World Ranking Points won by a European Tour Member from each tournament in which he participates from September 1, 2011 until the conclusion of the Johnnie Walker Championship at Gleneagles in 2012. 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.

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