Wednesday, July 23

U.S. Ryder Cup Standings: Tiger and Phil Not Automatic

TIGER WOODS AND PHIL MICKELSON are not shoo-ins for the 2014 U.S. Ryder Cup team, although Mickelson is a lot closer to the promised land than Woods. Lefty is 11th in the standings. Tiger is 70th.

The top nine players will automatically qualify for the U.S. Ryder Cup team. Captain Tom Watson has three discretionary picks.

Woods would appear to need a minor miracle to make the team on points. Tiger needs at least a third-place finish at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational and PGA Championship, according to Doug Ferguson of the Associated Press. Or he would need to be one of Captain Watson's three picks.

After completing the British Open, Tiger more or less said he felt he would be ready for the Ryder Cup and would pick himself. "I hope I'm on that team," he said.

Would you burn a pick on Tiger?

U.S. Ryder Cup Standings
(Through the 2014 British Open)

1. Bubba WATSON 6,828.138
2. Jimmy WALKER 5,510.205
3. Rickie FOWLER 5,403.253
4. Jim FURYK 5,259.594
5. Dustin JOHNSON 5,133.807
6. Jordan SPIETH 4,781.827
7. Matt KUCHAR 4,764.065
8. Jason DUFNER 3,516.345
9. Zach JOHNSON 3,450.894
10. Patrick REED 3,301.393
11. Phil MICKELSON 3,252.838
12. Brendon TODD 3,250.483
13. Chris KIRK 3,226.883
14. Ryan MOORE 3,118.872
15. Webb SIMPSON 3,086.070
16. Keegan BRADLEY 3,016.698
17. Harris ENGLISH 2,966.569
18. Kevin NA 2,878.818
19. Matt EVERY 2,471.806
20. Erik COMPTON 2,458.793

1 comment :

Anonymous said...

Neil, thanks for putting this up. Tiger is not even in the picture earnings wise.

Yeah Tiger, you will be ready for the Ryder Cup just like you were ready for the open championship.
Tiger, take the time off & learn to hit the driver for chrissakes!