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The 2010 Ryder Cup Automatic Qualifiers Named

Written by: on 17th August 2010 |
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28th Ryder Cup Automatic Qualifiers Named – After the conclusion of the PGA Championship at Whistling Straits the PGA named the eight gold players who earned the automatic slots for the 28th Ryder Cup and will represent the United States. The coveted golf cup will be held on Oct. 1-3, at The Celtic Manor in Newport, Wales.

The eight golf players who automatically earn a slot for Captain Corey Pavin’s squad are as follows:

1. Phil Mickelson
2. Hunter Mahan
3. Bubba Watson
4. Jim Furyk
5. Steve Stricker
6. Dustin Johnson
7. Jeff Overton
8. Matt Kuchar

Captain Pavin still needs to complete his team and he will do this on September 7 in New Tork when he makes his four captain’s selections. The next top players who might just be chosen by Pavin to complete the team and become his wildcard pick are:

9. Anthony Kim
10. Lucas Glover
11. Zach Johnson
12. Tiger Woods

There are rumors that Captain Pavin might not select Tiger Woods for the 28th Ryder Cup since Woods performance in golf competition this year had been mediocre and lamentable. During the PGA Championship at Whistling States, Tiger Woods finished T28 for 2 under par.

For those who want to know how the 2010 United States Ryder Cup Team was chosen, well they were chosen on the basis of points compiled by the PGA of America. The top 8 players from this points system will automatically be part of the team to represent the United States for the annual Ryder Cup.

Points were based upon the following:

Prize money earned in the 2009 major championships (Masters, U.S. Open, British Open and PGA Championship): One point was awarded for every $1,000 earned, all U.S. players making the cut will earn points.

Prize money earned in 2010 “Official” events from Jan. 1 through Aug. 15. One point was 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 earned points.

Prize money earned for the 2010 major championships: (Masters, U.S. Open, British Open, and the PGA Championship). Two points were awarded for every $1,000 earned; all U.S. players making the cut earned points.

Prize money earned in 2010 events played opposite the major championships and opposite World Golf Championship events between Jan. 1 and the PGA Championship, Aug. 15 — one-half point was awarded for every $1,000 earned; all U.S. players making the cut earned points.

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