Final U.S. Ryder Cup standings: The top eight have been decided
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Final U.S. Ryder Cup standings: The top eight have been decided

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Coming down the stretch of "Glory's Last Shot," Bo Van Pelt gave away three strokes to cost himself a chance at overtaking Phil Mickelson for the last of eight Ryder Cup qualifying spots.


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In the end, the top eight players on the Ryder Cup points list entering the PGA Championship left Kiawah Island with a spot on the Medinah-bound team.

Here are the final top eight, with their points earned and position heading into the season's final major in parentheses:

1. Tiger Woods (6,014.18; 1)
2. Bubba Watson (5,815.05; 3)
3. Jason Dufner (5,697.30; 2)
4. Keegan Bradley (5,551.21; 4)
5. Webb Simpson (4,635.50; 5)
6. Zach Johnson (4,491.54; 6)
7. Matt Kuchar (4,448.94; 7)
8. Phil Mickelson (4,233.11; 8)

Love will make four picks to round out the American dozen on Sept. 4, in three weeks' time. The captain has tipped Steve Stricker as a pick, as well as Jim Furyk. Rickie Fowler's name has been dropped by Love several times in the past. That leaves a fourth name to be decided after the Deutsche Bank Championship.

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