2018 Ryder Cup USA and Europe points standings, thru the Sentry Tournament of Champions
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2018 Ryder Cup USA and Europe points standings, thru the Sentry Tournament of Champions


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The 2018 Ryder Cup is not far away, and the race for both United States-born and Europe-born players to collect as many Ryder Cup points possible is on in earnest.

With the calendar turning to 2018, the bulk of the points that will decide eight automatic American qualifiers and eight automatic European qualifiers have began being offered.



Each week, we'll take a look at the 2018 Ryder Cup points standings for both Team USA and Team Europe to see who has the inside track to make their respective teams, captained by Jim Furyk for the U.S. and Thomas Bjorn for Europe.

2018 US Ryder Cup points standings

Previous rank in parentheses

  • 1. Dustin Johnson -- 3599.74 (4)
  • 2. Brooks Koepka -- 3464.66 (1)
  • 3. Justin Thomas -- 2586.47 (2)
  • 4. Jordan Spieth -- 2550.41 (3)
  • 5. Matt Kuchar -- 2133.47 (5)
  • 6. Brian Harman -- 1813.85 (6)
  • 7. Rickie Fowler -- 1582.94 (7)
  • 8. Patrick Reed -- 1144.22 (8)
  • 9. Bill Haas -- 927.77 (9)
  • 10. Charley Hoffman -- 890.71 (10)
  • 11. Zach Johnson -- 877.25 (11)
  • 12. Kevin Chappell -- 736.09 (12)

How the US Ryder Cup team points system works

In the four 2017 majors, players earned one Ryder Cup point per $1,000 earned. In the 2017 WGCs and at The Players 2017, players earned one Ryder Cup point per $2,000.

Starting Jan. 1, 2018 and going through the 2018 PGA Championship at Bellerive Country Club near St. Louis, all PGA Tour events that are not opposite-field tournaments will earn points. In those non-major events, players will earn one Ryder Cup point per $1,000 earned. At the majors, the winner will earn two Ryder Cup points per $1,000 earned, while everyone else who makes the cut will earn 1.5 points per $1,000 earned.


2018 European Ryder Cup points standings

European points list

  • 1. Justin Rose -- 2,694,802.90
  • 2. Tyrrell Hatton -- 2,336,014.76
  • 3. Jon Rahm -- 1,311,649.87
  • 4. Matthew Fitzpatrick -- 1,186,939.44
  • 5. Ross Fisher -- 1,163,028.38
  • 6. Shane Lowry -- 1,024,447.08
  • 7. Paul Dunne -- 1,002,476.14
  • 8. Scott Jamieson -- 875,474.79

World Points list

  • 5. Sergio Garcia -- 58.3
  • 6. Paul Dunne -- 56.51
  • 7. Tommy Fleetwood -- 47.65
  • 8. Ross Fisher -- 47.04

How the European Ryder Cup team points system works

The top four players on the European Points list after the tournament ends Sept. 2, 2018, will make the team. They will earn points based on official European Tour money.

  • A player will earn 1 point for each Euro of official money earned by a European Tour member from all Race to Dubai tournaments from Aug. 31, 2017 through May 20, 2018. (Bonus pool money doesn't count.)
  • A player will earn 1.5 points for each Euro of official money earned by a European Tour member from all Race to Dubai tournaments from May 24, 2018 through Sept. 2, 2018.

After that, the top four golfers on the World Points list, not already picked in the first four from the European points list, will qualify. They will earn points based on Official World Golf Ranking points:

  • A player will earn 1 point for each Official World Golf Ranking point earned by a European Tour member in all tournaments, except those scheduled opposite Rolex Series events, from Aug. 31, 2017 through May 20, 2018. (Bonus pool money doesn't count.)
  • A player will earn 1.5 points for each Official World Golf Ranking point earned by a European Tour member in all tournaments, except those scheduled opposite Rolex Series events from May 24, 2018 through Sept. 2, 2018.

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