With the conclusion of the 2018 PGA Championship, eight of the 12 players on the 2018 US Ryder Cup team are now decided. The season's final major (for the final time in 2018) was the cutoff to get in the top eight in the US Ryder Cup points standings and secure a spot on captain Jim Furyk's team.
In winning the PGA Championship, Brooks Koepka earned 3,960 points -- getting 2 points per $1,000 earned, as is done at major championships for winners -- to head the final qualifying list over Dustin Johnson. Justin Thomas, Patrick Reed and Bubba Watson were locks to make the team heading into the PGA Championship, and they fall in like from second through fifth.
Jordan Spieth, Rickie Fowler and Webb Simpson round out the eight automatic qualifiers.
Bryson DeChambeau is the odd man out, finishing ninth in the standings after three-putting the final hole in the second round to miss the cut. Tiger Woods surged to 11th in points with a second-place finish at Bellerive.
At this point, Jim Furyk now has two-thirds of his team, and he has four captain's picks to make. The first three will be announced after the Dell Technologies Championship, the second FedEx Cup playoff event. The fourth and final pick will be made after the BMW Championship.
2018 US Ryder Cup final points standings
- 1. Brooks Koepka (13298.47)
- 2. Dustin Johnson (9549.29)
- 3. Justin Thomas (8929.12)
- 4. Patrick Reed (7821.88)
- 5. Bubba Watson (5584.14)
- 6. Jordan Spieth (5481.43)
- 7. Rickie Fowler (5006.11)
- 8. Webb Simpson (4534.75)
- 9. Bryson Dechambeau (4316.11)
- 10. Phil Mickelson (4207.95)
- 11. Tiger Woods (4196.79)
- 12. Xander Schauffele (3924.10)
- 13. Matt Kuchar (3843.70)
- 14. Kevin Kisner (3680.12)
- 15. Tony Finau (3512.02)