Who can make the U.S. Ryder Cup team with a PGA Championship win?
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Who can make the U.S. Ryder Cup team with a PGA Championship win?


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With a week to go in the race to make Captain Davis Love III's Ryder Cup team, a surprisingly large number of players can still land a spot on the Medinah-bound team.



The winner of this week's PGA Championship will earn 2,880 points, meaning a player with 1,283.61 points can conceivably make the team. Phil Mickelson is currently No. 8 in the standings - last among those who would automatically qualify for the team. If Mickelson and others just below him fail to make the cut and earn no additional points, a player as deep as 36th in the points standings (and 119th in the Official World Golf Ranking) could qualify for the team.

Who are those players? They're listed below with where they stand on the points list and their current world ranking.

9. Hunter Mahan - 4,082.23 - 14
10. Steve Stricker - 3,563.07 - 11
11. Jim Furyk - 3,318.12 - 28
12. Rickie Fowler - 3,313.34 - 20
13. Brandt Snedeker - 3,176.79 - 25
14. Dustin Johnson - 3,002.77 - 18
15. Bo Van Pelt - 2,952.98 - 27
16. Bill Haas - 2,460.77 - 29
17. Robert Garrigus - 2,459.25 - 57
18. Scott Piercy - 2,379.10 - 55
19. Kyle Stanley - 2,341.22 - 53
20. Kevin Na - 2,309.78 - 52
21. Johnson Wagner - 2,189.05 - 69
22. Ben Curtis - 2,170.71 - 79
23. Mark Wilson - 2,090.01 - 47
24. Michael Thompson - 1,917.36 - 60
25. John Huh - 1,906.64 - 68
26. David Toms - 1,898.88 - 35
27. Ben Crane - 1,808.67 - 56
28. Ryan Palmer - 1,773.82 - 87
29. Jonathan Byrd - 1,680.70 - 50
30. Nick Watney - 1,571.68 - 33
31. D.A. Points - 1,550.22 - 97
32. John Rollins - 1,442.64 - 101
33. Ken Duke - 1,407.47 - 119
34. Ted Potter, Jr. - 1,371.76 - 89
35. Spencer Levin - 1,353.23 - 75
36. Charley Hoffman - 1,285.69 - 114

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