What Nicolas Colsaerts must do to make the Ryder Cup team
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What Nicolas Colsaerts must do to make the Ryder Cup team

Long-hitting Belgian Nicolas Colsaerts has a chance to displace the struggling Martin Kaymer off the European Ryder Cup team.

Colsaerts is in the field at this week's Johnnie Walker Championship at Gleneagles, which is the only tournament whose world ranking points and money will count toward the final week of qualifying.

By finishing T-7 at the Wyndham Championship on Sunday, Colsaerts earned 6.86 world ranking points. To pass Kaymer for the final automatically qualifying spot on the world points list, Colsaerts must earn 12.47 points at Gleneagles. That means Colsaerts must finish no worse than a three-way tie for second place to displace Kaymer. There are 30 world ranking points to the first-place finisher this week, down from a projected 34 just days ago.

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