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Support and oppose those who wish to become an American Ryder Cup team

Atlanta-the last two weeks have witnessed the final battle Automatic quotas for American Ryder Cup teams -May have become the captain Steve StrickerWork easier.

The situation has changed a lot since the FedEx Cup playoffs. Tony Fino won Northern Trust in the playoffs Exceed Cameron Smith and then Patrick Cantley defeat Bryson DeChambeau In the six-hole sudden death playoff At the BMW Championship.

Cantley’s victory pushed him to sixth and last in qualifying, defeating Fino, who won that position a week ago. Finau occupies seventh place and seems certain to be one of Stricker’s draft picks.

Neither were necessarily draft picks a few weeks ago, which shows how big their victory is and how they accomplished it.

Six automatic points by Colin Senchuan, Dustin Johnson, De Chambeau, Brooks Koepka, Justin Thomas And Cantley.

In deciding the next six games, Stricker is unlikely to deviate too far from the final standings. Stricker, with the help of his deputy captain (so far) Jim Furyk, Davis Love III with Zach Johnson (Can Phil Mickelson with Tiger Woods Add to? ) To figure out this week, the draft pick will be held on September 7. The Ryder Cup will be held in the Whistler Strait, Wisconsin from September 24th to 26th.

The following are the other players who did not make the top six, sorted by their position in the final ranking.

7th in the standings

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His victory at the Northern Trust, the crucial back nine holes and a sudden death victory, answered many questions and almost got him into trouble. Finau is considered a team member and his ability to catch birdies on the best ball is an asset.

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There is no reason not to choose someone who is ranked seventh in scoring and is currently playing well. Before joining Northern Trust, Finau had an unstable summer. But it would be shocking to let him go now.

8th in the standings

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The Olympic gold medalist was knocked out of sixth place only two weeks ago, and seems to have been locked out throughout the summer. Although he did not win on the PGA Tour-and his victory in the Olympics did not score any points-Scheuffele has always been a high-score player in the majors and has a relationship with Cantley in the Presidents Cup. Good working relations.

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It is difficult to see any negative effects at this point. Scheufele ranks fifth in the world.

9th in the standings

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He had an excellent rebounding season, winning at the Valero Texas Open and entering the top ten in the other seven times. After the Farmers Insurance Open, his world ranking rose from 92nd to 14th.

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There is no reason not to choose Spieth at this point. He scored a 3-1 record with Justin Thomas in France, with an overall record of 7-5-2. He is one of the few American players with a Ryder Cup championship record.

10th in the standings

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In one season of his career, England won two victories, finishing third in the US Open and fourth in the WGC competition, thus entering the Ryder Cup competition. It’s hard to see someone win, ranking 11th in the world and 10th in points, not the team.

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He has never participated in the Ryder Cup or the Presidents Cup. Therefore, if lack of experience is important, then this seems to be a reason not to choose him.

11th in the standings

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After all, he is “Captain America”. He is one of the most passionate American players. He loves the game and is irritated under this situation. In the case of 7-3-2, he has a rare American winning record, and his record in singles is 3-0. Despite any detectable friendship problems, it is hard to imagine excluding him.

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If Stricker needs a reason not to choose Reid, he has a reasonable reason. It is not a big problem that an ankle injury prevents him from entering the Northern Trust Fund. But missing the BMW Championship due to double pneumonia hospitalization is worrying. Reid has now missed the three games he plans to participate in. The feasibility of his participation in the Ryder Cup is worth considering, and may not be worth the gamble.

12th in the standings

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As a fiery player who fell out of the top 100 in the world due to injuries in 2019, Berger rebounded after the pandemic was stopped last year and was in the top 20 throughout the year. He won the Pebble Beach Professional/Amateur Match Championship, entered the top 10 seven times, and finished 2-1 in the 2017 Presidents Cup.

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Berger doesn’t have much to dislike. You can question his lack of Ryder Cup experience, or whether he is suitable-this seems unlikely.

13th in the standings

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Simpson has a wealth of experience in the Presidents Cup and Ryder Cup, and he seems to be a partner for anyone. If asked, he might fill this role well with DeChambeau, and his putting ability is an asset of the Ryder Cup.

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The appearance of Cantley and Fino in recent weeks may hurt Simpson’s chances. This year, his world ranking dropped from 6th to 20th. In order for Simpson to get a draft pick, Stricker needs to consider his specific role.

14th in the standings

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In the PGA Tour for more than two years, Schaeffler seems to have done everything, but won, often competed, demonstrated countless skills, and climbed into the top 20 in the world. If the United States wants to gain experience for some of its young players, Schaeffler should be considered.

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It is rare for a player who has never won a championship on the PGA Tour to get the captain pick, and Schaeffler has neither the President’s Cup nor the Ryder Cup experience. (Ricky Fowler Got a draft pick without winning in 2010 and performed well. )

15th in the standings

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It will be interesting to see Kokrak, who has been hitting the ball for a long time, partner with someone like Dustin Johnson or Koepka in a four-ball match and see how many birdies they might produce. As a two-time champion, Kokrak has made considerable progress in the past year. If Stricker tries to think outside the box and make the most of his draft picks, he will be considered. His length is perfect for whistling the strait.

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Lack of experience in these games is his biggest shortcoming. Although he won twice this season, his scoring hasn’t been higher, and he has been quiet since he won in the colony.

16th in the standings

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His first victory at the Valspar Championship propelled him from 154th to 25th in the world. He also finished second in Byron Nelson and lost in the WGC-FedEx St. Jude playoffs. The idea of ​​adding young talents for the future is interesting, and Burns did well in the playoffs.

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Despite winning two seconds, Burns is still far from entering the top 12 and facing a lot of competition.

17th in the standings

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Horschel is a fierce competitor who performed well in the foursomes. He performed well this year and won the WGC-Dell Technologies match play in March.

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His biggest problem is the crowded venue. Horschel has never participated in the Ryder Cup. He will face an arduous process, and at this point, it is about a duel with possible partners. If Stricker finds it appropriate, then this is his ticket to Wisconsin.

18th in the standings

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Kisner’s victory at the Wyndham Championship reminded him of his tenacity. He won the WGC match play in 2019 and won 2-0-2 in the only time he participated in the Presidents Cup in 2017. He is considered an excellent putter who is good at match play.

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Before his victory at Wyndham, his performance was mediocre, which only allowed him to enter the top 20 standings. Wuthering Strait is not his food either.

19th in the standings

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As a tough contender who lost in Wyndham’s playoffs, Na has proven himself to be a likable person. He overcomes the slow game problem and may be an interesting one for Stricker. Choice, especially his putting ability.

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Like Houma, did he do enough? Is there enough power to overcome other negative effects? Is there a specific player who can be well matched for a game or two with him?

20th in the standings

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He is Phil Mickelson, a legend, a member of the Hall of Fame, and a six-time Grand Slam champion, including this year’s PGA Championship. He has a lot of leadership skills, has been participating in these team activities, and will become an excellent partner for De Chambeau in the fours.

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Except for the victory at Kiawah, he did almost nothing. Mickelson’s best result was a tie for 17th in the WGC held in Memphis. He admitted that he needed a strong playoff game to be considered, but this did not happen. He missed the promotion of the Northern Trust and performed poorly in BMW’s second round. Pencil played the role of deputy captain in Phil and the future Ryder Cup captain.

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