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Medinah hero Kaymer back on Ryder Cup radar

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This could be the most hotly contested Ryder Cup ever – and we’re talking about just making the team.

So, each Monday, GolfChannel.com will take a way-too-early look at the players who are vying for one of the 12 spots on the team. Nine players make their squad via their respective points list, and both captain Tom Watson and Paul McGinley will have three wild-card picks apiece. 

AMERICANS

The current top 12: 

1. Bubba Watson, 6,283

2. Jimmy Walker, 4,772

3. Matt Kuchar, 4,060

4. Jordan Spieth, 3,988

5. Jim Furyk, 3,909

6. Dustin Johnson, 3,781

7. Patrick Reed, 3,038

8. Phil Mickelson, 2,821

9. Zach Johnson, 2,787

10. Jason Dufner, 2,692

11. Harris English, 2,680

12. Chris Kirk, 2,526 

Notes:

• Players 54-hole co-leader Jordan Spieth moved up a spot, from No. 5 to No. 4, but he seems a lock after his big-time performances this spring.

• A runner-up for the second week in a row, Jim Furyk at least climbed a few more spots on the points list, moving from seventh to fifth.

• Patrick Reed, who has three wins since last August, continues to slide down the rankings. He is now seventh.

• This week's Where-is-Tiger? update: Down from 55th to 57th


EUROPEANS

European Points List (top 4 qualify) 

1. Victor Dubuisson, 2,297,434

2. Jamie Donaldson, 2,165,473

3. Thomas Bjorn, 1,932,606

4. Henrik Stenson, 1,802,457

5. Ian Poulter, 1,771,978

6. Joost Luiten, 1,300,177

7. Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano, 1,254,874

8. Sergio Garcia, 1,186,966

9. Miguel Angel Jimenez, 1,164,953

10. Francesco Molinari, 1,050,800

World Points List (top 5)

1. Henrik Stenson, 285

2. Sergio Garcia, 235

3. Rory McIlroy, 178

4. Thomas Bjorn, 154

5. Victor Dubuisson, 150

6. Jamie Donaldson, 142

7. Justin Rose, 141

8. Luke Donald, 132

9. Martin Kaymer, 132

10. Ian Poulter, 129

Notes:

• Paul McGinley was probably the happiest man watching The Players, as six prospective Ryder Cuppers finished inside the top 10 in one of the best fields of the year.

• Players champion Martin Kaymer, who holed the clinching putt at the 2012 Ryder Cup, cracked the top 10 in the World Points List.

Lee Westwood, who tied for sixth at The Players, is No. 12 and No. 11, respectively, on the European and World Points Lists.