Two weeks for Euros to battle over Ryder Cup spots


While the U.S. has the majority of its Ryder Cup team finalized, Europeans are still battling for the nine automatic qualifying spots for Paul McGinley’s squad.

There wasn’t any movement along qualifying lines following the Made in Demark event, which was sparsely attended by upper-echelon European Tour players and won by Marc Warren.

Two weeks remain before the 2014 European team is finalized. European Tour events over that span include the Czech Masters and Italian Open, while the PGA Tour playoffs are in effect with The Barclays and Deutsche Bank Championship. McGinley will make his three captain’s picks on the same day, Aug. 31, that qualifying ends.

Europeans can qualify for the Ryder Cup team via two routes, a European Points List (based on performance in European Tour events) and a World Points List (based on Official World Golf Ranking points). Here is how things stand:

European Points List (top 4 qualify)

1. Rory McIlroy: 5,537,075

2. Henrik Stenson: 2,893,568

3. Victor Dubuisson: 2,880,182

4. Sergio Garcia: 2,539,593

5. Jamie Donaldson: 2,509,687

6. Thomas Bjorn: 2,489,768

7. Justin Rose: 2,138,323

8. Martin Kaymer: 2,006,411

9. Ian Poulter: 1,962,706

10. Graeme McDowell: 1,668,114

World Points List (top 5, not otherwise from EPL)

1. Rory McIlroy: 534

2. Henrik Stenson: 387

3. Sergio Garcia, 366

4. Justin Rose: 284

5. Martin Kaymer: 247

6. Thomas Bjorn, 206

7. Victory Dubuisson: 204

8. Jamie Donaldson: 170

9. Graeme McDowell: 169

10. Luke Donald 167