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Woods moves into top 25 in U.S. Ryder Cup race

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After another strong tournament finish, Tiger Woods continued his rapid ascent through the U.S. Ryder Cup standings.

Woods was named as one of Jim Furyk's vice captains last month, but the possibility that he'll be playing instead of driving a cart - or perhaps pulling double duty - continues to increase. Woods' T-5 finish at the Arnold Palmer Invitational helped him jump eight more spots in the U.S. points race, up to No. 24.

Bryson DeChambeau, who finished alone in second place behind Rory McIlroy, made the biggest jump of the week by going from No. 56 to No. 15.

The top eight following the PGA Championship will automatically qualify for Paris, and that part of the standings remained unchanged after Bay Hill. Here's a look at the top names:

1. Justin Thomas

2. Dustin Johnson

3. Brooks Koepka

4. Phil Mickelson

5. Jordan Spieth

6. Matt Kuchar

7. Brian Harman

8. Patrick Reed


9. Rickie Fowler

10. Gary Woodland

11. Bubba Watson

12. Chez Reavie

Here's a look at the European race, where McIlroy made a big move with his victory at Bay Hill. The top four from the European Points list and the top four from the World Points list in August will all qualify automatically, with captain Thomas Bjorn adding four picks:

European Points

1. Tyrrell Hatton

2. Justin Rose

3. Ross Fisher

4. Matthew Fitzpatrick

World Points

1. Jon Rahm

2. Tommy Fleetwood

3. Rory McIlroy

4. Sergio Garcia