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Simpson jumps to sixth on U.S. Presidents Cup list

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Webb Simpson may have just locked up his spot on the 2019 U.S. Presidents Cup team.

With a second-place finish Sunday at the Wyndham Championship, Simpson jumped from 10th to sixth in the U.S. Presidents Cup standings. 

His ascension bumped U.S. Open winner Gary Woodland from the eighth to ninth, one spot outside the automatic cutoff.

Simpson last represented the U.S. at the 2018 Ryder Cup but has been absent from the Presidents Cup since 2013.

Qualifying for the U.S. team closes after the BMW Championship in two weeks. After that, Tiger Woods will have four captain's picks to round out his 12-man roster, with one of those picks potentially (probably?) being used on himself.

Brooks Koepka, Dustin Johnson, Justin Thomas, Xander Schauffele, Matt Kuchar, Simpson, Bryson DeChambeau and Patrick Cantlay currently round out the top eight.

Not currently qualified are names like Woodland, Tony Finau (10th), Rickie Fowler (11th), Woods (12th), Phil Mickelson (14th), Patrick Reed (17th), and Jordan Spieth (29th).

Spieth has been a member of every U.S. team since the 2013 Presidents Cup and Reed a member of every team since the 2014 Ryder Cup.

The 49-year-old Mickelson has been a member of every U.S. team since the 1994 Presidents Cup. He required a pick from captain Jim Furyk for last year's Ryder Cup, where he went 0-2-0.