Monday, 10 August 1998
The teams are chosen from the Official World Ranking (leading available player) and the Volvo Ranking (leading two players not otherwise exempt) as at August 17 after the US PGA Championship.

With the leading player from the Official World Golf Ranking, Lee Westwood for England, Darren Clarke for Ireland and Colin Montgomerie for Scotland, secured and with no Volvo Ranking event this week, the final qualifying teams were decided settled after the German Open.

The positions are shown here.

ENGLAND World Ranking: Lee Westwood
Volvo Ranking: David Carter £233,056
Peter Baker £216,129
David Howell £184,550
Peter Mitchell £118,136
IRELAND World Ranking: Darren Clarke
Volvo Ranking: Padraig Harrington £147,641
Paul McGinley £134,666
Philip Walton £88,936
John McHenry £61,376
SCOTLAND World Ranking: Colin Montgomerie
Volvo Ranking: Andrew Coltart £249,250
Gary Orr £190,391
Sam Torrance £170,404
Gordon Brand Jnr £90,776

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