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Monday, 16 August 2010
Phil Mickelson   (Getty Images)
Phil Mickelson (Getty Images)

Bubba Watson and Dustin Johnson can console themselves with places on the US Ryder Cup Team after narrowly missing out on the US PGA Championship title.

But Tiger Woods needs a Ryder Cup wild card after coming 28th at Whistling Straits - and so do 2008 star Anthony Kim and last year's US Open Championship winner Lucas Glover after being bumped out of a top eight spot in the final event.

Kim and Glover lost out with Bubba Watson climbing from 18th to third by making the play-off with German Martin Kaymer, while Dustin Johnson moved from ninth to sixth despite the two-shot penalty which dramatically denied him a place in the play-off at Whistling Straits.

Captain Corey Pavin names his four wild cards on September 7. Woods and Kim, who has only just returned from thumb surgery, will be hopeful of getting two of them, with last year's Open Championship winner Stewart Cink and former Masters Tournament champion Zach Johnson, joint third this weekend, amongst the favourites for the other two.

Masters Champion Phil Mickelson and Hunter Mahan, who holed the winning putt two years ago, led the eight automatic qualifiers for the US Ryder Cup Team. The other automatic qualifiers bound for The Celtic Manor Resort from October 1-3, are Watson, Jim Furyk, Steve Stricker, Johnson, Jeff Overton and Matt Kuchar.

Mickelson will be making his ninth consecutive Ryder Cup appearance but Watson, Johnson, Kuchar and Overton will all be making their Ryder Cup debuts.

Leading final positions in the United States' Ryder Cup table (top eight qualify, Captain Corey Pavin adds four wild cards on September 7):
1 PHIL MICKELSON 6,095pts, 2 HUNTER MAHAN 4,095, 3 BUBBA WATSON 3,894, 4 JIM FURYK 3,763, 5 STEVE STRICKER 3,697, 6 DUSTIN JOHNSON 3,573, 7 JEFF OVERTON 3,533, 8 MATT KUCHAR 3,415

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