European Ryder Cup Rankings

European Points List World Points List
PosPlayer NameCountryPoints PosPlayer NameCountryPoints
1Rory MCILROY1744926.07 1Henrik STENSON143.64
2Andy SULLIVAN1644906.43 2Rory MCILROY113.96
3Danny WILLETT1541536.68 3Justin ROSE90.06
4Matthew FITZPATRICK1508535.54 4Matthew FITZPATRICK89.59
5Victor DUBUISSON1502987.14 5Thorbjørn OLESEN73.58
6Chris WOOD1378872.90 6Thomas PIETERS72.86
7Kristoffer BROBERG1327497.27 7Andy SULLIVAN67.23
8Henrik STENSON1319491.58 8Chris WOOD66.53
9Thorbjørn OLESEN1215547.93 9Victor DUBUISSON65.76
10Søren KJELDSEN1025718.01 10Kristoffer BROBERG63.31
11Thomas PIETERS950429.18 11Lee SLATTERY60.24
12Lucas BJERREGAARD809331.91 12Danny WILLETT56.67
13Lee SLATTERY752608.66 13Lucas BJERREGAARD54.48
14Ross FISHER721771.91 14Søren KJELDSEN52.97
15Rafa CABRERA-BELLO708243.35 15Jamie DONALDSON50.90
16Shane LOWRY657591.61 16Graeme MCDOWELL46.82
17Bernd WIESBERGER619925.93 17Sergio GARCIA44.37
18Justin ROSE545388.37 18Ross FISHER41.37
19Benjamin HEBERT530321.82 19Martin KAYMER37.47
20Martin KAYMER527390.81 20David LINGMERTH36.09
21Graeme STORM517657.54 21Rafa CABRERA-BELLO35.90
22Rikard KARLBERG456924.76 22Shane LOWRY34.41
23Anthony WALL455999.13 23Bernd WIESBERGER33.63
24Grégory BOURDY435965.86 24Rikard KARLBERG32.87
25Tommy FLEETWOOD424746.61 25Lee WESTWOOD32.26
26Ian POULTER389139.99 26Benjamin HEBERT31.44
27Francesco MOLINARI380931.94 27Ricardo GOUVEIA31.39
28Alejandro CAÑIZARES380467.69 28Graeme STORM29.31
29Joost LUITEN371676.96 29Anthony WALL27.19
30Tyrrell HATTON367882.84 30Ian POULTER26.87
31David HOWELL347676.25 31Joost LUITEN26.35
32Andrew JOHNSTON324639.99 32Freddie JACOBSON25.70
33Richard BLAND324554.21 33Grégory BOURDY25.65
34Julien QUESNE319225.23 34Alejandro CAÑIZARES21.99
35Jamie DONALDSON306074.60 35Tommy FLEETWOOD21.47
36Luke DONALD301939.07 36Joakim LAGERGREN21.04
37Joakim LAGERGREN299519.66 37Sébastien GROS20.96
38Lee WESTWOOD298458.67 38Borja VIRTO ASTUDILLO20.24
39James MORRISON284166.58 39David DRYSDALE19.88
40Eduardo DE LA RIVA282233.09 40Eduardo DE LA RIVA19.52
41Maximilian KIEFFER269368.36 41Richard BLAND19.32
42Alexander LEVY263232.54 42Luke DONALD18.90
43Sergio GARCIA261858.08 43Francesco MOLINARI18.89
44David DRYSDALE255952.01 44David HOWELL18.54
45David HORSEY236988.95 45Clément SORDET18.37
46Bradley DREDGE234025.34 46Andrew JOHNSTON18.11
47Stephen GALLACHER232250.16 47Bradley DREDGE17.69
48Marc WARREN231869.56 48David HORSEY17.36
49Miguel Angel JIMÉNEZ220317.69 49Maximilian KIEFFER16.76
50Peter HANSON220230.36 50Björn ÅKESSON16.76
51Gary STAL219045.94 51Peter HANSON16.45
52Jorge CAMPILLO212877.99 52Tom MURRAY16.19
53Ben EVANS208307.12 53Ben EVANS15.89
54Mike LORENZO-VERA196872.97 54Thomas LINARD15.20
55Eddie PEPPERELL195976.87 55Julien QUESNE14.83
56Oliver FISHER195528.41 56Tyrrell HATTON14.65
57Pelle EDBERG192832.34 57Daniel BROOKS14.60
58Romain WATTEL192680.14 58Joachim B. HANSEN14.27
59Richie RAMSAY180027.15 59Pelle EDBERG14.13
60Robert ROCK179204.18 60Darius VAN DRIEL13.80
61Pablo LARRAZÁBAL174180.90 61Thomas BJØRN13.41
62Alex NOREN173079.00 62Matteo DELPODIO13.35
63Mikko ILONEN158882.85 63Robert ROCK13.12
64Graeme MCDOWELL154097.50 64Paul DUNNE12.85
65Marcel SIEM148996.27 65Jorge CAMPILLO12.37
66Alvaro QUIROS144543.69 66Callum SHINKWIN12.27
67Magnus A CARLSSON143807.45 67James MORRISON12.27
68Daniel BROOKS141194.00 68Marcel SIEM12.23
69Mikko KORHONEN137010.82 69Gary BOYD12.00
70Craig LEE136401.41 70Romain WATTEL11.61
71Johan CARLSSON133249.83 71Eddie PEPPERELL11.40
72Edouard ESPAÑA132822.70 72Mikko KORHONEN10.95
73Paul DUNNE116363.80 73Nicolas COLSAERTS10.95
74Matt FORD115681.82 74Jens FAHRBRING10.87
75Nicolas COLSAERTS113162.98 75Stephen GALLACHER10.81
76Grégory HAVRET109975.94 76Magnus A CARLSSON10.75
77Raphaël JACQUELIN103825.36 77Mike LORENZO-VERA10.62
78Scott JAMIESON101767.58 78Padraig HARRINGTON10.60
79Thomas BJØRN96956.48 79Johan CARLSSON10.53
80Ricardo GOUVEIA93962.42 80Oliver FISHER10.21
81Morten Ørum MADSEN92289.65 81Alexander LEVY9.91
82Robert KARLSSON90567.25 82Matt FORD9.90
83Michael HOEY86848.71 83Josh LOUGHREY9.80
84Russell KNOX81362.76 84Craig LEE9.76
85Paul LAWRIE78999.20 85Nino BERTASIO9.47
86Sébastien GROS78793.15 86Mikko ILONEN9.23
87Florian FRITSCH78344.34 87Richie RAMSAY9.13
88Lasse JENSEN76984.54 88Jeff WINTHER8.89
89Roope KAKKO76601.92 89Miguel Angel JIMÉNEZ8.65
90Matthew NIXON73286.13 90James ROBINSON8.59
91Jens FAHRBRING71443.54 91Pablo LARRAZÁBAL8.35
92Pablo MARTIN BENAVIDES70273.42 92Marc WARREN8.21
93Thomas LINARD67800.00 93Max ORRIN7.84
94Renato PARATORE66962.79 94Pablo MARTIN BENAVIDES7.82
95Mikael LUNDBERG65681.33 95Mads SØGAARD7.80
96Björn ÅKESSON63343.12 96Alex NOREN7.50
97Padraig HARRINGTON58237.91 97Ross McGOWAN7.25
98Anders HANSEN56335.22 98Daan HUIZING7.20
99Johan EDFORS53794.99 99Michael HOEY6.96
100Robert DINWIDDIE51893.51 100Russell KNOX6.88
101Tom LEWIS49678.68 101Niall TURNER6.52
102John PARRY49451.90 102Edouard ESPAÑA6.51
103Richard MCEVOY46907.65 103Paul LAWRIE6.51
104Niall KEARNEY45887.14 104Simon WAKEFIELD6.27
105Richard FINCH41561.53 105Gary STAL6.18
106Seve BENSON40613.83 106Javier COLOMO6.11
107Nick DOUGHERTY40365.77 107Sam WALKER5.86
108James HEATH39350.00 108Rhys DAVIES5.61
109Oskar HENNINGSSON39350.00 109Tapio PULKKANEN5.60
110Mark FOSTER38727.90 110James HEATH5.52
111Ross McGOWAN36431.99 111Oskar HENNINGSSON5.52
112Bernd RITTHAMMER35457.14 112Nacho ELVIRA5.33
113Niclas FASTH35099.41 113Morten Ørum MADSEN5.28
114Stuart MANLEY34956.66 114Florian FRITSCH5.19
115Simon WAKEFIELD33720.00 115Sebastian SODERBERG4.96
116Paul MADDY33660.25 116Scott JAMIESON4.94
117Adrian OTAEGUI32545.53 117Grégory HAVRET4.88
118Ricardo SANTOS32190.00 118Stuart MANLEY4.56
119Tom MURRAY31485.71 119Roope KAKKO4.45
120Soren HANSEN30068.69 120Clément BERARDO4.43
121Jason BARNES29570.00 121Johan EDFORS4.32
122Nino BERTASIO29171.19 122John PARRY4.20
123Damien MCGRANE26625.00 123Ryan EVANS4.15
124Peter LAWRIE26330.00 124Eirik Tage JOHANSEN4.13
125Marco CRESPI25889.20 125Lasse JENSEN4.10
126Chris DOAK25480.00 126Raphaël JACQUELIN4.04
127Andrea PAVAN24830.55 127Mark F HAASTRUP4.00
128Chris PAISLEY24566.40 128Christopher MIVIS4.00
129Callum SHINKWIN24200.41 129Benjamin RUSCH4.00
130Sam HUTSBY24134.78 130Borja ETCHART4.00
131David LINGMERTH23971.19 131David LAW3.96
132Darren CLARKE22762.79 132Simon GRIFFITHS3.87
133Rhys DAVIES22237.51 133Jens DANTORP3.79
134Matthew BALDWIN21877.28 134Ricardo SANTOS3.76
135Oliver WILSON20637.89 135Edouard DUBOIS3.76
136Joachim B. HANSEN19913.16 136George MURRAY3.71
137Clément BERARDO18528.97 137Daniel LØKKE3.60
138Jérôme LANDO CASANOVA18200.00 138Philipp MEJOW3.60
139Simon THORNTON18180.00 139Eric BLOM3.60
140Alessandro TADINI16333.33 140Robert KARLSSON3.56
141Dominic FOOS15965.32 141Mikael LUNDBERG3.51
142Simon GRIFFITHS15940.00 142Hugues JOANNES3.45
143Carlos PIGEM15483.38 143Robert COLES3.24
144Cyril BOUNIOL15000.00 144Garrick PORTEOUS3.24
145Matthew SOUTHGATE14600.00 145Matthew NIXON3.22
146Chris HANSON13767.14 146Damien PERRIER3.20
147Ryan EVANS12450.00 147Tom LEWIS3.16
148Jordi GARCIA PINTO11841.00 148Steven TILEY3.15
149Borja VIRTO ASTUDILLO11709.49 149Renato PARATORE3.06
150Simon DYSON11464.83 150Dominic FOOS3.04
151Steven BROWN10400.00 151Joel SJÖHOLM3.02
152Pedro ORIOL9450.00 152Bernd RITTHAMMER2.90
153Moritz LAMPERT9060.12 153Chris HANSON2.73
154Steve WEBSTER8939.40 154Darren CLARKE2.66
155Wil BESSELING7920.00 155Scott HENRY2.59
156Scott FALLON7800.00 156Gareth SHAW2.59
157Oliver FARR7600.00 157Robert DINWIDDIE2.53
158Daan HUIZING7569.16 158Anton KARLSSON2.40
159Matteo MANASSERO7368.96 159Matt WALLACE2.40
160Kevin PHELAN7159.63 160Matthew BALDWIN2.38
161Jamie MCLEARY6500.00 161Richard MCEVOY2.32
162Victor RIU6150.00 162Nick DOUGHERTY2.11
163José Manuel LARA6150.00 163Peter LAWRIE2.10
164Scott FERNANDEZ5631.28 164Jason BARNES2.10
165Kenneth FERRIE5300.00 165Filippo BERGAMASCHI2.07
166Peter WHITEFORD5300.00 166Gonzalo FDEZ-CASTAÑO2.04
167Espen KOFSTAD5220.00 167Seve BENSON1.97
168Max ORRIN5143.15 168Ruaidhri MCGEE1.87
169Lionel WEBER4697.20 169Emilio CUARTERO BLANCO1.82
170Javier COLOMO4200.00 170Niall KEARNEY1.80
171Edoardo MOLINARI3750.00 171Chris DOAK1.80
172Lorenzo GAGLI3000.00 172Steve LEWTON1.79
173Scott HENRY2959.74 173Alvaro QUIROS1.74
174David DIXON2850.00 174James FRAZER1.73
175Chris LLOYD2850.00 175Darren WRIGHT1.73
176Carlos DEL MORAL1451.50 176Michael JONZON1.62
177Michael JONZON1445.50 177Raphael MARGUERY1.60
178Francesco LAPORTA1439.50 178Chris SELFRIDGE1.56

THE 2016 RYDER CUP

Friday September 27-Sunday October 2, 2016

European Team Eligibility:

The European Team to compete in the 2016 Ryder Cup shall comprise of the following Members:-

(a) The leading four Members1 on The Ryder Cup European Points List (1) on Sunday 28th August 2016, (or as at the conclusion of the Made in Denmark Tournament, whichever is the latter).  In the event of a tie between Members (i.e. a number of Members having accumulated an equal number of points), placings will be decided by the Member1 with the higher ranking on the 2016 Race to Dubai Rankings on Sunday 28th August 2016, (or as at the conclusion of the Made in Denmark tournament, whichever is the latter);

(b) The leading five Members1, not otherwise qualified under paragraph (a) above, on The Ryder Cup World Points List (2) on Sunday 28th August 2016, (or as at the conclusion of the Made in Denmark tournament, whichever is the latter). In the event of a tie between Members (i.e. a number of Members having accumulated an equal number of points), placings will be decided by the Member1 with the higher ranking on the Official World Golf Ranking as published on Monday 22nd August 2016; and

(c) The Captain, Darren Clarke, will choose (at his own discretion) the remaining three Members1 in the week commencing Monday 29th August 2016.

(1) The Ryder Cup European Points List will comprise points (1 point = 1 Euro of Official Money) earned by a Member1 from all Race to Dubai Tournaments in which he Participates that are scheduled to conclude between Thursday 3rd September 2015 and Sunday 28th August 2016. (Money earned by a Member from the 2015 Race to Dubai Bonus Pool (unofficial) does not count towards this points list).

(2) The Ryder Cup World Points List will comprise Official World Golf Ranking Points won by a Member1 from all OWGR tournaments in which he Participates, (unless otherwise stated below) that are scheduled to conclude as follows: -

(i)  Between Thursday 3rd September 2015 and Sunday 7th August 2016.

(ii) On Sunday 21st August 2016.

(iii) ONLY from the Made in Denmark Tournament on Sunday 28th August 2016.

Official World Golf Ranking Points are allocated to all officially sanctioned tournaments (on any Federated Tour) by the Official World Golf Ranking and are allocated according to the Event Rating of the tournament.

Definitions

1For the purposes of defining eligibility for selection for the 2016 European Ryder Cup team only, all references to Member(s) and Membership in the eligibility criteria referred to above shall mean only those European Members of the European Tour, whether Ranked Members, Affiliate Members, Honorary Life Members, Past Champions or other Members of distinction or Ranked European Members of the European Challenge Tour.

Notes

Note 1: Points won on The Ryder Cup World Points List and The Ryder Cup European Points List can only be earned by a Player whilst a Member1 of the European Tour (as defined in the preceding section).

Note 2: For points earned on either list to count within any one Official Season, a Ranked Member (including a Ranked Honorary Life Member) must fulfil his Membership obligations* (referred to in Regulation B1(c)) within that Official Season.

* In the Official Season in which The Ryder Cup is to be played, if any Ranked Member has not fulfilled these Membership obligations at the time when The European Ryder Cup team is selected, he must have committed to Participate in and there must remain sufficient Race to Dubai Tournaments in that Official Season for the Member to be able to do so.

Note 3:  A Non-Member taking up Membership1 of The European Tour for an Official Season that commences during the qualification period, (referred to in paragraph (1) above) can only earn points on either list from the date of the first Race to Dubai Tournament of that Official Season or the first Race to Dubai Tournament for which the Player is a Member1 of The European Tour, whichever is the latter.

All decisions and/or disputes relating to a Player’s eligibility for selection for a European Ryder Cup team including any issues relating to nationality, citizenship, domicile or residency of a Player will be determined by the European Tour’s Tournament Committee, subject to the ratification of any such decision by the board of directors of Ryder Cup Europe.

Format:

The tournament will be a Match Play Competition between two teams of 12 Players representing Europe and the United States.  On both the 1st and 2nd days there will be a series of 4 foursome matches and a series of 4 four-ball matches, and on the final day a series of 12 singles matches.

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