European Ryder Cup Rankings

European Points List World Points List
PosPlayer NameCountryPoints PosPlayer NameCountryPoints
1Danny WILLETT3630894.20 1Danny WILLETT237.14
2Rory MCILROY2849657.14 2Henrik STENSON219.44
3Matthew FITZPATRICK1902086.74 3Rory MCILROY190.68
4Andy SULLIVAN1853093.55 4Justin ROSE134.14
5Victor DUBUISSON1641925.74 5Rafa CABRERA BELLO127.17
6Rafa CABRERA BELLO1593331.74 6Matthew FITZPATRICK115.05
7Chris WOOD1527750.74 7Andy SULLIVAN108.99
8Søren KJELDSEN1516493.71 8Sergio GARCIA108.20
9Henrik STENSON1469073.36 9Søren KJELDSEN87.74
10Kristoffer BROBERG1424556.93 10Thorbjørn OLESEN87.20
11Thorbjørn OLESEN1384118.61 11Thomas PIETERS87.10
12Thomas PIETERS1134918.82 12Lee WESTWOOD84.62
13Lee WESTWOOD1123430.60 13Chris WOOD81.36
14Lucas BJERREGAARD997074.75 14Victor DUBUISSON72.75
15Joost LUITEN912098.84 15Jamie DONALDSON71.67
16Justin ROSE904475.76 16Joost LUITEN68.85
17Ross FISHER885590.22 17Graeme MCDOWELL66.45
18Lee SLATTERY882942.66 18Kristoffer BROBERG66.18
19Bernd WIESBERGER847224.21 19Lee SLATTERY66.16
20Shane LOWRY809158.15 20Lucas BJERREGAARD59.89
21Martin KAYMER747373.50 21Luke DONALD56.52
22Andrew JOHNSTON672569.65 22Shane LOWRY54.02
23Sergio GARCIA647602.87 23Bernd WIESBERGER53.03
24Benjamin HEBERT633992.30 24Ross FISHER52.84
25Richard BLAND613120.30 25Martin KAYMER51.87
26Alexander LEVY576166.21 26Andrew JOHNSTON49.30
27Rikard KARLBERG569324.17 27Freddie JACOBSON46.30
28Graeme STORM560774.45 28David LINGMERTH42.74
29Grégory BOURDY559488.71 29Russell KNOX42.50
30Jamie DONALDSON553139.37 30Ian POULTER40.87
31Julien QUESNE547456.40 31Benjamin HEBERT39.84
32Tommy FLEETWOOD512492.56 32Rikard KARLBERG38.83
33Anthony WALL472083.36 33Alexander LEVY35.85
34Tyrrell HATTON452845.34 34Grégory BOURDY35.44
35Alejandro CAÑIZARES446190.59 35Richard BLAND33.30
36James MORRISON425406.23 36Alejandro CAÑIZARES33.01
37Jorge CAMPILLO413971.72 37Julien QUESNE32.71
38Ian POULTER413155.90 38Graeme STORM32.57
39Francesco MOLINARI380931.94 39Ricardo GOUVEIA31.39
40Bradley DREDGE360324.94 40Francesco MOLINARI31.02
41Joakim LAGERGREN350767.77 41Tommy FLEETWOOD28.86
42David HOWELL347676.25 42Anthony WALL28.45
43Maximilian KIEFFER344549.14 43Jorge CAMPILLO27.65
44Peter HANSON339535.82 44Bradley DREDGE25.27
45Eduardo DE LA RIVA325753.94 45James MORRISON24.28
46Romain WATTEL322592.54 46Sébastien GROS23.80
47David DRYSDALE305015.37 47Tyrrell HATTON23.56
48Richie RAMSAY302506.43 48Joakim LAGERGREN23.20
49Luke DONALD301939.07 49Pelle EDBERG21.86
50Pelle EDBERG301858.07 50David DRYSDALE21.73
51Stephen GALLACHER293961.74 51Borja VIRTO ASTUDILLO21.47
52Marcel SIEM293752.36 52Maximilian KIEFFER21.22
53Graeme MCDOWELL290144.60 53Padraig HARRINGTON21.19
54Pablo LARRAZÁBAL289998.82 54David HORSEY20.81
55Miguel Angel JIMÉNEZ287238.80 55Eduardo DE LA RIVA20.76
56Alex NOREN281950.17 56Peter HANSON20.45
57Marc WARREN260359.55 57Jeff WINTHER20.29
58Mike LORENZO-VERA253072.97 58Mikko ILONEN20.05
59David HORSEY250635.65 59Ben EVANS19.08
60Mikko ILONEN249217.86 60Romain WATTEL19.08
61Grégory HAVRET245812.55 61Greg OWEN19.00
62Ben EVANS237653.83 62David HOWELL18.54
63Russell KNOX233485.33 63Clément SORDET18.37
64Gary STAL226522.74 64Sebastian SODERBERG18.16
65Robert ROCK212456.66 65Christofer BLOMSTRAND18.00
66Eddie PEPPERELL211245.90 66Robert ROCK17.95
67Craig LEE207304.77 67Pablo LARRAZÁBAL16.81
68Magnus A CARLSSON206651.64 68Björn ÅKESSON16.76
69Mikko KORHONEN197276.04 69Thomas LINARD16.60
70Oliver FISHER195528.41 70Johan CARLSSON16.52
71Nicolas COLSAERTS185774.17 71Tom MURRAY16.19
72Johan CARLSSON185072.35 72Jordan L SMITH16.00
73Daniel BROOKS183943.45 73Alvaro QUIROS15.94
74Alvaro QUIROS174830.40 74Joachim B. HANSEN15.86
75Paul DUNNE167522.98 75Nicolas COLSAERTS15.54
76Raphaël JACQUELIN160785.95 76Darius VAN DRIEL15.48
77Sébastien GROS154172.00 77Mike LORENZO-VERA15.45
78Edouard ESPAÑA132822.70 78Gary BOYD15.31
79David LINGMERTH132767.12 79Paul DUNNE15.23
80Jeff WINTHER130918.07 80Thomas BJØRN15.16
81Scott JAMIESON121157.69 81Mikko KORHONEN15.09
82Thomas BJØRN119642.19 82Daniel BROOKS14.60
83Borja VIRTO ASTUDILLO116263.58 83Matteo DELPODIO14.55
84Matt FORD115681.82 84Stephen GALLACHER13.68
85Ricardo GOUVEIA113213.59 85Craig LEE13.68
86Roope KAKKO108258.55 86Magnus A CARLSSON13.65
87Morten Ørum MADSEN106316.59 87Alex NOREN13.53
88Robert DINWIDDIE105280.62 88Callum SHINKWIN13.51
89Seve BENSON104826.01 89Romain LANGASQUE12.93
90Renato PARATORE99762.81 90Nino BERTASIO12.83
91Nacho ELVIRA92530.42 91Marcel SIEM12.23
92Robert KARLSSON90567.25 92Ross McGOWAN11.64
93Paul LAWRIE88599.20 93Richie RAMSAY11.61
94Thomas LINARD87400.00 94Oliver FISHER11.41
95Matthew NIXON86932.83 95Eddie PEPPERELL11.40
96Michael HOEY86848.71 96Grégory HAVRET11.16
97Jens FAHRBRING84293.25 97Garrick PORTEOUS11.10
98Florian FRITSCH78344.34 98Miguel Angel JIMÉNEZ11.09
99Bernhard LANGER77817.61 99Jens FAHRBRING10.87
100Lasse JENSEN76984.54 100Nacho ELVIRA10.34
101Mikael LUNDBERG73220.21 101Matt WALLACE10.13
102Pablo MARTIN BENAVIDES70273.42 102Matt FORD9.90
103Nino BERTASIO70066.38 103Josh LOUGHREY9.80
104Richard MCEVOY68326.91 104Marc WARREN9.75
105Björn ÅKESSON67243.12 105Gary STAL9.44
106Adrian OTAEGUI64167.48 106Antoine SCHWARTZ9.40
107Gary BOYD63160.73 107Daan HUIZING9.00
108Chris PAISLEY62285.93 108James ROBINSON8.59
109Johan EDFORS61243.82 109Max ORRIN7.84
110Stuart MANLEY60098.45 110Pablo MARTIN BENAVIDES7.82
111Padraig HARRINGTON58237.91 111Mads SØGAARD7.80
112Rhys DAVIES56478.24 112Bernd RITTHAMMER7.70
113Anders HANSEN56335.22 113Manuel TRAPPEL7.60
114Jamie MCLEARY54246.71 114Sam WALKER7.42
115Callum SHINKWIN52647.12 115Robert DINWIDDIE7.38
116Tom LEWIS49678.68 116Javier COLOMO7.33
117John PARRY49451.90 117Christopher MIVIS7.20
118Niall KEARNEY45887.14 118Michael HOEY6.96
119Matthew SOUTHGATE43448.63 119Rhys DAVIES6.83
120Matteo MANASSERO42690.06 120Bernhard LANGER6.73
121Niclas FASTH42027.04 121Joel GIRRBACH6.60
122Richard FINCH41561.53 122Niall TURNER6.52
123Bernd RITTHAMMER41550.21 123Edouard ESPAÑA6.51
124Nick DOUGHERTY40365.77 124Paul LAWRIE6.51
125Ross McGOWAN39391.12 125Alexander KNAPPE6.31
126James HEATH39350.00 126Scott JAMIESON6.28
127Oskar HENNINGSSON39350.00 127Espen KOFSTAD6.28
128Mark FOSTER38727.90 128Simon WAKEFIELD6.27
129Tom MURRAY37578.78 129Roope KAKKO6.17
130Peter LAWRIE33730.00 130Matthew NIXON6.07
131Simon WAKEFIELD33720.00 131Tapio PULKKANEN5.60
132Paul MADDY33660.25 132Carlos PIGEM5.52
133Ricardo SANTOS32190.00 133James HEATH5.52
134Steve WEBSTER31625.11 134Oskar HENNINGSSON5.52
135Darren CLARKE31506.34 135Edouard DUBOIS5.44
136Soren HANSEN30068.69 136Renato PARATORE5.31
137Marco CRESPI29916.82 137Morten Ørum MADSEN5.28
138Jason BARNES29570.00 138Raphaël JACQUELIN5.28
139Jordi GARCIA PINTO29041.00 139Florian FRITSCH5.19
140David DIXON28037.17 140Seve BENSON5.17
141Damien MCGRANE26625.00 141Sebastian HEISELE4.80
142José Manuel LARA25750.00 142Stuart MANLEY4.56
143Chris DOAK25480.00 143Clément BERARDO4.43
144Carlos PIGEM25151.01 144Johan EDFORS4.32
145Andrea PAVAN24830.55 145John PARRY4.20
146Javier COLOMO24594.14 146Ryan EVANS4.15
147Sam HUTSBY24134.78 147Eirik Tage JOHANSEN4.13
148Matthew BALDWIN21877.28 148Lasse JENSEN4.10
149Oliver WILSON20637.89 149Scott HENRY4.03
150Joachim B. HANSEN19913.16 150Mark F HAASTRUP4.00
151Chris HANSON19860.20 151Martin KESKARI4.00
152Ryan EVANS19733.82 152Daniel JENNEVRET4.00
153Clément BERARDO18528.97 153Borja ETCHART4.00
154Jérôme LANDO CASANOVA18200.00 154Moritz LAMPERT4.00
155Simon THORNTON18180.00 155Benjamin RUSCH4.00
156Alessandro TADINI16333.33 156David LAW3.96
157Dominic FOOS15965.32 157Simon GRIFFITHS3.87
158Simon GRIFFITHS15940.00 158Thomas SHADBOLT3.80
159Edoardo MOLINARI15550.00 159Jens DANTORP3.79
160Cyril BOUNIOL15000.00 160Ricardo SANTOS3.76
161Max ORRIN13835.24 161George MURRAY3.71
162Toby TREE13646.70 162Daniel LØKKE3.60
163Simon DYSON11464.83 163Philipp MEJOW3.60
164Steven BROWN10400.00 164Eric BLOM3.60
165Daan HUIZING10202.61 165Richard MCEVOY3.58
166Michael JONZON10137.59 166Robert KARLSSON3.56
167Ben STOW9800.00 167Mikael LUNDBERG3.51
168Pedro ORIOL9450.00 168Toby TREE3.51
169Moritz LAMPERT9060.12 169Lorenzo GAGLI3.45
170James ROBINSON8814.53 170Hugues JOANNES3.45
171Jordan L SMITH8750.00 171Robert COLES3.24
172Sandy LYLE8743.55 172Damien PERRIER3.20
173Ian WOOSNAM8743.55 173Tom LEWIS3.16
174Andrew MCARTHUR8692.09 174Steven TILEY3.15
175David LAW8692.09 175Jamie MCLEARY3.11
176Wil BESSELING7920.00 176Dominic FOOS3.04
177Scott FALLON7800.00 177Joel SJÖHOLM3.02
178Scott HENRY7710.26 178Matthew SOUTHGATE2.87
179Oliver FARR7600.00 179Chris HANSON2.73
180Kevin PHELAN7159.63 180Darren CLARKE2.66
181Sebastian HEISELE6450.00 181Gareth SHAW2.59
182Victor RIU6150.00 182Toni FERRER2.40
183Steven JEPPESEN6093.07 183Anton KARLSSON2.40
184Sebastian SODERBERG6093.07 184Matthew BALDWIN2.38
185Scott FERNANDEZ5631.28 185Julien GUERRIER2.24
186Kenneth FERRIE5300.00 186Ben STOW2.23
187Peter WHITEFORD5300.00 187Nick DOUGHERTY2.11
188Espen KOFSTAD5220.00 188Peter LAWRIE2.10
189Lionel WEBER4697.20 189Jason BARNES2.10
190Simon KHAN4515.33 190Filippo BERGAMASCHI2.07
191Lukas NEMECZ4027.62 191Gonzalo FDEZ-CASTAÑO2.04
192José-Filipe LIMA3149.81 192Daniel WUENSCHE2.00
193Jack SENIOR3149.81 193Ruaidhri MCGEE1.87
194Lorenzo GAGLI3000.00 194Emilio CUARTERO BLANCO1.82
195Chris LLOYD2850.00 195Niall KEARNEY1.80
196Gary KING2633.44 196Chris DOAK1.80
197Carlos DEL MORAL1451.50 197Steve LEWTON1.79
198Francesco LAPORTA1439.50 198Steve WEBSTER1.75

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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