Ryder Cup Qualification 2012

The qualification period on both sides of the Atlantic has been on going for some time now and it is shaping up to be a furious race for the players wanting to make the team for Medinah. Playing in a Ryder Cup is one of the highlights of any golfers career and there will be a number of players doing everything they can to qualify for the 2012 Ryder Cup. Some of the European players in particular will be relying on their world ranking to qualify for the team rather than accumulating points in Europe with many of them playing more often than not on the PGA tour in America.

Latest Outright Ryder Cup 2012 Win Odds

The European Ryder Cup Team will be made up of the top five players from the Ryder Cup Points list at the end of the Johnnie Walker Championship along with the next five players from the World Points list. The American Ryder Cup Team is decided slightly different with prize money the key criteria, Davis Love III has four picks of his own after the top eight have been decided by the prize money list.

Current European Ryder Cup Standings -  13/08/12

Ryder Cup Points List

  1. Rory McIlroy
  2. Justin Rose
  3. Graeme McDowell
  4. Paul Lawrie
  5. Francesco Molinari

World Points List

  1. Luke Donald
  2. Lee Westwood
  3. Peter Hanson
  4. Martin Kaymer
  5. Ian Poulter

Final American Ryder Cup Standings

  1. Tiger Woods 6,014.184
  2. Bubba Watson 5,815.054
  3. Jason Dufner 5,697.302
  4. Keegan Bradley 5,551.206
  5. Webb Simpson 4,635.500
  6. Zach Johnson 4,491.544
  7. Matt Kuchar 4,448.942
  8. Phil Mickelson 4,233.108