Brandt Snedeker has jumped to number three in the latest US Ryder Cup 2016 standings following his superb performance at Torrey Pines over the weekend. Snedeker’s eighth PGA Tour career victory means he moves ahead of both Zach Johnson and Rickie Fowler with an improved 2,750.474 points score.
Wonder kid Jordan Spieth still leads the way with a colossal 6.573.664 points, more than twice as many as second placed Dustin Johnson. Kevin Kisner (1,487.25) also moved up to number six following the Farmers Insurance Open while Phil Mickelson (1,485.297) and Jason Dufner (1,436.360) now round out the top eight.
Kevin Na was the only player slip out of the top twelve as J.B. Holmes, fresh from a sixth place finish in California, moved into contention for a spot on the team. Patrick Reed, Brooks Koepka and Bubba Watson are also well placed to make a late run this year. Eight players will automatically qualify for the team while US captain Davis Love III will also select four more “captain’s picks”.
The European team, captained by Irishman Darren Clarke, will consist of the four leading players on the European Points List, five players from the World Points list and a further three “captain’s picks”. Rory McIlroy currently heads the European Points list, ahead of Victor Dubuisson, Matthew Fitzpatrick and Andy Sullivan while Henrik Stenson, Justin Rose. Thorbjorn Olesen, Thomas Pieters currently occupy the qualification positions on the World Points list.
Ryder Cup director, Jeff Hintz recently provided an update on the demand for tickets for the prestigious event, which will be held at Hazeltine National Golf Club in September. He said: “The level of demand for 2016 Ryder Cup tickets was at an all-time high and far exceeded our supply. While the random selection process for purchasing tickets is now complete, several options are available for those who want to experience the 2016 Ryder Cup first-hand.”