U.S. Ryder Cup standings update: Bryson DeChambeau moves into top 8 with win

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American golfer Bryson DeChambeau (Getty Photographs)

With the 2018 Ryder Cup in France approaching, we’ll present weekly updates on the U.S. standings, together with risers and potential captain’s picks.

Bryson DeChambeau prevailed over a deep subject final week on the Memorial Event, vaulting himself contained in the top eight within the Ryder Cup standings.

The top eight gamers within the standings mechanically make the U.S. staff, with captain Jim Furyk utilizing his 4 picks to fill out the remainder of the squad. At present, Patrick Reed, Justin Thomas, Dustin Johnson, Jordan Spieth, Bubba Watson, Rickie Fowler, Brooks Koepka and DeChambeau are within the top eight.

However DeChambeau wasn’t the one participant to make an enormous leap. Kyle Stanley, who misplaced within the playoff, moved up from thirty sixth to seventeenth. Patrick Cantlay, who completed fourth, moved from forty second to thirty first.

Because it stands, Phil Mickelson and Tiger Woods appear to be apparent captains’ picks, however who ought to Furyk choose if the factors closed this week?

Mickelson appeared like a lock to make the roster routinely earlier this yr when he was seemingly contained in the top 5 each week. A slight drop in type had knocked him out of the top eight, however he will be on the workforce. His spot is protected, barring damage.

It might be daring to go away Woods off the squad if he is nonetheless in type this fall. However his again won’t maintain up for a full yr, making aggressive golf in September a luxurious he might not have the ability to afford.

If the standings ended this week, Mickelson (9), Webb Simpson (10), Matt Kuchar (eleven) and Jimmy Walker (15) ought to get the decision to France this fall.