Stanley Leads 2012 U.S. Ryder Cup Points Standings


Phoenix Open champion Kyle Stanley has moved to the top of the 2012 U.S. team's Ryder Cup points list. The 24-year-old native of Gig Harbor, Wash., also finished second in last week's Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines. Keegan Bradley is a close second.

The United States' points system will determine the top eight players for the 2012 United States Ryder Cup Team on August 12, 2012. In addition, Captain Davis Love III selects four players in September 2012, to complete the United States Team at Medinah Country Club in Illinois. Points are based upon the following:

Prize money earned in the 2011 major championships (Masters, U.S. Open, British Open and PGA Championship): One point is awarded for every $1,000 earned; all U.S. players making the cut will earn points.

Prize money earned in 2012 "official" events from January 1 through August 12: one point is awarded for every $1,000 earned, excluding the major championships, events played opposite major championships and events played opposite World Golf Championships; all U.S. players making the cut will earn points.

Prize money earned for the 2012 major championships: (Masters, U.S. Open, British Open, and the PGA Championship). Two points are awarded for every $1,000 earned; all U.S. players making the cut will earn points. Prize money earned in 2012 events played opposite the major championships and opposite World Golf Championship events between January 1 and the PGA Championship, August 12 - one-half point will be awarded for every $1,000 earned; all U.S. players making the cut will earn points.

2012 U.S. Ryder Cup Points (through February 5)

1. Kyle STANLEY 1,822.11300
2. Keegan BRADLEY 1,805.41667
3. Steve STRICKER 1,683.07571
4. Johnson WAGNER 1,604.35834
5. Brandt SNEDEKER 1,542.59620
6. Mark WILSON 1,239.25036
7. Jason DUFNER 1,159.00000
8. Ben CRANE 1,016.85000
9. Phil MICKELSON 904.27408
10. Dustin JOHNSON 834.82700
11. Robert GARRIGUS 798.12433
12. Webb SIMPSON 781.66900
13. Harrison FRAZAR 751.03400
14. John ROLLINS 745.16800
15. Bill HAAS 690.47057
16. D.A. POINTS 675.92330
17. David TOMS 662.00000
18. Bo VAN PELT 573.37600
19. Spencer LEVIN 572.51150
20. Kevin NA 572.50778
21. Bubba WATSON 564.43316
22. Charles HOWELL III 535.02201
23. Sean O'HAIR 495.26080
24. Rickie FOWLER 487.38167
25. Ryan PALMER 455.31528

The above report is courtesy of the PGA of America. For more information, visit www.pga.com.


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