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Ryder Cup Points through the WGC-Mexico Championship, February 24, 2020


September 22 – September 27, 2020


Whistling Straits (Straits Course), Kohler, Wis.

The Ryder Cup is one of the most spirited, exciting and compelling events in sports. It spans nearly 90 years, involves the greatest players in the world and produces some of the greatest moments in the game. The competition officially began in 1927 when enterprising English seed merchant Samuel Ryder presented a gold cup that bears his name. The U.S. team defeated Great Britain, 9 ½ to 2 ½, in the inaugural matches in Worcester, Massachusetts.Since then, the Ryder Cup has expanded to involve the finest players of Europe. Except for a span (1939-45) during World War II and following the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks upon America, the Ryder Cup has been held biennially with the U.S. and Europe alternating as host.The 2020 Ryder Cup will be held at the historic Whistling Straits in Kohler, Wisconsin—the site of the 2007 U.S. Senior Open and the 2004, 2010 and 2015 PGA Championships.

1 1 BROOKS KOEPKA 5679.37
2 2 DUSTIN JOHNSON 3851.33
3 12 PATRICK REED 3375.35
5 3 WEBB SIMPSON 3221.79
6 5 GARY WOODLAND 3179.79
7 8 JUSTIN THOMAS 2687.79
8 6 TIGER WOODS 2665.97
9 7 Tony FINAU 2545.66
10 9 Matt KUCHAR 2422.16
11 10 Patrick CANTLAY 1971.05
12 11 Kevin KISNER 1827.31
13 27 Bryson DECHAMBEAU 1792.76
14 14 Chez REAVIE 1330.54
15 13 Andrew LANDRY 1324.75
16 16 Jordan SPIETH 1266.08
17 15 Rickie FOWLER 1248.54
18 17 Bubba WATSON 1247.45
19 18 Brandt SNEDEKER 1140.53
20 19 Max HOMA 1033.75
21 20 Kevin STREELMAN 899.61
22 21 Jim FURYK 884.21
23 28 Billy HORSCHEL 880.05
24 22 Phil MICKELSON 879.46
25 33 Kevin NA 819.72
26 23 Tom HOGE 792.52
27 24 Brendan STEELE 741.84
28 25 Joel DAHMEN 736.32
29 26 Scott BROWN 703.7
30 31 Lanto GRIFFIN 696.73
31 29 Keegan BRADLEY 637.21
32 30 Nate LASHLEY 635.83
33 37 Scottie SCHEFFLER 608.03
34 32 Scott PIERCY 589.73
35 34 Daniel BERGER 580.05
36 35 J.B. HOLMES 575.74
37 36 Luke LIST 565.87
38 39 Collin MORIKAWA 512.17
39 42 Charles HOWELL III 477.3
40 38 Ryan PALMER 472.41
41 40 Maverick MCNEALY 444.07
42 41 Chesson HADLEY 442.55
43 43 Aaron WISE 415.09
44 44 Andrew PUTNAM 411.91
45 45 J.T. POSTON 409.02
46 46 Adam LONG 407.47
47 47 Talor GOOCH 396.91
48 48 Bud CAULEY 392.28
49 49 Sam BURNS 392.03
50 50 Patrick RODGERS 388.17
51 58 Jason KOKRAK 374.68
52 51 Matthew NESMITH 362.96
53 52 Charley HOFFMAN 354.88
54 53 Ryan MOORE 352.44
55 54 Cameron CHAMP 345.97
56 55 Harry HIGGS 345.61
57 56 Vaughn TAYLOR 337.69
58 57 Keith MITCHELL 336.05
59 60 Lucas GLOVER 335.6
60 59 Brian HARMAN 319.54
61 61 Peter MALNATI 297.4
62 62 Beau HOSSLER 274.18
63 63 Wyndham CLARK 263.87
64 64 Kyle STANLEY 256.13
65 65 Matthew WOLFF 246.34
66 66 Ted POTTER, JR. 244.31
67 76 Brendon TODD 240.84
68 67 Jimmy WALKER 239.51
69 68 Patton KIZZIRE 231.01
70 69 James HAHN 229.3
71 70 Harold VARNER III 224.9
72 71 Kevin TWAY 205.57
73 72 Grayson MURRAY 196.43
74 73 Zac BLAIR 195.05
75 81 Kurt KITAYAMA 193.85
76 74 Mark HUBBARD 193.21
77 75 Hudson SWAFFORD 185.68
78 77 Bo HOAG 179.85
79 78 Adam SCHENK 166.96
80 79 Joseph BRAMLETT 160.15
81 80 Jason DUFNER 154.96
82 82 Harris ENGLISH 154.7
83 83 Brian STUARD 142.67
84 84 Stewart CINK 136.93
85 85 Tyler DUNCAN 136.7
86 86 Russell HENLEY 127.87
87 87 Tyler MCCUMBER 126.93
88 88 Chase SEIFFERT 125.14
89 89 Zach JOHNSON 120.73
90 90 Ben MARTIN 118.28
91 91 Alex PRUGH 117.59
92 92 Doc REDMAN 116.16
93 93 Brandon HAGY 114.2
94 94 Cameron TRINGALE 113.64
95 95 Denny MCCARTHY 113.42
96 96 Martin TRAINER 111.98
97 97 Mark ANDERSON 110.28
98 98 J.J. SPAUN 110.1
99 99 Sam RYDER 104.25
100 100 Hank LEBIODA 98.82


How The Players Will Qualify For The United States Ryder Cup Team as explained by Dan McDonald:

Here are the official qualifying criteria for the 2020 U.S. Ryder Cup team, as announced by Captain Steve Stricker at his introductory news conference.

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All U.S. players will have the opportunity to earn points beginning in 2019 and concluding immediately after the second FedEx Cup Play-Off event (BMW Championship) on August 23, 2020:

  • 2019 Major Championships: 1 Point per $1,000 earned
    • The Masters, PGA Championship, U.S. Open & The Open
  • 2019 WGC Events and The Players Championship: 1 Point per $2,000 earned
    • WGC-Mexico Championship; WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play Championship; The Players Championship; WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational; WGC-HSBC Champions
  • 2020 Regular PGA Tour events: 1 point per $1,000 earned
    • Beginning January 1, 2020, through the end of the second FedEx Cup Play-Offs (BMW Championship), August 23, 2020; includes the Zurich Classic of New Orleans team event and WGC events
  • 2020 Opposite Field PGA TOUR events will NOT receive points
  • 2020 Major Championships: 2 Points per $1,000 earned for the Winner; 1.5 Points per $1,000 earned for all others to make the cut
    • The Masters, PGA Championship, U.S. Open & The Open

The points system for the American team will conclude on August 23, 2020 with the top eight (8) players on the points list securing spots on the U.S. Team.

The four (4) remaining slots on the U.S. Team will be Captain’s Selections and will be announced by the U.S. Captain on Tuesday, September 1, 2020, immediately following the Tour Championship.

European Ryder Cup Qualification Process for 2020 team as explained by the European Tour

The European Tour today confirmed the qualification period for Europe’s 2020 Ryder Cup team will start at the 2019 BMW PGA Championship – the fourth Rolex Series event of the 2019 Race to Dubai – and conclude at the same event in September 2020.

The Tour’s Tournament Committee met on Tuesday night, where they ratified Captain Padraig Harrington’s wish list which included the one significant change from the 2018 qualification process, namely the reduction in the number of Wild Cards from four to three.

The 12-man European Team will comprise the first four players from the European Points List, followed by the leading five players from the World Points List, leaving Harrington with three names to complete the line-up, a decision which will be unveiled in the week after the final counting event.

Harrington said: “I have said on many occasions that one of the reasons for recent European success in The Ryder Cup is continuity. It is a theme that will be prevalent across my captaincy and I think you can see that in the overall qualification process for the 2020 team.

“Having said that, I am pleased that the Tournament Committee agreed to the change of Wild Card numbers. I have spoken to a number of people regarding the ninth player automatically qualifying for the team and in my experience, a player is more comfortable when he has qualified, hence my reasoning behind this change.

“I am also delighted to be starting and ending the process at the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth. It is one of our most prestigious events, played at an iconic venue and the home of the European Tour itself, and will help give a real narrative to the qualification race.”

Available Race to Dubai points and World Ranking points will be multiplied by 1.5 towards the end of the qualification period, the tournament where this starts to be confirmed when the European Tour issues its 2020 schedule later this year.

Also similar to last year, qualification points in both 2019 and 2020 will not be available anywhere in the world from a tournament played opposite a Rolex Series event, further enhancing the status of the premier series of events on the European Tour.

Guy Kinnings, European Ryder Cup Director, said: “It is fitting that we start and end Team Europe’s 2020 Ryder Cup qualification journey at the prestigious BMW PGA Championship, which as well as being one of our core Rolex Series events, celebrates its 65th anniversary edition in September this year.

“As Official Partners, both BMW and Rolex have played a very significant role in the global success and growth of The Ryder Cup, and we all look forward to watching Europe’s best golfers in the world battle it out for their place in the 2020 team.”

The 43rd edition of The Ryder Cup will be played on the Straits Course at Whistling Straits in Wisconsin from September 25-27, 2020.






Arkansas golfer Julian Perico’s season ends at NCAA Championship



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FAYETTEVILLE – Julian Perico carded a 76 in the third round and posted a 6-over-par score of 222 after 54 holes to finish in a tie for 34th at the NCAA Division I Men’s Golf Championship, played at Blessings Golf Club (par 72, 7,550 yards).


The Razorback freshman missed the cut by one stroke to advance Monday’s final round of stroke play as Wil Miles (South Carolina), Justin Kim (UNLV) and Trent Phillips (Georgia) each had a score of 5-over-par 221 (29th-tied). The trio will have a playoff Monday morning to determine the final spot.

Julian Perico


By tying for 34th, Perico did beat 115 golfers in his first NCAA Championship, tied three golfers ranked among the NCAA top 25 and beat 44 golfers ranked among the nation’s top 100, including 13 of the nation’s top 30.


“My game felt great and I thought I played great,” Perico said. “I rolled it great, but I kept misreading the greens. My (putting) mechanics were good and my speed was good. I hit the ball incredible, but I missed eight putts inside eight feet today.”


Perico opened with pars on his first two holes – holes 10 and 11. He dropped a shot on 12 then ran off five straight pars. He just missed a birdie on the par-3, 17th. He then had back-to-back bogeys to stand at 3-over for the day. Perico held steady with pars on his next three holes. On the par-5, 5th, Perico crushed a 3-wood over the trees and up the hill for an eagle opportunity before settling for a birdie. He had a good look at a second birdie on the par-4, 6th but just missed. Perico closed his round with bogies on his 16th and 18th holes for a 4-over-par 76.


Perico ends his rookie campaign with the Razorbacks by earning PING All-Region and SEC All-Freshman. He posted a season stroke average of 71.54, which led the team, ranks sixth on the school’s single-season list and is an Arkansas freshman record. Perico led the team with rounds in the 60’ (12)s, top 5’s (3), being tournament low man five times and posting the lowest round 16 times.


For more information on Arkansas Men’s Golf, follow @RazorbackMGolf on Twitter.




24th-ranked Illinois Men’s Golf ends season at NCAA Championships





Final Results


FAYETTEVILLE, Arkansas – Fighting Illini men’s golf concluded the 2018-19 campaign on Sunday afternoon at the 2019 NCAA Men’s Golf Championships. The Orange and Blue made their 12th consecutive NCAA Championships appearance this season, and the 14th under head coach Mike Small. Illinois tied for 27th as a team, posting a three-round score 51-over par. The Illini shot 15-over par in Sunday’s final round, led by freshman Adrien Dumont de Chassart who closed the day at even par. Junior Michael Feagles led the Orange and Blue through the week, finishing at 8-over par and tied for 53rd.


“It was a disappointing week and the kids are pretty down right now,” Small said. “We struggled from the very first hole on the first day, and we never could get things going in the right direction. That’s disappointing because that’s not the personality of Illini Golf. If you look at the big picture, though, we are a young team that made a lot of strides this spring. We expected more here this week, but with this type of experience, we will undoubtedly see the benefits from this next season.”


After a 1-under par second round tally, Feagles continued his steady play into Sunday’s round, as he maintained even par through his first five holes. He made the turn at 2-over par on Sunday, however, and used two birdies in the round to negate late bogeys in his day. He shot 5-over par on Sunday to close NCAA Championship play.


In his first NCAA Championships appearance, Dumont de Chassart used a strong final round to move up the leaderboard. He carded three birdies on Sunday to negate an early bogey and shoot even par. Dumont de Chassart was 13-over par through 54-holes.


Also making his first appearance in the national finals, freshman Tommy Kuhl closed NCAA Championship play at 16-over par in total. He recorded two birdies on Sunday and earned a third-round score 9-over par.


Junior Giovanni Tadiotto shot 4-over par on Sunday and finished the NCAA Championships at 19-over par, while sophomore Varun Chopra closed play at 20-over par in total.


As a team, the 24th-ranked Illini made their 12th consecutive appearance at the NCAA Championships this season, after earning the title at the 2019 NCAA Myrtle Beach Regional to mark the fifth NCAA Regional title in school history. Illinois’ 12 NCAA Championship appearances mark the longest active streak in the nation, second only to Texas (13). The squad earned its fifth consecutive Big Ten Championship title, and the 10th in the last 11 seasons. Winning his second individual title of his freshman season, Dumont de Chassart became Illinois’ 21st Big Ten Championship medalist, while Feagles took individual medalist honors at the NCAA Myrtle Beach Regional. Feagles marks Illinois’ fifth NCAA Regional medalist. UI finished among the top five in nine tournaments this season, taking home five event titles, also including the Madconald Cup and the Fighting Irish Classic.


“Usually this is a time of year where you thank the seniors and send them off, but we don’t have any this year, which is a positive thing,” Small said of the young Illini squad. “This team still has another year to grow, improve and address those areas we need to work on, and we’re going to start on that as soon as possible.”


The Illini will return all nine members of the squad next year in Luke ArmbrustBryan BaumgartenVarun ChopraAdrien Dumont de ChassartMichael FeaglesNoah GillardTommy KuhlBrendan O’Reilly and Giovanni Tadiotto. The program will also welcome freshman Jerry Ji (Hoofdorp, Netherlands).


The 2019 NCAA Men’s Golf Championships are taking place at Blessings Golf Club in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Blessings boasts a Par 72, 7,550-yard track, designed by architect Robert Trent Jones, Jr. in 2004, with a re-design recently completed by noted architect Kyle Phillips. The tournament format will feature four rounds of stroke play, with the field being narrowed to 15 teams after 54 holes are played. An individual champion will be determined following the final round of stroke play, and the top eight teams will advance to the match play portion of the championship. Match play quarterfinals and semifinals will be held on May 28, and the final match will take place on May 29.


Stay tuned to for the latest on Illinois men’s golf. Fans can follow the Illini on TwitterFacebook and Instagram for even more live updates.



Purdue alums Duncan, Schenk returning to PGA Tour for 2018-19 season




Tyler Duncan

Adam Schenk










WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Fresh off solid rookie seasons on the PGA Tour, Purdue alums Tyler Duncan and Adam Schenk have earned their PGA Tour cards for the 2018-19 season.


Last year, the duo become the first Purdue golfers to earn a PGA Tour card since Rick Dalpos in 1993.


Duncan, a 2012 graduate and All-Big Ten selection, qualified for the first stage of the FedEx Cup and finished 119th on the PGA Tour money list, making just shy of a million dollars at $944,021. He recorded two top-10 and six top-25 showings and made the cut in 17 of 31 events, including 12 straight cuts from April to late July. He finished ninth among rookies on the FedEx Cup rankings list and has qualified for next year’s Players Championship in late March.


Schenk, meanwhile, earned his PGA Tour card for next season, by finishing sixth on the Tour finals, making $125,798 dollars in the four-event competition. On the PGA Tour, Schenk posted three top-25 finishes and made the cut in 14 of 28 events, earning $474,923 during his rookie season. The four-time All-Big Ten honoree ranked 15th among rookies in the FedEx Cup rankings.


Purdue and Oklahoma State are the only programs in America with two players ranked in the top 15 of the 2018 PGA Tour’s rookie class.



Recapping, Streb holds off Malnati in playoff to win 2018 Nationwide Children’s Championship




The tournament's championship trophy (file photo)


Robert Streb had a great week of golf (photo by Stuart Mason)

Peter Malnati happy eventhough he finished second. His game is improving each tournament (photo by Stuart Mason)

COLUMBUS, Ohio –  After capturing the 36-hole lead at the Tour’s Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship, Kansas State University alum Robert Streb appeared calm and confident, remarking to media that he knew he had what it took to capture the title at the end of the week.

Streb backed up his claim with strong play in the final two rounds in Columbus, carding rounds of 68-71 on the weekend to finish the tournament at 12-under 272, enough to force a playoff with fellow PGA TOUR winner Peter Malnati. The 31-year-old would go on to par the first hole in sudden death, topping Malnati’s bogey to pick up his first win in a PGA TOUR-sanctioned event since the RSM Classic in 2015.

Streb, who held shares of the 36- and 54-hole lead, struggled on Sunday, parring his first two holes at The Ohio State University Golf Club’s Scarlet Course before picking up a bogey on the par-4 third. He moved back into red numbers with birdies on his next two holes, eventually making the turn at 1-under 35, remaining atop a leaderboard that at one point saw as many as six players tied for the lead.

The Oklahoma native turned Kansas resident would hit trouble again after making the turn, bogeying Nos. 10 and 11 to drop back down in the standings.

While Streb struggled, Malnati surged, posting a 5-under 66 in the final round to move into a share of the lead. A par from Streb on the last would send the two into a playoff, the third on Tour this season and the fourth in tournament history.

The duo faced trouble off the tee on the first playoff hole, causing each to hit their second shot from the immediate rough. Streb and Malnati both landed their shots on the green, but a par putt lip-out from Malnati would ultimately be the deciding factor.

“Peter’s a good friend,” Streb commented after sinking his par putt for the victory. “We both more or less achieved what we were trying to achieve [in securing a PGA TOUR card].  I would say it was probably a little more relaxed than normal.  Could have flipped a coin, I think everybody would have been all right.  It was nice to come out on top.”

With their finishes this week, both Malnati and Streb secured a return to the PGA TOUR for the 2018-19 season.

“It’s really nice,” Streb remarked. “It’s been a pretty big struggle all year. I played a lot and was not playing well, so it’s really nice to get that knocked out the first week.  [Now I’m] just going to work on improving and get ready for next year.”

“I can’t tell you how good that feels,” Malnati said of his return. “It’s cool and, you know, I’ve never really played this game to make money, but I don’t want to have to do something else to make money, either. So to get back to the PGA TOUR, it’s just a little bit of freedom.”

Also heading to the PGA TOUR next year is 2018 Nashville Golf Open Benefitting the Snedeker Foundation champion Cameron Davis.

Davis entered Sunday six strokes back of the lead, playing in the fifth-to-last grouping. The 23-year-old didn’t let that deter him, however, notching a 5-under 66 to make a jump up the leaderboard. The performance was reminiscent of his win in Nashville earlier this season, where the Tour rookie overcame a six-stroke deficit in the final round to pick up the title.

“I was in a position where I was going okay,” Davis said, “but I still didn’t really have much to lose so I just went out there knowing that if I had a good round and kind of pieced one together – there wasn’t much wind today so I wasn’t sure I was going to get as high up as I did with that score, but it kind of worked out the way it has.  It’s nice to be up near the top.”

The finish was enough to move Davis into the mix, but with several groups still on the course, the Australian was forced to sit and wait, watching the leaderboard to see if the finish would be enough to lock up a card.

“It would be nice to play the next three weeks without having to think about it,” Davis said as he waited, “but at the same time, even if I do sneak in there, I still want to play well over the next three weeks, so I wouldn’t let it get to my head or anything like that. It would be cool to celebrate knowing that I’m there if I do get in, but otherwise, I still really want to make the most of the next three events.  It’s still really big tournaments and really strong fields, so I just want to make sure I can kind of keep it going and play well the next three events.”

The solo-third finish came with a $68,000 paycheck for Davis, enough to secure the 2017 Emirates Australian Open champion a spot in The 50.

“Any good week will get you in,” Davis remarked of the Finals, “but you’ve got four of them as well, so you don’t have to do it all the first week.  If you don’t have a great week, you still have plenty of time.  So I just kept on telling myself you don’t have to rush and do it all now, but if you play really well, take what you get.  So I did end up playing really well over the last couple of days and it’s nice to be where I am.”

* Sunday weather: Scattered showers, High of 89, Winds S/SW 10-20 mph.

* This week’s purse was $1,000,000, with $180,000 going to the champion, Robert Streb.

* This week marked the beginning of the Tour Finals, a four-event series that concludes at the Tour Championship in Atlantic Beach, Florida, Sept. 20-23. Twenty-five PGA TOUR cards were awarded last week following the WinCo Foods Portland Open presented by Kraft-Heinz. An additional 25 cards are up for grabs during the four Finals events, as well as positioning for all 50 cards.

About Robert Streb

HEIGHT: 5-10   WEIGHT: 165
BIRTHDATE: April 7, 1987
BIRTHPLACE: Chickasha, Oklahoma
RESIDENCE: Shawnee, Kansas
FAMILY: Wife, Maggie; Daughter, Catherine; Son, David Frank
EDUCATION: Kansas State University (Marketing, 2009)

* Streb becomes the sixth 54-hole leader to go on to capture the title in Columbus since its inception in 2007, with the most recent being Justin Thomas in 2014. Streb is also the seventh straight player to win when playing out of the final Sunday grouping.

* Including the one-hole playoff on No. 18, both Streb and Malnati played the hole five times. Streb played the hole at 2-under, while Malnati played it in 4-over, including a lip-out bogey in the playoff from roughly 15 feet.

* Jonathan Byrd carded the low round of the day with a 6-under 65 to jump 40 spots from T70 to T30.

* Shawn Stefani bookended his tournament with 4-under-par 67s to claim a solo fourth finish and lock up a return to the PGA TOUR. A late birdie on No. 17 ended up being the difference for the 36-year-old. The 221-yard par-3 played as the fourth-toughest hole throughout the week, but Stefani played it 1-under.

* Leading the contingency of PGA TOUR Latinoamérica alumni in this week’s field was 2017 Nashville Golf Open champion Lanto Griffin. Griffin finished T5 with four rounds in the 60s.

* While it is difficult to estimate exactly how much money is needed to finish in the top 25 of the Finals money list and collect one of the remaining 25 PGA TOUR cards handed out at the conclusion of the Tour Championship, below is how much money the 25th man on the money list earned in each of the past two four:

2013     Bobby Gates                            $33,650.00
2014     Eric Axley                               $36,311.66
2015     Rob Oppenheim                      $32,206.00
2016     Tim Wilkinson                        $27,425.00#
2017     Seamus Power                         $40,625.00

# – denotes three events played ( Tour Championship was cancelled)

* The Ohio State University GC’s Scarlet Course scoring average:

Front (36)         Back (35)          Total          Cumulative

R1 35.956                34.912                70.868

R2 36.154                35.750                71.904         71.386

R3 35.747                35.053                70.800         71.191

R4 35.987                35.000                70.987         71.140


Final-Round Leaderboard

Pos. Name Scores
1 *Robert Streb 65-68-68-71–272 (-12)
2 Peter Malnati 69-68-69-66–272 (-12)
3 Cameron Davis 69-71-67-66–273 (-11)
4 Shawn Stefani 67-72-68-67–274 (-10)
T5 5 tied at 275 (-9)

*Won via sudden-death playoff


* NEXT WEEK: The Tour travels to Northeast Ohio for the DAP Championship presented by NewBrick, the second event of the Tour Finals. The Tour then takes a week off before traveling to Boise, Idaho, for the Albertsons Boise Open presented by Kraft Nabisco and then heads to Atlantic Beach, Florida, for the season-ending Tour Championship.



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