2021 U.S. Ryder Cup Standings: Cantlay Moves Into Top 10

Xander Schauffele and Patrick Cantlay
U.S. Teams Xander Schauffele and Patrick Cantlay during the first round four-ball matches of the Presidents Cup at The Royal Melbourne Golf Club on Dec 12, 2019, in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Ben Jared PGA TOUR via Getty Images)

The 43rd Ryder Cup, originally set for the fall of 2020, was reschedule due to the COVID-19 scare. The new date is Sept. 21-26, 2021 at Whistling Straits in Kohler, Wisconsin.

The points system for the U.S. team will decide the top six players with Captain Steve Stricker choosing the final six. (Previously it was eight via points, and four captain’s picks.)

Stricker will announced his at-large selections following the 2021 TOUR Championship at East Lake.

Patrick Cantlay Moves into Ryder Cup Top 10

On Sunday at Muirfield Village Golf Club, Patrick Cantlay edge Collin Morikawa in a playoff to claim victory at the Memorial.

The California native was also the big winner in terms of Ryder Cup points as the 29-year old jumped from 14th to 8th in the latest U.S. Ryder Cup standings.

Cantlay, who is looking to secure his first Ryder Cup appearance, having previously represented the U.S. at the Walker Cup and Presidents Cup, is now firmly in contention with just 13 weeks left until Captain Stricker finalizes his picks.

For Morikawa, who finished runner-up, he vaulted over Brooks Koepka, from 5th to 4th.

The top three players in the standings – Dustin Johnson, Bryson DeChambeau, and Justin Thomas – are near locks, so much of the point jockeying will be for the final three spots.

U.S. Ryder Cup Standings

Rank-Player-Points (Last Wk)
1. Dustin Johnson – 16,119 (1)
2. Bryson Dechambeau – 14,919 (2)
3. Justin Thomas – 14,052 (3)
4. Collin Morikawa – 13,584 (5)
5. Brooks Koepka – 12,989 (4)
6. Xander Schauffele – 11,629 (6)
7. Patrick Reed – 10,363 (7)
8. Patrick Cantlay – 9,810 (14)
9. Tony Finau – 9,699 (8)
10. Jordan Spieth – 9,432 (10)
11. Daniel Berger – 9,023 (10)
12. Webb Simpson – 8,745 (11)
13. Billy Horschel – 7,804 (12)
14. Scottie Scheffler – 7,696 (16)
15. Jason Kokrak – 7,581 (20)
Thru the Memorial Tournament, 6/8/21


How the Ryder Cup Points are awarded:
  • 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 Jan. 1, 2020, through the Mayakoba Golf Classic (Dec. 3-6)
  • 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
  • PGA Championship, U.S. Open, Masters only
  • 2021 Regular PGA Tour events
  • 1.5 Points per $1,000 earned
  • Beginning January 10, 2021 (Sentry Tournament of Champions), through the end of the second FedEx Cup Playoff (BMW Championship); including The Players Championship and WGC events
  • 2020/21 Opposite Field PGA TOUR events will NOT receive points
  • 2021 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
  • Masters, PGA Championship, U.S. Open, Open Championship

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