2021 U.S. Ryder Cup Standings: Horschel, Scheffler Move into the Mix

Billy Horschel WGC-Dell Match Play Championship
Billy Horschel and Scottie Scheffler on the third tee during the final round of the WGC-Dell Match Play at Austin CC on Mar 28, 2021 in Austin, TX. (Photo by Michael Reaves/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.

While the points earned from the 2019 season will still be recognized, the selection criteria will now extend through the second leg of the three-event 2021 FedEx Cup Playoffs (BMW Championship).

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.

Horschel, Scheffler Move into Ryder Cup Top 15

Scottie Scheffler laughs with Billy Horschel
Scottie Scheffler laughs with Billy Horschel after Horschel’s chip in on the 5th hole during the final round of the WGC-Dell Match Play at Austin CC on Mar 28, 2021 in Austin, TX. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)

With his win yesterday at the WGC-Dell Match Play, Billy Horschel moved up seven spots on the U.S. Team’s points list, and now sits at No. 11. Coupled with the fact that he’s the Match Play World Champion, Horschel is now clearly in the Ryder Cup conversation.

Also jumping into the mix was Match Play runner-up Scottie Scheffler, who moved from No. 22 to 14 by virtue of a $1.15 million payday, good for 1,725 points.

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, particularly with Brooks Koepka presumed out for the remainder of the season.

U.S. Ryder Cup Standings

Rank-Player-Points (Last Wk)
1. Dustin Johnson – 15,896 (1)
2. Bryson Dechambeau – 14,231 (1)
3. Justin Thomas – 13,449 (3)
4. Brooks Koepka – 10,877 (4)
5. Collin Morikawa – 10,681 (5)
6. Xander Schauffele – 9,647 (6)
7. Patrick Reed – 8,356 (7)
8. Tony Finau – 8,337 (8)
9. Daniel Berger – 8,093 (9)
10. Webb Simpson – 7,909 (10)
11. Billy Horschel – 7,072 (18)
12. Patrick Cantlay – 6,997 (11)
13. Harris English – 6,189 (12)
14. Scottie Scheffler – 5,591 (22)
15. Max Homa – 5,345 (13)
Thru WGC-Dell Match Play Championship, 3/29/21


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 all others to make the cut
  • 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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