2021 U.S. Ryder Cup Standings: Spieth Moves Into Top 10; Kokrak Inside Top 15

Jordan Spieth and Justin Thomas Ryder Cup
Jordan Spieth and Justin Thomas during the morning fourball matches of the 2018 Ryder Cup at Le Golf National on Sep. 28, 2018 in Paris, France. Photo by Andrew Redington/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.

Jason Kokrak Moves into Ryder Cup Top 15

On Sunday at Colonial Country Club, Jason Kokrak took down home favorite Jordan Spieth to claim victory at the Charles Schwab Challenge.

The Ohio native was also the big winner in terms of Ryder Cup points as the 36-year old jumped from 20th to 13th in the latest U.S. Ryder Cup standings.

For Spieth, who finished solo runner-up, vaulted inside the top 10, from 11th to 9th.

Despite a T63 finish, Ryan Palmer was the only movement within the Top 20, jumping one spot, from 19 to 18.

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 – 14,754 (2)
3. Justin Thomas – 14,004 (3)
4. Brooks Koepka – 12,989 (4)
5. Collin Morikawa – 12,063 (5)
6. Xander Schauffele – 11,291 (6)
7. Patrick Reed – 9,792 (7)
8. Tony Finau – 9,620 (8)
9. Jordan Spieth – 9,227 (11)
10. Daniel Berger – 9,023 (9)
11. Webb Simpson – 8,745 (10)
12. Billy Horschel – 7,775 (12)
13. Jason Kokrak – 7,581 (20)
14. Patrick Cantlay – 7,299 (13)
15. Harris English – 6,737 (14)
16. Scottie Scheffler – 6,733 (15)
17. Phil MIckelson – 6,576 (16)
18. Sam Burns – 6,065 (17)
19. Will Zalatoris – 5,937 (18)
20. Max Homa – 5,764 (19)
Thru the Charles Schwab Challenge, 6/1/21


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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