The 6 U.S. Ryder Cup Qualifiers: “Patty Ice” Cantlay Secures Sixth Spot

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)

With his fifth career win, and third of the 2020-21 PGA Tour season, Patrick Cantlay not only locked up the No. 1 seed in the FedExCup playoffs, he secured the final automatic qualifying spot for the U.S. Ryder Cup team.

The California native will make his Ryder Cup debut at Whistling Straits in two weeks.

“It’s nice to get in on points,” said Cantlay. “I’m really looking forward to [the Ryder Cup]. I’ve heard so much about it and watched it growing up. I’m sure it will be everything I’ve imagined and more. I will lock in there, and hopefully we’ll get a victory.”

The top six players who secured the automatic qualifying on Captain Steve Stricker’s team are (in order): Collin Morikawa, Dustin Johnson, Bryson DeChambeau, Brooks Koepka, Justin Thomas and Cantlay.

Stricker will make his six captain’s picks on Sunday, following the conclusion of the Tour Championship.

Final U.S. Ryder Cup Standings

1. Collin Morikawa (18,884)
2. Dustin Johnson (18,058)
3. Bryson Dechambeau (17,368)
4. Brooks Koepka (15,418)
5. Justin Thomas (15,270)
6. Patrick Cantlay (13,391)

7. Tony Finau (12,971)
8. Xander Schauffele (12,730)
9. Jordan Spieth (12,463)
10. Harris English (11,605)
11. Patrick Reed (10,932)
12. Daniel Berger (10,907)
13. Webb Simpson (9,834)
14. Scottie Scheffler (9,296)
15. Jason Kokrak (8,345)
16. Sam Burns (8,313)
17. Billy Horschel (8,162)
18. Kevin Kisner (7,503)
19. Kevin Na (7,055)
20. Phil Mickelson (6,892)


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