United States Golf Team Stock Watch and 2023 Ryder Cup Details

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Caleb Tallman
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  • PA golf fans anticipate U.S. Ryder Cup team selection as FedEx Cup playoffs conclude in just a few weeks.
  • Top contenders, qualifiers, and potential picks are highlighted.
  • The 2023 Ryder Cup is set for Sept. 25-Oct. 1 in Rome, Italy. Watch on Golf Channel, NBC, and Peacock.

As Pennsylvania sports fans watch the PGA Tour's FedEx Cup playoffs approaching its culmination, the focus intensifies on securing spots for the U.S. Ryder Cup team, set to challenge Europe in late September near Rome. Since the inclusion of the entire European team in 1979, the U.S. record stands at 9 wins and 11 losses, including a 3-7 performance in the 21st century.

With only two weeks remaining in the FedEx Cup playoffs, several players are battling to secure their places on the U.S. Ryder Cup team. In this high-stakes scenario, a lot is riding on the line for players aiming to represent their country on this prestigious golfing stage.

Breaking Down the Potential Golfers

Based on their points standings, Scottie Scheffler, the world's No. 1 golfer, and U.S. Open champion Wyndham Clark are already qualified for the team. Additionally, the top six players in the U.S. team's points standings at the conclusion of the BMW Championship will automatically earn spots on the team. Among these top contenders are Patrick Cantlay, Brian Harman, Brooks Koepka, and Max Homa.

Although some players, such as Xander Schauffele and Jordan Spieth, appear to be in favorable positions, the final two weeks could bring unexpected shifts. U.S. team captain Zach Johnson is set to make six captain's picks after the Tour Championship.

The excitement surrounding the upcoming Ryder Cup has players eagerly anticipating these critical weeks. Keegan Bradley expresses the gravity of the moment, acknowledging the significance of the event and the ongoing competitions, both financially and in terms of Ryder Cup qualification.

Here's an overview for PA golf bettors of where the top contenders stand in their quest for Ryder Cup qualification:

Automatic Qualifiers

Scottie Scheffler: With a substantial points lead (25,857.74), Scheffler has already secured his place on the team. His previous Ryder Cup experience and impressive performance at the Whistling Straits in September 2021 boosted his position.

Wyndham Clark: Holding the second position in points (13,406.92), Clark's remarkable ascent in the world rankings after his victories at the Wells Fargo Championship and U.S. Open positions him well for his first international team event as a professional.

Locks to Make the Team

Patrick Cantlay: Ranking third in points (10,614.75), Cantlay's strong performance at the Whistling Straits as a Ryder Cup rookie and his partnership with Xander Schauffele propelled his status on the team.

Brian Harman: Standing fourth in points (10,310.54), Harman's unexpected victory at The Open and experience as a match-play competitor make him a formidable asset for the team.

Brooks Koepka: Holding the fifth position in points (9,421.15), Koepka's recent major championship victory and consistent performance qualify him for the team.

Max Homa: In sixth place in points (8,848.76), Homa's recent strong finishes and success in the Presidents Cup make him a valuable contender for the Ryder Cup.

Xander Schauffele: Occupying the seventh position in points (8,830.27), Schauffele's consistency and solid performance in team events strengthen his standing.

Jordan Spieth: With the eighth position in points (8,066.33), Spieth's match-play experience and track record in team events make him a valuable consideration.

On the Bubble

Cameron Young: In ninth place in points (7,795.31), Young's recent performance, particularly at the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play, adds to his prospects.

Collin Morikawa: Ranked tenth in points (7,503.48), Morikawa's strong major championship showings and history of partnership with Dustin Johnson bolster his candidacy.

Rickie Fowler: Holding the thirteenth position in points (6,936.49), Fowler's recent victory and consistent top finishes highlight his resurgence among top players.

Keegan Bradley: In the eleventh position in points (7,486.47), Bradley's Ryder Cup experience and strong performances make him a valuable contender.

Sam Burns: Occupying the twelfth position in points (7,002.70), Burns' recent victory and partnership with Scheffele in team events boost his consideration.

Justin Thomas: Ranked fourteenth in points (6,539.20), Thomas' history in team events and experience as a match-play performer contribute to his prospects.

Lucas Glover: Holding the sixteenth position in points (6,112.61), Glover's remarkable turnaround in performance and recent victories make him a compelling candidate.

Tony Finau: Positioned twenty-first in points (4,667.75), Finau's past successes and recent victories contribute to his candidacy.

The upcoming BMW Championship and the final weeks of the FedEx Cup playoffs will likely impact the composition of the U.S. Ryder Cup team, with players eagerly awaiting their opportunity to represent their country on the grand stage of international golf competition.

When and How to Watch the Ryder Cup

Here is all the info PA golf bettors need to know about the 2023 Ryder Cup.

  • When?
    • Sept. 25- Oct. 1
  • Where?
    • Marco Simone Golf & Country Club, in Rome, Italy
  • How to Watch?
    • Golf Channel, NBC, and Peacock
  • Where to bet?

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