Two Golfers Seal Their Spots on Team USA’s 12-Man Ryder Cup Squad

Published 08/17/2021, 3:58 PM EDT
Golf – The 149th Open Championship – Royal St George’s, Sandwich, Britain – July 16, 2021 Collin Morikawa of the U.S. on the green during the second round REUTERS/Paul Childs


The 43rd Ryder Cup is just a month away. Team USA will compete against Team Europe at Whistling Straits in Kohler, Wisconsin, from September 24 to 26. However, the Ryder Cup was initially scheduled for 2020 but postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic. 

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Meanwhile, top golfers from the USA and Europe will lock horns against each other for three days. Furthermore, both the teams have a captain who takes all the important decisions. This year, Steve Stricker is the captain of the team U.S., while Padraig Harrington is the skipper for team Europe. 

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Dustin Johnson officially qualifies for the 2020 Ryder Cup

Jul 22, 2021; Blaine, Minnesota, USA; Dustin Johnson hits from the fairway on the 15th hole during the first round of the 3M Open golf tournament. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Kluckhohn-USA TODAY Sports

Recently, Will Gray, a golf journalist, confirmed that Dustin Johnson has officially qualified for the upcoming Ryder Cup. DJ became the second player who has sealed his spot in the U.S. Ryder Cup team, as Collin Morikawa was the first player who had confirmed his spot in the team U.S.

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Moreover, there are still around ten days remaining for the BMW Championship, which is the deadline for the qualification. And the top six players from the U.S. Ryder Cup points table will earn a spot in the United States team. However, since the two spots are already confirmed, the fight for the remaining four spots will continue until the final round of the BMW Championship. 

However, even the remaining four spots for direct qualification are almost confirmed apart from the final spot. Since there is a big gap between Bryson DeChambeau, Brooks Koepka, Justin Thomas, and the 6th spot, it will be interesting to see who will take up the final 6th spot. Meanwhile, as of now, it is Xander Schauffele in 6th place. But Jordan Spieth, who is at 7th place, isn’t too far behind and can make a move with some good performance at Northern Trust and The BMW Championship. 

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Furthermore, Captain Steve Stricker will choose the remaining six players, who he thinks are in form and deserve a place in the team. Steve will select these six players after the final FedExCup playoff Tour Championship.

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Amey Kulkarni

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Amey Kulkarni is a Golf writer at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing his Bachelor’s degree in mass media. Before joining EssentiallySports he used to write articles on Golf and Cricket on his personal blog cricgolf.

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