The recent news revolves around Michael Kim. The public has been discussing the hot topic because he makes the massive jump in the Ryder Cup USA rankings after John Deere Classic win. Michael Kim won his first PGA Tour after dominating at the John Deere Classic. He finished 27-under. His recent victory seems to be influencing for his ranking. He moves up from no. 117 to the no. 50. That is a massive gape since he moves up 67 places from his current ranking.
Now, with the no. 50 in the Ryder Cup USA rankings, he will have more confidence to be joining more competitive tournaments in the future.
Because of the John Deere Classic Win, Kim was also the biggest ranking mover of the week. Meanwhile, the no. 6 Bryson DeChambeau must drop one spot to no.7 after withdrawing from John Deere Classic. It was because of the right shoulder injury.
It is the fact that the US players will keep gaining the valuable points in 2018 at every non-opposite PGA tour event, as well as the WGC and significant through the 100th PGA Championship at Bellerive. The event will conclude on August 12, 2018. In the future, Captain Jim Furyk will dispatch his first eight players.
The Captain’s Selections will then determine the spot for the four remaining slots on the US team. But we have to wait until the officials release the information about the rest of the players. Captain Jim Furyk will announce the three selections of the players after finishing the Dell Technologies Championship. It is sensible since, after that event, there will be names of the players who deserve the spot. So, we can expect the rest of the names soon after September 3, 2018, if there is no hassle.
Then the final name of the selection will arrive after the BMW Championship. The final selection should happen soon after September 8, 2018.
So, how do the players earn the points in 2018? Here is the brief explanation of the points earning method. The upcoming Ryder Cup USA is still months away, but hypes have been there. It won’t be too early to discuss on how the players earn the Ryder Cup USA Points. The points will be available at the regular PGA Tour event in 2018.
In the 2018 Regular PGA Tour events, the player can get 1 point per $1,000 earned. This rule applies at the beginning of the year through the PGA Championship. That includes Zurich Classic of New Orleans team event and WGC events. The points collection will be eligible until August 12, 2018.
The 2018 Opposite Field PGA TOUR events will not receive any point.
When it comes to the 2018 Major Championship, a player can earn 2 points for $1,000 received for the winner. Then the other locations value, 1.5 points per $1,000 received for all others who make the cut at the US Open, The Masters, Open Championship, and the PGA Championship.
The points system is prevalent for the American Team. The collection of the points will conclude on August 12 as well. Precisely, the accumulation of points will finish at the 100th PGA Championship at Bellerive Country Club in St. Louis. There will be top eight players on the points list to secure the spots on the US Team.
The upcoming Ryder Cup USA will head to the Le Golf National, Paris, France, to defend the Ryder Cup for the first time since 2010 at the Celtic Manor in Wales. For the upcoming tournament, the USA team will enter the Ryder Cup as the defending champion.
The 42nd Ryder Cup will happen on September 28 – September 30, 2018, at Le Golf National in Guyancourt, France. For those who are not planning to attend the event course, you could watch it live on the official site of Ryder Cup. For home viewers, you could tune in NBC Sports Group, including NBC and Golf Channel to view all the matches. For the cord cutters, you could stick to your favorite media streaming services that offer NBC network so that you can watch all the games live from your favorite spots.