Ryder Cup Rankings Through The Farmers Insurance Open 2021

Ryder Cup Rankings Through The Farmers Insurance Open 2021

Due to the pandemic, the 2020 Ryder Cup was rescheduled to September 21-26, 2021. While the regular PGA TOUR events were played sans fans in the fall of 2021, a spectator-less Ryder Cup lacked a certain appeal.

As the points begin to accumulate, the composition of the team likely will move further and further away from previous Ryder Cup lineups.

At this point, just three players were on the winning 2016 team: Dustin Johnson, Patrick Reed and Brooks Koepka. If things go as projected, newcomers to the 2021 team will be Xander Schauffele, Colin Morikawa, Harris English and Patrick Cantlay.

Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Rickie Fowler, Bubba Watson and Jordan Spieth are all fading superstars likely to miss the roster.

The chart below shows the current Ryder Cup Rankings compared to the two previous teams:

2016 Team2018 Team2021 Projected
Dustin JohnsonBrooks KoepkaDustin Johnson
Jordan SpiethDustin JohnsonBryson DeChambeau
Phil MickelsonJordan SpiethJustin Thomas
Patrick ReedJustin ThomasXander Schauffele
Jimmy WalkerRickie FowlerColin Morikawa
Brooks KoepkaBubba WatsonPatrick Reed
Brandt SnedekerWebb SimpsonBrooks Koepka
Zach JohnsonPatrick ReedWebb Simpson
JB Holmes*Phil Mickelson*Tony Finau #
Rickie Fowler*Tiger Woods*Harris English #
Matt Kuchar*Bryson Dechambeau*Patrick Cantlay #
Ryan MooreTony Finau*Daniel Berger #
Bold – On 2018 team Bold Italic – holdover from 2016 team * – Captain’s Pick # – Projected Captain’s Pick based on next four in order

Looking even further back, only Patrick Reed and Webb Simpson would be left over from the 2014 team. Reed was a rookie who led all US players with 3.5 points in a losing effort. Simpson earned half a point.

Dustin Johnson and Webb Simpson were on the 2012 team. Simpson, a rookie that year, earned two points. Johnson earned three.

Johnson was also on the 2010 team as a rookie. He earned 1 point.

So Johnson, who has missed only the 2014 team, is the old man of the team. He likely would have made that team, but for the fact that he had “stepped away from golf.”

Below are the top 40 in the current US Ryder Cup Rankings list

Current Ryder Cup Rankings

1Dustin Johnson15,275.04
2Bryson Dechambeau10,169.76
3Justin Thomas8,898.13
4up 2Xander Schauffele8,192.83
5down 1Collin Morikawa7,771.50
6up 5Patrick Reed7,683.23
7down 2Brooks Koepka7,670.40
8down 1Webb Simpson7,279.95
9up 1Tony Finau6,456.52
10down 2Harris English5,963.69
11down 2Patrick Cantlay5,909.15
12Daniel Berger5,210.24
13Matthew Wolff4,872.56
14Kevin Kisner4,530.65
15Gary Woodland4,254.74
16up 2Ryan Palmer4,041.82
17down 1Kevin Na3,820.13
18down 1Jason Kokrak3,777.07
19Billy Horschel3,090.44
20Tiger Woods2,904.70
21Matt Kuchar2,846.49
22Scottie Scheffler2,724.44
23Bubba Watson2,723.20
24up 1Kevin Streelman2,621.56
25down 1Adam Long2,588.78
26up 5Lanto Griffin2,517.20
27down 1Russell Henley2,373.24
28down 1Chez Reavie2,339.06
29down 1Joel Dahmen2,294.08
30down 1michael thompson2,277.81
31down 1Brendan Steele2,240.53
32Rickie Fowler2,058.61
33Stewart Cink2,005.53
34Andrew Landry1,973.02
35up 1Talor Gooch1,923.15
36down 1Brendon Todd1,915.66
37Jordan Spieth1,883.40
38up 5Peter Malnati1,877.55
39up 2Max Homa1,840.41
40down 2Phil Mickelson1,799.11
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