Here are the official qualifying criteria for the 2021 U.S. Ryder Cup team.
The 2021 Ryder Cup will take place on the Straits Course at Whistling Straits in Kohler, Wisconsin and be played September 22-27, 2021. The course has previously hosted three PGA Championships (2004 won by Vijay Singh, 2010 won by Martin Kaymer and 2015 won by Jason Day).
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All U.S. players had the opportunity to earn points beginning in 2019. Those points will continue to be recognized.
Points for the U.S. selection criteria will accrue through the completion of the second FedEx Cup Playoff event (BMW Championship) on August 30, 2021, assuming all such events and the 2021 Ryder Cup take place as currently scheduled.
2019 Major Championships
- Point per $1,000 earned
- The Masters, PGA Championship, U.S. Open and The Open
2019 WGC Events and The Players Championship
- 1 Point per $2,000 earned
- WGC-Mexico Championship; WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play Championship; The Players Championship; WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational; WGC-HSBC Champions
2021 Regular PGA Tour events
- 1 point per $1,000 earned
- Beginning January 1, 2021, through the end of the second FedEx Cup Playoff (BMW Championship), August 30, 2021; including the WGC events
- 2021 Opposite Field PGA TOUR events will NOT receive points
2021 Major Championships
- 2 Points per $1,000 earned for the Winner
- 1.5 Points per $1,000 earned for all others to make the cut
- PGA Championship only
The points system for the American team will include the top six players on the points list securing spots on the U.S. Team. Previously, the top eight players had been expected to secure spots.
The remaining six players will be selected and announced by Captain Stricker on September 2 or 3, 2021. Previously, the Captain was to select four players.