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These 10 Americans can automatically qualify for Ryder Cup at the BMW

These 10 Americans can automatically qualify for Ryder Cup at the BMW

There’s a lot on the line this week outside of Chicago.

Not only are the top 50 battling for the BMW Championship title and an improved starting position at next week’s Tour Championship, but several Americans golfers are fighting for one of the three available automatic qualifying spots for the upcoming Ryder Cup.

Scottie Scheffler, Wyndham Clark and Patrick Cantlay are already on the roster, but the final three automatic spots, currently held by Brian Harman, Brooks Koepka and Max Homa, are up for grabs.

Here are the possible scenarios that could unfold at Olympia Fields’ North Course and how they would affect which players walk off the course happy Sunday evening when the automatic qualifiers become official.

Note: Scenarios courtesy of

Xander Schauffele Two-way T-43
Jordan Spieth Three-way T-4
Cameron Young Two-way T-3
Collin Morikawa Three-way T-2
Keegan Bradley Three-way T-2
Sam Burns Solo 2nd
Rickie Fowler Solo 2nd
Denny McCarthy Win
Lucas Glover Win
Kurt Kitayama Win

There are 10 golfers in the running for one of the three remaining automatic spots and three of those 10 need to win the BMW this week to lock up a spot. None of those three have ever played on a U.S. Ryder Cup team.

Max Homa Two-way T9
Xander Schauffele Solo-9th
Jordan Spieth Solo-3rd
Cameron Young Two-way T2
Collin Morikawa Solo-2nd
Keegan Bradley Solo-2nd
Sam Burns Win
Rickie Fowler Win
Denny McCarthy Win
Lucas Glover Win
Kurt Kitayama Win

Brooks Koepka appears to be the only LIV golfer in the conversaton for a Ryder Cup spot. He’s currently fifth but his situation with an automatic spot could get precarious should one of these guys make a move at Olympia Fields.

Max Homa speaks with Xander Schauffele before hitting from the fourth hole tee during the second round of The Genesis Invitational golf tournament. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

Brian Harman, who shot up the Ryder Cup standings after winning the Open Championship and is currently fourth, could be bumped out of the top six if Max Homa and Xander Schauffele finish in a two-way tie for second and Jordan Spieth, Cameron Young, Collin Morikawa, Keegan Bradley Sam Burns or Rickie Fowler wins.

Brian Harman Solo-20th
Max Homa Runner-up finish (any ties)
Xander Schauffele Solo-2nd
Jordan Spieth Solo-2nd
Cameron Young Win


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