21 Jul '14, 2pm

Rickie Fowler makes big jump in latest Ryder Cup standings:

Rickie Fowler makes big jump in latest Ryder Cup standings:

Rickie Fowler plays from a green-side bunker at the 6th during his final round at The 143rd Open Championship at the Royal Liverpool Golf Club. Fowler makes big Ryder Cup jump By Mike Benzie, PGA.com The third major of the year created some key movement in the 2014 U.S. Ryder Cup points as the team begins to take a more definite shape. Rickie Fowler's tie for second in the Open Championship earned him more than 1,500 points as he vaulted to the No. 3 spot behind Bubba Watson and Jimmy Walker. Jim Furyk also moved up two spots with nearly 1,000 points. Both eclipsed PGA President Ted Bishop's "magic number" of 4,637, a number he estimates as a lock for the Ryder Cup Team automatic qualification. There are nine automatic spots going to the top points leaders. U.S. Captain Tom Watson will fill out the team with three Captain's Picks. Meanwhile, questions remain on whether Tig...

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