Ryder Cup 2023: United States Team Rankings

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United States' Zach Johnson and United States' Jordan Spieth celebrate after the United States team won the Ryder Cup golf tournament Sunday, Oct. 2, 2016, at Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaska, Minn.
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Ryan Hannable @RyanHannable Jan 09, 2023, 9:00 AM
  • The 2023 Ryder Cup is Sept. 25-Oct. 1 in Rome.
  • Below are updated team rankings for the United States.

The Ryder Cup will return in 2023 from Rome, Italy, where the United States will look to defend its win in 2021, as they crushed Europe, 19-9.

As of Jan. 9, Ryder Cup odds have the United States favored at -175, while Europe is +175 and a tie is +1200. Although, Europe has won the most Ryder Cups of late, winning four of the last six editions.

Over the three days, the two 12-player teams will compete in a few different formats.

Each of the first two days includes one four-match session of fourball and one four-match session of foursomes. The final day is reserved for 12 singles matches. Fourball is better known as best ball, while foursomes is better known as alternate shot.

Players can earn points toward making the United States team through the BMW Championship on Aug. 20, 2023

Below are the updated rankings as of Jan. 9.

United States Ryder Cup Rankings

RankingPlayerPoints
1Scottie Scheffler5,451.07
2Will Zalatoris4,346.85
3Justin Thomas3,554.08
4Collin Morikawa2,912.88
5Cameron Young2,619.12
6Dustin Johnson1,555.35
7Max Homa1,377.20
8Tom Hoge1,332.24
9Kevin Kisner1,321.29
10Keegan Bradley1,192.20
11Patrick Cantlay919.525
12Brian Harman882.259
13Jordan Spieth757.31
14J.J. Spaun693
15Xander Schauffele689.755
16Harold Varner III665.5
17Tony Finau648.1
18Sam Burns647.752
19Chris Kirk581.417
20Aaron Wise579.776

How is United States Ryder Cup Team Picked?

The top six players on the points list after the BMW Championship (Aug. 20) make the team. Then, captain Zach Johnson will make six captain’s picks.

How Are United Ryder Cup Points Determined?

Players earn one point per $1,000 earned at each tournament. The winner of the Masters, PGA Championship, U.S. Open, and British Open earn two points per $1,000 earned.

Points began to be earned in 2022 and will continue through the BMW Championship.

Potential United States Ryder Cup Captain Picks

  • Jordan Spieth
  • Xander Schauffele
  • Kevin Kisner
  • Patrick Cantlay
  • Tom Hoge
  • Sam Burns

Those players are all currently not inside the top six in terms of points, so they would need to be captain’s picks. Historically, the captain’s picks are determined by experience and who is playing well of late.

Often, some players do not qualify via points but have plenty of experience and deserve to make the team. Other times, players are playing extremely well toward the end of the summer but need more points to qualify. Given their recent form, they are also deserving.

United States captain Zach Johnson will make his selections following the 2023 Tour Championship.

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Ryan Hannable

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Ryan Hannable is a copy editor on the Web Content Team for BetMGM. Previously, he was a New England Patriots beat writer for WEEI in Boston. He also has published a golf book, “The Ultimate Book of Golf Trivia: 600 Questions and Answers.”

Ryan Hannable is a copy editor on the Web Content Team for BetMGM. Previously, he was a New England Patriots beat writer for WEEI in Boston. He also has published a golf book, “The Ultimate Book of Golf Trivia: 600 Questions and Answers.”