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MICHAEL BAMBERGER
July 02, 2012
Europe holds an 8-4-1 edge in the last 13 Ryder Cups, but if this year's matches were held today (they are scheduled for Sept. 28--30 at Medinah), the U.S. would be a heavy favorite based on the two teams' average World Ranking.
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July 02, 2012

Paper Tiger

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  WORLD RANK
BUBBA WATSON 6TH
JASON DUFNER 8TH
WEBB SIMPSON 5TH
PHIL MICKELSON 14TH
MATT KUCHAR 7TH
HUNTER MAHAN 10TH
TIGER WOODS 4TH
ZACH JOHNSON 18TH
KEEGAN BRADLEY 23RD
RICKIE FOWLER 19TH
DUSTIN JOHNSON 13TH
STEVE STRICKER 12TH
AVERAGE WORLD RANK 11.7

Europe holds an 8-4-1 edge in the last 13 Ryder Cups, but if this year's matches were held today (they are scheduled for Sept. 28--30 at Medinah), the U.S. would be a heavy favorite based on the two teams' average World Ranking.

U.S.

The team is made up of the first eight players on the Ryder Cup points list and four captain's picks, by Davis Love III. Here are the rankings of the top 12 on the points list through the Travelers Championship.

[This article contains a table. Please see hardcopy of magazine or PDF.]

EUROPE

The team is made up of the first five players on the Ryder Cup points list, the top five in accrued World Ranking points who were not already qualified by the other list and two captain's picks, by José María Olazábal. Here are the rankings of the top 12 in the two European standings combined though the BMW International Open.

[This article contains a table. Please see hardcopy of magazine or PDF.]

WORLD RANK STANDINGS

[This article contains a table. Please see hardcopy of magazine or PDF.]

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