2023 Ryder Cup Standings & Qualification: How Are Europe & Team USA Shaping Up?

Current European and American Ryder Cup standings & current rankings for qualification for the event in Rome

Current Ryder Cup standings for Team USA and Europe
Current Ryder Cup standings for Team USA and Europe
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Let’s look at how the teams currently look in the 2023 Ryder Cup standings, the pinnacle of team golf, being held in Italy at Marco Simone Golf & Country Club in Rome.

Team Europe, captained by Luke Donald, will host Zach Johnson’s Team USA in the showpiece event from September 29 – October 1, 2023, as the visitors defend the trophy they won so convincingly at Whistling Straits in 2021.

Let’s see how the Ryder Cup teams are lining up and how players can book their place on the 12-man teams for the 44th edition of golf’s biggest team event.

European team Ryder Cup standings & qualification

Luke Donald speaks to the media during the Ryder Cup 2023 Year to Go Media Event

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Qualification for the European team for the 2023 Ryder Cup started after the 2022 BMW PGA Championship on September 11, and runs until September 3, 2023.

The big change for this year is that skipper Donald will have six Captain’s Picks to make instead of the three Padraig Harrington had for the last Ryder Cup in Wisconsin.

Automatic Ryder Cup qualification will still come from two points lists, but this time just three players will qualify from the European Points List, with a further three qualifiers being the top three on the World Points List that aren’t already qualified.

Current Team Europe Ryder Cup standings

(Players in bold qualify automatically | Q = qualification confirmed)

European Points List:
1. Rory McIlroy (4033.5) Q
2. Jon Rahm (3417.23) Q
3. Robert MacIntyre (1743.57)
4. Yannik Paul (1652.9)
5. Adrian Meronk (1614.21)
6. Tommy Fleetwood (1534.37)
7. Victor Perez (1527.95)
8. Rasmus Hojgaard (1516.86)
9. Adrian Otaegui (1430.01)
10. Shane Lowry (1290.23)

World Points List:
1. Rory McIlroy (399.29)
2. Jon Rahm (392.72)
3. Viktor Hovland (321.67) Q
4. Tyrrell Hatton (199.17)
5. Tommy Fleetwood (180.52)
6. Matt Fitzpatrick (178.62)
7. Sepp Straka (144.46)
8. Shane Lowry (105.21)
9. Justin Rose (100.32)
10. Robert MacIntyre (92.32)

Team USA 2023 Ryder Cup standings & qualification

Zach Johnson named USA Ryder Cup captain for the 2023 match in Rome, Italy

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Team USA had six Captain’s Picks for the last Ryder Cup, which worked out rather well, so Johnson will have the same option this time around.

The American Ryder Cup qualification system comprises of just one qualifying list, with points allocated over a longer stretch of golf – with seven big events in 2022 including the four Majors having points attached to them.

Ryder Cup qualification points are then awarded at all PGA Tour events from January 2023 with double points awarded for winners of the four Majors.

Current Team USA Ryder Cup standings

(Players in bold qualify automatically)

1. Scottie Scheffler (27,617.735) Q
2. Wyndham Clark (13,738.920) Q
3. Brian Harman (11,100.539) Q
4. Patrick Cantlay (10,946.750) Q
. Max Homa (9,638.764) Q
6. Xander Schauffele (9,450.269) Q
7. Brooks Koepka (9,421.145)
8. Jordan Spieth (8,188.332)
9. Cameron Young (8,127.308)
10. Collin Morikawa (7,683.230)
11. Keegan Bradley (7,642.974)
12. Sam Burns (7,334.703)
13. Rickie Fowler (7,116.241)
14. Denny McCarthy (6,761.272)
15. Justin Thomas (6,539.195)
16. Lucas Glover (6,341.609)
17. Kurt Kitayama (5,918.269)
18. Russell Henley (5,551.880)
19. Will Zalatoris (5,529.134)
20. Harris English (5,456.686)

Qualifying will end after the second FedEx Cup play-off event on the 2023 PGA Tour schedule, the BMW Championship, on August 20, 2023, with the top six eligible players on the points list securing spots on Team USA.

Johnson will then announce his six Captain's Picks after the season-ending Tour Championship in Atlanta.

Paul Higham

Paul Higham is a sports journalist with over 20 years of experience in covering most major sporting events for both Sky Sports and BBC Sport. He is currently freelance and covers the golf majors on the BBC Sport website.  Highlights over the years include covering that epic Monday finish in the Ryder Cup at Celtic Manor and watching Rory McIlroy produce one of the most dominant Major wins at the 2011 US Open at Congressional. He also writes betting previews and still feels strangely proud of backing Danny Willett when he won the Masters in 2016 - Willett also praised his putting stroke during a media event before the Open at Hoylake. Favourite interviews he's conducted have been with McIlroy, Paul McGinley, Thomas Bjorn, Rickie Fowler and the enigma that is Victor Dubuisson. A big fan of watching any golf from any tour, sadly he spends more time writing about golf than playing these days with two young children, and as a big fair weather golfer claims playing in shorts is worth at least five shots. Being from Liverpool he loves the likes of Hoylake, Birkdale and the stretch of tracks along England's Golf Coast, but would say his favourite courses played are Kingsbarns and Portrush.