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Mickelson, kuchar earn Ryder Cup spots

Updated: 2012-08-14 07:57
( China Daily)

Mickelson, kuchar earn Ryder Cup spots

Phil Mickelson and Matt Kuchar grabbed the seventh and eighth spots as the final round of the PGA Championship capped the points table for selecting the US team for the Ryder Cup.

The year's fourth major championship is the final qualifying event for those wanting to earn one of eight automatic qualifications into the American team.

Mickelson nailed down the No 8 spot and he was assured of making it onto the team when neither Bo Van Pelt nor Steve Stricker could make a charge in Sunday's final round of the 94th PGA Championship at the Ocean Course.

Tiger Woods (pictured) led the standings and Bubba Watson finished second.

Also qualifying were Jason Dufner, Keegan Bradley, Webb Simpson and Zach Johnson. Dufner, Bradley and Simpson will be making their Ryder Cup debuts.

US captain Davis Love will announce his four wild-card picks on Sept 4.

The Ryder Cup takes place from Sept 28-30 at Chicago's historic Medinah course.