Kaymer moves into projected Ryder Cup spot

Some simple address adjustments help Tseng hit a variety of short-game shots. When she wants to hit a low, running shot, she places the ball farther back in her stance. This gets her shoulders more square at address, which causes her to swing more around her body.
“The club moves slightly inside, but it’s
on the arc of her body,” Gilchrist said.
When she wants to hit a higher shot,
she puts the ball forward in her stance,
which opens her shoulders. Many amateurs know to swing along their shoulder line
when hitting high chip shots but neglect
to reroute the club in the transition, instead coming “over the top.” Just as in the full swing, the club’s shaft must flatten during the
downswing while still swinging along
the shoulder line.
To help players achieve this, Gilchrist has them address the ball in a position that mimics the impact position of the full swing. The player’s weight should be on the left side, braced against a bent left knee, with the upper torso bent slightly to the right.

Kaymer moves into projected Ryder Cup spot

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Kaymer moves into projected Ryder Cup spot

Martin Kaymer’s victory at the Players Championship moved him into position to make the European Ryder Cup team.

Kaymer, who made the clinching putt to give Team Europe the victory in 2012 at Medinah, is ninth on the European team’s World Points list. The top four players on the European Points list (Victor Dubuisson, Jamie Donaldson, Thomas Bjorn and Henrik Stenson) and the top five players in World Points not already eligible (Sergio Garcia, Rory McIlroy, Justin Rose, Luke Donald and Kaymer) qualify for the European squad.

Kaymer bumped another key player from the 2012 European team, Ian Poulter, out of the projected roster. Poulter is 10th in World Points and fifth in European Points.

On the U.S. side, the top nine remained the same, but there was some movement among them.

Jordan Spieth went from fifth to fourth while Jim Furyk rose from seventh to fifth. Dustin Johnson dropped two spots to sixth and Patrick Reed fell a spot to seventh.

Bubba Watson, Jimmy Walker and Matt Kuchar hold the top three spots while Phil Mickelson and Zach Johnson are Nos. 8 and 9, respectively.

Tiger Woods is 57th in U.S. points, sandwiched between Andrew Svoboda and Justin Hicks.

Here are the latest points lists:

Europe

EUROPEAN POINTS

  1. Victor Dubuisson, 2,297,434.81
  2. Jamie Donaldson, 2,165,473.77
  3. Thomas Bjorn, 1,932,606.94
  4. Henrik Stenson, 1,802,457.23
  5. Ian Poulter, 1,771,978.97
  6. Joost Luiten, 1,300,177.05
  7. Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano, 1,254,874.46
  8. Sergio Garcia, 1,186,966.34
  9. Miguel Angel Jimenez, 1,164,953.33
  10. Francesco Molinari, 1,050,800.01
  11. Justin Rose, 995,704.50
  12. Lee Westwood, 963,221.84
  13. Ross Fisher, 949,522.67
  14. Stephen Gallacher, 947,245.20
  15. Rory McIlroy, 920,531.24
  16. Jonas Blixt, 904,330.97
  17. Tommy Fleetwood, 897,755.10
  18. Pablo Larrazabal, 822,175.16
  19. David Howell, 822,033.49
  20. Graeme McDowell, 772,008.08
  21. Gregory Bourdy, 756,876.81
  22. Alejandro Canizares, 737,332.97
  23. Julien Quesne, 731,334.10
  24. Bernd Wiesberger, 648,954.30
  25. Martin Kaymer, 632,619.18
  26. Rafa Cabrera-Bello, 610,569.03
  27. Mikko Ilonen, 590,667.17
  28. David Lynn, 579,364.56
  29. Alexander Levy, 495,501.72
  30. Raphael Jacquelin, 473,173.67

WORLD POINTS

  1. Henrik Stenson, 285.57
  2. Sergio Garcia, 235.86
  3. Rory McIlroy, 178.19
  4. Thomas Bjorn, 154.48
  5. Victor Dubuisson, 150.56
  6. Jamie Donaldson, 142.88
  7. Justin Rose, 141.97
  8. Luke Donald, 132.88
  9. Martin Kaymer, 132.10
  10. Ian Poulter, 129.57
  11. Lee Westwood, 104.07
  12. Francesco Molinari, 102.34
  13. Miguel Angel Jimenez, 99.66
  14. Stephen Gallacher, 99.07
  15. Joost Luiten, 94.56
  16. Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano, 90.70
  17. Graeme McDowell, 89.35
  18. Pablo Larrazabal, 81.49
  19. Jonas Blixt, 77.99
  20. Ross Fisher, 73.71
  21. Tommy Fleetwood, 63.85
  22. Alejandro Canizares, 62.51
  23. Bernd Wiesberger, 57.73
  24. Rafa Cabrera-Bello, 57.01
  25. Julien Quesne, 56.83

• • •

U.S.

  1. Bubba Watson, 6,283.06
  2. Jimmy Walker, 4,772.07
  3. Matt Kuchar, 4,060.67
  4. Jordan Spieth, 3,988.06
  5. Jim Furyk, 3,909.18
  6. Dustin Johnson, 3,781.81
  7. Patrick Reed, 3,038.43
  8. Phil Mickelson, 2,821.56
  9. Zach Johnson, 2,787.41
  10. Jason Dufner, 2,692.52
  11. Harris English, 2,680.52
  12. Chris Kirk, 2,526.35
  13. Ryan Moore, 2,334.13
  14. Webb Simpson, 2,243.84
  15. Kevin Stadler, 2,165.35
  16. Rickie Fowler, 2,150.31
  17. Matt Every, 2,102.83
  18. Gary Woodland, 1,902.59
  19. J.B. Holmes, 1,865.32
  20. Keegan Bradley, 1,847.45
  21. Will MacKenzie, 1,782.25
  22. Kevin Na, 1,752.55
  23. Russell Henley, 1,708.99
  24. Brian Stuard, 1,648.31
  25. Hunter Mahan, 1,511.68
  26. Ryan Palmer, 1,507.23
  27. Bill Haas, 1,479.74
  28. Charley Hoffman, 1,444.62
  29. Charles Howell III, 1,324.27
  30. Jason Bohn, 1,280.21
  31. Pat Perez, 1,265.15
  32. Scott Stallings, 1,256.35
  33. Brandt Snedeker, 1,250.93
  34. Daniel Summerhays, 1,189.19
  35. Chris Stroud, 1,174.43
  36. Billy Horschel, 1,145.32
  37. Brian Harman, 1,078.25
  38. Jason Kokrak, 1,071.03
  39. George McNeill, 1,056.04
  40. Kevin Streelman, 1,009.68
  41. Scott Brown, 1,006.20
  42. Cameron Tringale, 996.25
  43. Jeff Overton, 992.07
  44. Robert Garrigus, 964.25
  45. Chesson Hadley, 922.71
  46. Jerry Kelly, 909.93
  47. Martin Flores, 895.04
  48. Steve Stricker, 880.46
  49. Erik Compton, 863.23
  50. Justin Leonard, 852.32

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