U.S. Ryder Cup standings: Walker's lead grows

Jimmy Walker during the third round of the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am.

Following his third PGA Tour victory of the season, Jimmy Walker took a sizable lead in the latest U.S. Ryder Cup standings.

Walker led Phil Mickelson by 43 points entering the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am. Now, he's 1,013 points ahead of second-place Dustin Johnson, who tied for second at Pebble Beach.

The top 10 players remained the same while Patrick Reed and Brian Stuard switched spots, Reed moving to 11th and Stuard falling to 12th.

Jordan Spieth (14th), Hunter Mahan (17th) and Pat Perez (18th) cracked the top 20 this week.

On the European side, the nine projected automatic qualifiers remained the same.

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U.S. standings

Here's a look at the U.S. standings (names in bold are projected to make the team); the top nine players earn automatic spots while U.S. captain Tom Watson will select three captain's picks:

  1. Jimmy Walker, 3,606 points
  2. Dustin Johnson, 2,593
  3. Phil Mickelson, 2,447
  4. Jason Dufner, 2,261
  5. Zach Johnson, 2,196
  6. Harris English, 2,107
  7. Ryan Moore, 1,986
  8. Webb Simpson, 1,983
  9. Chris Kirk, 1,820
  10. Kevin Stadler, 1,511
  11. Patrick Reed, 1,334
  12. Brian Stuard, 1,228
  13. Scott Stallings, 1,169
  14. Jordan Spieth, 1,147
  15. Gary Woodland, 1,085
  16. Charles Howell III, 1,054
  17. Hunter Mahan, 1,009
  18. Pat Perez, 967
  19. Matt Kuchar, 951
  20. Jim Furyk, 950

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European standings

Here's a look at the European Points and World Points standings (names in bold are currently projected to make the team); the top 5 from the European Points list and the top 4 from the World Points list who are not already eligible make the team, while European captain Paul McGinley will add three captain's picks:

EUROPEAN POINTS

  1. Thomas Bjorn, 1,646,623 points
  2. Victor Dubuisson, 1,595,151
  3. Ian Poulter, 1,541,652
  4. Henrik Stenson, 1,472,687
  5. Jamie Donaldson, 1,470,994
  6. Joost Luiten, 1,136,320
  7. Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano, 1,134,264
  8. Sergio Garcia, 1,005,355
  9. Francesco Molinari, 812,138
  10. David Howell, 795,908

WORLD POINTS

  1. Henrik Stenson, 244 points
  2. Sergio Garcia, 158
  3. Thomas Bjorn, 132
  4. Ian Poulter, 109
  5. Victor Dubuisson, 105
  6. Rory McIlroy, 101
  7. Jamie Donaldson, 88
  8. Joost Luiten, 80
  9. Stephen Gallacher, 79
  10. Justin Rose, 78
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