Ryder Cup: Gallacher projects as Euro's 9th guy

Stephen Gallacher during the final round of the Omega Dubai Desert Classic.

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Stephen Gallacher's victory in Dubai now has him in the European Ryder Cup team conversation.

Gallacher is the fifth player currently projected to make the team via the World Points list. The top 4 on the European Points list and the top 5 on the World Points list not already eligible make the team, leaving Paul McGinley to select the three remaining spots with his captain's picks.

Here's a look at the standings (names in bold are currently projected to make team):

EUROPEAN POINTS

  • 1. Thomas Bjorn, 1,646,623
  • 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
  • 2. Sergio Garcia, 158
  • 3. Thomas Bjorn, 132
  • 4. Ian Poulter, 109
  • 5. Victor Dubuisson, 101.4
  • 6. Rory McIlroy, 101.32
  • 7. Jamie Donaldson, 88
  • 8. Joost Luiten, 80
  • 9. Stephen Gallacher, 79
  • 10. Justin Rose, 78

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As for the Americans, Jimmy Walker remains atop the U.S. standings for another week while Kevin Stadler now finds himself at No. 10 after his victory in Phoenix.

The top 9 players in the U.S. standings will make the team, leaving Tom Watson to select the remaining three spots with his captain's picks.

Here's a look at the standings (names in bold are currently projected to make team):

  • 1. Jimmy Walker, 2,417
  • 2. Phil Mickelson, 2,374
  • 3. Jason Dufner, 2,261
  • 4. Zach Johnson, 2,196
  • 5. Harris English, 2,106
  • 6. Dustin Johnson, 2,012
  • 7. Ryan Moore, 1,986
  • 8. Webb Simpson, 1,982
  • 9. Chris Kirk, 1,805
  • 10. Kevin Stadler, 1,492
  • 11. Brian Stuard, 1,228
  • 12. Patrick Reed, 1,217
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