Stricker back in the top 10 in rankings after PGA ChampionshipsWisconsin Sports
-- Steve Stricker of Madison moved back into the Top-10 in the World Golf Rankings, with his seventh-place finish at the PGA Championship.
KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. - Steve Stricker of Madison moved back into the Top-10 in the World Golf Rankings, with his seventh-place finish at the PGA Championship.
Stricker shot a one-under-par 71 in his final round yesterday at the season’s final major in South Carolina. He finished at three-under-285. That was 10 strokes behind Rory McIlroy, who won by eight over David Lynn.
Stricker rose one place to 10th in the new rankings released this morning. Rory McIlroy, who won the PGA by eight strokes, moved back into the top spot in the world. Luke Donald and Tiger Woods each dropped one place to second-and-third. Pewaukee native Mark Wilson, who missed the weekend cut at the PGA, dropped two places in the new rankings to 49th. Jerry Kelly of Madison, who did not play in the season’s final major, dropped three spots to 168th. Meanwhile, Stricker is also back in the Top-10 in the Fed-Ex Cup season point standings, rising two places to Number-10. Wilson fell three spots to 30th. And Kelly dropped one place to 120th. Tiger Woods still leads the Fed-Ex point totals. McIlroy jumped from eighth place to second.
But, Stricker's finish at the PGA Championships it did not guarantee him a spot on the U.S. Ryder Cup roster. Only the top-eight in the Ryder Cup point standings get automatic berths – and Stricker remains in 10th place. There’s a good chance, though, that U.S. team captain Davis Love III will name Stricker with one of his four final picks on September fourth. The Ryder Cup will be played September 28th-through-30th at Medinah Country Club near Chicago. Tiger Woods leads the Ryder Cup standings. Also getting automatic berths were Bubba Watson, Jason Dufner, Keegan Bradley, Wade Simpson, Zach Johnson, Matt Kuchar, and Phil Mickelson.