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No Changes To Top 8 For US Ryder Cup Team

149995917 No Changes To Top 8 For US Ryder Cup Team

U.S. Ryder Cup Captain Davis Love III speaks as European Captain Jose Maria Olazabal looks on during a press conference during a practice round of the 94th PGA Championship at the Ocean Course on August 8, 2012 in Kiawah Island, South Carolina. (Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images)

KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. (AP) – Phil Mickelson won’t have to spend the next three weeks wondering if he’ll be in the Ryder Cup.

In the final qualifying event for eight Americans to earn their way onto the team, there was no change after the PGA Championship. Mickelson was holding down the No. 8 spot, and he was assured of qualifying for the ninth straight time when neither Bo Van Pelt nor Steve Stricker could make a run on the back nine at Kiawah Island.

Tiger Woods again led the standings.

Also qualifying were Bubba Watson, Jason Dufner, Keegan Bradley, Webb Simpson, Zach Johnson and Matt Kuchar. Dufner, Bradley and Simpson will be playing for the first time. The Ryder Cup is Sept. 28-30 at Medinah.

Davis Love will announce his four captain’s picks in three weeks.

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