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Pettersson a long shot for Ryder Cup

The race for the Ryder Cup team is complex in Europe, which has two weeks remaining for five players to earn a spot from the world points list, then five more from a money list.

Playing well should take care of everything, but there are a lot of moving parts.

Ian Poulter has elected to play in The Barclays on the PGA Tour, where he likely would need to finish third to move into the top five on the world points list. If he succeeds, that might knock Justin Rose down one spot to No. 4 on the money list, with four players in close range behind Rose.

Carl Pettersson, meanwhile, remains a long shot even after winning the Wyndham Championship.

He moved up to No. 13 on the world points list, but with only two weeks remaining, he would have to finish first and third at The Barclays and Deutsche Bank Championship to earn his way onto the team.

“Hopefully, I can make the team if I can play well here this week and next week,” Pettersson said. “I'd like to make the team outright. I still think I need to play well this week and next week to get a pick. I would like to qualify on my own terms.”

STAT OF THE WEEK

Jerry Kelly was the only player to miss the cut in all four majors this year.

FINAL WORD

“When I do get focused, I do hole putts.”

Padraig Harrington

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