Bubba Watson, winner of the Northern Trust Open two weeks ago, was the only player to make a move in the top 10 of this week's U.S. Ryder Cup points standings.
Watson moved from No. 7 to No. 6 (and Zach Johnson dropped from No. 6 to No. 7) by finishing in a tie for ninth at the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship.
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Here's a look at the current top 12 (remember, the top 9 after the PGA Championship in August automatically qualify, while U.S. Captain Tom Watson fills out the team with three captain's picks):
1. Jimmy Walker 2. Dustin Johnson 3. Phil Mickelson 4. Harris English 5. Jason Dufner 6. Bubba Watson 7. Zach Johnson 8. Webb Simpson 9. Ryan Moore ----------------------------- 10. Chris Kirk 11. Kevin Stadler 12. Jordan Spieth
Jordan Spieth -- the 2013 PGA Tour Rookie of the Year -- was the only player not previously in the top 12 to make a move at the Match Play. With his tie for fifth, Spieth took over the No. 12 spot, bumping previous No. 12 Patrick Reed to No. 13.
Jim Furyk, a veteran of eight U.S. Ryder Cup teams, moved from No. 19 to No. 14 with his tie for fifth at the Match Play.
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By: T.J. Auclair, PGA.com
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