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Pick Four
GARY VAN SICKLE
August 23, 2010
The PGA Championship marked the end of automatic qualifying for the U.S. Ryder Cup team. Eight players locked up spots (bottom), and the other four members will be selected by captain Corey Pavin on Sept. 7. Here, in order of worthiness, are the 10 Tour pros we believe are the top contenders for wild-card spots, plus where they finished in the qualifying standings.
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August 23, 2010

Pick Four

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We love his team-player attitude, his British Open win in 2009, his Ryder Cup experience and his Tweets. We don't love that he hasn't seriously contended in 2010.

Qualifying rank: 14th

8. Ricky Barnes

He missed the cut at the PGA, but if you insist on adding another aggressive young (29) American who has a thing for weird hats, you have to go with the other Ricky.

Qualifying rank: 16th

9. Lucas Glover

He's another good team guy, but his only solid week of the season came back in May at the Players. Yes, he's a U.S. Open winner, but that seems like a million years ago.

Qualifying rank: 10th

10. Nick Watney

This promising ball-striker made a statement by building a three-shot lead through 54 holes at the PGA, but his closing 81 sent an entirely different message.

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