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.
1. Tiger Woods
He was the world's best player—note past tense—but he and his unofficial new coach, Sean Foley, will have almost a month to practice. Unless Woods declares himself unfit, he's still Pavin's best option.
Qualifying rank: 12th
2. Zach Johnson
If you're looking for someone to make an eight-footer to save the planet, the 2007 Masters champ, who has Ryder Cup experience, is your man. Also, Johnson came up big with a tie for third at the PGA.
Qualifying rank: 11th
3. Anthony Kim
Given AK's killer play in past Ryder and Presidents Cups, he's a no-brainer, but only if he can prove that he has recovered from surgery on his left thumb—and that's a big if.
Qualifying rank: 9th