Padraig Harrington’s fourth place finish in the US Tour’s Deutsche Bank Championship puts him third on the European Ryder Cup table.
Events on both sides of the Atlantic count towards the team, with the first four automatic positions decided by world ranking points earned.
Welshman Rhys Davies and Swede Steven Jeppesen appear on the list because the European Challenge Tour event in the Canary Islands in which they finished first and second on Sunday carried world points as well.
Latest leading positions in the European Ryder Cup table after the Deutsche Bank championship (top four on world list qualify, then next five on European points list. Captain Colin Montgomerie adds three wild cards)
1 ALEX NOREN 32pts, 2 BRADLEY DREDGE 19.2, 3 PADRAIG HARRINGTON 17.27, 4 ROSS MCGOWAN 12.8, 5 Rhys Davies 12.0, 6 Miguel Angel Jimenez 9.6, 7 Steven Jeppesen, 8 equal Simon Dyson, David Howell and Rory McIlroy 5.04
1 Alex Noren 333,330, 2 Bradley Dredge 222,220, 3 Ross McGowan 125,200, 4 MIGUEL ANGEL JIMENEZ 100,000, 5 equal SIMON DYSON, DAVID HOWELL and RORY McILROY 48,700, 8 equal Paul Broadhurst and Ignacio Garrido 34,466, 10 equal Julien Clement and Edoardo Molinari 29,400
(Capitals denote players in qualifying positions)