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Rank   Team Record   Change   Comment
1 Rory McIlroy Rory McIlroy -
▲ 1
A FedEx win and Ryder Cup dominance would check two more boxes on the Tiger Woods graduate school application.
2 Adam Scott Adam Scott -
▼ 1
Fifteen months left until Scott needs to bend over to putt. When does the transition begin?
3 Jason Day Jason Day -
▲ 14
Thumb OK. Finishing handicap still bothersome. Plenty of birdies in his game. Needs to add in a few more pars.
4 Rickie Fowler Rickie Fowler -
Top five in all four majors. Never in the top five in any other stroke-play event. One win in over 120 starts.
5 Justin Rose Justin Rose -
▼ 2
AT&T win high point of the season. Figures to be a pivotal talent at Gleneagles. Can be a Faldo/Monty point machine.
6 Jim Furyk Jim Furyk -
▼ 1
Best player on Tour in 2014 without a win. Needs to close out Ryder Cup matches before he gets to 16. Putter betrays him under the gun.
7 Matt Kuchar Matt Kuchar -
▲ 2
Top ten in seven of his first eight starts. Holed chips on the 72 hole three times this year. Money making machine.
8 Martin Kaymer Martin Kaymer -
▼ 2
Two missed cuts and one top 10 since Pinehurst win. World’s best for one month. Will the real Martin Kaymer please stand up?
9 Henrik Stenson Henrik Stenson -
▲ 3
Only 14 starts on the PGA Tour heading into BMW. Scoring average before the cut - 112. Scoring average final round – 4th.
10 Bill Haas Bill Haas -
▲ 10
Streak of four consecutive years with a Tour win in jeopardy without a FedEx rally. Tour ironman with 29 starts through Atlanta.
11 Zach Johnson Zach Johnson -
▼ 11
Best Johnson now on Tour. Great 2014 start with win at TOC. Summer fade with no top 20s after mid-July.
12 Sergio Garcia Sergio Garcia -
▼ 4
Will try to channel Seve at Gleneagles. Three runner-ups and six top fives the good news. Zero wins the bad.
13 Jordan Spieth Jordan Spieth -
▼ 2
Green in regulation – 150. Total driving – 146. Birdie average – 6. Needs to tailor his schedule. Twenty-eight starts may be too much at 21.
14 Webb Simpson Webb Simpson -
▼ 14
Six cuts in 2014 didn’t seem to bother Ryder Cup captain Tom Watson. Four major appearances. Three weekends off.
15 Bubba Watson Bubba Watson -
▼ 8
After Masters win, only one top 10. In 2012 after first Masters win, only two top 10s. Needs to leave the histrionics in the locker room at Gleneagles.
16 Graeme McDowell Graeme McDowell -
▼ 16
Ranks 171 in driving distance; number one in strokes gained putting. A perfect partner in foursomes at Gleneagles.
17 Patrick Reed Patrick Reed -
▲ 8
Boasted of top-five talent in spring. Shot 82 in third round at Deutsche Bank. World-class players turn 82 to 72 and survive.
18 Ryan Palmer Ryan Palmer -
▼ 18
Best ‘photo bomb’ on Tour at Valhalla. Six top tens in a solid year with two runner-ups. A good weekend at Boston might have got him a ticket to Scotland.
19 Keegan Bradley Keegan Bradley -
▼ 1
Explosive length – ninth in total driving. Top 20 before the cut – 65 on Sunday. No longer anchoring - top 40 in total putting.
20 Chris Kirk Chris Kirk -
▼ 20
Deutsche Bank weekend a breakout performance. Two Tour wins in 2014. Learning to play on the leaderboard – 133 on Saturdays.
21 Jimmy Walker Jimmy Walker -
▼ 7
Three Tour wins matches McIlroy for most in 2014. Has Rory length off the tee. Comparisons end there.
22 Phil Mickelson Phil Mickelson -
▼ 12
First year without a Tour win since 2003. One top 10 is the first time ever in his professional career. Fairways hit – 145th.
23 Victor Dubuisson Victor Dubuisson -
▼ 23
Second at the match play. Seventh at Hoylake. Ninth at Valhalla. Emerging or Van de Velde in waiting?
24 Hunter Mahan Hunter Mahan -
▼ 24
Win at Barclays erases an ordinary year. Looks to validate that performance and gain Celtic Manor redemption at Gleneagles.
25 Ian Poulter Ian Poulter -
▼ 9
Ryder Cup is a chance to turn a poor injury-plagued year into something positive. Great match play mentality. Poor stroke play year. Mind over matter?

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