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DJ, Spieth Clinch 2016 Ryder Cup Spots

Jordan Spieth (left) and Dustin Johnson are pictured here during the 2014 Ryder Cup. The two stars have clinched their spots on the 2016 team.  Credit: Getty Images
Jordan Spieth (left) and Dustin Johnson are pictured here during the 2014 Ryder Cup. The two stars have clinched their spots on the 2016 team. Credit: Getty Images

According to the PGA’s RyderCup.com, Dustin Johnson and Jordan Spieth have clinched their spots on the 2016 Ryder Cup team.

“After a quiet week last week, this week’s points update saw a lot of movement from the top to the bottom of the roster.

The biggest news comes from the top of the leaderboard. After wins at the U.S. Open and the WGC Bridgestone Invitational, Dustin Johnson has taken over the top spot in the rankings, a place that many thought was unreachable after Jordan Spieth’s strong start to the year.

Both Johnson and Spieth have officially clinched berths on the Ryder Cup team with the amount of points they’ve already accumulated,” writes Matt Craig on RyderCup.com

In related news, Spieth and Johnson have also clinched a spot on the 2016 U.S. Olympic team, along with Bubba Watson and Rickie Fowler.

“Dustin Johnson, Jordan Spieth, Bubba Watson and Rickie Fowler will qualify for the first U.S. men’s Olympic golf team in 112 years when the final rankings are released July 11.

According to officials at the Official World Golf Ranking, which the International Golf Federation uses to fill out the Olympic field, no American competing in this week’s Scottish Open can surpass Fowler for the fourth and final spot on the U.S. roster,” writes Kevin Maguire of ESPN.

SOURCES: RYDERCUP.COM | ESPN | DIGITAL SPORTS DAILY

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