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Rory McIlroy, right, is congratulated by Sergio Garcia (Credit: AP / Phil Long)

Rory McIlroy, right, is congratulated by Sergio Garcia after McIlroy won the Bridgestone Invitational golf tournament by two shots over Garcia, Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014, at Firestone Country Club in Akron, Ohio.

European Ryder Cup team 2014

A look at the nine European golfers who qualified for the 2014 Ryder Cup. Team Europe will challenge the Bubba Watson-led Team USA at Gleneagles Hotel in Perthshire, Scotland from Sept. 23-29. Europe's Paul McGinley will name his three captain's picks on Sept. 2 to form the final 12-man roster for the bi-annual tournament. (Season statistics through events of Aug. 10, 2014.)

STEPHEN GALLACHER Ryder Cup points: 1,698,110.27 2014 PGA
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STEPHEN GALLACHER
Ryder Cup points: 1,698,110.27
2014 PGA season: 0 wins, 1 top-10 finishes, 72.50 scoring average.
Ryder Cup history: First appearance

LEE WESTWOOD Ryder Cup points: 1,167,563.39 2014 PGA
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LEE WESTWOOD
Ryder Cup points: 1,167,563.39
2014 PGA season: 0 wins, 2 top-10 finishes, 70.738 scoring average.
Ryder Cup history: Eighth appearance (1997, 1999, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010). 16-11-6 overall, 2-5-0 singles, 7-2-4 foursomes, 7-4-2 fourballs, 19 total points won.

IAN POULTER Ryder Cup points: 1,962,706.58 2014 PGA
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IAN POULTER
Ryder Cup points: 1,962,706.58
2014 PGA season: 0 wins, 2 top-10 finishes, 70.722 scoring average.
Ryder Cup history: Fourth appearance (2004, 2008, 2010). 8-3-0 overall, 3-0-0 singles, 2-1-0 foursomes, 3-2-0 fourballs, 8 total points won.

1. Rory McIlroy

Rory McIlroy Ryder Cup points: 5,537,075.35 2014 PGA
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Rory McIlroy
Ryder Cup points: 5,537,075.35
2014 PGA season: 3 wins, 9 top-10 finishes, 68.875 scoring average.
Ryder Cup history: Third appearance (2010, 2012). 4-3-2 overall, 1-0-1 singles, 2-2-0 foursomes, 1-1-1 fourballs, 5 total points won.

2. Henrik Stenson

Henrik Stenson Ryder Cup points: 2,893,568.55 2014 PGA
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Henrik Stenson
Ryder Cup points: 2,893,568.55
2014 PGA season: 0 wins, 3 top-10 finishes, 70.215 scoring average.
Ryder Cup history: Third appearance (2006, 2008). 2-3-2 overall, 1-1-0 singles, 1-1-1 foursomes, 0-1-1 fourballs, 3 total points won.

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3. Sergio Garcia

Sergio Garcia Ryder Cup points: 2,537,798.07 2014 PGA
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Sergio Garcia
Ryder Cup points: 2,537,798.07
2014 PGA season: 0 wins, 8 top-10 finishes, 68.858 scoring average.
Ryder Cup history: 7th appearance (1999, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2012). 16-8-4 overall, 2-4-0 singles, 8-2-1 foursomes, 6-2-3 fourballs, 18 total points won.

4. Justin Rose

Justin Rose Ryder Cup points: 2,138,323.13 2014 PGA
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Justin Rose
Ryder Cup points: 2,138,323.13
2014 PGA season: 1 win, 7 top-10 finishes, 69.658 scoring average.
Ryder Cup history: Third appearance (2008, 2012). 6-3-0 overall, 2-0-0 singles, 3-1-0 foursomes, 1-2-0 fourballs, 6 total points won.

5. Martin Kaymer

Martin Kaymer Ryder Cup points: 2,006,411.16 2014 PGA
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Martin Kaymer
Ryder Cup points: 2,006,411.16
2014 PGA season: 2 wins, 3 top-10 finishes, 70.456 scoring average.
Ryder Cup history: Third appearance (2010, 2012). 3-2-0 overall, 1-1-0 singles, 0-0-1 foursomes, 2-1-0 fourballs, 3.5 total points won.

6. Victor Dubuisson

Victor Dubuisson Ryder Cup points: 2,880,182.84 2014 PGA
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Victor Dubuisson
Ryder Cup points: 2,880,182.84
2014 PGA season: 0 wins, 5 top-10 finishes, 71.20 scoring average.
Ryder Cup history: 1st appearance

7. Thomas Bjorn

Thomas Bjorn Ryder Cup points: 2,426,068.80 2014 PGA
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Thomas Bjorn
Ryder Cup points: 2,426,068.80
2014 PGA season: 0 wins, 1 top-10 finishes, 71.006 scoring average.
Ryder Cup history: Third appearance (1997, 2002). 3-2-1 overall, 1-0-1 singles, 0-2-0 foursomes, 2-0-0 fourballs, 3.5 total points won.

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8. Jamie Donaldson

Jamie Donaldson Ryder Cup points: 2,509,687.42 2014 PGA
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Jamie Donaldson
Ryder Cup points: 2,509,687.42
2014 PGA season: 0 wins, 2 top-10 finishes, 69.658 scoring average.
Ryder Cup history: 1st appearance

9. Graeme McDowell

Graeme McDowell Ryder Cup points: 1,667,677.90 2014 PGA
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Graeme McDowell
Ryder Cup points: 1,667,677.90
2014 PGA season: 0 wins, 8 top-10 finishes, 69.522 scoring average.
Ryder Cup history: Fourth appearance (2008, 2010, 2012). 5-5-2 overall, 2-1-0 singles, 2-2-1 foursomes, 1-2-1 fourballs, 6 total points won.

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