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The Ryder Cup points list show Ryan Moore to be the best captain's choice.
The United States team for next month's Ryder Cup team is a bit of a mess at the moment.
Nine players have locked up spots: Bubba Watson, Rickie Fowler, Jim Furyk, Jimmy Walker, Phil Mickelson, Matt Kuchar, Jordan Spieth, Patrick Reed and Zach Johnson.
It's not certain how healthy Kuchar, who withdrew from the PGA Championship with a bad back, is or will be by the end of September. Walker, Spieth, Reed and Johnson have certainly not been playing at their best.
Now, Tom Watson must make three captain's choices Sept. 2 to round out his team. The next three names on the points list are: Jason Dufner (who has bulging discs in his neck and withdrew from the PGA Championship), Ryan Moore and Brendon Todd.
Moore and Todd have never played in a Ryder Cup, but both have had good years in 2014 on the PGA Tour.
Keegan Bradley is next in line, and he was good in the 2012 Ryder Cup at Medinah.
It's going to be a tough couple of weeks for Watson, who is looking for players with heart, but would certainly like to have some of them playing well, too.