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U.S Ryder Cup Team's Eight Automatic Spots Finalized

Patrick Reed Wins Barclays, Secures Ryder Cup Spot
Patrick Reed was a shot behind Rickie Fowler after 54 holes but rallied to win The Barclays to open the FedEx Cup playoffs.

And finally, we have eight.

The eight automatic qualifying spots for the 2016 U.S. Ryder Cup team were finalized on Sunday at The Barclays, and we now know two-thirds of the team that will represent the red, white and blue at Hazeltine National in Chaska, Minnesota, on Sept. 30 to Oct. 2.

Dustin Johnson, Jordan Spieth, Phil Mickelson, Jimmy Walker and Brooks Koepka all had spots locked up prior to The Barclays, but Brandt Snedeker, Zach Johnson and Barclays winner Patrick Reed all had to wait until Sunday to see if their spots were secure.

U.S. captain Davis Love III will make three captain's picks on Sept. 12, the day after the BMW Championship, and make his final pick on Sept. 25 at the conclusion of the Tour Championship.

The European Ryder Cup team already had its nine automatic qualifiers set, and captain Darren Clarke will make his three captain's picks this week.

Dustin Johnson

Rank: 1
World Rank: 2
Ryder Cup Record: (4-3-0)

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Dustin Johnson watches his tee shot on the fourth hole during the Singles Matches for the 2012 Ryder Cup at Medinah Country Club.

Jordan Spieth

Rank: 2
World Rank: 3
Ryder Cup Record: (2-1-1)

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Jordan Spieth made his Ryder Cup debut at Gleneagles in 2014.

Phil Mickelson

Rank: 3
World Rank: 13
Ryder Cup Record: (16-19-6)

Phil Mickelson has been a Ryder Cup regular.

Patrick Reed

Rank: 4
World Rank: 14
Ryder Cup Record: (3-0-1)

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Patrick Reed during the 2014 Ryder Cup.

Jimmy Walker

Rank: 5
World Rank: 19
Ryder Cup Record: (1-1-3)

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Brooks Koepka

Rank: 6
World Rank: 18
Ryder Cup Record: (0-0-0)

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Talented Tour pro Brooks Koepka has one PGA Tour victory under his belt already -- the 2015 Waste Management Phoenix Open.

Brandt Snedeker

Rank: 7
World Rank: 23
Ryder Cup Record: (1-2-0)

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Brandt Snedeker plays his third shot to the 13th green during day two of the Morning Foursome Matches for the 2012 Ryder Cup at Medinah Country Club.

Zach Johnson

Rank: 8
World Rank: 24
Ryder Cup Record: (6-6-2)

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Zach Johnson tees off the first hole during the singles matches at the 2014 Ryder Cup at Gleneagles in Scotland.

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