Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 11/16/14
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Phil Mickelson won't have to spend the next three weeks wondering if he'll be in the Ryder Cup. In the final qualifying event for eight Americans to earn their way onto the team, there was no change after the PGA Championship. Mickelson was holding down the No. 8 spot, and he was assured of qualifying for the ninth consecutive time when neither Bo Van Pelt nor Steve Stricker could make a run on the back nine at Kiawah Island. Tiger Woods, a captain's pick in 2010, was No. 1 in the standings. Also qualifying were Bubba Watson, Jason Dufner, Keegan Bradley, Webb Simpson, Zach Johnson and Matt Kuchar. Dufner, Bradley and Simpson will be playing for the first time in the Ryder Cup, which will be played Sept. 28-30 at Medinah. US captain Davis Love III fills out his 12-man team on Sept. 4 with four picks. Mickelson began the final round of the PGA Championship in range of a top finish, which would have pushed him over Kuchar. When he struggled to a 74, it was clear he would be in ei...
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