Well its only 45 days away! Since Ive got a European-centric view of things, here is how our team stands: World points list 1 Lee WESTWOOD 2 Rory MCILROY 3 Martin KAYMER 4 Graeme MCDOWELL 5 Luke DONALD 6 Edoardo MOLINARI 7 Ian POULTER 8 Padraig HARRINGTON 9 Justin ROSE 10 Francesco MOLINARI 11 Paul CASEY European Points List 1 Lee WESTWOOD 2 Martin KAYMER 3 Rory MCILROY 4 Graeme MCDOWELL 5 Ian POULTER 6 Ross FISHER 7 Francesco MOLINARI 8 Miguel Angel JIMINEZ 9 Paul CASEY 10 Padraig HARRINGTON 11 Ross McGOWAN 12 Luke DONALD 13 Alvaro QUIROS Team Europe is still to decide in two weeks time after Johnnie Walker at Gleneagles. Its 4 from the world list and the next 5 from the Europe only points list. Here is where its interesting. Luke Donald hasnt qualified in either, his only hope is to go to the Barclays and do well to push him up the world list, knocking out Graeme McDowell who would then qualify from his European performance, knocking out Jiminez. Paul Casey says he wont play Gleneagles (for tax reasons, I believe cant spend too many days in the UK) so might have to rely on a pick. So who does Monty pick? Its a great sign of the strength and depth of the European Tour that the last 3 majors have been won by European Tour players. Personally I would go for Luke Donald, Alvaro Quiros (hes a bomber!), and Edoardo Molinari. Sorry Paddy, Im just not impressed by your record! US 1 Phil Mickelson 6,095.063 2 Hunter Mahan 4,095.620 3 Bubba Watson 3,894.319 4 Jim Furyk 3,763.642 5 Steve Stricker 3,697.976 6 Dustin Johnson 3,573.804 7 Jeff Overton 3,533.148 8 Matt Kuchar 3,415.853 9 Anthony Kim 3,274.684 10 Lucas Glover 3,052.874 11 Zach Johnson 3,051.897 12 Tiger Woods 2,902.580 For team USA, here is their final standings, top 8 have qualified and Cpt Pavin has another 4 picks. I dont really see whats wrong with the next 4 on the list, perhaps swap Lucas Glover for Stewart Cink (14) or JB Holmes (19) but thats about it. Should he pick Tiger? Well hes dammed if he does and dammed if he doesnt. But despite all the alleged negativity he brings into the locker room, youd rather he was on your side! So, as last time, I think Europe will be going in as favourites but at least the USA cant really play their underdog card again. Its going to be a close one.