Ryder Cup: Ian Poulter and Paul Casey in final attempt to secure automatic qualification

Lee Westwood, who is also in the field, said: “Everything changes constantly so we’re always re-evaluating it. Thomas told us to keep an eye on certain players and we may be drawn with a few players that are potential Ryder Cup players. We want to keep a close eye on them in competition.”

With the eight qualifiers in the USA team already decided, Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson are set to be handed wildcards with Bryson DeChambeau, Xander Schauffele, Matt Kuchar, Kevin Kisner, Tony Finau, Gary Woodland, Zach Johnson and Brandt Snedeker competing for the last two places.