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Ryder Cup: Who can claim Europe's final automatic qualification spot?

Sky Sports | Updated: 2018-08-28 23:50:13

Seven players have already booked their place in Europe's Ryder Cup side, but who can still claim the final automatic qualification spot?

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News and build-up ahead of the 2018 contest at Le Golf National.

The year-long qualification period finishes at the Made In Denmark, with the top four players on the European Points List and the next four on the World Points List after this week securing a spot for Le Golf National.

Only one of those eight spots is left to be filled, with Francesco Molinari, Justin Rose, Tyrrell Hatton, Tommy Fleetwood, Jon Rahm, Rory McIlroy and Alex Noren already confirmed in Thomas Bjorn's side.

Thorbjorn Olesen currently occupies the final place ahead of teeing it up on home soil at Silkeborg Ry Golfklub, with Eddie Pepperell and Matt Fitzpatrick the only other two players in the field who can still snatch the eighth automatic spot.

A top-six finish for Olesen this week would give him an unassailable advantage over the English pair, who both need a win to have any chance of overtaking him in the World Points List.

Fitzpatrick - 12th on the World Points List - must win and see Olesen finish outside of the top seven, while Pepperell requires a victory and for Olesen not to end in the top 12.

Those featuring in the Dell Technologies Championship will not be able to earn points towards the Ryder Cup standings, meaning Ian Poulter, Paul Casey, Henrik Stenson and Rafa Cabrera Bello are among the players who will now be relying on a captain's pick.

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