Ryder blow for Pod and Casey

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Padraig Harrington and Paul Casey have both dropped out of automatic qualifying positions for the Ryder Cup.

Padraig Harrington and Paul Casey both drop out of automatic qualifying positions on the European Ryder Cup table following Sunday’s Madrid Masters.
Luke Donald’s victory takes him above Harrington on the world points list from which the first four members of Colin Montgomerie’s side will come.
And by finishing third, Italian Francesco Molinari moves into one of the five spots on offer from European Tour earnings, leaving world number eight Casey in need of a wild card as things stand.
Latest leading positions in the European Ryder Cup table after the Madrid Masters (top four on world list qualify, then next five on European points list. Captain Colin Montgomerie adds three wild cards on August 29):
WORLD POINTS
1 LEE WESTWOOD 307.0, 2 RORY McILROY 214.0, 3 IAN POULTER 204.2, 4 LUKE DONALD 180.5, 5 Padraig Harrington 163.2, 6 Martin Kaymer 137.1, 7 Edoardo Molinari 133.0, 8 Paul Casey 110.2, 9 Francesco Molinari 123.0, 10 Alvaro Quiros 111.2
EUROPEAN POINTS
1 Lee Westwood 2,726,026, 2 Ian Poulter 2,137,556, 3 Rory McIlroy 1,461,089, 4 ROSS McGOWAN 1,310,196, 5 MARTIN KAYMER 1,129,739, 6 SIMON DYSON 1,051,374, 7 FRANCESCO MOLINARI 1,039,684, 8 ALVARO QUIROS 1,033,477, 9 Paul Casey 989,748, 10 Padraig Harrington 981,602
(Capitals denote players in qualifying positions)

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