2012 Ryder Cup Standings: Team Europe's Top 10 Is Now Finalized

FARMINGDALE, NY - AUGUST 26: Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland walks down the first fairway during the final round of The Barclays at the Black Course at Bethpage State Park August 26, 2012 in Farmingdale, New York. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

The European Ryder Cup team's top ten was finalized Sunday with the conclusion of the Johnnie Walker Championship

The European Ryder Cup top 10 was finalized Sunday with the completion of the Johnnie Walker Championship in Scotland.

The European qualifying rules for the Ryder Cup team narrow down the field to 10 using the top five from the World Points List and the top five from the European Points list. At the conclusion of the Johnnie Walker Championship on August 26, the field is set.

Led by the world's No. 1 golfer Rory McIlroy, here is the European top 10 for 2012:

1. Rory McIlroy

2. Justin Rose

3. Graeme McDowell

4. Paul Lawrie

5. Francesco Molinari

6. Luke Donald

7. Lee Westwood

8. Sergio Garcia

9. Peter Hanson

10. Martin Kaymer

European captain Jose Maria Olazabal is now allowed to select two golfers to round out his 12-man team.

Stay tuned to SB Nation Chicago for tournament updates, and be sure to check out SB Nation's golf hub for more news and analysis of The Ryder Cup.

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