Lewis, Little in Ryder Cup contention

Tom Lewis is not the only surprise name currently in position to qualify for Europe's Ryder Cup team - fellow Englishman Sam Little is there too.

Sam Little

Little has been competing on the 'second division' Challenge Tour this season and three wins in his last four events have not only earned him an instant return to the main circuit, but have also put him ninth in the Ryder Cup standings - just ahead of world number six Martin Kaymer.

Latest leading positions in the European Ryder Cup table after the Portugal Masters (top five on European points list and top five not already qualified on the world points list qualify on August 26. Captain Jose Maria Olazabal then adds two wild cards):

(capitals indicate players in qualifying positions)

European points list: 1 RORY McILROY 608,110, 2 MICHAEL HOEY 596,548, 3 TOM LEWIS 441,017, 4 DAVID LYNN 403,264, 5 THOMAS BJORN 389,496, 6 Simon Dyson 388,561.62, 7 Rafael Cabrera-Bello 318,684, 8 Martin Kaymer 305,951, 9 Jamie Donaldson 220,461, 10 Joost Luiten 219,034.

World points list: 1 Rory McIlroy 77.79, 2 JUSTIN ROSE 69.65, 3 LUKE DONALD 68.32, 4 Michael Hoey 54.00, 5 SIMON DYSON 50.16, 6 Thomas Bjorn 49.10, 7 David Lynn 43.12, 8 Tom Lewis 37.00, 9 SAM LITTLE 36.00, 10 MARTIN KAYMER 33.72.

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