Yeah, that's the thing. Here's the 10-15 in Ryder Cup points through the PGA championship:
I was mistaken above about a replacement for Dufner, as he's not in the top 9. I think there had been speculation at some point about Kuchar, but he's obviously healthy and playing well, so no replacement needed, thus Moore is not on the team.
Anyway, if you had told me at the time that one of these guys would be leading the Fed Ex playoffs on Sept 1, I would have said, yeah that guy will make it. I started speculating on guys like Mahan and Snedeker when I thought none of these guys were playing that well. But that has changed in the last few weeks.
At this point, I think you can say Bradley, Kirk, and Simpson all have played well enough to deserve it. Todd would be a tough cut, but while he was red hot from May-July, he's the one guy who didn't play that well in August.
Anyway, if Watson thought he had his team picked before yesterday, I think Kirk may well have thrown a monkey wrench into it.