Brooks Koepka drops out of the top six automatic qualifiers for the Ryder Cup, relying on skipper Zach Johnson's selection.

Brooks Koepka had been securely ranked in the top six of the US Ryder Cup rankings for months, ensuring him a position on the team.

hen, on Friday, Xander Schauffele fired a 65 at the BMW Championship, followed by two sub-70 rounds, propelling Koepka from fifth to seventh place. 

Now, the Jupiter resident must be one of six players chosen by captain Zach Johnson to play against Europe next month.

And, given Johnson's attitude for LIV golfers, that is far from certain.

Koepka finished second in the Ryder Cup standings after winning the PGA Championship a month after being second at the Masters. 

Since then, he has dropped after tying for 17th at the US Open and tying for 64th at the British Open, the only two events that might give him Ryder Cup points since May.

"I'm going to be completely honest," Johnson stated. "It's difficult because, with the exception of four events per year, I can't see what they're doing or see their form." 

Nobody is surprised by what Brooks has done this year. "I'm just glad he's alive."

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