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SHEBOYGAN, WI (KWWL) -- Zach Johnson needed to finish on top in Sunday's final round at the PGA Championship to clinch a spot on the 2010 Ryder Cup team.  He nearly accomplished just that finishing just one stroke behind the playoff tandem of Bubba Watson and Martin Kaymer.

Still, an impressive third place finish undoubtedly helped his cause for being picked as one of the four captain's exemptions to the event.  With the high finish, Johnson catapulted from 21st to 11th in the final Ryder Cup standings.  The top 8 receive automatic spots on the team.

USA team captain Corey Pavin is expected to pick the final four members of the squad in about 3 weeks.

Online reporter Mark Woodley

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