American golfers can score points towards qualification between 1st January 2019 and 23rd August 2020. The points system is based on prize money won at PGA TOUR tournaments. In 2019, points can only be scored at the majors (one point per 1,000 US dollars), WGC tournaments and the Players Championship (one point per 2,000 US dollars). In 2020, every 2,000 US dollars won is rewarded with one point at every tournament. At the majors, the winner receives two points per 1,000 US dollars, while every player that makes the cut picks up 1.5 points per 1,000 US dollars.
The top eight players at the end of the qualifying period automatically qualify for Ryder Cup Team USA. They are joined by four wild cards, who will be selected by captain Steve Stricker after the end of the TOUR Championship on 1st September 2020.