Herron aims for RC berth 

August, 19, 2006
MEDINAH, Ill. -- Despite the fact he missed the cut Friday, Tom Lehman made his presence felt in the third round of the PGA Championship. I walked the course for a few hours in the afternoon and everywhere I turned, there was Captain Tom silently scouting candidates for his U.S. Ryder Cup team, which will be finalized after Sunday's action.

Entering the final round, however, Lehman's team looks pretty set. (He will name two captain's picks Monday morning.) Of the Americans in contention right now, Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Chris DiMarco and David Toms already are on the squad, so they have nothing to gain. Woody Austin, Billy Andrade and Steve Stricker, each seven shots back with a share of 12th place, need to finish in the top three or better. And Shaun Micheel and J.B. Holmes each need to be holding the Wanamaker Trophy aloft if they are to be considered team members -- both unlikely propositions.

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ESPN Senior Writer