Biggest Movers: Knox makes Ryder Cup push


Each week, takes a look at the players who made moves up - and down - the various ranking systems in the world of golf.

Here's a look at this week's Biggest Movers, as Russell Knox snags another trophy and takes a big step toward Hazeltine:

• Knox's one-shot win at the Travelers Championship was his second of the PGA Tour season and took the Scot up eight spots to a career-best No. 18 in the world.

• It also pushed Knox to 10th in the European Ryder Cup World Points list, a jump of 10 spots and one that put him on the cusp of making Darren Clarke's team (top nine qualify automatically).

• Jerry Kelly's runner-up finish in Cromwell secured his card for next year and also took the 49-year-old up 93 spots to No. 101 in the world.

• Patrick Reed's T-11 finish was enough to nudge Bubba Watson out of the eighth spot on the U.S. Ryder Cup points list, with Reed now in position to take the last automatic qualifying spot with three weeks still to go.

• Mr. 58, Jim Furyk, rose one spot to No. 23 in the world thanks to his surprising and record-setting T-5 finish at TPC River Highlands.

Justin Thomas' T-3 finish at Travelers was his best result since May, and it also propelled him up 10 spots in the world rankings to No. 31.

• Like Thomas, Sweden's Alex Noren rose 10 spots after a near-miss, now up to No. 40 following his runner-up finish at the European Tour's Paul Lawrie Match Play.

• The man who beat Noren, Anthony Wall, jumped 97 spots to No. 137 following his first win on the European Tour in 16 years.

• Patrick Rodgers' T-3 finish was his best of the PGA Tour season and moved the young American to No. 118 in the world rankings, his highest standing since February.