Biggest Movers: Reed clinches Ryder berth with win


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 Patrick Reed punched his ticket to Hazeltine with a final-round comeback at Bethpage Black:

• Reed entered The Barclays squarely on the Ryder Cup bubble, but after a one-shot victory he surged from No. 8 to No. 4 in the final standings that determined the eight automatic qualifiers for the American team.

• After finishing T-48, Zach Johnson survived a late challenge from Rickie Fowler for the final Ryder Cup spot and ended up No. 8 in the final standings, less than $150,000 ahead of No. 9 Bubba Watson.

• Reed's win was his first since January 2015, and it moved him up five spots to No. 9 in the world rankings, matching his career best.

• A surprise runner-up finish for Sean O'Hair not only extended his postseason, but it also moved the veteran up 58 spots in the world rankings to No. 77, his best standing since March 2012.

• While Adam Scott missed a short putt on the 72nd hole that would have given him a share of second place, his T-4 finish still moved him past Bubba Watson to No. 6 in the world.

Thomas Pieters' victory at the European Tour's Made in Denmark firmly put him in the Ryder Cup discussion. It also moved the Belgian up 13 spots to No. 41 in the world, his career best.

• The man Pieters beat with three closing birdies, Welshman Bradley Dredge, moved up 20 spots to No. 85 with his runner-up finish in Denmark.

• Argentina's Emiliano Grillo is No. 25 in the latest rankings after a runner-up finish at The Barclays, his first top-10 finish on the PGA Tour since winning the season-opening Open.

• A T-4 finish at The Barclays allowed Gary Woodland to jump nine spots to No. 52 in the world, his best position since he was ranked No. 50 in October.