‘Captain America’ moves into position to qualify for U.S. team ahead of Sept. 24-26 matches against Europe at Whistling Straits
6: Position in the U.S. Ryder Cup standings for Patrick Reed, who moved up five spots in the ranking Monday after winning the PGA Tour’s Farmers Insurance Open one day earlier. The top six automatically qualify for the Sept. 24-26 matches against the Europeans at Whistling Straits in Kohler, Wis. Captain Steve Stricker will have six at-large picks to complete his 12-man team. The matches were postponed from 2020 because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Reed has played in the past three Ryder Cups, compiling a 7-3-2 record, including 3-0-0 in singles, in earning the nickname “Captain America.” The U.S. team, however, has gone 1-2 during that stretch. Reed also returned to the top 10 in the Official World Golf Ranking after his victory at Torrey Pines. He improved one spot, to 10th. England’s Paul Casey jumped 11 spots, to No. 16, after his victory at the European Tour’s Omega Dubai Desert Classic. American Dustin Johnson retained the top spot for the 24th consecutive week.
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