Jim Furyk and J.B. Holmes made two of the biggest moves in U.S. Ryder Cup points standings
Jim Furyk's final-round 65 at the Wells Fargo Championship not only earned him second-place money in the tournament, but vaulted the 20-year PGA Tour veteran into the top 10 in the latest Team USA Ryder Cup standings.
Based on his strong performance in Charlotte, Furyk, who is vying for his ninth Ryder Cup appearance, moved from No. 17 to No. 7. Phil Mickelson and Zach Johnson also moved up one spot each, with Mickelson eighth and Johnson ninth. Furyk turns 44 on May 12.
Harris English, who has but one top-15 finish in his last five tournaments, dropped from No. 7 to No. 10, while Jason Dufner, who was at the Kentucky Derby on Saturday, fell out of the top 10 from No. 8 to No. 11
With his win Sunday, J.B. Holmes leapt from No. 62 to No. 18, supplanting Kevin Na in the top 20. Holmes, three years removed from brain surgery, is looking to make his second Ryder Cup team; he was a member of the 2008 U.S. team that was victorious at Valhalla.
Here's a look at the current top 12 (remember, the top nine after the PGA Championship in August automatically qualify, while U.S. Captain Tom Watson will fill out the team with three captain's picks):
1. Bubba Watson
2. Jimmy Walker
3. Matt Kuchar
4. Dustin Johnson
5. Jordan Spieth
6. Patrick Reed
7. Jim Furyk
8. Phil Mickelson
9. Zach Johnson
10. Harris English
11. Jason Dufner
12. Chris Kirk
This week, the PGA Tour is in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., for The Players Championship at TPC Sawgrass, and all of the top 20 players in the U.S. Ryder Cup standings are scheduled to play.