Brian Gay gets boost in point standings with victory in Bermuda
Sunday, Brian Gay returned to the winner’s circle on the PGA Tour for the first time since 2013. Gay defeated Wyndham Clark with a birdie on the first playoff hole at the Bermuda Championship to capture his fifth career win on the PGA Tour. Sunday, the 48-year-old became the oldest winner on Tour since Davis Love in 2015. Gay turned pro in 1994, the year after Clark was born.
Gay’s victory comes in his third start and first made cut of the season. He has four additional top 10s during the U.S. Ryder Cup qualifying period, which extends back to 2019. With his victory, Gay jumped 61 spots and into the top 100 in the U.S. Ryder Cup point standings. He sits at No. 67 and will have the better part of 10 months to continuing racking up points in a bid to qualify for his first U.S. Ryder Cup team.
Clark, whose runner-up finished is a career best on the PGA Tour, jumped from No. 76 to No. 54 in the U.S. Ryder Cup point standings. He has one other top 10 during the qualifying period. Doc Redman, who finished T4 for his second top 5 of the season, climbed six spots to No. 43 in the U.S. Ryder Cup point standings.
The top 30 in the U.S. Ryder Cup point standings remains unchanged following the Bermuda Championship. The top 6 in the standings will automatically earn a spot on the U.S. Team, with the additional six positions on the squad being filled by Captain's Selection.