Gary Woodland leaps 21 spots to No. 7 in latest Ryder Cup USA standings
Gary Woodland, 33, picked up his third career PGA Tour victory on Sunday, defeating Chez Reavie on the first hole of a sudden-death playoff at the Waste Management Phoenix Open.
Woodland punched his ticket to the playoff thanks to a best-of-the-day, 7-under 64.
It was Woodland's first victory on Tour since he won the 2013 Reno-Tahoe Open.
With the win, Woodland made a huge leap in the Ryder Cup USA standings, soaring from No. 28 to No. 7... and he wasn't even the week's biggest mover. Reavie went from No. 36 to No. 11 with his runner-up showing.
Brendan Steele, meanwhile, moved into the No. 12 spot from No. 18 with a T3.
Dustin Johnson, Brooks Koepka, Justin Thomas, Jordan Spieth and Matt Kuchar continue to own the top-5 positions, in that order.
U.S. players will continue to gain points in 2018 at every non-opposite PGA Tour event, WGC and major through the 100th PGA Championship at Bellerive, concluding on August 12, 2018.
At that time, Captain Jim Furyk will have his first eight players -- automatic qualifiers.
The four remaining slots on the U.S. Team will be Captain's Selections. Three selections will be announced by Captain Jim Furyk following the Dell Technologies Championship scheduled to be completed on Sept. 3, 2018, and the final selection will be announced after the BMW Championship, which is slated to be completed on Sept. 9, 2018.