Johnson solidifies No. 1 spot, English jumps in standings
Dustin Johnson’s commanding performance at THE NORTHERN TRUST saw him win by 11 strokes for his second victory of the season. Over the course of the four days at TPC Boston Johnson carded rounds of 67-60-64-63 to finish at a nearly record breaking 30-under par, one stroke shy of the 72-hole scoring record on the PGA Tour.
With Johnson’s victory he further solidified his position at the top of the U.S. Ryder Cup point standings, a position he overtook following his runner-up finish at the PGA Championship two weeks ago. Johnson is on track to compete in his fifth Ryder Cup team, having previously represented the United States in 2010, 2012, 2016 and 2018.
Harris English, who finished runner-up to Johnson at THE NORTHERN TRUST, made a significant leap in the Ryder Cup point standings with his strong showing in Boston. He climbed from No. 35 to No. 17 in the standings with his sixth top 10 of the season. He’ll enjoy the benefit of the extended qualifying period with the matches being postponed to 2021 to continue his solid play in hopes of qualifying for his first Ryder Cup team.
The top 6 players in the U.S. Ryder Cup point standings will automatically qualify for the team and remains unchanged following THE NORTHERN TRUST. Click here for the complete standings.