Ryder Cup: Brandt Snedeker makes massive move at crucial time
When it comes to Ryder Cup USA implications, no one left the Wyndham Championship with a bigger smile than Brandt Snedeker on Sunday.
Snedeker tied for third in Greensboro, his second top-5 finish in three starts and his best finish this season since a win at the Farmers Insurance Open in January.
With his stellar play, Snedeker climbed three spots from No. 9 to No. 6 in the latest Ryder Cup USA standings -- a massive move with just one week left to collect points, which close Sunday evening at the conclusion of the Barclays.
J.B. Holmes didn't do anything to help his cause with a missed cut in Greensboro and was also the victim of Snedeker's performance. Holmes slipped from No. 7 to No. 9 (and Zach Johnson dropped from No. 6 to No. 7).
Another player who continues to climb is Jim Furyk. His tie for 10th at the Wyndham Championship -- his second top-10 in as many starts -- bumped Furyk from No. 18 to No. 15.
Here's on last look at the key qualifying dates:
- Sunday, Aug. 28, 2016: The top eight will be finalized at the conclusion of The Barclays, which is scheduled to finish on this date, as opposed to the traditional closing of points at the conclusion of the PGA Championship, which was played in July instead of August in 2016 due to the Olympics. It also affords players an additional two weeks from past years to earn a spot on points.
- Monday, Sept. 12, 2016: Love will select three of his four Captain's Picks after the conclusion of the BMW Championship.
- Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016: Love will make his fourth and final Captain's Pick at the conclusion of the Tour Championship, scheduled to end on this day.