Patrick Reed Wins The Barclays, Moves to First in FedExCup Standings

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Patrick Reed Wins The Barclays, Moves to First in FedExCup Standings

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Patrick Reed Wins The Barclays, Moves to First in FedExCup Standings

Rickie Fowler entered the final round of The Barclays at nine-under with a one stroke lead over Patrick Reed. He held onto that lead for a while before eventually relinquishing it. Fowler, who would have moved to first in the FedExCup standings with a win and solidified himself an automatic spot on the U.S. Ryder Cup team, finished three strokes behind Reed and while he moved up from 28th to 16th in the FedExCup points, he didn’t finish well enough to lock up a Ryder Cup spot.

Entering the 16th hole, Fowler was eight-under and in a tie for second, he walked away with a double bogey and dropped to six-under. Then on the par-3 17th hole he rolled in a beautiful birdie putt to get back into a tie for third at seven-under.

On the 18th, Fowler needed a birdie to move into a tie for second and earn a Ryder Cup spot, but his tee shot went right into the deep stuff.

Rickie Fowler drive on 18 at The Barclays

His second shot ended up short and left of the green in the rough; his shot from that spot traveled past the hole into the fringe and he finished with a bogey.

Fowler’s bogey gave Zach Johnson the eighth and final automatic spot on the U.S. Ryder Cup team.

While Fowler was battling for a Ryder Cup spot, Patrick Reed was grinding for a win.

Reed finished at nine-under, one stroke ahead of Sean O’Hair and Emiliano Grillo and two ahead of Jason Day, Gary Woodland, and Adam Scott. This was the first win of the 2016 season for Reed, who had two second place finishes early in the year, but hadn’t put it all together yet. It’s safe to say he did so at the right time. With the win at The Barclays he moves to first in the FedExCup standings.

FedExCup standings after The Barclays

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