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Originally Published: August 28, 2016 10:56 p.m.
FARMINGDALE, N.Y. — Patrick Reed picked up two victories in one day. He won The Barclays to assure himself a clear shot at the $10 million bonus in the FedEx Cup, and he easily secured a spot on his second straight U.S. Ryder Cup team.
Rickie Fowler, with a surprising meltdown, walked away empty from Bethpage Black.
Reed overcame an early two-shot deficit and built a big enough lead on the back nine that some nervous shots and sloppy play didn't keep him from winning for the first time since the 2015 opener at Kapalua. A bogey on the final hole gave him a 1-under 70 and a one-shot victory over Sean O'Hair and Emiliano Grillo.
Fowler still hasn't won in four tries as a 54-hole leader on the PGA Tour, and this one might sting. He was still in contention, two shots behind with four holes to play, and at least figured to have one of the eight automatic spots on the Ryder Cup team locked up. Fowler needed to finish third to move past Zach Johnson into the eighth spot in the U.S. standings, and he was two shots clear of O'Hair and Grillo.
His tee shot into deep rough left of the 15th fairway led to bogey. From more rough on the 16th, he went into a bunker and took two shots to reach the green, making a double bogey. After a 20-foot birdie putt kept alive his hopes, he promptly found more rough on the 18th and finished with a bogey for a 74.
Fowler tied for seventh and moved up one spot to No. 11 in the standings. Fowler still has a reasonable chance to be at Hazeltine on Sept. 30 for the Ryder Cup because Davis Love III doesn't make his three captain's picks until after the next two FedEx Cup playoff events. The fourth pick will be after the Tour Championship, so that's another month to audition.
Reed finished at 9-under 275. He moved to No. 9 in the world ranking, and No. 1 in the FedEx Cup, and is assured of being in the top five who only have to win the Tour Championship to take the $10 million.
CANADIAN PACIFIC WOMEN'S OPEN
PRIDDIS, Alberta (AP) — Ariya Jutanugarn ran away with the Canadian Pacific Women's Open at chilly Priddis Greens for her LPGA Tour-leading fifth victory of the year — all in the last 10 events.
Nine days after withdrawing from the Rio Olympics because of a left knee injury, the 20-year-old Thai player made a 12-birdie putt on the final hole for a 6-under 66 and a four-stroke victory.
Bundled up in a winter jacket between shots with the temperature in the lows 50s on the overcast afternoon, the second-ranked Jutanugarn matched the tournament record for relation of 23 under set by So Yeon Ryu two years ago at London Hunt in Ontario and the mark for strokes of 265 set by Ryu and also accomplished by Lydia Ko in 2013 at par-70 Royal Mayfair in Edmonton.
After a late meltdown cost Jutanugarn her first LPGA Tour victory in April in the major ANA Inspiration, she broke through in May with three straight victories. She won the Women's British Open in the event before the Olympics, and made it two in a row on the tour Sunday in the foothills of the Canadian Rockies — blasting 2-iron and 3-wood off the driving holes on the tree-lined course.
South Korea's Sei Young Kim, a two-time winner this year, was second after a 65.
South Korea's In Gee Chun, the 2015 U.S. Women's Open champion, was third at 18 under after a 69.
Canada's Alena Sharp had the best result of her LPGA Tour career, birdieing the final two holes for a 67 to finish fourth at 16 under. Three-time champion Ko had a 69 to tie for seventh at 13 under.
SNOQUALMIE, Wash. (AP) — Bernhard Langer made a 3-foot birdie putt on the first hole of a playoff with Woody Austin and Kevin Sutherland to win the PGA Tour Champions' Boeing Classic for the second time.
A day after his 59th birthday, Langer birdied the par-5 18th in regulation for a 5-under 67 to match Austin and Sutherland at 13-under 203 at TPC Snoqualmie Ridge.
Austin also had a 67, and Sutherland shot 64.
Langer played the back nine in 6-under 30, also making birdies on Nos. 10-13 and 15.
Also the 2010 winner, the German star took advantage of Austin and Sutherland both finding bunkers on the 18th in the playoff.
Langer won for the fourth time this season and the 29th on the 50-and-over tour, tying him for second with Lee Trevino on the career list.
Gene Sauers, the second-round leader and U.S. Senior Open winner two weeks ago, shot a 72 to finish a shot out of the playoff.
MADE IN DENMARK
FARSO, Denmark (AP) — Belgium's Thomas Pieters won the Made in Denmark tournament by a stoke to improve his chances of earning a captain's pick for the European Ryder Cup team.
The 24-year-old Pieters birdied the final three holes at Himmerland for a 6-under 65 and a 17-under 267 total. He has three European Tour victories.
Wales' Bradley Dredge (67) was second. American David Lipsky (67) and Spain's Adrian Otaegui (67) were two strokes back.