Mickelson, Reavie continue to climb Ryder Cup standings
2/12/2018 9:54:54 PM EST
Phil Mickelson made in known entering 2018 that one of his primary objectives was to earn an automatic spot on the United States Ryder Cup team.
He constructed his tournament schedule with a keen eye on September's event in France, and Mickelson climbed nine spots to No. 12 in U.S. Ryder Cup Team Points with the 488.4 he earned with Sunday's tie for second place at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am.
Chez Reavie also finished in that second-place group and his 488.4 points vaulted him two more spots to No. 9 -- one outside of the top eight automatic spots.
There were no changes within the top eight, with Dustin Johnson also picking up 488.4 points to increase his lead over injured Brooks Koepka atop the points standings. They are followed by Justin Thomas, Jordan Spieth, Matt Kuchar, Brian Harman, Gary Woodland and Rickie Fowler.
Mickelson will play for a fifth consecutive week at this week's Genesis Open at Riviera. He also rose six spots to No. 35 in the world golf rankings, while Reavie has climbed 52 spots since the beginning of the year and now stands at No. 43.
The 42nd Ryder Cup will be held Sept. 28-30 at Le Golf National in Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, only the second time the event will take place in Continental Europe.
--Field Level Media