Fifth Appearance (Best Finish: T6, 2010) Qualifying win: John Deere Classic
Starting the day with a one-shot lead at the John Deere Classic, Ryan Moore played his last 46 holes without a bogey to earn his fifth career PGA TOUR win and earn a spot at the Sentry Tournament of Champions. It was his first win in the United States since the 2012 Shriners Hospitals for Children Open; he recorded back-to-back victories at the CIMB Classic in Malaysia in 2013 and 2014.
“You know, for me, it's just been – every win is a little different,” Moore said. “This one was – I liked how steady it was. This is the kind of golf that I feel like I can play. Just really solid, really steady. No bogeys on the weekend.”
Moore’s season gained momentum through the FedExCup Playoffs to the season-ending TOUR Championship in Atlanta. At the conclusion of 72 holes at East Lake, Moore was tied with Rory McIlroy and Kevin Chappell after a final round 64. The three moved into a three-way playoff, with Chappell eliminated on the first hole. McIlroy defeated Moore on the fourth playoff hole after Moore holed a dramatic par putt to force McIlroy to make his birdie putt for the win.
The strong performance at the end of the season earned Moore a spot on the U.S. Ryder Cup team via a Captain’s pick. The pick proved prudent, as Moore’s Sunday singles match win clinched the win for the U.S. team.