With a 1-under-par 34-36=70, Patrick Reed erased a one-stroke deficit in the final round to win The Barclays on 9-under 275, one clear of runners-up Sean O'Hair and Emiliano Grillo, good for his fifth TOUR title in his 121st career start.
Reed ascends six spots to No. 1 in the FedExCup standings after notching his first win since the 2015 Hyundai TOC, which he came from two back with a closing 6-under 67, eventually winning in a playoff. In his other three titles, he either led or co-led after 54 holes. This week, the 26-year-old was the 18-hole co-leader, and led by two at the midpoint before an even-par 71 in R3 left him solo second, one shy of 54-hole leader Rickie Fowler. In the finale, he mustered half (of 14) fairways and 11 greens in regulation, posting a pedestrian 2.000 putts per GIR and -1.447 SG: Putting. The Texan bogeyed holes 3, 16 and 18, averting a trip-bogey finish with a clutch 7'4" par save on 17. In between, he circled Nos. 4, 5, 7 and 12, highlighted by a pitch-in 3 at the par-4 fifth. Reed's win comes in his 25th start of the season and is his 10th top 10, third top 5, joining runner-up finishes at the HTOC and the Valero Texas Open.