FedExCup movers: Who's up, down after THE PLAYERStext sizeMay 13, 2013
By Chris Dunham, PGATOUR.COM
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. -- “Golf’s Greatest Stadium” produced some of the PGA TOUR Season’s highest drama as a topsy-turvy final 90 minutes of THE PLAYERS Championship unfolded with Tiger Woods emerging as the 2013 champion.
In that timeframe, Jeff Maggert, David Lingmerth, Sergio Garcia, Kevin Streelman, Ryan Palmer Henrik Stenson and Martin Laird all had to feel as if they had an opportunity to claim the title. The final stretch of holes knocked down contenders one-by-one and Tiger Woods -- one of two players listed above to play the closing stretch without a blemish on the scorecard -- finished the day posing with his second trophy at the PGA TOUR’s signature event.
Maggert’s bid to become the oldest champion in PLAYERS history at age 49 came to a halt when his tee shot on the par-3 17th came up short and went into the water hazard. He settled for a share of second place and an 88-position move up the FedExCup ranks into the top 100. Maggert has never finished a season better than 102nd.
Joining him in second, and also making a strong move, was TOUR rookie David Lingmerth, who played in Sunday’s final pairing. Lingmerth moved up 40 spots from 71st to 31st in the latest FedExCup standings after his second runner-up finish of this season (Humana Challenge).
Also making moves and now knocking on the door of the top 125 were Casey Wittenberg (now 127th) and Tim Herron (126th). Wittenberg, grouped with Woods on Sunday, finished tied for eighth at TPC Sawgrass while Tim Herron tied for 15th.
Below are the biggest movers, both up and down, following the 2013 PLAYERS.
Who's up Rank Player Last week Change Recent 73 Jeff Maggert 161 +88 T2 at THE PLAYERS 31 David Lingmerth 71 +40 T2 at THE PLAYERS 127 Casey Wittenberg 159 +32 T8 at THE PLAYERS 87 Ben Crane 108 +21 T8 at THE PLAYERS 126 Tim Herron 147 +21 T15 at THE PLAYERS 118 Louis Oosthuizen 139 +21 T19 at THE PLAYERS 45 Ryan Palmer 62 +17 T5 at THE PLAYERS 161 Andres Romero 177 +16 T37 at THE PLAYERS 49 Marc Leishman 63 +14 T8 at THE PLAYERS 37 Henrik Stenson 49 +12 T5 at THE PLAYERS 109 Matt Every 120 +11 T26 at THE PLAYERS 94 David Hearn 105 +11 T26 at THE PLAYERS 166 Chad Campbell 176 +10 T43 at THE PLAYERS 103 Roberto Castro 113 +10 T19 at THE PLAYERS 90 Zach Johnson 100 +10 T19 at THE PLAYERS Who's down Rank Player Last week Change Recent 108 Brad Fritsch 99 -9 T68 at the Wells Fargo Championship 111 Ben Kohles 102 -8 MC at the Wells Fargo Championship 99 Scott Stallings 91 -8 MC at THE PLAYERS 62 Charlie Beljan 55 -7 MC at THE PLAYERS 102 Ken Duke 95 -7 MC at THE PLAYERS 97 Ernie Els 90 -7 MC at THE PLAYERS 104 Justin Hicks 97 -7 83rd at the Wells Fargo Championship 105 Jason Kokrak 98 -7 MC at THE PLAYERS 96 Nicholas Thompson 89 -7 MC at THE PLAYERS 136 Camilo Villegas 129 -7 MC at the Wells Fargo Championship