Sunday was Bae-day at the HP Byron Nelson Championship as Sang-Moon Bae rallied to win his first career PGA TOUR title at TPC Four Seasons.
Bae started Sunday one shot behind 2011 champion Keegan Bradley but quickly turned that into a four-shot advantage with four birdies on his first seven holes. He gave up those four shots to drop back into a tie for the lead by hole 15 but made a clutch birdie on No. 16 and held on for the win.
The South Korean earned 500 FedExCup points for his efforts and moved to an all-time high of 18th in the standings. His 769 points exceed the total he earned in last season’s rookie campaign where he qualified for the Playoffs closed the season at No. 96 in the final standings.
Justin Bolli turned in his second fourth-place finish of the 2013 campaign to move to a career-best 102nd in the FedExCup sandings. Fellow Web.com Tour graduate Morgan Hoffmann earned his first top 10 on TOUR, a tie for fifth, that lifted him to 137th in the season-long race.
Other notable moves included Martin Kaymer’s jump from 132nd into the top 100 and both Ricky Barnes and Ryo Ishikawa inching ever closer to the coveted top 125 spots in the FedExCup standings that offer both job security and Playoff berths.
On the other end of the spectrum, former major champions Ben Curtis and Trevor Immelman missed the cut at TPC Four Seasons and lost significant ground in the season-long race. Dicky Pride, a runner-up at the Nelson a year ago, fell eight spots and now sits 138.
Below are the biggest movers, both up and down, following the HP Byron Nelson Championship.