It seems this is Brandt Snedeker’s world and everyone else is just golfing in it.
With his victory at Pebble Beach, Snedeker opened up a commanding 700-point lead in the race for the FedExCup. How good is his 1,282-point total? Only 17 golfers reached that number last season before the Playoffs and Snedeker has done it in just five events.
Already atop the standings prior to his arrival at Pebble Beach, however, Snedeker had no room to move up, only room to expand upon his lead, which he did.
Patrick Reed was able to make a move, and a significant one at that. The six-time Monday qualifier from a year ago scored his first top-10 of the year, a T7, that netted him a 69-spot move up the standings from 124th to 55th.
Right on his heels was two-time TOUR runner-up James Driscoll, who tied for 9th at Pebble Beach and moved to 59th in the latest standings.
Jason Day (29th), Kevin Stadler (17th) and Chris Kirk (8th) each cracked the top 30 with top-10 showings on the Monterey Peninsula.
On the other end of the spectrum this week was D.A. Points, who teamed with Bill Murray to sweep the professional and pro-am competitions in 2011. A second-round 76 at Spyglass Hill caused Points to miss his third consecutive cut, this one on the number, and dropped him 15 spots to a tie for 167th in this week’s FedExCup standings.
Below are the biggest movers, both up and down, following the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am.