FedExCup Movers: Who's up, down after the WGC-Accenture Match Play

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February 25, 2013

The match play maestro himself made the most substantial FedExCup move of all during the week of the World Golf Championships-Accenture Match Play Championship.

Ian Poulter won four matches before dropping two on the final day to finish fourth at Dove Mountain and earn 140 FedExCup points -- good enough to move him from a tie for 99th to 32nd in the latest standings. Poulter, who was featured in last week’s “FedExCup spotlight,” has never qualified for the TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola but has knocked on the door three times. He’s in a good early position to make yet another run at his first trip to East Lake.

Europeans Nicolas Colsaerts, Peter Hanson, Sergio Garcia and Luke Donald used the WGC stage to launch into their FedExCup campaigns, each of them making moves of more than 35 spots up the ranks. Of that group, Colsaerts was the only one to win two matches. The others were eliminated in the second round.

The one player to not suffer a defeat this week at Dove Mountain, Matt Kuchar, jumped 19 spots from 21st to 2nd in the latest FedExCup standings. Kuchar added the Match Play title to his PLAYERS Championship (2012) and Barclays (2010) victories in recent years to continue to build one of the TOUR’s more impressive resumes.

A FedExCup runner-up in 2010 and top-20 finisher each of the last two years, Kuchar figures to be a factor in the FedExCup picture for years to come. His victory at Dove Mountain was the earliest on the calendar of any of his TOUR victories and could be a harbinger of big things on the horizon.

Below are the biggest movers, both up and down, following the World Golf Championships-Acceutnre Match Play Championship.

Who's up
Rank Player Last Change Last start
32 Ian Poulter T99 67 4th at the WGC-Accenture Match Play
96 Nicolas Colsaerts T154 58 T9 at the WGC-Accenture Match Play
132 Peter Hanson 190 58 T17 at the WGC-Accenture Match Play
76 Sergio Garcia T117 41 T17 at the WGC-Accenture Match Play
85 Luke Donald 122 37 T17 at the WGC-Accenture Match Play
56 Bo Van Pelt 87 31 T17 at the WGC-Accenture Match Play
55 Jim Furyk 83 28 T17 at the WGC-Accenture Match Play
16 Jason Day 39 23 3rd at the WGC-Accenture Match Play
2 Matt Kuchar 21 19 Won the WGC-Accenture Match Play
72 John Senden 91 19 T33 at the WGC-Accenture Match Play
145 David Toms 162 17 T33 at the WGC-Accenture Match Play
84 Padraig Harrington T99 15 T33 at the WGC-Accenture Match Play
T93 Adam Scott T108 15 T33 at the WGC-Accenture Match Play
T91 Lee Westwood 106 15 T33 at the WGC-Accenture Match Play
Who's down
Rank Player Last Change Last start
T107 Stephen Ames T97 -10 W/D at the Northern Trust Open
106 Ben Curtis 96 -10 T58 at the Northern Trust Open
105 Kevin Na 95 -10 MC at the Northern Trust Open
T107 Dicky Pride T97 -10 MC at the Northern Trust Open
113 Bud Cauley 104 -9 MC at the Northern Trust Open
97 Erik Compton 88 -9 MC at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am
98 Ross Fisher 89 -9 T38 at the Northern Trust Open
114 Scott Gardiner 105 -9 T50 at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am
99 David Hearn 90 -9 MC at the Northern Trust Open
86 J.J. Henry 77 -9 T61 at the Northern Trust Open
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