FedExCup Movers: Who's up, down after the WGC-Cadillac, Puerto Rico Opentext sizeMarch 11, 2013
Scott Brown, playing with limited status on the PGA TOUR, made the most of his second start of 2013, winning the Puerto Rico Open presented by seepuertorico.com to regain full status on TOUR.
Brown, who made his first TOUR cut a year ago at this event, birdied the final hole to move ahead of Fabian Gomez and Jordan Spieth to earn his first career victory, punch his ticket to THE PLAYERS and move inside the FedExCup top 30.
The 29-year-old wasn’t the only winner in Puerto Rico, however. Fabian Gomez and Justin Bolli each moved inside the coveted top 125 in the FedExCup standings.
Despite a bogey on the final hole that dropped him from the lead, Gomez tied for second and move 84 spots up the ranks to No. 62. Bolli, who tied for fourth in Puerto Rico, is now ranked 123rd in the FedExCup.
At the World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship, Tiger Woods earned his second victory of the young 2013 season, climbing from 10th to second in the race for the FedExCup.
Also making a big move, especially on Sunday, was Adam Scott. The Aussie closed with a sensational 64 to tie for third at Trump Doral and move up 67 spots to No. 43 in the latest FedExCup standings. A Sunday rebound for Rory McIlroy helped the world No. 1 to a tie for eighth and a move to 107th in the season-long race.
Below are the biggest movers, both up and down, following the Cadillac Championship and Puerto Rico Open.
Who's up Rank Player Last week Change Most recent start 28 Scott Brown T153 125 Won the Puerto Rico Open 62 Fabian Gomez 146 84 T2 at the Puerto Rico Open 43 Adam Scott T110 67 T3 at the WGC-Cadillac Championship 107 Rory McIlroy T169 62 T8 at the WGC-Cadillac Championship 123 Justin Bolli T177 54 T4 at the Puerto Rico Open 147 Andres Romero 196 49 T6 at the Puerto Rico Open 40 Sergio Garcia 88 48 T3 at the WGC-Cadillac Championship 74 Jason Dufner 113 39 T12 at the WGC Cadillac Championship 149 D.J. Trahan 180 31 T8 at the Puerto Rico Open 79 Nicolas Colsaerts 109 30 T18 at the WGC-Cadillac Championship 61 Peter Hanson 90 29 T8 at the WGC-Cadillac Championship 88 David Hearn 115 27 T8 at the Puerto Rico Open 165 Morgan Hoffmann 192 27 T14 at the Puerto Rico Open 87 Boo Weekley 114 27 T8 at the Puerto Rico Open 30 Graeme McDowell 56 26 T3 at the WGC-Cadillac Championship 168 Nick O'Hern 191 23 T18 at the Puerto Rico Open 102 Dicky Pride T123 21 T11 at the Puerto Rico Open 44 Justin Rose 65 21 T8 at the WGC-Cadillac Championship 180 Steve LeBrun 200 20 T24 at the Puerto Rico Open 127 Louis Oosthuizen 147 20 T33 at the WGC-Cadillac Championship Who's down Rank Player Last week Change Most recent start 105 Harris English 86 -19 MC at The Honda Classic 96 Kevin Chappell T78 -18 MC at the Puerto Rico Open 101 Jeff Klauk 83 -18 T29 at The Honda Classic 103 Mark Wilson 85 -18 T37 at The Honda Classic 97 Matt Every 80 -17 MC at the Puerto Rico Open 192 J.B. Holmes 175 -17 MC at The Honda Classic 207 Michael Letzig 187 -17 MC at the Puerto Rico Open 98 Vijay Singh 81 -17 T51 at the Northern Trust Open 197 Stuart Appleby 181 -16 MC at The Honda Classic 89 Stewart Cink 73 -16 T41 at The Honda Classic T201 Derek Ernst T185 -16 MC at the Puerto Rico Open 93 Tommy Gainey 77 -16 MC at The Honda Classic 94 Doug LaBelle II T78 -16 T70 at the Puerto Rico Open 90 Richard H. Lee 74 -16 MC at The Honda Classic 190 Jesper Parnevik 174 -16 MC at The Honda Classic 189 Mike Weir 173 -16 MC at The Honda Classic T201 Dean Wilson T185 -16 T59 at the Sony Open in Hawaii