FedExCup movers: Who's up, down after the Arnold Palmer Invitational

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March 26, 2013
Chris Dunham

Tiger Woods reasserted himself as the king of the PGA TOUR yet again last week at the Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by MasterCard.

His second consecutive win at the King’s palace, and sixth in the last 12 months, lifted Woods back to the top of the FedExCup standings. Woods has racked up three wins in five starts on the young season. None of this should come as a surprise for the two-time FedExCup champion. After all, he was No. 1 in the FedExCup standings entering the Playoffs a year ago and went on to finish second behind Brandt Snedeker in the season-long race.

Woods wasn’t the only FedExCup contender to have a big week at Bay Hill, though.

Justin Rose, who got off to a slower-than-usual start to his 2013 campaign, finished solo second at Bay Hill and moved from 54th to 17th in the latest standings. The Englishman is looking for his third consecutive season with a top-10 FedExCup finish.

Making the week’s biggest move was Mark Wilson, a former FedExCup leader. After missing four cuts in seven 2013 starts, Wilson broke through with his first top-10 of the year at the Arnold Palmer Invitational. Wilson’s tie for third allowed him to move up 52 spots from No. 110 to No. 58 in the latest standings.

Others with successful weeks include Ken Duke, Henrik Stenson, Ben Curtis, Vaughn Taylor and Retief Goosen. Each of those players made moves of more than 20 positions to get inside the top 125.

A PLAYERS champion and a number of major winners lost ground in the FedExCup race this week.

Stephen Ames, who won the 2006 PLAYERS Championship, was idle last week and lost 10 spots, falling to No. 118. Also losing significant ground were past major champions Rory McIlroy (123rd), Martin Kaymer (122nd), Y.E. Yang (T113th) and Padraig Harrington (109th).

Each of those competitors remains in the early projected Playoff picture but none can afford to fall much further back between now and the end of the PGA TOUR Season.

Below are the biggest movers, both up and down, following the 2013 Arnold Palmer Invitational.

Who's up
Rank Player Last week Change Most recent start
58 Mark Wilson 110 +52 T3 at the Arnold Palmer Invitational
T116 Ken Duke 161 +45 T8 at the Arnold Palmer Invitational
120 Henrik Stenson 163 +43 T8 at the Arnold Palmer Invitational
17 Justin Rose 54 +37 2nd at the Arnold Palmer Invitational
127 Camilo Villegas 159 +32 T16 at the Arnold Palmer Invitational
111 Ben Curtis 138 +27 T21 at the Arnold Palmer Invitational
89 William McGirt 116 +27 T8 at the Arnold Palmer Invitational
151 Martin Laird 175 +24 T34 at the Arnold Palmer Invitational
115 Vaughn Taylor 139 +24 T21 at the Arnold Palmer Invitational
T113 Retief Goosen 135 +22 T27 at the Arnold Palmer Invitational
106 Gary Woodland T125 +19 T27 at the Arnold Palmer Invitational
74 Ben Kohles 92 +18 T14 at the Arnold Palmer Invitational
53 Carl Pettersson 68 +15 T21 at the Arnold Palmer Invitational
24 Rickie Fowler 37 +13 T3 at the Arnold Palmer Invitational
108 Chris Stroud 121 +13 T34 at the Arnold Palmer Invitational
101 Johnson Wagner 114 +13 T27 at the Arnold Palmer Invitational
165 Chad Campbell 177 +12 T50 at the Arnold Palmer Invitational
Who's down
Rank Player Last week Change Most recent finish
122 Martin Kaymer 111 -11 MC at the Tampa Bay Championship
118 Stephen Ames 108 -10 T30 at the Tampa Bay Championship
T116 Jonas Blixt 106 -10 MC at the Arnold Palmer Invitational
112 Kevin Chappell 102 -10 MC at the Arnold Palmer Invitational
109 Padraig Harrington 99 -10 T39 at the WGC-Cadillac Championship
119 Jeff Klauk 109 -10 MC at the Arnold Palmer Invitational
123 Rory McIlroy 113 -10 T8 at the WGC-Cadillac Championship
128 Ricky Barnes 119 -9 MC at the Tampa Bay Championship
129 Ross Fisher 120 -9 MC at the Arnold Palmer Invitational
110 Doug Labelle II 101 -9 74th at the Arnold Palmer Invitational
96 Robert Streb 87 -9 MC at the Arnold Palmer Invitational
124 Casey Wittenberg 115 -9 MC at the Arnold Palmer Invitational
T113 Y.E. Yang 104 -9 MC at the Tampa Bay Championship
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