Form is overrated.
Entering last week’s Shell Houston Open, D.A. Points had gone a dozen events without a top-25 finish. For the season, he’d missed seven cuts in nine starts with his best finish a tie for 63rd at the Humana Challenge.
Then came this week where Points holed consecutive clutch putts to close out a 16-under week and win the Shell Houston Open. With his win, he became the fifth player to make a 100-position jump in the 2013 FedExCup standings -- moving from 200th to 19th in the latest standings.
That’s the second-biggest move of the season, behind only Michael Thompson’s 186-spot surge following his win at The Honda Classic.
Also making a substantial move was 2009 PLAYERS champion Henrik Stenson, who tied for second in Houston to move up to 38th in the standings. Also a runner-up, Billy Horschel made his way to 21st in the FedExCup ranks.
Ben Crane checks in at No. 86 in the FedExCup standings after notching his first top-10 finish of the 2013 PGA TOUR Season. Also making substantial leaps into the top 100 were Kevin Chappell and Jason Kokrak.
Johnson Wagner, who was the 2012 January Player of the Month on the PGA TOUR, finds himself at No. 115 in the standings a missed cut -- his fourth in six starts.
It’s still fairly early in the season, but no one wants to be outside the FedExCup top 125 and the projected Playoff picture. That’s just where Jeff Klauk, Jonas Blixt, Ken Duke and Vaughn Taylor stand following double-digit drops last week.
Below are the biggest movers, both up and down, following the Shell Houston Open.