FedExCup Movers: Who's up, down after the Shell Houston Open

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April 01, 2013
Chris Dunham

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.

Who's up
Rank Player Last week Change Most recent finish
19 D.A. Points 200 +181 Won the Shell Houston Open
38 Henrik Stenson 120 +82 T2 at the Shell Houston Open
86 Ben Crane T143 +57 T4 at the Shell Houston Open
122 Brian Davis T159 +47 T6 at the Shell Houston Open
72 Kevin Chappell 112 +40 T6 at the Shell Houston Open
99 Jason Kokrak 139 +40 9th at the Shell Houston Open
21 Billy Horschel 55 +34 T2 at the Shell Houston Open
110 Louis Oosthuizen 140 +30 T10 at the Shell Houston Open
51 Stewart Cink 79 +28 T6 at the Shell Houston Open
158 Jin Park 183 +25 T31 at the Shell Houston Open
109 Angel Cabrera 132 +23 T16 at the Shell Houston Open
T123 Bud Cauley T143 +20 T16 at the Shell Houston Open
106 Charley Hoffman 125 +19 T20 at the Shell Houston Open
102 Greg Owen 121 +19 T22 at the Shell Houston Open
80 Robert Streb 96 +16 T22 at the Shell Houston Open
141 Daniel Summerhays 157 +16 T31 at the Shell Houston Open
Who's down
Rank Player Last week Change Most recent finish
114 Ernie Els 100 -14 MC at the Arnold Palmer Invitational
113 J.J. Henry 99 -14 MC at the Shell Houston Open
116 Richard H. Lee 12 -14 MC at the Shell Houston Open
115 Johnson Wagner 101 -14 MC at the Shell Houston Open
131 Stephen Ames 118 -13 T30 at the Tampa Bay Championship
111 Nicolas Colsaerts 98 -13 T18 at the WGC-Cadillac Championship
117 Tommy Gainey 104 -13 MC at the Shell Houston Open
132 Jeff Klauk 119 -13 MC at the Arnold Palmer Invitational
120 Sean O'Hair 107 -13 W/D at the Shell Houston Open
T118 Tag Ridings 105 -13 MC at the Shell Houston Open
T128 Jonas Blixt T116 -12 MC at the Shell Houston Open
T123 Ben Curtis 111 -12 MC at the Shell Houston Open
T128 Ken Duke T116 -12 MC at the Shell Houston Open
T125 Retief Goosen T113 -12 MC at the Shell Houston Open
121 Padraig Harrington 109 -12 T39 at the WGC-Cadillac Championship
127 Vaughn Taylor 115 -12 T21 at the Arnold Palmer Invitational
T125 Y.E. Yang T113 -12 MC at the Tampa Bay Championship
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