FedExCup movers: Who's up, down following the Zurich Classictext sizeKyle Stanley earned his first top-10 finish in more than a year Sunday at TPC Louisiana.April 29, 2013
If it seemed like Billy Horschel had been in contention every week for the first half of this season, it's probably because he almost was.
Horschel, yet to miss a cut in a dozen 2013 starts (when just 18 events have been contested) broke through with his first career TOUR victory at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans, an exclamation point on his run of four consecutive top-10 finishes dating back to a tie for second at the Shell Houston Open.
With his win, Horschel moved from 14th to third in the latest FedExCup standings. His victory drought was the only streak that was busted this week.
Kyle Stanley, who famously rebounded from a crippling loss at Torrey Pines with his maiden victory at the Waste Management Phoenix Open the following week, earned his first top-10 finish since that triumph.
Stanley had competed in 33 events, including 10 this year, without a top-10 finish but got back on track last week at TPC Louisiana with weekend scores of 65-67 to slide into a third-place finish behind Horschel and D.A. Points.
Stanley's finish allowed the 25-year-old to claw himself into the FedExCup top 100. He moved up 72 positions to No. 79 in the FedExCup standings.
A number of other players significantly improved their FedExCup Playoffs prospects. Lucas Glover, who flirted with his first victory since 2011, climbed from 95th to 58th, moving ever closer to locking up a spot in the Playoffs.
Nicolas Colsaerts moved inside the top 125 with his tie for eighth and settled in this week at No. 103 in the standings. Fellow-rookie D.H. Lee also tied for eighth and moved from 178th to 152nd in the latest standings.
Below are the biggest movers, both up and down, following the 2013 Zurich Classic of New Orleans.
Who's up Rank Player Last Change Recent 79 Kyle Stanley 151 +72 3rd at the Zurich Classic 182 Joey Snyder III 222 +40 T21 at the Zurich Classic 58 Lucas Glover 95 +37 T4 at the Zurich Classic 162 Aaron Watkins 198 +36 T8 at the Zurich Classic 69 Harris English 98 +29 T6 at the Zurich Classic 152 D.H. Lee 178 +26 T8 at the Zurich Classic 103 Nicolas Colsaerts 126 +23 T8 at the Zurich Classic 153 Henrik Norlander 172 +19 T15 at the Zurich Classic 134 Peter Tomasulo T153 +19 T15 at the Zurich Classic 84 Ernie Els 102 +18 T15 at the Zurich Classic 183 Rod Pampling 201 +18 T42 at the Zurich Classic 7 D.A. Points 25 +18 2nd at the Zurich Classic 167 Morgan Hoffmann 184 +17 T21 at the Zurich Classic 130 Steve LeBrun 147 +17 T21 at the Zurich Classic 89 Ken Duke 104 +15 T21 at the Zurich Classic Who's down Rank Player Last Change Recent 168 Ryo Ishikawa 159 -9 T48 at the RBC Heritage 169 Alistair Presnell 160 -9 MC at the Zurich Classic 184 Will Claxton 176 -8 MC at the Zurich Classic 175 Russell Knox 167 -8 T69 at the Valero Texas Open 185 Bernhard Langer 177 -8 T25 at the Masters Tournament 174 Steve Marino 166 -8 W/D from the Zurich Classic 133 Louis Oosthuizen 125 -8 MC at the Masters Tournament 173 Andres Romero 165 -8 MC at the Zurich Classic 99 Sang-moon Bae 92 -7 T48 at the RBC Heritage 96 Brian Harman 89 -7 MC at the Zurich Classic 97 Zach Johnson 90 -7 T48 at the RBC Heritage 98 Ben Kohles 91 -7 MC at the Zurich Classic
NOTE: 22 other competitors fell seven spots in the standings.
Zurich Classic of New Orleans
Winner: Billy Horschel
Weekly leader Finish Driving Distance 288.3 (27th) Nicolas Colsaerts (308.4 yards) T8
Driving Accuracy 55.36% (T63) D.A. Points (82.14%) 2nd Strokes Gained-Putting 1.768 (3rd)
Doug LaBelle II (2.453)
Greens in Regulation 81.94% (T2) Justin Rose (84.72%)
Proximity to Hole 28'-2" (4th)
Justin Rose (27'-4")
Scrambling 61.54% (50th) David Toms (92.00%)