FedExCup movers: Who's up, down after the HP Byron Nelson ChampionshipMay 20, 2013
By Chris Dunham, PGATOUR.COM
Sunday was Bae-day at the HP Byron Nelson Championship as Sang-Moon Bae rallied to win his first career PGA TOUR title at TPC Four Seasons.
Bae started Sunday one shot behind 2011 champion Keegan Bradley but quickly turned that into a four-shot advantage with four birdies on his first seven holes. He gave up those four shots to drop back into a tie for the lead by hole 15 but made a clutch birdie on No. 16 and held on for the win.
The South Korean earned 500 FedExCup points for his efforts and moved to an all-time high of 18th in the standings. His 769 points exceed the total he earned in last season’s rookie campaign where he qualified for the Playoffs closed the season at No. 96 in the final standings.
Justin Bolli turned in his second fourth-place finish of the 2013 campaign to move to a career-best 102nd in the FedExCup sandings. Fellow Web.com Tour graduate Morgan Hoffmann earned his first top 10 on TOUR, a tie for fifth, that lifted him to 137th in the season-long race.
Other notable moves included Martin Kaymer’s jump from 132nd into the top 100 and both Ricky Barnes and Ryo Ishikawa inching ever closer to the coveted top 125 spots in the FedExCup standings that offer both job security and Playoff berths.
On the other end of the spectrum, former major champions Ben Curtis and Trevor Immelman missed the cut at TPC Four Seasons and lost significant ground in the season-long race. Dicky Pride, a runner-up at the Nelson a year ago, fell eight spots and now sits 138.
Below are the biggest movers, both up and down, following the HP Byron Nelson Championship.
Who's up Rank Player Last Movement Most recent finish 18 Sang-Moon Bae 95 +77 Won the HP Byron Nelson 102 Justin Bolli 151 +49 4th at the HP Byron Nelson 137 Morgan Hoffmann 172 +35 T5 at the HP Byron Nelson 98 Martin Kaymer 132 +34 T5 at the HP Byron Nelson 189 Wes Short Jr. 220 +31 T27 at the HP Byron Nelson 30 Charl Schwartzel 58 +28 3rd at the HP Byron Nelson 76 John Huh 98 +22 T8 at the HP Byron Nelson 177 Brendon Todd T197 +20 T17 at the HP Byron Nelson 127 Ricky Barnes 164 +19 T12 at the HP Byron Nelson 143 Ryo Ishikawa 162 +19 T10 at the HP Byron Nelson 186 Mike Weir 205 +19 T33 at the HP Byron Nelson 161 Jason Bohn 177 +16 T21 at the HP Byron Nelson 148 Tom Gillis T164 +16 T12 at the HP Byron Nelson 194 Duffy Waldorf 209 +15 T48 at the HP Byron Nelson 167 Will Claxton 181 +14 T27 at the HP Byron Nelson 173 Colt Knost 187 +14 T21 at the HP Byron Nelson 145 Chez Reavie 158 +13 T21 at the HP Byron Nelson Who's down Rank Player Last Movement Most recent finish 144 Ben Curtis 135 -9 MC at the HP Byron Nelson 142 Trevor Immelman 134 -8 MC at the HP Byron Nelson 138 Dicky Pride 130 -8 MC at the HP Byron Nelson 196 Michael Bradley 189 -7 W/D from the HP Byron Nelson 82 Greg Chalmers 75 -7 MC at the HP Byron Nelson 49 Luke Donald 42 -7 T19 at THE PLAYERS 47 Rickie Fowler 40 -7 MC at THE PLAYERS 48 Luke Guthrie 41 -7 MC at THE PLAYERS 64 James Hahn 57 -7 T62 at THE PLAYERS 77 Richard H. Lee 70 -7 MC at THE PLAYERS 78 Ian Poulter 71 -7 MC at THE PLAYERS **11 other fell seven spots this week