FedExCup movers: Who's up, down following the U.S. OpenJune 17, 2013
By PGATOUR.COM staff
Everything was coming up roses Sunday at Merion as Justin Rose secured his first major victory. One of the world’s best without a major coming in, Rose now has a U.S. Open to his credit.
With his win at Merion, Rose picked up 600 FedExCup points to climb into sixth place -- the same position he occupied at the close of the 2012 FedExCup Playoffs. After not winning an event in his first seven years on TOUR, Rose now has five victories in just over three years dating back to June 2010.
Rose’s move up the ranks trailed only Ernie Els’s 32-position jump to 76th among the week’s biggest gains. Els, a four-time major champion, tied for fourth at Merion -- his first top-10 of 2013 -- to move off the Playoff bubble and into the FedExCup top 100. The Big Easy checks in at No. 76 this week.
Also earning a first 2013 top-10 was Jason Dufner, who won twice and was among the FedExCup favorites a year ago but just moved into the top 60 after last week’s performance. Nicholas Colsaerts has a trio of top 10s on the year following his T10 at the U.S. Open and has moved into the Playoff picture at No. 109 in the latest standings.
Colsaerts was the only competitor to climb into the FedExCup top 125 at Merion, dropping Robert Streb to 126th. With just 11 events remaining before the FedExCup Playoffs get under way, the pressure mounting for players on and around the bubble.
Below are the biggest movers, both up and down, following the U.S. Open.
Who's up Rank Player Last Change Result 76 Ernie Els 108 +32 T4 at the U.S. Open 6 Justin Rose 30 +24 Won the U.S. Open 59 Jason Dufner 82 +23 T4 at the U.S. Open 109 Nicholas Colsaerts 127 +18 T10 at the U.S. Open 167 Mike Weir 185 +18 T28 at the U.S. Open 216 Paul Casey 233 +17 T45 at the U.S. Open 39 Luke Donald 54 +15 T8 at the U.S. Open 29 Padraig Harrington 112 +14 T21 at the U.S. Open 75 David Hearn 86 +11 T21 at the U.S. Open 87 John Senden 98 +11 T15 at the U.S. Open 9 Jason Day 18 +9 T2 at the U.S. Open 181 Russell Knox 190 +9 T45 at the U.S. Open 79 Ian Poulter 88 +9 T21 at the U.S. Open 44 Rickie Fowler 52 +8 T10 at the U.S. Open 65 John Huh 73 +8 T17 at the U.S. Open 67 Bo Van Pelt 75 +8 T21 at the U.S. Open Who's down Rank Player Last Change Result 77 Charlie Beljan 71 -6 MC at the Memorial Tournament 83 Bob Estes 77 -6 T63 at the FedEx St. Jude Classic 86 Lucas Glover 80 -6 MC at the U.S. Open 80 James Hahn 74 -6 MC at the FedEx St. Jude Classic 85 Justin Hicks 79 -6 MC at the U.S. Open 46 Freddie Jacobson 40 -6 MC at the U.S. Open 82 Richard H. Lee 76 -6 T41 at the Memorial Tournament 84 Chris Stroud 78 -6 T53 at the Memorial Tournament 47 Angel Cabrera 42 -5 MC at the U.S. Open 42 Tim Clark 37 -5 MC at the U.S. Open 89 James Driscoll 84 -5 T13 at the Memorial Tournament 19 Dustin Johnson 14 -5 55th at the U.S. Open 88 Ted Potter Jr. 83 -5 MC at the U.S. Open