FedExCup movers: Who's up, down following The Greenbrier Classictext sizeJuly 08, 2013
By Chris Dunham, PGATOUR.COM
In the PGA TOUR Season, one week can cancel out months of disappointment and make a FedExCup contender out of anyone.
Take, for example, Jordan Spieth, a special temporary member who would become a full member – and Playoffs-eligible -- with a victory at any point this season. Without a victory, he cannot compete at The Barclays although he’s got five top-10 finishes on the year.
Someone who is eligible to compete in the FedExCup Playoffs but hadn’t had much 2013 success prior to last week is Jonas Blixt. The TOUR sophomore was without a top-10 finish on the year before claiming victory at The Greenbrier Classic. In turn, he shot from 139th (and out of the Playoffs) to 39th (a Playoff lock) in the FedExCup standings.
One of four co-runners-up at The Old White TPC, Johnson Wagner climbed 41 positions to 104th in the latest FedExCup standings. Entering last week, Wagner was in quite a slump, missing out on the weekend in seven consecutive starts and still searching for his first top-10 of the season. He opened with a 62 at The Greenbrier and is now in great position to qualify for The Barclays in late August.
With just six weeks (and eight events) remaining before the FedExCup Playoffs, those big moves are that much more important.
Below are the biggest movers, both up and down, following The Greenbrier Classic.
Who's up Rank Player Last week Change Most recent finish 39 Jonas Blixt 139 +100 Won The Greenbrier Classic 130 Steven Bowditch 181 +51 T2 at The Greenbrier Classic 104 Johnson Wagner 145 +41 T2 at The Greenbrier Classic 179 Tim Petrovic 211 +32 T9 at The Greenbrier Classic 187 Bill Lunde T212 +25 T17 at The Greenbrier Classic 55 Matt Jones 78 +23 T2 at The Greenbrier Classic 83 D.H. Lee 99 +16 T9 at The Greenbrier Classic 72 Ted Potter Jr. 87 +15 T6 at The Greenbrier Classic 160 Davis Love III 174 +14 T9 at The Greenbrier Classic 163 Jim Herman 175 +12 T30 at The Greenbrier Classic 100 George McNeill 110 +10 T17 at The Greenbrier Classic 63 Brian Stuard 73 +10 T6 at The Greenbrier Classic 113 Daniel Summerhays 123 +10 T9 at The Greenbrier Classic Who's down Rank Player Last week Change Most recent finish 108 Mark Wilson 100 -8 MC at the AT&T National 139 Stuart Appleby 132 -7 MC at The Greenbrier Classic 110 Ben Crane 103 -7 T77 at The Greenbrier Classic 141 Tom Gillis 134 -7 T65 at The Greenbrier Classic 143 Brandt Jobe 136 -7 60th at the AT&T National 77 Kevin Stadler 70 -7 T51 at the Travelers Championship 92 Charlie Beljan 86 -6 MC at The Greenbrier Classic 115 Nicolas Colsaerts 109 -6 T21 at the AT&T National 74 Jason Dufner 68 -6 MC at the Travelers Championship 75 Zach Johnson 69 -6 T58 at the Travelers Championship 128 Martin Kaymer 122 -6 T59 at the U.S. Open 78 Bo Van Pelt 72 -6 MC at the AT&T National * Nine others fell six spots in the standings