The FedExCup scene got a major shake-up on Sunday and one less spot is not available for those on the bubble looking to secure spots in The Barclays field.
Jordan Spieth won the John Deere Classic to earn a promotion from Special Temporary Member to full member of the PGA TOUR. With that change, he became eligible for the FedExCup Playoffs and retroactively earned all of his points from TOUR starts up to this point on the year. Spieth checks in this week at No. 11 in the FedExCup standings -- a lock to qualify for the Playoffs.
While Spieth was unranked last week and therefore ineligible for the week’s biggest movers list, the two competitors he defeated in the playoff (Zach Johnson and David Hearn) were eligible and did gain significant ground.
Johnson, a nine-time TOUR winner and defending John Deere Classic champion picked up just his second top-15 finish of the year at TPC Deere Run to make the week’s biggest jump -- a 41-position surge from 75th to 34th in the latest FedExCup standings. Hearn notched his second top-10 showing of 2013 to leap 36 positions into 46th place in the FedExCup standings.
A pair of fourth-place finishers made their Playoff prospects much stronger this week. Daniel Summerhays (86th) and Martin Flores (82nd) each started the week outside the top 100 in FedExCup points but now sit comfortably inside the top 90. J.J. Henry (92nd after a T7 finish) and Patrick Reed (80th, T7), Nicholas Thompson (84th,T12) and Lucas Glover (87th, T15) also made significant gains.
Below are the biggest movers, both up and down, following the John Deere Classic.