FedExCup movers: Who's up, down after the John Deere ClassicSILVIS, IL - JULY 13: J.J. Henry hits his drive on the second hole during the third round of the John Deere Classic held at TPC Deere Run on July 13, 2013 in Silvis, Illinois. (Photo by Michael Cohen/Getty Images)July 15, 2013
By Chris Dunham, PGATOUR.COM
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.
Who's up Rank Player Last Change Most Recent 34 Zach Johnson 75 +41 T2 at the John Deere Classic 46 David Hearn 82 +36 T2 at the John Deere Classic 86 Daniel Summerhays 113 +27 T4 at the John Deere Classic 82 Martin Flores 107 +25 T4 at the John Deere Classic 178 Kevin Sutherland 199 +21 T12 at the John Deere Classic 92 J.J. Henry 112 +20 T7 at the John Deere Classic 203 Joe Affrunti 220 +17 T33 at the John Deere Classic 80 Patrick Reed 95 +15 T7 at the John Deere Classic 149 Jim Herman 163 +14 T10 at the John Deere Classic 117 Steven Bowditch 130 +13 T12 at the John Deere Classic 148 Chad Campbell 161 +13 T15 at the John Deere Classic 42 Matt Jones 55 +13 T7 at the John Deere Classic 146 Steve LeBrun 158 +12 T15 at the John Deere Classic 84 Nicholas Thompson T96 +12 T12 at the John Deere Classic 87 Lucas Glover 98 +11 T15 at the John Deere Classic 166 Mike Weir 177 +11 T27 at the John Deere Classic Who's down Rank Player Last Change Most Recent 104 Charlie Beljan 92 -12 MC at the John Deere Classic 103 Ernie Els 91 -12 T4 at the U.S. Open 102 John Senden 90 -12 MC at the John Deere Classic 100 Justin Leonard 89 -11 70th at The Greenbrier Classic 97 James Hahn 88 -9 MC at the John Deere Classic 105 Jeff Maggert T96 -9 MC at The Greenbrier Classic 94 Bob Estes 86 -8 MC at The Greenbrier Classic 89 Geoff Ogilvy 81 -8 T32 at the U.S. Open 95 Ian Poulter 87 -8 T43 at the Travelers Championship 93 Brendan Steele 85 -8 MC at the John Deere Classic