Two droughts came to a conclusion on the PGA TOUR on Sunday. For Open champion Phil Mickelson, he completed the third leg of a career Grand Slam by winning golf’s oldest major in his 20th attempt. Stateside, Woody Austin ended a six-year winless spell with his Sanderson Farms victory title.
Mickelson moved from fourth to second in the latest FedExCup standings, closing to within 363 points of leader Tiger Woods. Austin, who had previously accumulated no FedExCup points in 2013, makes his first appearance in the standings at No. 130. Both were significant changes but neither qualifies as one of the week’s biggest moves.
The honor of top mover this week goes to Henrik Stenson, who was a runner up at the Open Championship to move into 22nd in the season-long FedExCup race. It was Stenson’s fourth top-10 finish of the year and his second runner-up finish.
Also on the move were Ian Poulter and Lee Westwood, who each tied for third at Muirfield. Poulter moves safely into the Playoff picture at No. 68 while Westwood greatly improved his FedExCup stock with a move to 31st in the latest standings.
At the Sanderson Farms Championship, Daniel Summerhays continued his climb up the FedExCup ranks with a tie for second at the Sanderson Farms Championship. Summerhays, now 65th in the FedExCup standings, was 124th -- just one spot inside the Playoff cut line -- three weeks ago and now finds himself locked into one of the 125 spots in The Barclays field.
Also on the move at Annandale were Bill Lunde and Chad Campbell, who each tied for seventh. Lunde picked up 14 spots to reside at 178th this week while Campbell moved a dozen positions into 136th.
Below are the biggest movers, both up and down, following the Open Championship and the Sanderson Farms Championship.