FedExCup movers: Who's up, down after the RBC Canadian OpenHONOLULU, HI - JANUARY 10: Jason Bohn watches his drive on the first hole during the first round of the Sony Open in Hawaii at Waialae Country Club on January 10, 2013 in Honolulu, Hawaii. (Photo by Stan Badz/PGA TOUR)July 29, 2013
By Chris Dunham, PGATOUR.COM
The calendars turn to August this week which means one thing: the FedExCup Playoffs are almost here.
On Aug. 22, the top 125 in the FedExCup ranks will tee it up at Liberty National for The Barclays. That event opens up a five-week (four event) stretch in which the fields will be whittled from those 125 to 100, 70 and 30 with the FedExCup champion being crowned at East Lake on Sept. 19.
Obviously to win, competitors must qualify for the Playoffs and there are just three weeks (four events) remaining for them to do just that.
Another spot in the Playoffs was all but locked up at the RBC Canadian Open thanks to Jason Bohn’s runner-up finish. Bohn, who entered the week at 137th in the FedExCup ranks, left Glen Abbey in 93rd position. It’s very unlikely that 32 players will move ahead of him in the next four weeks but stranger things have happened.
William McGirt was just inside the Playoff cut line but found similar success in Canada, also tying for second to jump 39 positions from 119th to 80th in the latest FedExCup standings. Also from the cut line to near-safety was Mark Wilson, who tied for sixth and jumped 19 positions to 96th in the latest FedExCup standings.
Aaron Baddeley gained a little security in Canada, as well, breaking a streak of 10 consecutive missed cuts with a T9 finish that pushed him from 123rd to 112th in the FedExCup standings.
Two competitors -- Bud Cauley (124th to 129th) and Brad Fritsch (125th to 130th) -- dropped out of the top 125 this week.
Below are the biggest movers, both up and down, following the RBC Canadian Open.
Who's up Rank Player Last week Change Most recent finish 93 Jason Bohn 137 +44 T2 at the RBC Canadian Open 80 William McGirt 119 +39 T2 at the RBC Canadian Open 96 Mark Wilson 115 +19 T6 at the RBC Canadian Open T203 Jeff Gove 219 +16 T40 at the RBC Canadian Open 57 Jim Furyk 71 +14 T9 at the RBC Canadian Open 161 Luke List 173 +12 T21 at the RBC Canadian Open 151 Kyle Stanley 63 +12 T12 at the RBC Canadian Open 112 Aaron Baddeley 123 +11 T9 at the RBC Canadian Open 128 Greg Owen 139 +11 T12 at the RBC Canadian Open 75 Patrick Reed 86 +11 T9 at the RBC Canadian Open 136 Andres Romero 147 +11 T21 at the RBC Canadian Open 210 Scott Verplank 221 +11 T40 at the RBC Canadian Open 179 David Mathis 189 +10 T31 at the RBC Canadian Open 28 John Merrick 38 +10 T6 at the RBC Canadian Open Who's down Rank Player Last week Change Most recent finish 105 D.H. Lee 95 -10 WD at the Sanderson Farms C'ship 103 Carl Pettersson 94 -9 T54 at The Open Championship 106 Brendan Steele 97 -9 T68 at the RBC Canadian Open 139 Ricky Barnes 132 -7 MC at the RBC Canadian Open 111 Charlie Beljan 104 -7 MC at the John Deere Classic 110 John Senden 103 -7 MC at the RBC Canadian Open 119 Steven Bowditch 113 -6 T17 at the Sanderson Farms C'ship 108 Erik Compton 102 -6 MC at the RBC Canadian Open 140 Peter Hanson 134 -6 WD at The Open Championship 117 Brian Harman 111 -6 MC at the RBC Canadian Open 107 Justin Hicks 101 -6 T66 at the RBC Canadian Open 114 George McNeill 108 -6 DQ at the RBC Canadian Open 137 Tag Ridings 131 -6 MC at the RBC Canadian Open 115 Johnson Wagner 109 -6 MC at the RBC Canadian Open * Six others fell six spots last week