Biggest movers in the FedExCup Playoffs

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Camilo Villegas has made several big moves in the FedExCup Playoffs.
August 06, 2013

Here's a look at the players who have made the biggest jump in FedExCup points in each year of the FedExCup Playoffs.

YEAR: 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007

2013

Kevin Stadler made the biggest move of the 2013 FedExCup Playoffs starting in the 87th position and nearly making it all the way to the TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola. His 54-position leap was greater than Nick Watney's 48-spot move that lifted the five-time TOUR winner to an East Lake return.

Stuart Appleby just made the Playoffs at No. 123 in the FedExCup standings through the PGA TOUR Season and vaulted into the Deutsche Bank Championship, finishing the year at No. 95.

Player
Rank at start of Playoffs
Final position
Change
Kevin Stadler
87
33
+54
Nick Watney
63
15
+48
Rory Sabbatini
85
46
+39
Sergio Garcia
59
22
+37
Gary Woodland
60
23
+37
Daniel Summerhays
75
40
+35
Bryce Molder
98
64
+34
Jason Kokrak
98
62
+33
Matt Every
88
58
+30
Stuart Appleby
123
95
+28

 

2012

Graham DeLaet and Ryan Moore made the largest moves.  DeLaet entered the Playoffs ranked 106th and finished in the 53rd spot thanks in large part to his T5 finish at The Barclays that vaulted him up 62 positions qualifying for the Deutsche Bank Championship

Ryan Moore started in the 64th position and moved 53 spots to finish 11th in the FedExCup thanks in large part to his three consecutive top-10 finishes (T10 Deutsche Bank Championship, T10 BMW Championship and T3 TOUR Championship) to close out the Playoffs.

Top 10 biggest movers of 2012

Player Rank at start of Playoffs Final position Change
Graham DeLaet 106 53 +53
Ryan Moore 64 11 +53
Tom Gillis 92 40 +52
Brian Harman 97 51 +46
Bob Estes 103 58 +45
Nick Watney 49 4 +45
Greg Chalmers 78 35 +43
Lee Westwood 51 10 +41
David Hearn 108 68 +40
Kevin Stadler 70 34 +36

 

2011

Camilo Villegas made the largest move in 2011. Villegas entered the Playoffs ranked 109th and finished in the 33rd spot thanks in large part to his three consecutive top 25 finishes in the first three events.

Chez Reavie started in the 76th position and moved 66 spots to finish 10th in the FedExCup thanks in large part to his runner-up at Deutsche Bank Championship and 8th place finish at the BMW Championship.

Top 10 biggest movers of 2011

Player Rank at start of Playoffs Final position Change
Camilo Villegas 109 33 +76
Chez Reavie 76 10 +66
Geoff Ogilvy 79 24 +55
Ernie Els 118 67 +51
Chris Stroud 106 61 +45
William McGirt 125 83 +42
Justin Rose 44 5 +39
John Senden 50 13 +37
Padraig Harrington 124 89 +35
Ian Poulter 114 87 +27

 

2010

Martin Laird made the largest move, as the Scot entered the Playoffs ranked 95th and finished in the 11th spot thanks in large part to his runner-up finish at The Barclays.

Kevin Streelman was the highest ranked player entering the 2010 Playoffs to advance to the top 30 and the TOUR Championship.  Streelman entered in the 102nd spot and finished 25th on the strength of 2 top 10s (T-3 at Barclays and T-9 at TOUR Championship).

Charley Hoffman began the Playoffs ranked 77th in the FEC standings. Hoffman went onto win the Deutsche Bank in convincing fashion vaulting well up the standings with two events remaining. He finished sixth at the TOUR Championship to finish 4th overall (his career best finish).

Top 10 biggest movers of 2010

Player Rank at start of Playoffs Final position Change
Martin Laird 95 11 +84
Kevin Streelman 102 25 +77
Charley Hoffman 77 4 +73
Tiger Woods 112 42 +70
John Senden 99 50 +49
Andres Romero 115 69 +46
Tom Gillis 74 43 +31
Ryuji Imada 107 78 +29
Geoff Ogilvy 39 14 +25
J.P. Hayes 108 83 +25

 

2009

Heath Slocum made the largest move in the Playoffs with his win at the Barclays.  Entering the Barclays, Slocum ranked 124th in the standings. His victory vaulted him 121 spots to 3rd and secured a spot at the TOUR Championship.

Padraig Harrington started the Playoffs ranked 66th in the standings. He finished off the season ranked 7th in the FedExCup thanks to four consecutive top six finishes. Harrington was the only player in 2009 to finish inside the top 10 in all 4 Playoff events.

Mark Leishman was the only 2009 PGA TOUR rookie to make the TOUR Championship. He finished his first FedExCup campaign ranked 20th.

Top 10 biggest movers of 2009

Player Rank at start of Playoffs Final position Change
Heath Slocum 124 8 +116
Padraig Harrington 66 7 +59
Marc Leishman 78 20 +58
Scott Verplank 61 10 +51
Sergio Garcia 89 38 +51
Fredrik Jacobson 107 57 +50
Troy Matteson 125 78 +47
Bill Haas 82 41 +41
Matt Kuchar 77 40 +37
Brandt Snedeker 64 33 +31
Ernie Els 47 16 +31

 

2008

Tim Herron made the largest move, moving 80 spots from 133rd to 53rd.

Kevin Streelman had a strong showing, moving 67 spots to 35th, just outside the TOUR Championship field.

Dudley Hart was the lowest ranked player entering the Playoffs to make the TOUR Championship, starting 68th.

Camilo Villegas vaulted 40 spots in the standings thanks to his back-to-back wins at the BWM Championship and the TOUR Championship.

Top 10 biggest movers of 2008

Player Rank at start of Playoffs Final position Change
Tim Herron 133 53 +80
Kevin Streelman 102 35 +67
Angel Cabrera 131 65 +66
Martin Laird 128 67 +61
Dudley Hart 68 12 +56
Scott Verplank 100 48 +52
Jesper Parnevik 139 89 +50
Kevin Sutherland 57 11 +46
Lucas Glover 95 49 +46
Brett Quigley 118 72 +46

 

2007

Ranked 72nd entering the Playoffs, Arron Oberholser moved up to 34th thanks in part to a solid T-2nd at the Deutsche Bank Championship.

Camilo Villegas vaulted 28 spots because of his 3 top-10s in his four starts. Villegas was the lowest ranked player entering the Playoffs to make it to the TOUR Championship, ranking 52nd.

Steve Stricker entered ranked 12th and moved to 1st after his win at Barclays. He finished strong with two top-10s in his last three events but Tiger Woods took back the No. 1 spot with his win at the BMW Championship.

Top 10 biggest movers of 2007

Player Rank at start of Playoffs Final position Change
Arron Oberholser 72 34 +38
Camilo Villegas 52 24 +28
Rich Beem 134 110 +24
Brett Wetterich 50 27 +23
Ian Poulter 77 57 +20
Tim Clark 36 21 +15
Fredrik Jacobson 97 84 +13
Aaron Baddeley 18 6 +12
Mark Calcavecchia 20 8 +12
Sean O'Hair 70 58 +12
Robert Garrigus 108 96 +12
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