Movers: Playoff picture changes at Travelers

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June 25, 2012
Chris Dunham, PGATOUR.COM

Marc Leishman took home the victory -- and the biggest FedExCup move -- Sunday at the Travelers Championship. But a number of players left TPC River Highlands feeling like winners.

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Of the week's 20 biggest movers, 16 were either on the Playoffs bubble (outside the top 100) or outside the top 125. Those players either greatly improved their chances of making the playoffs, or locked up spots last week.

In addition to Leishman's move to No. 3, Charley Hoffman likely secured at least a two-event stay in the FedExCup Playoffs. Hoffman, who started the week at No. 100 in the FedExCup chase, tied for second and moved just inside the top 50 to No. 49 in the latest standings.

From his spot in Sunday's final pairing, Roland Thatcher tied for fourth and made a 52-position surge to No. 155 in the standings while Tim Clark continued his strong play with an identical T4 finish that pushed him inside the top 125 for the first time this season.

The week's big winner, however, was Leishman. The 2009 PGA TOUR Rookie of the Year has made just one trip to the TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola in his career and has never entered the Playoffs inside the top 30. If he can maintain his ranking, Leishman will be in position to top his best FedExCup finish (20th) that he posted in his '09 rookie campaign.

Who's up
Rank Player Last week Change Most recent finish
23 Marc Leishman 81 +58 Won the Travelers Championship
155 Roland Thatcher T207 +52 T4 at the Travelers Championship
49 Charley Hoffman 100 +51 T2 at the Travelers Championship
123 Tim Clark 153 +30 T4 at the Travelers Championship
191 Billy Horschel 219 +28 T24 at the Travelers Championship
154 Stuart Appleby 175 +21 T18 at the Travelers Championship
208 Charlie Beljan 229 +21 T29 at the Travelers Championship
131 Gary Christian 148 +17 T18 at the Travelers Championship
77 Fredrik Jacobson 94 +17 T8 at the Travelers Championship
180 Garth Mulroy 197 +17 T29 at the Travelers Championship
131 Heath Slocum 144 +14 T15 at the Travelers Championship
137 Chez Reavie 150 +13 T11 at the Travelers Championship
160 Derek Lamely 172 +12 T37 at the Travelers Championship
T107 Will Claxton 118 +11 T15 at the Travelers Championship
153 Chris Couch 165 +11 T37 at the Travelers Championship
84 James Driscoll T95 +11 T18 at the Travelers Championship
104 Brian Harman 115 +11 T24 at the Travelers Championship
189 Billy Hurley III 200 +11 T47 at the Travelers Championship
31 John Rollins 42 +11 T4 at the Travelers Championship
118 Vaughn Taylor 129 +11 T11 at the Travelers Championship
Who's down
Rank Player Last week Change Most recent finish
136 Bobby Gates 128 -8 MC at the Travelers Championship
134 J.J. Killeen 126 -8 MC at the Travelers Championship
135 Nick O'Hern 127 -8 T71 at the Travelers Championship
140 Mark Anderson 133 -7 MC at the Travelers Championship
139 Jhonattan Vegas 132 -7 MC at the Travelers Championship
132 Y.E. Yang 125 -7 MC at the Travelers Championship
58 Sang-Moon Bae 52 -6 MC at the Travelers Championship
109 Chris Kirk 103 -6 MC at the FedEx St. Jude Classic
141 Bill Lunde 135 -6 MC at the Travelers Championship
57 Sean O'Hair 51 -6 67th at the Travelers Championship
60 Dicky Pride 54 -6 MC at the FedEx St. Jude Classic
55 David Toms 49 -6 T4 at the U.S. Open
70 Nick Watney 64 -6 T21 at the U.S. Open

Below are the biggest movers, both up and down, following the 2012 Travelers Championship.

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