Playoffs Guidebook: Top 30 movers (2009)

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August 16, 2012
PGA TOUR staff

Heath Slocum made the largest move in the 2009 Playoffs. Slocum entered the Playoffs ranked 124th in the standings but kicked off the four-week race for the FedExCup with a victory at The Barclays. His victory vaulted him all the way to No. 3 in the standings and locked him into a spot in The TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola.

Padraig Harrington started the '09 Playoffs ranked 66th in the standings but finished the season ranked No. 7 thanks to four conesecutive Playoffs top 10s. Harrington is one of just two players to ever post four top 10s in a single Playoffs and the last one to accomplish the feat.

Biggest movers in the 2009 Playoffs
Player Rank to start
2009 playoffs
Rank to finish
2009 Playoffs
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
Jason Dufner 42 11 +31
Webb Simpson 85 62 +23
Greg Owen 99 77 +22
Jason Day 67 48 +19
Richard S. Johnson 108 91 +17
Chris Riley 119 103 +16
Stephen Ames 70 55 +15
Steve Marino 30 15 +15
Lee Janzen 93 79 +14
D.A. Points 84 72 +12
Jim Furyk 16 4 +12
Kevin Streelman 86 76 +10
Harrison Frazar 112 104 +8
Kevin Sutherland 52 44 +8
John Senden 31 24 +7
Adam Scott 116 110 +6
Jonathan Byrd 72 66 +6
Justin Rose 91 85 +6
Rod Pampling 98 92 +6

Marc Leishman was the only 2009 PGA TOUR rookie to make The TOUR Championship. He finished his first FedExCup campaign ranked No. 20.

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