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May 18 2011

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FedExCup Update: Crowne Plaza

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David Toms would move into the top five in the standings with a win this week.
FEDEXCUP: Standings | Who’s up, down? | Weekly Leaders | FEC 101 | More notes By Chris Dunham, PGATOUR.COM A victory is the quickest way to move up the FedExCup standings. Look at the moves from each of the 2011 winners and you’ll see just how much of an advantage winning PGA TOUR events gives players in the race for the FedExCup. That said, there are still nine of the top 25 in the current FedExCup standings who have played well enough this season to be rated highly without the benefit of a victory. Eight of those nine are in the field at this week’s Crowne Plaza Invitational. Here’s a look at how they have fared at Colonial and where they could rank if they came away with a win this week.

Top players without a win in this week's field
Player FedExCup
points
Best 2011
finish
Starts at
Colonial
Best finish
at Colonial
FedExCup rank
if he wins
14. Hunter Mahan 888 2nd 7 T27 1st
15. Matt Kuchar 859 3rd 4 9th 2nd
17. Steve Marino 833 2nd 4 T2 3rd
20. Bill Haas 760 P2 3 T13 3rd
21. Jason Dufner 741 P2 2 T59 3rd
22. David Toms 729 P2 13 T2 3rd
23. Spencer Levin 723 P2 1 T44 3rd
24. Vijay Singh 701 2nd 8 T6 4th

BIGGEST MOVERS: With his third place finish at THE PLAYERS, Paul Goydos moved to 59th in the latest FedExCup Standings – his highest standings since last year’s PGA Championship. David Toms (P2) jumped to 22nd while Chris Stroud (T12) moved inside the top 125, checking in at No. 119. NOTABLE DROPS: Ryuji Imada missed the cut at THE PLAYERS last week and slipped eight spots to 128th. Kent Jones (131st), Boo Weekley (130th) and George McNeill (129th) each fell seven spots and out of the top 125. Each of those players is in the field at this week’s Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial with an opportunity to work back up the rankings. MORE ON LAST WEEK’S WINNER: K.J. Choi defeated David Toms in a playoff at THE PLAYERS to claim 600 FedExCup points and move to No. 6 in the standings. Choi always plays well once he makes it to the Playoffs, so getting these early points will make him that much more dangerous as the TOUR continues toward East Lake and THE TOUR Championship presented by Coca-Cola. In the previous four years of the FedExCup Playoffs, Choi has posted three finishes inside the top 15, peaking at No. 5 in the inaugural season back in 2007.
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