David Toms would move into the top
five in the standings with a win this week.
By Chris Dunham, PGATOUR.COM
A victory is the quickest way
to move up the FedExCup standings. Look at the moves from each of
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
if he wins
|14. Hunter Mahan
|15. Matt Kuchar
|17. Steve Marino
|20. Bill Haas
|21. Jason Dufner
|22. David Toms
|23. Spencer Levin
|24. Vijay Singh
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.
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