July 23 2011
Chad Campbell began the week ranked 64th in FedExCup points with one top-10 (a tie for fifth at the British Open) and four top-25s in his 21 starts. What would a win do for Campbell, who shares the lead entering today’s third round? Well, it could move him as high as 22nd in the standings.
With just five weeks left until the PGA TOUR Playoffs for the FedExCup, though, more is at stake for the other co-leader, rookie Michael Thompson. He came into this week 110th in the standings.
Thompson is playing well at the right time with two top-15 finishes in his last four starts. Should he go on to win, he could move as high as 33rd. He would also be the sixth rookie to win on TOUR this year and the second in a row after Chris Kirk won at last week’s Viking Classic.
One of the players chasing Thompson and Campbell, by the way, is veteran Lee Janzen, who is 182nd in the standings. In the remaining five weeks, Janzen will need the equivalent of two top-five finishes in order to make the top 125. However, a win this week could move Janzen as high as 53rd in the standings.
Click here for live projected FedExCup standings