May 22 2012
By Alex Turnbull, ShotLink
Rickie Fowler has vaulted up the FedExCup standings in the last
five weeks on the PGA TOUR. Fowler
was 72nd in the standings before he won at the Wells Fargo Championship, and he's eighth after his runner-up at THE PLAYERS Championship.
Fowler is drastically improved tee-to-green this season. In 2011, Fowler ranked 157th for driving accuracy and T-120th for greens in regulation. This season, he’s currently 36th and 17th respectively:
|Stat||Fowler in 2011||Fowler in 2012|
|Greens in Regulation||T-120th||17th|
Fowler has the second best active streak on TOUR for consecutive
rounds at par or better. Fowler now has 12
consecutive rounds at par or better dating back to the opening round of the Zurich Classic of New Orleans:
|Ben Curtis||13 consecutive rounds under par|
|Rickie Fowler||12 consecutive rounds under par|
|Bubba Watson||12 consecutive rounds under par|
|Jim Furyk||10 consecutive rounds under par|
|Jonathan Byrd||8 consecutive rounds under par|
Inside Dufner's spring surge
Jason Dufner has now won twice in his last three start after going winless in his first 163 starts on TOUR.
Dufner over took the No. 1 spot in the FedExCup standings from Hunter Mahan who, who had held the top spot for the previous seven weeks. This marks the first time in Dufner's FedExCup career where he’s ranked inside the top five of the standings.
Most number of times at the top in 2012: Jason
Dufner has started in 11 stroke play events in his 2012
PGA TOUR campaign. Since missing the cut at the Sony Open in Hawaii (his first start this year),
Dufner has held at least a share of the led on nine separate occasions prior the final round (most leads /
co-leads in the first three rounds by any player this season).
|Year||Player||No. of leads||Wins||Stroke play starts|