September 14 2013
By Brian Wacker, PGATOUR.COM
LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- Here's a look at the FedExCup projections and implications following Saturday's third round of the BMW Championship:
FINAL 30 MOVES: Nick Watney is the only player currently projected to move from outside the top 30 to inside the number. He shot a 1-under 70 on Saturday and though he dropped four spots into a tie for eighth is still safely in the TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola -- for the moment -- at No. 27 in the projected standings. Lee Westwood, meanwhile, is projected to fall from 30th to 44th after a third-round 69 that was good enough to move him up just one spot on the leaderboard into a tie for 66th.
NO. 1: Tiger Woods, who lost his spot atop the FedExCup standings to Henrik Stenson following Stenson's win at the Deutsche Bank Championship is currently projected to move back to No. 1. Woods is alone in fifth after a 66 Saturday to get him within four of the lead.
TOP 5: Leader Jim Furyk would move from 15th to third in the standings, while Steve Stricker, who is one shot back, would climb from eighth to fourth in the standings. Stenson, who is tied for 18th at Conway Farms, is projected to drop to second in the FedExCup, while Adam Scott, in a tie for 41st through three rounds, would move from third to fifth.
BIGGEST MOVERS: Zach Johnson, who is alone in fourth in the tournament, is projected to jump 15 spots to No. 12, while Ryan Moore moved from 65th to 36th in the projections, giving him an outside chance at reaching East Lake. Luke Donald and Matt Jones still have a shot, too, moving from 41st and 39th, respectively, in the projections after each shot 67 to jump up 11 spots on the leaderboard.