FedExCup Movers: Who's up, down after the WM Phoenix Open

February 04, 2013
Chris Dunham

The 2013 PGA TOUR season has entered its second month and with just five events in the books, the race for the FedExCup is already starting to get interesting.

With a second consecutive runner-up finish last week, 2012 FedExCup champion Brandt Snedeker has moved into first place in the standings. In addition to his two runner-up finishes, Snedeker has a tie for second and a tie for 23rd his four starts this year. Only Snedeker and Charles Howell III can boast a trio of top 10 finishes on the young season.

Snedeker isn’t the only competitor with a history of FedExCup Playoff success who it off to a good start this season. Three others who have notched Playoff victories in the past -- Dustin Johnson, Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson -- have already earned victories this year and reside inside the top seven in the latest standings.

With Sunday’s victory at the Waste Management Phoenix Open, Mickelson made the week’s biggest move (91st to 3rd) up the FedExCup ranks and, as a bonus, returned to No. 10 in the Official World Golf Ranking.

Mickelson isn’t the only new face in the FedExCup top 10 as Scott Piercy rode a stellar Sunday 61 to a tie for third and a move to No. 9 in the latest standings.

There were many other moves being made throughout the ranks this week as the FedExCup standings find themselves most volatile during the early stages of the season. A total of 13 players made moves of 30 or more spots up the ranks while 14 fell 18 or more spots.

Below you’ll find the biggest movers, both up and down, following the Waste Management Phoenix Open.

Who's up
Rank Player Last week Change
3 Phil Mickelson 91 +88
70 Matt Every T141 +71
25 Ryan Moore 95 +70
47 Kevin Stadler T102 +55
32 Brendan Steele 80 +48
T60 David Hearn 105 +45
58 Bo Van Pelt 100 +42
57 Gary Woodland T89 +41
78 Jeff Klauk T118 +40
117 John Mallinger T155 +38
45 Roberto Castro T77 +32
80 Bud Cauley 110 +30
T102 William McGirt T132 +30
90 Brian Harman T118 +28
64 Ted Potter Jr. 92 +28
T97 Greg Chalmers T124 +27
22 Brendon de Jonge 47 +25
Who's down
Rank Player Last week Change
82 Graham DeLaet 61 -21
93 Ross Fisher 73 -20
95 Scott Gardiner 75 -20
94 Doug LaBelle II 74 -20
87 Stewart Cink T68 -19
91 Jerry Kelly 72 -19
T76 Ian Poulter 57 -19
86 Tag Ridings 67 -19
T74 Stephen Ames 56 -18
84 Ben Curtis 66 -18
71 Justin Hicks 53 -18
72 Jason Kokrak 54 -18
89 Steve Marino 71 -18
83 Mark Wilson 65 -18