Woods makes move in FedExCup, world ranking
March 12, 2018
By Staff, PGATOUR.COM
- March 12, 2018
Tiger Woods drains a monster birdie putt on No. 17 at Valspar
Tiger Woods' best PGA TOUR finish since 2013 led to large leaps in both the FedExCup and the Official World Golf Ranking.
Woods earned 245 FedExCup points after sharing second place with Patrick Reed at the Valspar Championship. They finished one shot behind Paul Casey, who earned his first PGA TOUR win since 2009.
Woods jumped 89 spots in the FedExCup, from 132nd to 43rd. He now has 345 FedExCup points. Last season, it took 365 points to qualify for the FedExCup Playoffs.
Woods has not competed in the FedExCup Playoffs since finishing second in 2013. He is the only two-time winner of the FedExCup (2007, '09).
Woods also moved to No. 149 in the world ranking, his highest position since May 16, 2015.
His four rounds at Valspar also gave him enough rounds to be ranked in the PGA TOUR's statistics. He’s inside the top 30 in three of the four Strokes Gained statistics: Approach-the-Green (19th), Around-the-Green (21st) and Putting (23rd). He ranks 104th in Strokes Gained: Off-the-Tee, though he was 14th in that statistic at the Valspar Championship.
Casey jumped to eighth in the FedExCup after earning his second PGA TOUR victory. He has finished in the top 15 of the FedExCup in each of the previous three seasons.
Justin Thomas, the reigning FedExCup champion, leads this season's standings with 1,573 points, 259 more than Patton Kizzire. Phil Mickelson, winner of the World Golf Championships-Mexico Championship, is third in the FedExCup standings with 1,149 points.