FedExCup Update: Na makes a big move
July 09, 2018
By Staff, PGATOUR.COM
- July 09, 2018
- With his win at A Military Tribute at The Greenbrier, Na moved up 40 spots in the FedEx Cup Standings. (Rob Carr/Getty Images)
Just six weeks and eight events are left in the regular season, so jockeying for the top 125 qualifiers for the FedExCup Playoffs has reached the super-serious stage. Each week for the rest of the 2017-18 season, PGATOUR.COM will provide an update on the various moves being made in the FedExCup standings.
Kevin Na, the winner of A Military Tribute at the Greenbrier, moved to 18th in the standings. It’s his best position this late in the season since he entered the 2016 FedExCup Playoffs ranked ninth.
Top 125 to Watch
The top 125 players in the standings after the Wyndham Championship (Aug. 19) advance to the FedExCup Playoffs. Here are the players who moved in and out last week at Greenbrier.
Sam Saunders. Finished T5 to move from 132 to 113.
Joel Dahmen. Finished T5 to move from 126 to 108.
Harold Varner III. Finished T5 to move from 139 to 123.
Troy Merritt. Did Not Play to move from 123 to 127.
Nick Taylor. Finished T-56 to move from 124 to 128.
Robert Garrigus. Missed the cut to move from 125 to 129.
The five players at the Greenbrier who made the biggest moves in the FedExCup standings.
Player Tourney Finish Position Change Movement Kelly Kraft 2nd 119 to 59 plus-60 Kevin Na Winner 58 to 18 plus-40 Jason Kokrak T3 95 to 64 plus-31 Brandt Snedeker T3 115 to 84 plus-31 Robert Streb T11 199 to 177 plus-22
This week’s John Deere Classic offers 500 FedExCup points to the winner. The tournament’s champions have an impressive history in the Playoffs the year of their win at TPC Deere Run. Eight of the 10 winners of the John Deere Classic in the FedExCup era have qualified for the season-ending TOUR Championship.
- After claiming his first PGA TOUR title at TPC Deere Run last year, Bryson DeChambeau advanced to the first three of four FedExCup Playoffs events, eventually finishing 49th in the FedExCup standings.
- Seven of the top 30 in the current FedExCup standings are in this week’s field, including DeChambeau, who sits sixth. The others are Patton Kizzire (9), Chesson Hadley (17), Andrew Landry (19), Austin Cook (24), Aaron Wise (25) and Chez Reavie (27).