After an exciting weekend of action at the Masters, we take a look at this week’s Movers and Losers from the FedEx Cup. With the PGA Tour schedule so tightly packed because of Olympic Golf and the Ryder Cup, it is important to be in good position heading into the final stretch of the season.
Despite the epic collapse Jordan Spieth moved into the top 10 of the FedEx Cup standings and is in good position to defend his title. Paul Casey was the biggest mover of the week as he jumped 20 places in the standings with a T4 at the Masters.
J.B. Holmes had a very quiet T4 this past weekend and jumped 19 spots in the standings. The long hitter can’t be overlooked at any event because of how well he is playing at the moment. Dustin Johnson had a good week jumping seven places and into the top 15. Johnson had plenty of opportunities on Sunday to move even higher up the standings, but he couldn’t get the putts to drop when he needed.
Jordan Spieth – 13th ^ 8th
Paul Casey – 70th ^ 50th
J.B. Holmes – 56th ^ 37th
Dustin Johnson – 21st ^ 14th
The Losers are not necessarily the players who dropped the most in the standings, but the players who missed out on the opportunity to gain spots. Kevin Na was in decent position heading into the weekend at only two over par, but an 85 on Saturday ended any hopes of a good finish. Na finished with a round of 72 on Sunday and is now in danger of dropping out of the top 15.
Vaughn Taylor, Zach Johnson and Charl Schwartzel all missed the cut this weekend, with the latter two being past Masters Champions. Taylor is an Augusta native whose win at the AT&T Pro-Am earlier this year helped him to the 38th spot in the standings before the Masters. Schwartzel missed a golden opportunity to move into the top 10 with a good finish.
Kevin Na – 8th to 10th
Vaughn Taylor – 33rd to 38th
Zach Johnson – 58th to 62nd
Charl Schwartzel – 14th to 16th