After an exciting weekend of action at the Wells Fargo Championship, 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.
James Hahn won his second PGA Tour title after defeating Roberto Castro on the first playoff hole. Hahn had missed eight cuts prior to his win and shot up 94 spots in the FedEx Cup standings to 26th.
Castro was right behind Hahn this week in our movers category as he jumped 64 spots to take over the 33rd spot in the standings. Justin Rose had a solid tournament to creep even closer to that coveted top 30 position and our leader heading into the weekend was Andrew Loupe who is now up to the 62nd spot in the standings.
James Hahn – 120th ^ 26th
Roberto Castro – 97th ^ 33rd
Justin Rose – 58th ^ 32nd
Andrew Loupe – 83rd ^ 62nd
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. Chesson Hadley played well in the first two rounds to total a score of six under par, but he struggled over the weekend at a total of two over par. Hadley missed out on a good opportunity to move inside the top 125.
Brendan Steele was in good position at three under heading into the weekend, but didn’t do much as he carded consecutive even par round of 72. Rickie Fowler made the list simply because he was unable to find a way to win once again. Let’s hope that this doesn’t become a trend and that Fowler can get a win soon.
Chesson Hadley – 158th to 141st
Brendan Steele – 59th to 53rd
Rickie Fowler – 19th to 13th