After an exciting weekend of action at The PLAYERS, 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.
Jason Day is biggest mover of the week as he is now the new number one in the FedEx Cup standings, overtaking fellow Aussie Adam Scott. Day now has a 192 point lead on Scott who now sits in second place.
Kevin Chappell moved into the coveted fifth position in this week’s standings with his solo second place finish. The UCLA alum jumped ten places in the standings following his 11 under finish at The PLAYERS.
Colt Knost had a great week as he jumped 29 spots to 56th in the standings with his tie for third finish. Knost has all but assured himself of a trip to the BMW Championship, the third event in the FedEx Cup playoffs.
Rory McIlroy had a big chance to improve his place in the standings with a good week. McIlroy shot a 64 on Friday, but was unable to put anything together over the weekend with rounds of 75 and 70. McIlroy moved up one spot to 29th.
Boo Weekley was hot out of the gates on Thursday with a round one 66 and then a 69 on Friday, which had him in contention heading to the weekend. But, a Saturday 78 put Weekley in reverse and led to an 11 spot jump in the standings. Had Weekley been able to shoot even par on Saturday, he would have finished solo second.