After an exciting weekend of action at the Valero Texas Open, 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.
Charley Hoffman sunk a clutch birdie putt on the 18th to win his 4th PGA Tour event. Hoffman has been playing extremely well over the past few months and finally got his win that moves him to 18th in the FedEx Cup standings.
Patrick Reed moved into the top 10 with his second place finish, while Ryan Palmer solidified his spot in the standings by moving up to 65th.
Charley Hoffman – 92nd ^ 18th
Chad Collins – 202nd ^ 132nd
Patrick Reed – 15th ^ 8th
Ryan Palmer – 89th ^ 65th
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. Brendan Steele had a chance to compete on the weekend, but shot disappointing rounds of 72 and 75 to fall back of the pack. Steele only managed to move up four spots in the FedEx Cup standings.
Luke Donald, who had a chance to win at the RBC Heritage a week ago, got off to a great start by firing under par in each of his first three rounds. Donald faltered with a Sunday 74 and missed out on an opportunity to jump into the coveted top 30 of the standings. Padraig Harrington also fired a Sunday 74 to miss out on edging closer to the top 100.
Brendan Steele – 60th to 56th
Luke Donald – 54th to 48th
Padraig Harrington – 119th to 105th