Let’s face it, it’s tough NOT to make the top 125 in the annual FedEx Cup standings if you’re playing regularly; but to have a chance to win the big prize at year’s end, you need to be on the high end of things heading into the post-season.
Thus, Rickie Fowler did quite well for himself Sunday by winning The Players Championship in a three-way playoff, jumping from 67th to 10th in the latest standings.
Fowler, and Ben Martin, who tied for fifth at the Players, became the 10th and 11th players to reach 1,000 FedEx points this year. Masters winner Jordan Spieth is the current leader with 2,118 points, 425 ahead of second-place Jimmy Walker.
Australia’s Jason Day is the only foreign player in the FedEx Top 10 at present, sitting eighth with 1,076 points.
Tiger Woods rose in the FedEx standings for the first time in more than a month, rising two spots from 196th to 194th.