The top-10 players on the FedEx Cup points list represent the best golfers on the PGA Tour, but the rankings did not translate into high finishes at The Players Championship. The two exceptions were No. 1 Jimmy Walker and No. 6 Jordan Spieth. Walker fired a final round 65 to finish T6, and Spieth held the lead early in the final round, but stumbled to a T4. Spieth moved from eighth to sixth on the points list, and Walker held on to the top spot.
No. 3 Matt Kuchar and No. 8 Chris Kirk played decently, but T17 and T13 are average finishes for players of their caliber. Kirk was knocked down a peg from seven to eight despite finishing T13.
For the rest of the top-10, the week was a complete disaster: No. 2 Bubba Watson (T48), No. 4 Patrick Reed (cut), No. 5 Dustin Johnson (T59), No. 7 Harris English (cut), No. 9 Zach Johnson (T26), and former No. 10 Matt Every missed the cut and fell to No. 11.
Jim Furyk’s second place finish moved him from No. 24 to No. 10. Martin Kaymer’s win moved him from No. 114 to No. 18.
It is an exciting time to follow the PGA Tour because of the strong depth of each tournament field. Maybe Jordan Spieth will get the W in his hometown of Dallas at this week’s HP Byron Nelson Championship, but don’t be surprised if No. 100 (Bryce Molder) notches his first win of the season.
Tags: 2014 Players Championship Bubba Watson Chris Kirk Dustin Johnson Harris English Jim Furyk Jimmy Walker Jordan Spieth Matt Every Matt Kuchar Patrick Reed PGA Tour Player's Championship Zach Johnson