Hideki Matsuyama and Kevin Na went into a playoff to decide the winner of the 2014 Memorial Tournament. Matsuyama, the 22-year-old rookie from Japan, emerged victorious with a par on the first playoff hole, giving him a massive jump in the points standings from 50th to 14th. Na’s second place finish led to a jump from 20th to 10th.
Over the last few weeks, the top-5 in the FedEx Cup Season Points standings has been fairly stable. Jimmy Walker’s amazing start to the season has given him a lock on the top spot. However, Bubba Watson has played well enough to close the gap, and will have an opportunity to overtake Walker in the next couple weeks.
Matt Kuchar, Dustin Johnson, and Jordan Spieth are three, four, and five in the standings, respectively.
Kuchar has the most top-10s of any player on Tour at nine. His consistent play has made him one of the favorites to win the U.S. Open next week.
Dustin Johnson has not played well lately, but will look to get back on track as the summer season heats up.
Jordan Spieth continues to find himself in contention on Sunday at nearly every tournament, but hasn’t been able to get into the winner’s circle this season. Spieth and Na are the only players in the top-10 without a win this year.
Chris Kirk moved from eighth to sixth in the standings with a T4 finish at the Memorial.
Patrick Reed moved from sixth to seventh because of his poor play since his second win of the season at Doral.
Harris English is also struggling, and moved from seventh to eighth. Fellow Georgia grad Brendon Todd stayed in the ninth spot, and Na is in tenth after a stellar 64 in the final round of the Memorial.