FedEx Cup Report: John Deere Classic


At Pro Golf Weekly, we’ve recently started a new feature where we highlight the biggest movers in the season long FedEx Cup Race. We also keep a close watch on the bubble and the players languishing outside the cut line.

Notes from the Travelers Championship


  • Russell Knox’s dramatic putt on the 72nd hole helped him capture his second title this season, and positioned himself in the coveted Top-5. He now ranks 4th in the standings, just ahead of Jordan Spieth.
  • Jerry Kelly made the biggest move this week, moving up 62 spots in the rankings, from 138th to 75th, virtue his 2nd place finish.
  • Former two-time All-American at Stanford, Patrick Rodgers made a big jump following his best finish this season. He tied for 3rd place, and moved 28 spots to 66th in the standings.
  • South African Tyrone Van Aswegen jumped up 21 spots in the standings. His T-5 finish moved him to a comfortable 93rd in the standings.
  • After failing to make the Playoffs the previous season, big-hitting Robert Garrigus earned his third Top-10 finish since late May, and moved to 116th in the standings.
  • Mr. 58 himself made a big jump as well last week. Missing most of the season due to a wrist injury, Jim Furyk’s historical final round at the Travelers Championship moves him to 102nd in the standings.

Players to Watch at the John Deere Classic


  • Three-peat winner of the John Deere Classic, Steve Stricker is back at his hunting ground. Ranked 90th in the standings, semi-retired Stricker has a tough task ahead of him to make it all the way to the Tour Championship.
  • Two-time US Open Champion, Retief Goosen finds himself at 135th in the standings. For the first time in 16 years, he hasn’t posted a single Top-10 finish the entire season.
  • Winner of two Playoff events in 2008, Camilo Villegas is another player who is yet to post a Top-10 this season. At 146th in the standings, Villegas needs a good week to make it into the Playoffs.
  • Hunter Mahan’s struggle this year has been well documented, and it looks like he’s not going to make the Playoffs for the first time in his career. Ranked 179th in the standings, Mahan has an uphill climb over the next two weeks.


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