McIlroy rises in FedEx Cup points; Woods drops

Tiger Woods is 214th in the current FedEx Cup standings.
Tiger Woods is 214th in the current FedEx Cup standings. ( Getty Images )

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Rory McIlroy's British Open win boosted his FedEx Cup points standing from 42nd to 11th, according to the PGA Tour, while Tiger Woods' standing took a hit.

Jimmy Walker and Bubba Watson remain first and second, while Dustin Johnson passed Matt Kuchar to move into third.

McIlroy's gains put him, for the time being, into the top 30 that would play in the season-ending Tour Championship. Also moving into the top 30 is Rickie Fowler, whose tie for second at Royal Liverpool boosted him from 34th to 22nd.

Woods is on the outside of the FedEx Cup playoffs, whose 69th-place finish in Hoylake, England, dropped him two spots to 214th in FedEx Cup points. He's 331 points behind 125th-place Richard Lee. Woods is expected to play only in the WGC-Bridgestone and the PGA Championship before the end of the regular season – meaning he likely would need to finish inside the top five in both events if he is to advance to the first playoff event, The Barclays.

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The top 30 in the PGA Tour's FedEx Cup points standings after this week's British Open at Royal Liverpool:

  • 1. Jimmy Walker . . . 2,364
  • 2. Bubba Watson . . . 2,135
  • 3. Dustin Johnson . . . 1,769
  • 4. Matt Kuchar . . . 1,740
  • 5. Jordan Spieth . . . 1,670
  • 6. Chris Kirk . . . 1,542
  • 7. Brendon Todd . . . 1,516
  • 8. Martin Kaymer . . . 1,510
  • 9. Zach Johnson . . . 1,504
  • 10. Patrick Reed . . . 1,498
  • 11. Rory McIlroy . . . 1,432
  • 12. Harris English . . . 1,432
  • 13. Webb Simpson . . . 1,398
  • 14. Jim Furyk . . . 1,380
  • 15. Kevin Na . . . 1,366
  • 16. Sergio Garcia . . . 1,351
  • 17. Adam Scott . . . 1,345
  • 18. Ryan Moore . . . 1,320
  • 19. Brian Harman . . . 1,314
  • 20. Justin Rose . . . 1,287
  • 21. Matt Every . . . 1,226
  • 22. Rickie Fowler . . . 1,211
  • 23. Hideki Matsuyama . . . 1,188
  • 24. Keegan Bradley . . . 1,165
  • 25. John Senden . . . 1,114
  • 26. Charles Howell III . . . 1,042
  • 27. Charley Hoffman . . . 1,026
  • 28. Kevin Stadler . . . 1,011
  • 29. Gary Woodland . . . 1,009
  • 30. Jason Day . . . 974