FedExCup bubble glance: 12 who need a top 10

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May 21, 2013
By Chris Dunham, PGATOUR.COM

The PGA TOUR season has moved into its second half and the FedExCup Playoff push is officially on.

There will be 15 events contested over the next 13 weeks to determine the 125 competitors who will not just secure TOUR status for the 2013-14 season but also compete for golf’s richest prize.

Under the current format, no one with 400 or more FedExCup points has ever missed out on the Playoffs. Currently 64 players have reached that number, which means there are still many spots in the field at the playoff-opening Barclays (Aug. 22-25) up for grabs.

That bit of information makes this week’s Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial so much more valuable to its field that features 68 players currently ranked outside the top 100 in the FedExCup standings.

Justin Bolli (currently 102nd in the FedExCup race) carded a career-best finish last week when he tied for fourth at the HP Byron Nelson Championship to move up 49 spots in the standings. Also coming off a career-best finish at TPC Four Seasons is Morgan Hoffmann (137th). The two 2012 Web.com Tour graduates will be making their debuts at Colonial this week.

Tommy Gainey, who sits squarely on the FedExCup bubble at No. 125 in the standings, finished alone in third at this event a year ago. Jonas Blixt (158th) tied for 10th at Colonial in his rookie campaign a season ago.

Ken Duke (106th), Trevor Immelman (142nd), Tom Gillis (148th), and John Daly (211th) each posted their best-career finishes in this event last year and return looking for more success.

Below you'll find a list of a dozen players currently outside the FedExCup top 100, how high they could move with a finish of first-through-tenth place, and how far they could possibly fall if they do not earn any FedExCup points this week.

12 who need a top 10
Rank Player 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 No pts
102 Justin Bolli 19 34 55 65 69 70 73 74 77 79 128
106 Ken Duke 19 34 55 66 69 73 74 78 79 79 132
125 Tommy Gainey 21 50 66 79 91 93 96 96 97 99 159
127 Ricky Barnes 21 50 66 81 91 94 96 96 98 99 161
137 Morgan Hoffmann 22 51 69 84 94 96 99 99 102 104 166
142 Trevor Immelman 23 52 70 91 96 102 104 108 111 169 169
148 Tom Gillis 25 55 75 96 100 107 112 113 114 114 172
154 Stuart Appleby 28 56 84 100 113 114 118 119 119 121 173
158 Jonas Blixt 28 56 85 104 114 115 118 119 120 123 173
168 Chad Campbell 30 65 96 114 120 125 135 138 139 143 183
208 Davis Love III 43 83 118 146 154 158 163 164 166 167 216
211 John Daly 43 83 119 147 154 160 164 166 166 168 218
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