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.
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