FedExCup bubble glance: 12 who need a top 10 at The Greenbrier Classic

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Gary Woodland tied for fourth at The Greenbrier Classic in 2011.
July 02, 2013
Chris Dunham,

The PGA TOUR Season enters its final quarter this week. There are 27 events in the books and nine still to be contested with a wealth of FedExCup points still up for grabs during the stretch run.

That said, the race for the 125 positions in the FedExCup Playoffs intensifies with each passing week. As of Tuesday morning, 92 golfers committed to this week’s Greenbrier Classic are ranked outside the top 100 in the FedExCup standings.

Among those competitors are TOUR winners Ben Crane (103rd in FedExCup points) and Aaron Baddeley (114th) who are each making their first trip to The Old White TPC since 2010. In that event, which was the debut of The Greenbrier Classic on the PGA TOUR, Crane tied for 21st while Baddeley finished tied for 36th.

Also making his second start at The Greenbrier is Sean O’Hair (152nd) coming off a tie for seventh a year ago at The Old White TPC. The four-time TOUR winner fell outside the FedExCup top 125 in April and will need at least a top-7 finish this week to climb back inside the Playoff cut line.

Gary Woodland (106th) and Charlie Wi (108th) are two others who have had a successful run in this event. Woodland sandwiched a 2011 tie for fourth between two missed cuts while Wi tied for third a year ago in his second start at The Greenbrier Classic. Both had strong showings last week at the AT&T National with Wi finishing seventh and Woodland tying for 16th, so this week's event offers an opportunity for building on that momentum.

With the increased urgency to earn FedExCup points before the Playoffs get under way, a number of competitors are making their Greenbrier Classic debuts this week. Robert Karlsson (138th), Louis Oosthuizen (144th), Ryo Ishikawa (155th) and Mike Weir (173rd) are all currently outside the top 125 but making their first trips to The Old White TPC with hopes of changing their standings.

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 at The Greenbrier
Rank Player 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 No pts
103 Ben Crane 22 43 62 69 74 75 76 78 81 81 123
104 Matt Every 22 44 62 70 74 76 78 81 81 82 127
106 Gary Woodland 22 46 62 72 75 76 1 81 83 85 129
108 Charlie Wi 22 46 63 72 76 78 81 82 83 85 131
120 Ricky Barnes 25 54 72 83 95 97 99 99 100 100 144
134 Tom Gillis 36 65 87 104 113 117 117 117 117 118 163
138 Robert Karlsson 37 66 90 105 116 117 117 118 118 119 165
144 Louis Oosthuizen 38 67 97 112 117 118 119 122 124 125 169
152 Sean O'Hair 38 72 99 117 118 122 125 126 127 128 174
155 Ryo Ishikawa 39 72 99 117 119 124 125 127 128 130 177
173 Mike Weir 53 87 117 133 134 139 141 145 147 150 200
190 Jonathan Byrd 59 100 130 141 156 158 159 159 160 163 216
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