Predictions: Biggest mover in the Playoffs?

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Geoff Ogilvy enters the Playoffs at his lowest standing ever, but he could be making a quick move up.
August 24, 2011
PGA TOUR staff

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The PGA TOUR Playoffs for the FedExCup get under way this week at The Barclays. Only the top 100 in the FedExCup standings will advance to next week's Deutsche Bank Championship.

After a week off, the top 70 will advance to the BMW Championship before the final 30 advance to the TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola with the FedExCup on the line.

FedExCup mover predictions
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Anne
Szeker
GEOFF OGILVY.There's been a few times this seasons where it looked like he was ready to win again. His best finish recently was a T4 in Canada. He's got a history of success at the PGA TOUR Playoffs for the FedExCup, so I wouldn't be at all surprised if he make a run at the FedExCup.
Currently: 79th | 2010: 14th | 2009: 13th | 2008: 32nd | 2007: 13th
Brian
Wacker
SERGIO GARCIA.He enters the Playoffs 59th in the standings, but Garcia has played well with finishes in the top 12 in each of the last three majors. He's also had success in the Playoffs before with a half-dozen career top-10s, including three top-5s in three of the events in 2008.
Currently: 59th | 2010: 109th | 2009: 38th | 2008: 3rd | 2007: 9th
Chris
Dunham
GEOFF OGILVY. All things equal, Retief Goosen would be the pick here but but I give the nod to Ogilvy because at No. 79, he's essentially assured two Playoffs starts to get rolling. It's been a down year for Ogilvy, but he has eight top-25 finishes in 15 career Playoffs starts.
Currently: 79th | 2010: 14th | 2009: 13th | 2008: 32nd | 2007: 13th
Helen
Ross
JERRY KELLY. If anyone knows Playoffs, it's a Green Bay Packers fan like Kelly. He comes to The Barclays playing well after a solid PGA and a tie for fourth in Greensboro. Plus, ranked No. 63, he has room to move up and get back to the TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola.
Currently: 63rd | 2010: 102nd | 2009: 22nd | 2008: 51st | 2007: 32nd
Mike
McAllister
BRYCE MOLDER. Of the players ranked between 70-125 in FedExCup points, none have more top-10s this season than Molder (4). It will take a good early result to make a big move -- like Martin Laird did last year at the Barclays with his playoff loss -- and Molder is capable of that this week.
Currently: 91st | 2010: 60th | 2009: 64th | 2008: N/A | 2007: 235th
Ryan
Smithson
DAVIS LOVE III. Starts at 81st in the standings, but the courses in the Playoffs set up very well for him. Since May, he's been consistent, and when he's missed the cut, it's been by a shot or two. He might have three or four more wins left in him.
Currently: 81st | 2010: 80th | 2009: 51st | 2008: 154th | 2007: 83rd
John
Schwarb
ERNIE ELS. Last year's pre-Playoffs No. 1 is now No. 118 -- and grinded last week to get to that number. The Hall of Famer may not have a FedExCup-winning game right now, but is perfectly capable of climbing the standings enough every week to end up in Atlanta. A good value pick.
Currently: 118th | 2010: 9th | 2009: 16th | 2008: 13th | 2007: 19th

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