Bud Cauley is 130th in points and needs a big week to make the FedExCup Playoffs.
August 12, 2013
By PGATOUR.COM staff
This week's Wyndham Championship is the last call to make the FedExCup Playoffs.
Those players in the field who have already secured spots will be looking to improve their positions. But the most intriguing storylines will center on the players just looking to make the Playoffs.
Notables such as major winners Padraig Harrington, Vijay Singh, David Toms, Trevor Immelman, Ben Curtis, Davis Love III and Y.E. Yang each currently finds himself outside the top 125 who will advance to next week's Playoffs opener, The Barclays.
Woody Austin, who won the Sanderson Farms Championship this year, also is on the outside looking in. He's ranked 135th going into Thursday's first round.
Last year, just one player from outside the 125 managed to play his way into the FedExCup Playoffs at Wyndham -- Heath Slocum. The year before, three players did it -- Harrington, William McGirt and Ernie Els.
Meanwhile, the players just inside the 125 bubble will be looking to hold onto their spots. Every player ranked between 83rd and 125th on the points list is playing this week.
Below are the FedExCup scenarios for each player in the field. It shows a player's current rank, along with his likely position should he win the event or finish in 10th, and also his worst possible position should he miss the cut. The scenario table also shows the player's status for reaching the various levels in each FedExCup Playoffs event, based on projected point levels.
For example, if Jordan Spieth or Webb Simpson wins the Wyndham this week, he would likely have enough points to secure his spot in the final 30 players that advance to the TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola. Meanwhile, Harrington needs to finish approximately 39th or better this week to give himself a chance to move inside the top 125.