Bubble Busters: The Barclays

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Bubble Busters: The Barclays
Martin Kaymer ... Easy pickins here. He's 103rd in the standings and fresh off an eight-birdie 63 to close out a T20 at the Wyndham Championship, his fifth top 20 in his last nine starts worldwide. For the week, he ranked T9 in fairways hit, eighth in scrambling and T7 in par-4 scoring average. Overall, he's T68 on TOUR in strokes gained-putting and 48th in adjusted scoring.  
Steven Bowditch ... The Aussie has come on like gangbusters in the last seven weeks. He sat 181st in FedExCup points before a torrid July that included a career-best T2 at The Greenbrier Classic. Now 120th thanks to a timely T29 at Sedgefield, he enters his first Playoffs as one of the most dangerous outside the top 100. His strength is scrambling -- 11th on TOUR -- which speaks to elevated confidence and he's risen 78 spots to 54th in bogey avoidance during his recent stretch.  
Mark Wilson ... At 102nd in FedExCup points, he ranks highest among the golfers in this feature. An otherwise forgettable T58 at Liberty National in 2009 is valuable in that he's competed on the property before. This season, he's logged three top 10s and another trio of top 25s in an economical 18 starts. Leads the PGA TOUR in accuracy off the tee and ranks 52nd in greens in regulation, 17th in scrambling and T18 in par-4 scoring average.  
Camilo Villegas ... If the charismatic Colombian can fly under radars, then he succeeded this season going 14-for-21 with two top 10s on conditional status. With fully exempt status back in hand -- he's 110th in FedExCup points -- the primary goal has been achieved, although he sat comfortably inside the top-125 bubble for nearly three months prior to the Playoffs. Had to withdraw during his second round of The Barclays at Liberty National in 2009 due to an injury to his left wrist, but he completed 27 holes that week. Currently 53rd in greens hit, fourth in proximity to the hole and 57th in adjusted scoring.  
Morgan Hoffmann ... The New Jersey native checks in at 111th in the FedExCup standings, but you get the sense that he's just hitting his stride. That can happen to a golfer in the graduate reshuffle that gets off to a slow start. He's survived six consecutive cuts and broken par in 17 of the 24 rounds that comprise the streak. Fits the mold of a spoiler, too, given he's T104 in greens hit but ninth in par breakers and 59th in adjusted scoring.  
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