FedExCup bubble glance: 12 who need a top 10

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Charlie Wi has has some success in this event and could improve his Playoff prospects this week.
June 25, 2013
Chris Dunham,

And then there were 10.

The PGA TOUR Season is approaching its final stretch and just 10 events remain to be contested over the next eight weeks to determine who will clinch spots in the FedExCup Playoffs, as well as 2014 PGA TOUR cards.

If last year’s numbers are repeated this year, it will take 363 FedExCup points to qualify for the Playoffs. There are currently 94 golfers with more than 363 points meaning more than one-fifth of the spots in the 125-man field at The Barclays are, in theory, still up for grabs.

Because of this, FedExCup bubble boys are out in full force at this week’s AT&T National. Of the 50 players currently within 25 spots of the 125th position in the FedExCup standings, 42 are teeing it up this week at Congressional.

Current bubble boy Morgan Hoffmann, one of last week’s biggest movers is in this week’s field. As noted in Monday’s feature, Hoffmann has made just five cuts since Januray but boasts a quartet of top-25 finishes. One more big week could be all it takes to put the rookie into the Playoffs.

Hoffmann is one of five players listed below to be making his debut in this event joining Jonas Blixt, Ryo Ishikawa, Luke List and Colt Knost as AT&T National rookies. Of those five, only Blixt and Knost have ever qualified for the FedExCup Playoffs, each making it in last year.

Four others on the chart have made 100 percent of their cuts in this event. Aaron Baddeley, who checks in at No. 105 in the standings is 3-for-3 here with a T16 at Aronimink in 2010. Rory Sabbatini tied for 61st last year in his AT&T National debut. Ricky Barnes and Vijay Singh, both outside the top 125, are a combined 9-for-9 at the AT&T National. Barnes tied for 16th with Baddeley in 2010 while Singh has two top-10 finishes in this event and a Saturday withdrawal in five trips.

Just one point out of the Playoff picture this week is Charlie Wi. The South Korean finished fourth in 2010 then started the final round tied for seventh the following year before firing a 79 that dropped him to a tie for 51st.

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
Rank Player 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 No points
105 Aaron Baddeley 22 51 62 70 74 77 79 82 83 84 130
120 Rory Sabbatini 24 54 70 84 91 94 97 99 101 102 147
125 Morgan Hoffmann 27 58 72 89 95 99 103 103 103 105 151
126 Charlie Wi 27 58 73 89 95 100 103 103 104 105 152
128 Ricky Barnes 28 58 74 89 98 102 103 104 105 107 156
131 Vijay Singh 33 61 82 98 104 107 109 109 109 111 158
136 Jonas Blixt 33 63 85 102 107 109 109 111 113 116 162
151 Ryo Ishikawa 35 67 94 109 114 119 120 122 122 125 172
163 Luke List 50 75 107 121 131 131 131 133 136 137 178
167 Y.E. Yang 51 77 109 123 131 131 135 137 139 141 178
181 Colt Knost 53 89 119 131 141 148 153 154 154 154 187
231 Arjun Atwal 63 109 143 163 170 176 177 181 183 186 232
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