On the bubble: A lot at stake at season finale
Players competing for Playoffs spots, TOUR cards
August 12, 2014
- Paul Casey begins the Wyndham Championship at No. 125 in the FedExCup standings.
GREENSBORO, N.C. -- It all comes down to this. The PGA TOUR's regular season concludes with this week's Wyndham Championship at historic Sedgefield Country Club. Players will be competing for a lot more than a trophy come Sunday. The top 125 at week's end qualify for the FedExCup Playoffs, while the top 200 earn spots in the Web.com Tour Finals, where they will compete for their 2014-15 PGA TOUR cards.
Paul Casey will start the Wyndham on the Playoffs bubble with 421 points. Former TOUR winner Jhonattan Vegas is just seven points ahead of Casey, while No. 126 Sang-Moon Bae trails Casey by just 11 points. Some other big names outside the top 125 include Ben Curtis (No. 131), Jonathan Byrd (132), Mike Weir (134), Brian Gay (135), Trevor Immelman (141), Kyle Stanley (155), Davis Love III (161) and Padraig Harrington (188).
You can also see the full FedExCup points list here.
COULD CRACK TOP 5 POINTS NOTE 9. Patrick Reed 1,621 2013 Wyndham champ won this season's Humana and WGC-Cadillac 18. Webb Simpson 1,436 2011 Wyndham champ has win and three top-three finishes 21. Brian Harman 1,348 Georgia alum won Deere and has five other top-10s Note: Top five in FedExCup entering TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola can automatically win FedExCup by winning at East Lake.
TOP 125 IN FEDEXCUP POINTS NOTE 120. David Toms 447 Looking for Playoffs return after missing in 2013 121. James Hahn 445 Just 3 top-25s, but two are top-six finishes 122. Robert Allenby 438 Finished in top 60 in first 5 FedExCups, but missed in 2013 123. Nicholas Thompson 436 Finished 60th in 2013 FedExCup 124. Jhonattan Vegas 428 Looking for first Playoffs appearance since 2011 125. Paul Casey 421 Hasn't cracked FedExCup's top 125 since finishing 6th in 2010 126. Sang-Moon Bae 410 Exempt for 2014-15 after 2013 HP Byron Nelson win 127. Charlie Beljan 409 Only top-10 this is season is T9 at Humana; No. 118 in money 128. Greg Chalmers 402 Has finished in FedExCup's top 100 in 5 straight seasons 129. David Lingmerth 391 No. 123 in earnings 130. J.J. Henry 388 Finished no worse than 106th in 7 previous FedExCups Note: Players also can retain playing privileges by finishing in top 125 in earnings
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POINTS NOTE 130. J.J. Henry 388 3 top-25s in season's first 4 events, but only 1 since 135. Brian Gay 375 Exempt for 2014-15 by virtue of 2013 Humana Challenge win 138. John Merrick 362 Exempt for 2014-15 by virtue of 2013 Northern Trust win 148. Charlie Wi 311 Finished 123rd in 2013 FedExCup 164. John Rollins 244 Made TOUR Championship in FedExCup's first year (2007) Note: Full list of players who've qualified for every FedExCup Playoffs is here.
TOP 200 IN FEDEXCUP POINTS NOTE 195. Ryuji Imada 90 T20 at Sony Open was only top-25 in 8 starts 196. Nicolas Colsaerts* 88 2012 European Ryder Cupper had 1 top-25 in 12 starts 197. Kenny Perry* 83 Champions Tour player; finished 27th in PGA Championship 198. Darren Clarke* 83 Exempt for 2014-15 by virtue of 2011 Open Championship win 199. Bernhard Langer* 80 Champions Tour player; T-8 in 2014 Masters 200. David Duval 77 T25 at Zurich is only top-25 in 14 starts this season 201. Rod Pampling 74 Finished 5th at Barracuda; is 34th on Web.com Tour money list 202. Lee Williams* 74 Made 5 of 13 cuts; best finish is T43 in Puerto Rico. 203. Bob Estes* 73 Has made just 2 starts, including T10 at OHL Classic at Mayakoba 204. Alex Prugh 72 Has made just 4 of 15 cuts this season 205. Cameron Beckman 72 Made 5 of 11 cuts; T36 at Valero Texas Open Note: Nos. 126-200 in FedExCup qualify for Web.com Tour Finals.; * -- not in field
SEEKING RYDER CUP SPOTS POINTS NOTE 18. Webb Simpson 1,436 15th in U.S. team standings; went 2-2-0 in 2012 Ryder Cup 69. Brandt Snedeker 712 20th in U.S. team standings; went 1-2-0 in 2012 Ryder Cup Note: Captain Tom Watson will make three selections for U.S. team.
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