FedExCup update: Who's making moves?
August 23, 2014
By Chris Dunham, PGATOUR.COM
- Bo Van Pelt is one of five players outside the FedExCup top 100 who starts Sunday within five shots of the lead. (Hunter Martin/Getty Images)
The field for next week's Deutsche Bank Championship took another step toward completion in Round 3, but Sunday's results will determine everyone who's moving on and going home.
Because 79 players made the cut at The Barclays, a secondary cut was required to trim the field to its low 70 and ties entering the final round. With that cut came three more eliminations from FedExCup contention to bring the week's total to 12.
Martin Flores, who entered the FedExCup Playoffs at No. 101 in the standings, David Toms (112) and Tim Wilkinson (114) all saw their weeks, and Playoff pushes, come to an end Saturday at Ridgewood CC. Brian Davis (100) and Luke Guthrie (95) started the week inside the top 100, but will need a lot of help Sunday if either hopes make an unlikely trip to TPC Boston.
Here's a closer look at who has been officially eliminated from the FedExCup Playoffs after three rounds of The Barclays:
Player FEC rank entering The Barclays Score Result Martin Flores
101 73 - 70 - 76 MDF David Toms
112 69 - 73 - 74 MDF Tim Wilkinson
114 72 - 71 - 72 MDF Aaron Baddeley 102 74 - 70 Missed cut Steve Stricker 103 Not Playing (injury) N/A Michael Thompson 106 78 - 71 Missed cut Justin Leonard 115 76 - 69 Missed cut Brice Garnett 117 72 - 78 Missed cut Sang-Moon Bae 120 72 - 75 Missed cut James Hahn 121 76 - 70 Missed cut Loois Oosthuizen 123 73 - 72 Missed cut Robert Allenby 125 72 - 74 Missed cut
When The Barclays is contested at Ridgewood, it's a home game for Morgan Hoffmann. The second-year TOUR member put on a show for his home fans Saturday, carding a 66 that moved him from a tie for 39th to a share of fourth on the leaderboard. He now projects to move from No. 124 in the FedExCup into a spot in next week's Deutsche Bank Championship. If Hoffmann, who enters Sunday two off the pace, manages to make The Barclays his first TOUR title, he'd match the record for lowest-ranked player to win a Playoffs event, tying Heath Slocum, who won The Barclays in 2009.
Here's a list of the eight players currently projected to climb into the FedExCup top 100 this week:
Player FEC rank entering The Barclays Through 54 holes Projected FEC position Bo Van Pelt 104th T4 46th Stewart Cink
109th T23 82nd Andres Romero
110th T30 89th Danny Lee 116th T16 78th Paul Casey 118th T16 81st Gonzalo Fdez-Castano 119th T11 75th Bryce Molder
122nd T30 99th Morgan Hoffmann 124th T4 56th
With eight players making moves into the FedExCup top 100, eight project to be eliminated. Six of them missed the cut Friday and the other two -- Luke Guthrie and Brian Davis -- missed Friday's secondary cut.
Player FEC rank entering The Barclays Through 54 holes Projected FEC position Michael Putnam 89th MC 101st Geoff Ogilvy 90th MC 103rd Jonas Blixt 92nd MC 104th Kevin Kisner
93rd MC 105th Nick Watney 94th MC 106th Luke Guthrie 96th MDF 108th Rory Sabbatini
97th MC 110th Brian Davis 100th MDF 112th
Any player in the top 5 of the FedExCup standings entering the season-ending TOUR Championship presented by Coca-Cola would win the FedExCup by winning at East Lake. Here’s a look at the current projected all-important top 5 after the third round of The Barclays:
Player Official FEC rank Projected FEC through 36 holes Projected Event Points Projected Total Jim Furyk 5th 1st 2,500 4,351 Jason Day 34th 2nd 2,500 3,528 Rory McIlroy
1st 3rd 225 2,807 Jimmy Walker 2nd 4th 0 2,493 Matt Kuchar
4th 5th 493 2,413