The FedExCup Playoffs have finally arrived. The top 125 point-earners from the 2013 PGA TOUR Season are now eligible to compete in the next four events to determine the FedExCup champion.
While vastly different from most sports’ playoff formats, the goal in the FedExCup chase is the same: Survive and advance.
The 125-man list will be trimmed to 100 after The Barclays, 70 following the Deutsche Bank Championship and 30 after the BMW Championship with those final 30 competing at East Lake and the TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola with golf’s biggest prize on the line.
No one moved into the top 125 in either of the last two weeks but look for many more fireworks this weekend around the 100-man cut line for next week’s Deutsche Bank Championship.
Two competitors -- Zach Johnson and Steve Stricker -- who qualified for the Playoffs will not be competing this week but with both competitors likely locked in through the BMW Championship, their absences won’t have much impact on the quest for spots in next week’s event at TPC Boston.
Below are the FedExCup scenarios for each player who qualified for the FedExCup Playoffs. It shows a player's current rank, along with the highest position he could reach with a win or a 10th-place finish 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.
Tiger Woods built up an impressive lead over the course of the PGA TOUR Season but the stakes have been raised for the Playoffs. For example, No. 84 Richard H. Lee enters the week 2,494 points behind the FedExCup leader but could overtake him with a victory. Lee would likely need a third-place finish to move into the top 30 and a 22nd-place finish to get inside the top 70. Though he could drop as low as 125th with a missed cut this week, Lee’s spot in the top 100 (and next week’s Deutsche Bank Championship) is likely secure.
FedExCup scenarios for all Playoff qualifiers:
|FedExCup scenarios for the top 125|