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August 29 2010

4:40 PM

FedExCup notes for leaders

Here are some FedExCup notes for the players in the final five groups in Sunday’s final round:

MARTIN LAIRD: Currently 95th in the standings, Laird is looking to take the No. 1 spot in the standings with a win. Laird was one of 15 players who played their way into the Deutsche Bank Championship from outside the cut line in 2008 with a T7 finish at The Barclays. This year, Laird has ranked outside the top five for the last 32 consecutive weeks of the regular season.

DUSTIN JOHNSON: Johnson is one of six players to have held No. 1 spot in the standings at any point during the 2010 regular season (weeks 6 – 9). Johnson has not ranked worse than 14th since week No. 4 of the regular season (29 consecutive weeks inside the top 15).

JASON DAY: Currently 28th in the standings, Day is the second-highest ranked Australian in the FedExCup standings (behind Robert Allenby). Day could potentially move to first in the standings Sunday with a win.

ADAM SCOTT: Currently 32nd in the standings, Scott could potentially take the No. 1 spot in the standings with a win. Entering the 2009 Barclays, Scott ranked 116th in the standings and this year he ranks 32nd. This is an 84-spot improvement and the second largest improvement among players in the 125 in both years.

JUSTIN ROSE: One of five players on TOUR this season with multiple wins (2). Entering the 2010 Playoffs, Rose is the No. 5 seed in the standings. This is an 86-spot improvement over his 2009 standing upon entering the Playoffs and the largest improvement among players in the 125 both years.

RYAN PALMER: One of six players to have held the No. 1 spot in the standings at any point during the 2010 regular season (weeks 2 and 3). After ranking inside the top 30 for the first 21 weeks of the regular season, Palmer fell outside after missing five consecutive cuts. However, Palmer righted the ship with a runner-up at the World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational, moving back inside the top 30 entering the Playoffs.

MATT KUCHAR: Currently ninth in the standings, Kuchar is the second-highest ranked player on TOUR
without a win this year (behind Jeff Overton). Kuchar has a TOUR-leading and career-best nine top 10s in his 21 starts of the 2010 regular season. Kuchar has not ranked worse than 12th in the standings in the 33 weeks of the regular season.

JOHN SENDEN: Currently 99th in the standings, Senden is looking to move inside the top 30 for the first time this season with a fourth or better finish. Senden has ranked outside the top 30 for the first 33 weeks of the regular season.

VAUGHN TAYLOR: Currently 38th in the standings, Taylor has ranked inside the top 100 during all 33 weeks of the regular season. His lowest rank came during week No. 7 where he dropped to 84th. Taylor could move inside the top five with a T2 or better finish today.

KEVIN STREELMAN: Streelman began the 2008 Playoffs in the 102nd spot and is also ranked 102nd entering this week's Barclays. Streelman made the largest move of the 2008 Barclays (65 spots, from 102nd to 37th).

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