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June 4 2011

4:44 PM

FedExCup No. 1 to change?

DUBLIN, Ohio -- There could be a change at the top of the FedExCup standings this week.

Bubba Watson came into the tournament ranked first by a mere 29 points over Luke Donald. Right now, though, the Englishman, who was tied for sixth through two rounds, is projected to over take the top spot in the standings.

Watson, who was tied for 49th through two rounds, needs a big weekend to hold onto the top spot. He likely needs to finish tied for 14th or better to stay No. 1.

Steve Stricker, who owns a three-stroke lead, entered the week ranked 34th in the FedExCup on the strength of three top-10s and seven top-25s in nine starts this year. A win on Sunday could move him as high as 11th in the standings.

Rod Pampling, who is currently tied for second, entered the week ranked 123rd in the standings. The Aussie has been playing well lately with top-10s in his last two starts on TOUR. Pampling could move as high as 31st should he go on to win this week.

Any player in the top 16 of the standings entering the week can potentially move to No. 1 based on his performance at the Memorial Tournament this week.

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