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August 26 2011

9:12 PM

Battle at No. 100 heating up

EDISON, N.J. -- With Vijay Singh threatening to join Matt Kuchar in the lead at The Barclays, it's time to take a look at the bottom of the FedExCup standings.

Ben Crane currently sits at No. 100 -- which makes him the bubble boy for next week's Deutsche Bank Championship. He shot 67 on Friday but is on the cut line at 3 under right now. If he doesn't get to play on Saturday, Crane, who has fallen 14 spots, will be anxiously checking his computer to see whether his travel plans have changed.

Crane isn't the only player in danger of leaving the PGA TOUR Playoffs for the FedExCup early. Among them is Hunter Haas, currently projected at No. 101. He isn't helping his case on the course -- he's in danger of missing the cut at 1 under for the tournament through 13 holes.

Ernie Els, on the other hand, is on the upswing. The big South African, who added last week's Wyndham Championship to his schedule just to make the Playoffs, has finished two rounds at 5 under. He's currently No. 104 so he needs to play well on Saturday to advance to the Deutsche Bank Championship.

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