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April 7 2012

1:24 AM

FedExCup: McIlroy gains ground in Round 2

With Johnson Wagner missing the cut at Augusta National, the top two players with hopes of ending the week atop the FedExCup ranks are the same two who went head-to-head in the finale of the World Golf Championships-Accenture Match Play Championship. Mahan was the victor at Dove Mountain and, because of the victory over McIlroy in the Match Play final, is 299 points ahead of the Northern Irishman. A 3-under second round for McIlroy moved him into a tie for third at Augusta. He's projected to cut nearly 100 points off Mahan's lead, but will need to continue to work up the ranks if he hopes to unseat Mahan, who is currently tied for 24th, and return to the top of the FedExCup ranks. Bubba Watson, also tied for third at Augusta, has an opportunity to take over the top spot in the FedExCup standings with a win this week. Watson found himself atop the standings for five weeks during a 2011 campaign in which he finished 26th in the FedExCup Playoffs. Other players with chances to move atop the standings moving in the right direction Friday were Phil Mickelson (T11) and Justin Rose (T24) Here’s a quick look at how Mahan and his pursuers are stacking up at the Masters. Listed below are the current FedExCup standing of each player, the finish they will need this week to have a chance at becoming No. 1, and where they stand at Augusta National.
Player Points Points
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Finish
needed
Currently Proj.
points
Proj.
total
1. Hunter Mahan 1,314   N/A T24 44 1,358.00
2. Johnson Wagner 1,056 -258 2nd MC 0 1,056.00
3. Rory McIlroy 1,015 -299 2nd T3 138 1,153.00
4. Phil Mickelson 988 -326 2nd T11 64.13 1,052.00
5. Kyle Stanley 954 -360 1st MC 0 954
6. Mark Wilson 887 -427 1st MC 0 887
7. Justin Rose 860 -454 1st T24 44 904
8. Tiger Woods 846 -468 1st T40 28 874
9. Bill Haas 832 -482 1st T33 35 867
10. Brandt Snedeker 785 -529 1st T40 28 813
11. Keegan Bradley 753 -561 1st T47 19.5 773
12. Bubba Watson 722 -592 1st T3 138 860
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