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September 13 2012

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FedExCup preview: John Huh

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The top 30 in FedExCup points are headed to East Lake for the TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola. Here’s a look at John Huh, one of the 30 players who will contend for the FedExCup title.

SCENARIOS TO WIN FEDEXCUP: For Huh to win the FedExCup, he MUST win the TOUR Championship and have the following scenarios fall into place:
> Rory McIlroy (No. 1) finishes 21st* or worse
> Tiger Woods (No. 2) finishes 6th or worse
> Nick Watney (No. 3) finishes 4th* or worse
> Phil Mickelson (No. 4) finishes T-3 or worse
> Brandt Snedeker (No. 5) finishes in a 3-way tie for 2nd or worse
> Louis Oosthuizen (No. 6) finishes T-2 or worse
> *Tie for the FedExCup
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SEASON IN REVIEW: Prior to this year, Huh had never played in a PGA TOUR or Web.com Tour event. The 22-year-old wasted little time finding his footing, though, with a top 10 in his second start and a hard-fought playoff victory over Robert Allenby in his fifth at the Mayakoba Golf Classic. Huh, who had started the final round seven strokes behind Daniel Summerhays, needed eight extra holes to take down the veteran from Australia. He also tied for second at the Valero Texas Open despite opening with a 44 on the front nine. He is the only rookie playing at East Lake. – Helen Ross

PATH TO TOUR CHAMPIONSHIP: Here’s a look at Huh’s results in the first three events of the 2012 FedExCup Playoffs:
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Tournament
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Tournament finish

T-36

T-51

T-16

FEC ranking after event

24th

27th

26th

PREVIOUS FEDEXCUP FINISHES: This is Huh’s first FedExCup Playoffs appearance.

EAST LAKE HISTORY: This is Huh’s first PGA TOUR start at East Lake.

ALBERS’ QUICK TAKE: Fred Albers, on-course correspondent for SiriusXM PGA TOUR Radio, provides a quick look at Huh:
What a rookie year. I had never heard of Huh last year at this time. I kept thinking his game would slump following his victory this spring, but he has been consistent. I can easily see John being a multi-winner on TOUR.

WATCH: Video of Huh’s win at Mayakoba

PLAYER PAGE: Click here for more on John Huh

Now it’s your turn. How do you think Huh will fare at the TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola?

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