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September 10 2012

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FedExCup update after final round

FEDEXCUP: Official points | Playoff Tracker | Reset standings

By Mike McAllister, PGATOUR.COM

CARMEL, Ind. --  Sunday’s final round of the BMW Championship, the third event in the FedExCup Playoffs, is in the books. Forty players have been eliminated and the top 30 in FedExCup points will now move on to the TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola in two weeks to battle for the FedExCup.

Here’s a look at the key FedExCup developments from Crooked Stick.

NO. 1 WATCH: Rory McIlroy entered the week No. 1 in points and then won the BMW Championship by two strokes. So pretty simple – he stays No. 1.

TOP FIVE WATCH: The key development on Sunday was that Phil Mickelson moved into the top five and Louis Oosthuizen was booted out. Mickelson, who finished in a tie for second with Lee Westwood, moved to fourth in the FedExCup standings. He follows McIlroy, Tiger Woods and Nick Watney, who are 1-2-3 on the list. Brandt Snedeker, who started the week No. 4 in points, dropped to No. 5 after a tie for 37th. Oosthuizen, who had started the week in fifth after two top-five finishes in the first two Playoffs events, dropped to sixth after a tie for 16th.

Thus, McIlroy, Woods, Watney, Mickelson and Snedeker are the five players who control their own fate at East Lake after the points are reset. If any of those five players wins the TOUR Championship, he will automatically claim the FedExCup title. Everybody else must have varying degrees of help to win the title.

MOVING IN/MOVING OUT: Only the top 30 in FedExCup points advance to the finale of the FedExCup Playoffs in two weeks. Here’s a look at the players outside the top 30 who moved inside the top 30 and will go to East Lake and the players who were bumped out and were eliminated from the Playoffs:

Moving in Movement Moving out Movement
Robert Garrigus 31 to 20 Kyle Stanley 30 to 31
Ryan Moore 35 to 28 Bill Haas 28 to 32

ELIMINATED FROM THE PLAYOFFS: Forty players were officially eliminated from the FedExCup Playoffs following the BMW Championship. Here is a list of those 40 players and their final FedExCup standing.

31. Kyle Stanley 41. Ben Curtis 51. Brian Harman 61. Charl Schwartzel
32. Bill Haas 42. Graeme McDowell 52. Kevin Na 62. Jimmy Walker
33. Vijay Singh 43. Padraig Harrington 53. Graham DeLaet 63. D.A. Points
34. Kevin Stadler 44. Jeff Overton 54. Pat Perez 64. Martin Laird
35. Greg Chalmers 45. Troy Matteson 55. Ryan Palmer 65. Bryce Molder
36. Johnson Wagner 46. Marc Leishman 56. Tim Clark 66. Ben Crane
37. Seung-Yul Noh 47. Geoff Ogilvy 57. Brendon de Jonge 67. Matt Every
38. Bud Cauley 48. J.B. Holmes 58. Bob Estes 68. David Hearn
39. Ian Poulter 49. Chris Kirk 59. Mark Wilson 69. Charley Hoffman
40. Tom Gillis 50. William McGirt 60. Charlie Wi 70. Dicky Pride

BIGGEST MOVERS: Here are the players who made the biggest moves at Crooked Stick.

Player Final result FEC position entering BMW FEC position after BMW Movement
Chris Kirk T-12 66th 49th +17
Vijay Singh 8th 49th 33rd +16
Lee Westwood T-2 23rd 8th +15
Troy Matteson T-16 59th 45th +14
Padraig Harrington T-16 56th 43rd +13
Kevin Na T-26 64th 52nd +12
Robert Garrigus T-4 31st 20th +11

ODDS & ENDS: Ryan Moore (64th) started the Playoffs ranked lower than anyone who qualified for the TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola. This is the first year under the current format that no one outside the top 65 made it to East Lake.  Check out the complete list. …

No one who moved off the Barclays or Deutsche Bank bubble qualified for the TOUR Championship. …

John Huh is the lone rookie to qualify for the TOUR Championship. He's the fifth in six years to accomplish this feat, joining Keegan Bradley (2011), Marc Leishman (2009), Andres Romero (2008) and Brandt Snedeker (2007) as rookies to make it to East Lake. …

There are seven players making their first trip to East Lake:  Rory McIlroy (1), Louis Oosthuizen (6), Lee Westwood (8), Robert Garrigus (20), John Huh (26), Rickie Fowler (27), Scott Piercy (30).

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