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August 19 2013

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Projected points needed to advance

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Of the 125 players entering the FedExCup Playoffs, just 100 will remain standing after this week.

To move inside the top 100 in FedExCup points by the end of this week's The Barclays, players will likely need to have 550 FedExCup points.

Only the top 100 in points will advance to next week's Deutsche Bank Championship, with 25 players eliminated from the FedExCup Playoffs this week at Liberty National.

The 550-point estimate is based on the last four years of FedExCup Playoffs that used the current points system, as well as a 5.7 percent increase based on 2013 point totals compared to previous years.

Martin Flores ranks 86th in the FedExCup standings with 552 points. Flores, as well as any player ahead of him in the standings, would be safe for next week should the projections hold.

Of course, players who are safe are still trying to improve their FedExCup position, since the progressive cut in the Playoffs will eliminate 30 more players at Deutsche Bank and eliminate 40 players at the BMW Championship. With points worth five times as much in the Playoffs than during the PGA TOUR season, players can make big moves up the FedExCup standings should they play well during the Playoffs.

The goal of each player is to reach the TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola and give himself a chance to win the FedExCup.

Click here for latest FedExCup points standings

Click here for more on the FedExCup Playoffs cut-off history and projected cuts

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