By Brian Wacker, PGATOUR.COM
JERSEY CITY, N.J. -- While Adam Scott was busy winning The Barclays, there was a tournament within the tournament going on Sunday at Liberty National.
Five players moved inside the top 100 in the FedExCup standings to earn a trip to TPC Boston for this week's Deutsche Bank Championship.
The biggest move among those who started outside the FedExCup's top 100 was made by Greg Chalmers, who tied for 37th at The Barclays to climb from 122nd to 93rd.
Here are some of the key movers from this week at The Barclays as the top 100 in the FedExCup standings move on.
Moving In: The last time The Barclays was played at Liberty National, in 2009, Erik Compton was a year removed from his second heart transplant. On Sunday, he sank a 5-foot, 9-inch putt on the final hole to cap a 1-under 70 to tie for 43rd and move from 117th at the start of the week to 94th in the FedExCup in his first Playoffs appearance. ... Likewise, Stuart Appleby made a 4 1/2-footer on the 18th to shoot even par, tie for 41st and climb from 123rd at the start of the week to 96th. ... Martin Kaymer struggled on the weekend with rounds of 75-72 to tie for 50th but it was enough to move the former world No. 1 from 103rd to 90th. ... Camilo Villegas, who just five years ago won two Playoffs events, appeared to be headed home after missing a 6-footer on 18 but moved to No. 100 when Aaron Baddeley bogeyed his last three holes to shoot 77 and drop out of the top 100. Villegas had started the week 110th. ... Chalmers, meanwhile, had six bogeys sandwiched around two birdies over his final 11 holes but a third-round 66 had him in a tie for 19th and given him the wiggle room he ultimately needed.
Moving out: James Driscoll, Ted Potter Jr. and J.J. Henry all missed the cut to leave their fate in the hands of others. It didn't turn out well for any of them. Driscoll, who has never advanced to his hometown event in Boston, dropped from 93rd to 103rd, Potter from 96th to 105th and Henry from 97th to 106th. ... Geoff Ogilvy did control his own fate, but he missed a par putt from inside 3 feet on the final hole to drop outside the top 100 (he also bogeyed the par-4 15th). ... Jeff Overton, who entered the week on the bubble at No. 100 in the standings, shot three straight 74s and ultimately fell to 108th. Sunday's 74 included four bogeys on the back nine.
Bubble Boy: Villegas flirted with the magic number all day until finally sneaking in on the misfortune of Baddeley. But he also showed signs of returning to his 2008 form. Villegas opened with a 65 to sit just one shot off the lead at The Barclays. It was the fourth time this year he'd shot 65 or lower in the opening round of a tournament. But just like the other three, he failed to capitalize on the good start and failed to break par the rest of the week. Perhaps a return trip to TPC Boston will help. He finished seventh there in 2007 -- shooting a first-round 65 then, too -- and a year later finished third. It will be his first time back since 2011.
Eliminated: Of the 25 players between 101st and 125th in the FedExCup standings coming into this week, 20 of them were eliminated. All of those who did either missed the cut or withdrew. Below is a look at the list.
|Prior||Player||The Barclays||FedExCup status|
|101||James Hahn||Missed cut||Eliminated|
|102||Mark Wilson||Missed cut||Eliminated|
|103||Martin Kaymer||T50||No. 90|
|104||Charlie Beljan||Missed cut||Eliminated|
|106||Jason Bohn||Missed cut||Eliminated|
|108||Jeff Maggert||Missed cut||Eliminated|
|110||Camilo Villegas||T54||No. 100|
|111||Morgan Hoffman||Missed cut||Eliminated|
|112||Chez Reavie||Missed cut||Eliminated|
|114||D.H. Lee||Missed cut||Eliminated|
|115||Andres Romero||Missed cut||Eliminated|
|116||Johnson Wagner||Missed cut||Eliminated|
|117||Erik Compton||T43||No. 94|
|118||Charlie Wi||Missed cut||Eliminated|
|120||Steven Bowditch||Missed cut||Eliminated|
|122||Greg Chalmers||T37||No. 93|
|123||Stuart Appleby||T41||No. 96|