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August 27 2013

4:20 PM

Only five rookies remain in Playoffs

Jordan Spieth is the highest-ranked rookie left in the FedExCup Playoffs. (Carroll/Getty Images)

By Brian Wacker, PGATOUR.COM

NORTON, Mass. -- In the history of the FedExCup Playoffs, only five rookies have ever made it all the way to the TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola.

Entering this week's Deutsche Bank Championship, only five of the nine rookies who qualified for the Playoffs remain (see chart below).

Given how Jordan Speith has played this year, and being No. 9 in the standings, he figures to have the best chance to carry on the tradition -- in all but one year, 2010, one rookie has made it to East Lake every year.

All of the five rookies who qualified for the season finale, by the way, went on to earn Rookie of the Year Honors -- John Huh (2012), Keegan Bradley (2011), Marc Leishman (2009), Andres Romero (2008) and Brandt Snedeker (2007).

Rickie Fowler was voted Rookie of the Year in 2010 but finished 32nd in the FedExCup standings that season.

Who do you think will advance to East Lake? Discuss below.

Player

Entering Playoffs

Barclays

FedExCup

Jordan Spieth

No. 8

T19

No. 9

Russell Henley

No. 24

MC

No. 33

David Lingmerth

No. 45

MC

No. 64

Luke Guthrie

No. 72

MC

No. 81

Derek Ernst

No. 74

MC

No. 83

James Hahn

No. 101

MC

eliminated

Morgan Hoffmann

No. 111

MC

eliminated

D.H. Lee

No. 114

MC

eliminated

Scott Langley

No. 124

T62

eliminated

 

 

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