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The Tour Report

August 1 2010

5:03 PM

Austin gets needed points

Woody Austin appears headed for his second top-10 of the season -- and the way he sees it, that couldn't have happened at a better time.

Austin fired a 63 on Sunday at The Greenbrier that included a back-nine 30 and birdies on his last two holes. He's currently 15 under and tied for fifth -- which means a lot of much-needed FedExCup points.

According to the projected standings, the veteran looks to move up 22 spots to No. 122. The top 125 at the end of the Wyndham Championship in three weeks advance to the first event of the PGA TOUR Playoffs for the FedExCup.

"First really good solid round of the year," Austin said. "Hopefully first top 10. You just never know. There are so many birdie holes out there.

"I'm just hoping that those last two (birdies) will at least keep me in the top 10, because ... I'm still out of FedEx and all that, and I'm trying to work my way in.

"Hopefully if it can stay top 8 or whatever, then that's gonna move me up considerably."

Not to mention, Austin is currently 152nd on the money list so the three-time TOUR winner has some work to do to secure his card for next season.

"This is gonna be my first real solid top 10 of the year," Austin reiterated. "Hopefully it'll springboard me to where I can keep going and get my job back and play in the FedEx a little bit." – Helen Ross

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