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The Tour Report

September 6 2010

1:49 PM

Depending on the kindness of others

Scott Verplank, Padraig Harrington and Chris Couch are in a tough spot today. They aren’t playing in the final round of the Deutsche Bank Championship, meaning their Playoffs fate rests in the hands of others.

All three players entered this week’s tournament inside the top 70 in points. But Verplank had to withdraw due to a wrist injury while Harrington and Couch failed to make the cut.

As a result, all three are in danger of falling outside the top 70 and not advancing to next week’s BMW Championship.

Verplank, who started the week 54th in FedExCup points, is currently projected right on the cutline at No. 70.

Harrington, who started 57th in points, is projected at 72nd.

Couch, who started 67th in points, is projected at 79th.

Each player’s fate won’t be officially known until after the completion of the Deutsche Bank Championship.

If Harrington doesn’t advance, that will at least give him plenty of time to prepare for next month’s Ryder Cup in Wales. The Irishman was named as a captain’s pick for the European squad last week.