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The Tour Report

July 3 2011

10:55 AM

Simpson, others have shot at British

By Brian Wacker, PGATOUR.COM

NEWTOWN SQUARE, Pa. -- This is the final week of the mini-money list for players otherwise not eligible to get into the British Open (though the top finisher among the top 5 here and next week otherwise not eligible would also get in). The two players topping that list are Fredrik Jacobson with more than $1.2 million and Harrison Frazar with just over $1 million. Jacobson isn’t in the field and Frazar missed the cut.

Both Jacobson and Frazar are likely safe, however.

Paul Goydos, third on that list with $646,000, made the cut, but he entered the final round in last place so he won’t be moving up. Likewise, Kevin Chappell is too far back on the leaderboard to move up. Webb Simpson, Charles Howell III and Robert Garrigus,  however, all still have a chance at getting into the British Open this week.

Simpson is tied for fourth entering the final round and if he can stay in the top 5, he’ll be headed to Royal St. George’s. Howell, meanwhile, is tied for 13th, while Garrigus began the final round tied for 27th.

They only way Frazar could be bumped from the mini money list is if Simpson, Howell or Garrigus wins -- a victory by any of them would put them atop the list and Jacobson would move to second. If one of them wins and one or both of the other two finishes in the top 5, then whoever of those two finished higher would also go.