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The Tour Report

August 19 2012

1:02 PM

Pressure mounts for those outside 125

GREENSBORO, N.C. -- At the start of Sunday's final round of the Wyndham Championship only one player, Heath Slocum, was projected to move into the top 125 in the FedExCup standings.

If that holds true, this year would tie 2010 for the fewest number of players playing their way into the Playoffs at Greensboro since the since the threshold went to 125.

In 2010, Scott Piercy tied for eighth and moved from 140th to No. 125. In 2009, though, a total of five players punched their tickets to The Barclays with Jeff Maggert making the biggest move from No. 136 to 125 when he tied for 13th at Sedgefield.

A year ago, Ernie Els, Padraig Harrington and William McGirt made the Playoffs at Greensboro. Els moved from No. 126 to 118 with a tie for 30th, Padraig Harrington went from 130th to No. 124 when he tied for 47th and McGirt made it on the number when Justin Leonard missed a 13-footer for par on the 72nd hole.

In the five-year history of the Playoffs no one has come to the Wyndham Championship ranked outside the top 125 and made the field for the TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola. Els advanced the farthest of anyone last year, finishing 67th in the standings.

How many players do you think will be changing their travel plans and heading to Bethpage Black on Sunday after playing their way into the top 125?

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