Aug
23
2010
Piercy Grinds, Qualifies for FedEx Cup!
By Stephanie Wei under FedEx Cup

For those sitting on the edge of their seats on Sunday wondering who would play their way in (or out) of the FedEx Cup, you need not wait any longer! — Scott Piercy was the only player in the field to improve his position with a T8 finish to move 15 spots up in the standings at 125th on the dot. Meanwhile, Chris Stroud, who started the week at 124th, was bumped out because of Piercy’s solid showing. Jeff Quinney also had an opportunity to make it, but came up short and only boosted his position by one spot and just missed at 126th.

For a few hours on Sunday, it appeared like John Mallinger, who shot a 62 in the final round of the Wyndham and T3, would make the greatest leap and jump from 163rd to sneak into the top-125. But his effort wasn’t enough and he ended up at 132nd.

So much suspense!

Here’s a list of the players who just missed, including Mike Weir, and those that need good finishes at The Barclays to finish in the top-100 in the FedEx Cup standings and earn a spot in the Deutsche Bank Championship, the so-called second round of the playoffs. This includes Tiger Woods, who dropped from 108th to 112th after the Wyndham Championship — he has to place 58th or better to avoid an early exit from the FedEx Cup, which he has won the past two times he’s entered. That was pre-11/27 Tiger, though.