Aug
20
2014
The players who will have to fight their way to East Lake
By Bernie D'Amato under FedEx Cup

 

The FedEx Cup playoffs create turmoil, and players who have had mediocre/bad seasons can turn it around with wins and high finishes. For example, the 2,500 points awarded to the winner at the Barclays would most likely bump no. 125, Robert Allenby, into the top-5 of the FedEx Cup standings.

Allenby is among the roughly 37 players at the Barclays who must make the cut to have a chance to move on to the second playoff event, the Deutsche Bank Championship.

Here is a table of the “likely” scenarios for the Barclays, via PGATour.com:

SCENARIOS FOR TOP 125 AT THE BARCLAYS
Rank Player Finish for
top 30
Finish for
top 70
Finish for
top 100
1 Rory McIlroy Likely Likely Likely
2 Jimmy Walker Likely Likely Likely
3 Bubba Watson Likely Likely Likely
4 Matt Kuchar Likely Likely Likely
5 Jim Furyk Likely Likely Likely
6 Dustin Johnson* Likely Likely Likely
7 Sergio Garcia 67 Likely Likely
8 Jordan Spieth 66 Likely Likely
9 Patrick Reed 61 Likely Likely
10 Chris Kirk 42 Likely Likely
11 Zach Johnson 38 Likely Likely
12 Brendon Todd 36 Likely Likely
13 Webb Simpson 35 Likely Likely
14 Martin Kaymer 32 Likely Likely
15 Adam Scott 23 Likely Likely
16 Rickie Fowler 22 Likely Likely
17 Harris English 21 Likely Likely
18 Justin Rose 17 Likely Likely
19 Ryan Moore 13 Likely Likely
20 Kevin Na 12 Likely Likely
21 Brian Harman 10 Likely Likely
22 Hideki Matsuyama 7 Likely Likely
23 Keegan Bradley 7 Likely Likely
24 Bill Haas 7 Likely Likely
25 Matt Every 6 Likely Likely
26 John Senden 4 Likely Likely
27 Marc Leishman 4 Likely Likely
28 Graham DeLaet 4 Likely Likely
29 Tim Clark 4 Likely Likely
30 Ryan Palmer 4 Likely Likely
31 Kevin Stadler 4 Likely Likely
32 Gary Woodland 4 Likely Likely
33 Charles Howell III 4 Likely Likely
34 Jason Day 4 Likely Likely
35 Charley Hoffman 4 Likely Likely
36 J.B. Holmes 4 Likely Likely
37 Camilo Villegas 4 Likely Likely
38 Freddie Jacobson 4 Likely Likely
39 Kevin Streelman 4 Likely Likely
40 Matt Jones 4 Likely Likely
41 George McNeill 3 Likely Likely
42 Seung-Yul Noh 3 Likely Likely
43 Graeme McDowell 3 Likely Likely
44 Justin Hicks 3 Likely Likely
45 Phil Mickelson 3 Likely Likely
46 Will MacKenzie 3 Likely Likely
47 Brian Stuard 3 Likely Likely
48 Russell Knox 3 70 Likely
49 Daniel Summerhays 3 67 Likely
50 Russell Henley 3 66 Likely
51 Chris Stroud 3 60 Likely
52 Steven Bowditch 3 59 Likely
53 Scott Brown 3 57 Likely
54 K.J. Choi 3 56 Likely
55 Brandt Snedeker 3 56 Likely
56 Angel Cabrera 3 55 Likely
57 Jason Dufner* 3 53 Likely
58 Ben Martin 3 51 Likely
59 Jason Bohn 3 50 Likely
60 Charl Schwartzel 3 50 Likely
61 Cameron Tringale 3 50 Likely
62 Hunter Mahan 3 49 Likely
63 Ben Crane 3 48 Likely
64 Jerry Kelly 3 46 Likely
65 Erik Compton 3 42 Likely
66 Luke Donald 3 42 Likely
67 Brendan Steele 3 39 Likely
68 Kevin Chappell 3 38 Likely
69 Billy Horschel 3 38 Likely
70 Henrik Stenson 3 37 Likely
71 Brendon de Jonge 3 37 Likely
72 Chesson Hadley 2 34 Likely
73 Scott Langley 2 31 Likely
74 Pat Perez 2 30 Likely
75 Ryo Ishikawa 2 30 Likely
76 Robert Garrigus 2 29 Likely
77 Scott Stallings 2 27 Likely
78 Ian Poulter 2 25 Likely
79 Carl Pettersson 2 23 Likely
80 Andrew Svoboda 2 23 Likely
81 William McGirt 2 23 Likely
82 David Hearn 2 22 Likely
83 Shawn Stefani 2 21 Likely
84 Robert Streb 2 20 Likely
85 Jason Kokrak 2 20 Likely
86 Jeff Overton 2 20 Likely
87 Billy Hurley III 2 19 Likely
88 Vijay Singh 2 18 Likely
89 Michael Putnam 2 17 69
90 Geoff Ogilvy 2 16 68
91 Ernie Els 2 15 68
92 Jonas Blixt 2 13 66
93 Kevin Kisner 2 13 63
94 Nick Watney 2 12 63
95 Luke Guthrie 2 12 61
96 Retief Goosen 2 12 60
97 Rory Sabbatini 2 12 59
98 Stuart Appleby 2 11 57
99 John Huh 2 11 55
100 Brian Davis 2 10 53
101 Martin Flores 2 10 52
102 Aaron Baddeley 2 10 51
103 Steve Stricker* 2 10 50
104 Bo Van Pelt 2 10 49
105 Ricky Barnes 2 10 49
106 Michael Thompson 2 10 49
107 Lee Westwood 2 10 49
108 Jhonattan Vegas 2 9 47
109 Stewart Cink 2 9 47
110 Andres Romero 2 9 46
111 Troy Merritt 2 9 46
112 David Toms 2 9 45
113 Boo Weekley 2 9 45
114 Tim Wilkinson 2 9 45
115 Justin Leonard 2 9 44
116 Danny Lee 2 9 44
117 Brice Garnett 2 9 43
118 Paul Casey 2 8 40
119 Gonzalo Fdez-Castano 2 8 40
120 Sang-Moon Bae 2 8 39
121 James Hahn 2 7 37
122 Bryce Molder 2 7 37
123 Louis Oosthuizen 2 7 36
124 Morgan Hoffmann 2 7 35
125 Robert Allenby 2 7 33
* Not competing this week at The Barclays

 –Bernie D’Amato