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| ||The first event of the PGA Tour playoffs is reserved for the top 125 players
on the regular-season FedEx Cup points list. The fields for the remaining
events in the playoffs will be pared down each week until there are only 30
players remaining for the finale at the Tour Championship, which begins Sept.
23. Tiger Woods won the first FedEx Cup in 2007, followed by Vijay Singh in
2008. Woods won it again last year, but he has plenty of work ahead of him if
he wants to repeat as champion. He finished 112th on the points list -- good
enough to make the Barclays field, but too far down to have a good chance of
advancing all the way to the Tour Championship. Last year, only seven players
ranked outside the top 30 on the points list at the beginning of the playoffs
made it to the finale. One of them was Heath Slocum, who entered the playoffs
ranked 124th, but moved to No. 3 with an unlikely victory at The Barclays.
Slocum poured in a 21-foot birdie putt on the last hole to win by a stroke
over Woods, Steve Stricker, Ernie Els and Padraig Harrington. Slocum finished
No. 8 in the final playoff standings. Paul Goydos, who ranked 63rd on the
points list, withdrew from this year`s tournament. Jim Furyk was disqualified
for missing his pro-am tee time.