Aussies qualify for 2010 FedEx Cup playoffs

Thirteen Aussie golfers have managed to qualify for the FedEx Cup playoffs which are four season ending tournaments held over the next five weeks. The prize being a place for the top 30 golfers in the Tour Championship and a shot at FedEx Cup trophy and a measly US$1.35million winners cheque.

fedexcupThe 13 Australian qualifiers are Robert Allenby, Jason Day, Stuart Appleby, Adam Scott, Geoff Ogilvy, Marc Leishman, Matt Jones, Steve Elkington, Greg Chalmers, Aaron Baddeley, John Senden, Michael Sim and Nathan Green. They qualified by accumulating enough points to be ranked within the top 125 golfers on the PGA Tour this year.

Sim’s form is ominous
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The qualification of Michael Sim was very good considering he was out for so long with a shoulder injury and his third place last week is ominous. Geoff Ogilvy qualified with only one top-10 this year; his lone victory and John Senden qualified without any.

Marc Leishman has slipped under the radar settling in nicely to his second year on tour. He easily qualified in 45th position and given he hasn’t been at his best, he’s a good chance to ruffle a few feathers over the coming weeks.

FedEx Cup format

Each week all golfers will aim to accumulate more points to avoid being knocked out of the playoffs. Each event will have a progressively smaller field after golfers with low points will be culled. The four FedEx Cup tournaments are listed below with their corresponding field size:
The Barclays (125)
Deutsche Bank Championship (100)
BMW Championship (70)
THE TOUR Championship (30)All points will be reset according to where players were ranked before the final TOUR Championship event. this gives anyone in the final 30 man field the opportunity to win the FedEx Cup given the right circumstances. A tweak to keep it exciting if you will.

Follow all the action via the FedEx Cup website.

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