Missing the cut at The Barclays when you’re on the FedEx Cup Playoff bubble is a dangerous proposition. If you need proof, just ask the fifteen players that were eliminated from the playoffs before the first event came to a conclusion. Only the top 100 players will advance to the next round, so anyone that came in outside of the top 100 and missed the cut will not be invited to the second leg of the playoffs. As only 100 will advance, there are still another 10 golfers that will be cut from next week’s field after play concludes on Sunday.
The 15 players that have already been assured of their elimination are James Hahn, Mark Wilson, Charlie Beljan, Jason Bohn, Jeff Maggert, Morgan Hoffman, Chez Reavie, D.H. Lee, Andres Romero, Johnson Wagner, Charlie Wi and Steven Bowditch. To be honest, none of the guys mentioned above really garnered any attention as serious contenders for the $10 million title. Now they are officially eliminated.
There is still plenty of movement that will take place over the final 18 holes at Liberty National Golf Club. It’s almost a guarantee that some golfers will play their way out of an invite to next week’s event while some will extend their playoff lives. For the ones that missed the cut but are still inside of the top 100 after three rounds, there will assuredly be some nervous moments as they watch tomorrow’s final round unfold with their fate resting in the hands of others.