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2014 FedEx Cup Playoffs: 10 Bold Predictions For the Barclays

10 Bold Predictions For the Barclays

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Just because the final major of the year has been played, that does not mean the season is over. In fact, we still have the playoffs to look forward to, which is usually the best time of the year for most sports. The 2014 FedEx Cup will tee off this week at the Barclays.

Before it gets underway, let’s take a look at 10 bold predictions.

10. Phil Mickelson Will Continue To Climb Up the FedEx Cup Standings

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10. Phil Mickelson Will Continue To Climb Up the FedEx Cup Standings

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It may only be one tournament (PGA Championship), but Mickelson is playing his best golf of the year and that will continue this week at the Barclays.

9. Rory McIlroy Will Be a Lock For POY

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9. Rory McIlroy Will Be a Lock For POY

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Just in case if there was any doubt, Rory McIlroy will be a lock to win the Player of the Year after this week.

8. Sergio Garcia Will Finish in the Top 5

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8. Sergio Garcia Will Finish in the Top 5

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Sergio Garcia did not win a major this year, but he still had a very successful season. His game took a step back at the PGA Championship, but people can expect him to get back on track with a top five finish.

7. Rory McIlroy Won’t Win

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7. Rory McIlroy Won’t Win

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Rory McIlroy has won three in a row, but he will not make it a fourth straight victory at the Barclays. That doesn’t mean he won’t have a good outing, though. Sometimes you just can’t win them all.

6. Jordan Spieth Will Finally Bounce Back

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6. Jordan Spieth Will Finally Bounce Back

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Jordan Spieth has definitely come back down to earth in the last few tournaments. Well, the young golfer will finally bounce back this weekend.

5. Bubba Watson Will Finish in the Top 15

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5. Bubba Watson Will Finish in the Top 15

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Bubba Watson has been horrible at majors this season ever since his victory at the Masters. Watson is sill one of the top golfers in the world and although he will not completely get back on track, he will still find his way in the top 15.

4. Camilo Villegas Will Get Off to a Hot Start

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4. Camilo Villegas Will Get Off to a Hot Start

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It seems like it was a lifetime ago when Camilo Villegas was relevant. After all, he didn’t have a single top 10 finish this season until this past weekend. He shot two 63s at the Wyndham Championship, took home the trophy and will get off to a fast start at the Barclays.

3. A Less-Known Player Will Have the Lead Entering the Final Round

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3. A Less-Known Player Will Have the Lead Entering the Final Round

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Not every single tournament is going to see a massive amount of stars at the top of the leaderboard. Although it would not be a surprise to see names like McIlroy near the top this weekend, a less-known player will have the lead entering the final round.

2. Rickie Fowler Will Get His First W of the Year

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2. Rickie Fowler Will Get His First W of the Year

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Rickie Fowler has been playing great golf this year, but he has yet to win a tournament. Fowler will not win a major this year for the obvious fact that all four have already been played, but winning the FedEx Cup is certainly not out of the question. And Fowler will take a big step towards that by winning the Barclays.

1. FedEx Cup Will Be More Intriguing Than Ever

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1. FedEx Cup Will Be More Intriguing Than Ever

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What? How can the playoffs possibly be better without Tiger Woods? Pretty simple. Tiger has basically been irrelevant this year when it comes to him competing in a tournament, and Rory McIlroy has gained golf a bunch of new fans.