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FedEx Cup Playoffs 2012: A Closer Look at the Top 25's Chances to Win It All
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The PGA Tour Playoffs start next week with the Barclay’s at Bethpage Black on Long Island.

Those who are in the top 125 on the FedEx Cup points list get a shot to play in this high money shoot-out that will pay the winner $10 million in five weeks.

While 25 will be eliminated after The Barclays, the top 100 in points will ship up to Boston for the Deutsche Bank Classic for Labor Day weekend and the top 70 survivors will go to suburban Indianapolis for the BMW Championship.

After the BMW, the field will be pared down to the last 30 standing and, after the points are reset, the FedEx Cup will be decided in Atlanta at East Lake.

While the Cup has not completely caught the attention of the casual fan, the PGA and FedEx are committed long term to seeing he playoffs go forward and the players have shown up for the challenge.

In this short season, the key will be making cuts and have solid finishes. Three weeks is an eternity in golf and for the top 25 currently in points, there is no guarantee that they get to the Tour Championship and a crack at the biggest money prize in the game.

Here is how the top 25 going into the last week of the regular season stack up on making the Tour Championship final and ultimately winning the FedEx Cup. (via pgatour.com)

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