FedEx Cup: 6 Notable Players Missing out on the PGA Tour's Playoffs

Ben Alberstadt@benalberstadtFeatured ColumnistAugust 22, 2012

FedEx Cup: 6 Notable Players Missing out on the PGA Tour's Playoffs

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    The FedEx Cup playoffs start tomorrow with The Barclays at the Bethpage Black Course.

    The Augusta bombshell has usurped both the setting of the FedEx Cup playoff field and Sergio Garcia’s first victory in four years. Much too has been of Jason Bohn formally bringing up the rear as the 125th player in the field.

    Lost in the shuffle is the fact that 132 pretty decent professional golfers gained FedEx Cup points, but they won’t be teeing it up at The Barclays this week.

    Here are six notable players you won’t be seeing in the 2012 FedEx Cup playoffs.

Y.E. Yang

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    The South Korean peacock had a chance last week at the Wyndham Championship to punch his ticket to play for the FedEx Cup. Unfortunately, a tie for 37th wasn’t enough to get him in.

Jhonattan Vegas

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    Vegas followed up tying for fourth at the AT&T National by missing the cut in three of his final four events, including last week’s Wyndham Championship. Even with two top 10s this year, the Nike Golf staffer just missed the playoffs, finishing 126th.

Stuart Appleby

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    The nine-time PGA Tour winner hasn’t had a victory since 2010 and doesn’t have a top-10 finish this year. He narrowly made the cut at last week’s Wyndham Championship in a failed bid to gain entry into the playoffs.

    Appleby has fallen to 318th in the Official World Golf Ranking.

Retief Goosen

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    The Goose has only played 12 events in the U.S. this year, and one of them was the Tavistock Cup. The multiple-major winner did manage to tied for 10th at the U.S. Open this year, however, and he made nine of 12 cuts.

Justin Leonard

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    Leonard finished 147th in the FedEx Cup standings. Even tying for 19th last week wasn’t enough to punch his ticket. His scoring average is up almost a whole stroke compared to 2011 (72.00 vs. 71.10), but the diminutive Texan does have two top-10s. 

John Daly

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    Long John wasn’t able to follow up solid play at the Reno-Tahoe Open and the PGA Championship last week at the Wyndham Championship. Rounds of 72 and 68 weren’t good enough to make the cut, thus ending his bid for the FedEx Cup.

    Daly did, however, amass more FedEx Cup points this year than he has any year since the inception of the playoffs.

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