FedEx moves: Kaymer, Compton, Villegas survive


Five players managed to prolong their seasons at The Barclays.

Martin Kaymer (now 90th), Greg Chalmers (93rd), Erik Compton (94th), Stuart Appleby (96th) and Camilo Villegas (100th) all moved inside the top 100 bubble after beginning the week in the precarious position of Nos. 100-125 on the FedEx Cup points list. It’s the fewest number of players to advance to the Deutsche Bank after starting the playoffs outside the cut line since 2009 (four). 

How’d it happen?

Well, there were four main developments Sunday that altered the playoff picture: 

• Compton made a 6-foot par putt on the final hole to stay alive 

• Appleby sank a 4 ½-footer for par on the last hole to move on to Boston 

Aaron Baddeley was projected to finish inside the top 100 but made three consecutive bogeys on Nos. 16-18 

• Geoff Ogilvy appeared to be safe on the 18th hole, until he missed a par putt that measured only 2 feet, 8 inches

Only nine players who were Nos. 100-125 on the FedEx Cup points list managed to make the cut at The Barclays. 

The five players who dropped from inside to outside the bubble: James Driscoll went from No. 93 to No. 103 after a missed cut; Ted Potter Jr. went from No. 96 to No. 105 after an MC; J.J. Henry went from No. 97 to No. 106 after an MC; Ogilvy went from No. 99 to No. 104 after a 65th-place finish; and Jeff Overton went from No. 100 to No. 108 after a T-66.

As we look ahead, keep an eye on Jimmy Walker (No. 30), Tim Clark (No. 70) and Camilo Villegas (No. 100).