If you blinked, you may have missed the 2013 PGA Tour regular season.
This week's Wyndham Championship marks the final week of the Tour's regular-season slate, and as a result also serves as the last opportunity for players to crack the top 125 in the FedEx Cup standings to advance to this year's first playoff event, The Barclays. With only 72 holes left to earn a spot at Liberty National, several high-profile European players find themselves on the outside looking in.
While Australian Steven Bowditch is currently clinging to the 125th spot in the standings, only five points behind him sits Sweden's Peter Hanson. Hanson, who challenged at last year's Masters, has struggled with injuries this year and his tie for eighth at Doral serves as his only top-10 finish to date. Just behind him is three-time major winner Padraig Harrington, currently 129th, who missed the cut at Oak Hill and whose best result this year was a tie for ninth at the Waste Management Phoenix Open.
With the switch to a wrap-around schedule starting in October, this week's cutoff looms even larger for several players in the field in Greensboro. Any player ranked inside the top 125 on either the 2013 money list or the FedEx Cup standings after this week's event will earn a PGA Tour card for the 2013-14 season.
Not surprisingly, nearly every player ranked from 115-140 will tee it up this week at Sedgefield, with one notable exception. Former Ryder Cupper Nicolas Colsaerts was a late scratch from this week's field, and at 127th in the standings he will miss out on the season-ending playoffs as a result. The Belgian currently sits 107th on the season-long money list, though, so his playing privileges for the 2013-14 season are likely secure.
Here's a look at the players right around the FedEx Cup bubble entering the year's final regular season event:
120. George McNeill (390 points)
121. Scott Langley (386)
122. Greg Chalmers (380)
123. Stuart Appleby (372)
124. Ben Crane (369)
125. Steven Bowditch (361)
126. Peter Hanson (356)
127. Nicolas Colsaerts (353)
128. Brad Fritsch (350)
129. Padraig Harrington (345)
130. Bud Cauley (343)
Tiger Woods remains atop the overall FedEx Cup standings, while Henrik Stenson moved into the top 10 this week after his fourth top-three finish in as many worldwide starts, and at No. 8 is the highest-ranked player without a PGA Tour win this year. After Woods, Matt Kuchar, Brandt Snedeker, Phil Mickelson and Billy Horschel round out the top five, while Stenson is immediately preceded by Bill Haas and Justin Rose, with Keegan Bradley and Adam Scott completing the top 10 in the standings.