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FedExCupdate: Who’s in, who’s out at The Barclays

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The FedExCup is here, and throughout the playoffs we'll be providing you with up-to-the-second updates of all the action! (OK, maybe not that fast. You don't want us yelling in your ear.) Before we kick things off on Thursday at The Barclays, let's take a quick look back at who's in and who's out heading into the playoffs.

Who's in

Heath Slocum — The final event before the FedExCup playoffs is usually full of twists and turns, but for some reason, this year's regular-season finale was decidedly subdued. Slocum was the only golfer outside the top 125 (he was 128th at the start of the week) to make a big enough jump to secure his spot in the field at The Barclays. Currently 124th, he'll need a big week to move on to TPC Boston. The good news for him is he won this event back in 2009 at Liberty National. The bad news? This year's tournament is being played at Bethpage Black, so past success doesn't mean a thing this week.

Rod Pampling — The Aussie was 125th at the beginning of the Wyndham, but a T-28 finish moved him off the bubble and into 119th place. It's not the biggest jump in the world, but it was more than enough to ensure he'll be around for at least the first leg of the FedExCup.

Jason Bohn — "Mr. 125," as we like to call him, made the playoffs by the skin of his teeth. He started the week at 123rd, but struggled over the first two days of the Wyndham Championship and missed the cut.

"I started getting flustered, and kind of puked all over myself coming in," he said on Golf Channel's "Morning Drive."

Bohn was forced to wait until Monday before his fate was decided. Despite missing out on the weekend, he was still able to book his ticket to Bethpage.

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Tim Clark — Besides some dude named "Sergio," Clark made the biggest jump of any golfer in the Wyndham field with his second-place finish that moved him from 109th to 55th in the standings. The birdie on the final hole of the tournament could end up being the difference between him being around for the duration of the FedExCup or crashing out early.

Davis Love III — For at least one week, Captain America won't have the luxury of game-planning for the Ryder Cup. Love's T-10 moved him up from 119th to 105th, and with a strong week at The Barclays, he could be around for the Deutsche Bank Championship.

Who's out

Jhonattan Vegas — Vegas was the only guy in the top 125 to fall out of the playoffs, after he missed the cut at the Wyndham and dropped from 124th to 126th. It's a far cry from last year when he won early in the year and made it all the way to the BMW Championship.

Y.E. Yang — The PGA Champion finished T-37 last week, but it still wasn't good enough to get him inside the number. He finished the year at 127th in the standings and failed to post a single top-10 finish all season.

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Tim Herron — We unfortunately won't have a "Lumpy" sighting this week at Bethpage. Herron posted a decent T-28 to move up from 139th to 128th, but his efforts left him just short of making back-to-back FedExCup appearance.

Bobby Gates — Like Herron, Gates' T-19 at the Wyndham was a case of too little, too late. He moved up 12 spots from 141st to 129th.

John Daly — JD needed a big tournament to have any shot of moving from 137th to inside the top 125; however, he struggled to find the magic from the PGA Championship and subsequently missed the cut.

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