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The Barclays 2014 (The 1st of 4 events in the FedExCup Playoffs), Paramus, N.J., August 21-24, 2014; FedExCup Points: 2,500; Purse: $8,000,000; The Ridgewood Country Club, Par/Yards: 35-36—71/7,319 Final-Round Notes – Sunday, August 24, 2014

Weather: Partly cloudy, with a high of 82 degrees. Winds SE 8-10 mph.

Final-Round Leaderboard

Hunter Mahan 66-71-68-65—270 (-14) (pictured by Getty Images)

Stuart Appleby 73-66-68-65—272 (-12)

Cameron Tringale 66-68-72-66—272 (-12)

Jason Day 72-64-68-68—272 (-12)

FedExCup Implications

Players ranked between No. 101-125 needed a good finish at The Barclays to move into the top 100 in the standings and move on to the Deutsche Bank Championship. Here’s how they fared this week:

Rank Player Barclays Finish FedExCup status

101. Martin Flores Missed 54-hole cut Eliminated from Playoffs

102. Aaron Baddeley Missed 36-hole cut Eliminated from Playoffs

103. Steve Stricker Not playing (injury) Eliminated from Playoffs

104. Bo Van Pelt T13 73rd

105. Ricky Barnes T68 Eliminated from Playoffs

106. Michael Thompson Missed 36-hole cut Eliminated from Playoffs

107. Lee Westwood T57 Eliminated from Playoffs

108. Jhonattan Vegas T67 Eliminated from Playoffs

109. Stewart Cink T15 77th

110. Andres Romero T38 92nd

111. Troy Merritt T46 Eliminated from Playoffs

112. David Toms Missed 54-hole cut Eliminated from Playoffs

113. Boo Weekley T61 Eliminated from Playoffs

114. Tim Wilkinson Missed 54-hole cut Eliminated from Playoffs

115. Justin Leonard Missed 36-hole cut Eliminated from Playoffs

116. Danny Lee T38 96th

117. Brice Garnett Missed 36-hole cut Eliminated from Playoffs

118. Paul Casey T22 85th

119. Gonzalo Fdez-Castano T15 81st

120. Sang-Moon Bae Missed 36-hole cut Eliminated from Playoffs

121. James Hahn Missed 36-hole cut Eliminated from Playoffs

122. Bryce Molder T46 Eliminated from Playoffs

123. Louis Oosthuizen Missed 36-hole cut Eliminated from Playoffs

124. Morgan Hoffman T9 72nd

125. Robert Allenby Missed 36-hole cut Eliminated from Playoffs

In the history of the FedExCup, here’s a look at how many players have advanced to the Deutsche Bank Championship when starting from outside the cut line (top 120 in 2007-08; top 100 from 2009-present): 2014 (7), 2013 (5), 2012 (6), 2011 (8), 2010 (6), 2009 (4), 2008 (15) and 2007 (2).

Seven players who began the week inside the top 100 were eliminated after The Barclays:

Start Player Finish Result

92. Jonas Blixt Missed cut Eliminated from Playoffs

93. Kevin Kisner Missed cut Eliminated from Playoffs

94. Nick Watney Missed cut Eliminated from Playoffs

95. Luke Guthrie Missed 54-hole cut Eliminated from Playoffs

96. Retief Goosen T66 Eliminated from Playoffs

97. Rory Sabbatini Missed cut Eliminated from Playoffs

100. Brian Davis Missed 54-hole cut Eliminated from Playoffs

Hunter Mahan (No.1 in the FedExCup)

Beginning the day one-stroke behind, Hunter Mahan birdied four of his last six holes Sunday to claim a two-stroke victory over Stuart Appleby, Jason Day and Cameron Tringale.

Mahan earns his sixth career PGA TOUR victory, and first FedExCup Playoffs title, at the age of 32 years, 3 months and 7 days in his 303rd career start on the PGA TOUR. Mahan also won the 2007 Travelers Championship, 2010 Waste Management Phoenix Open, 2010 WGC-Bridgestone Invitational, 2012 WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship and 2012 Shell Houston Open.

Mahan extends his exempt status through the 2016-17 PGA TOUR Season.

Mahan earns 2,500 FedExCup points and moves to No. 1 in the standings.

If not otherwise exempt, Mahan earns a spot into the following PGA TOUR events: 2014 WGC-HSBC Champions, 2015 Hyundai Tournament of Champions, 2015 Humana Challenge, 2015 Arnold Palmer Invitational, 2015 Masters Tournament, 2015 RBC Heritage, 2015 PLAYERS Championship and 2015 Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial.

As the only player to compete in every FedExCup Playoffs event, Mahan wins in his 29th Playoffs start.

Mahan’s streak of playing in every Playoffs event was in jeopardy, as he began the week ranked No. 62nd in the FedExCup standings. Only the top 30 earn a berth into the TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola.

Mahan claims his first top-10 finish in The Barclays in the FedExCup era, and seventh in a Playoffs event.

Mahan becomes the 16th player to win in his 30s on the PGA TOUR this season (20 wins).

Mahan wins in his 10th start at The Barclays, with a T17 in 2007 his previous-best finish.

Mahan becomes the seventh-consecutive, come-from-behind winner of the event after 54 holes since Steve Stricker held on for the victory in 2007.

Mahan becomes the 21st come-from-behind winner after 54 holes on the PGA TOUR this season (41 stroke-play events).

Mahan’s 9-under 62 at The Ridgewood Country Club in 2008 remains the course record. The tournament record belongs to Brandt Snedeker, who fired a third-round, 10-under 61 at Plainfield Country Club in 2011.

2013-14 PGA TOUR Season starts-made cuts-top-10s-wins: 22-17-1-6.

Hunter Mahan

Birthdate: 5/17/1982

Birthplace/Resides: Orange, Calif./Colleyville, Texas

Family: Wife, Kandi; Zoe

Height/Weight: 5-11/175

Turned Pro: 2003

Joined TOUR: 2004

Hunter Mahan – The Barclays Statistics

Driving Accuracy 35 of 56 (62.5%) T37

Greens in Regulation 58 of 72 (80.6%) 1st

Total Putts 115 T33

Driving Distance 287.6 13th

Strokes Gained – Putting 4.142 T15

Cameron Tringale (No. 10 in the FedExCup)

Making his fourth consecutive start at The Barclays, Cameron Tringale closed with a 5-under 66 on his 27th birthday to net his first top-10 finish in eight Playoffs events. With the T2 finish, he moves to No. 10 in the FedExCup standings. Tringale has never made it to the TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola.

Tringale was in search of his first career PGA TOUR win in his 133rd start on TOUR. This was his 28th start of the 2013-2014 PGA TOUR season, where he has now collected three top-10 finishes (4th Shell Houston Open, T4 Greenbrier Classic).

Tringale’s previous-best finish on the PGA TOUR was third-place honors at the 2013 Valspar Championship

Stuart Appleby (No. 19 in the FedExCup)

Stuart Appleby overcame an opening-round, 2-over 73 with a final-round, 6-under 65 to claim his first top-10 finish in The Barclays in the FedExCup era, and second in 15 Playoffs events (T10/2008 TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola).

Appleby was in search of his 10th career PGA TOUR win this week, and first since the 2010 Greenbrier Classic. With the T2 finish, Appleby jumps from No. 98th in FedExCup standings to No. 19.

In his Sunday charge, Appleby followed a bogey at No. 9 with birdies on five of his next six holes. He made par at the par-5 13th.

Appleby was making his 27th start of the 2013-2014 PGA TOUR Season this week, with this being his third top-10 finish. He previously finished T9 at the Humana Challenge and T8 at The Honda Classic. His T2 finish at The Ridgewood Country Club is his best finish since his 2010 win at The Greenbrier Classic.

Jason Day (No. 7 in the FedExCup)

In his seventh-consecutive start at The Barclays, dating to his rookie year of 2008, Jason Day’s 3-under 68 Sunday wasn’t enough to convert a share of the 54-hole lead into victory.

His share of second place is his seventh runner-up finish on the PGA TOUR.

This week’s Barclays was Day’s 24th start (of a possible 29) in the FedExCup Playoffs. He has now collected six top-10 finishes, including back-to-back, top-3 finishes at The Deutsche Bank Championship in 2010 (T2) and 2011 (T3).

Day made it to the TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola in 2010 (T17), 2011 (T6) and 2013 (T14).

In addition to the 2010 at the HP Byron Nelson Championship, Day emerged victorious for a second time earlier this year at the World Golf Championships-Accenture Match Play Championship in sudden death over Victor Dubisson. He was hoping to become the season’s sixth multiple winner.

Following his T20 finish at The Masters, Day was sidelined for the better part of three months to repair a ligament injury to his left thumb.

Day was making his 147th start on the PGA TOUR this week.

Ernie Els (No. 39 in the FedExCup)

Making his 18th start at The Barclays, Ernie Els birdied his 71st and 72nd holes to claim T5 honors, his eighth top-10 finish, at The Barclays and third in the FedExCup era (T4/2007, T2/2009).

This is Els’ 26th start in a FedExCup Playoffs event, where he has now collected eight top 10s, but no wins.

Els, a 19-time winner on the PGA TOUR, has claimed only one victory after The Open Championship in a calendar year (2004 World Golf Championships-American Express Championship).

Els was in search of his first win on the PGA TOUR since the 2012 Open Championship. He has now made 22 starts on TOUR this season, with top-10 finishes at the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship (4th), PGA Championship (T7) and The Barclays (T5).

Jim Furyk (No. 6 in the FedExCup)

For an eighth-consecutive time, dating to 2012, Jim Furyk wasn’t able to convert a 54-hole lead/co-lead into victory. With a final-round, 1-under 70, he finished eighth. Last month, Furyk lost a three-stroke lead headed into the final round of the RBC Canadian Open, settling for runner-up honors.

Furyk’s eighth-place finish this week was his 13th top-10 finish in a FedExCup Playoffs event, tying Steve Stricker for the most. It was also his second-straight at The Barclays (T6).

Furyk, a 16-time winner on the PGA TOUR, was in search of his first win since the 2010 TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola. The win at East Lake also cemented 2010 FedExCup champion honors.

Now at 86/105, Furyk leads the PGA TOUR in rounds of par-or-better in the FedExCup Playoffs.

Furyk was making his 27th start (of a possible 29) in the FedExCup Playoffs. He missed the 2010 Barclays and 2011 TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola.

This was Furyk’s 19th start at The Barclays, where he has now collected six top-10 finishes. He finished second in 1998 and 2005 at Westchester Country Club.

Dating to the final round of the U.S. Open (3-under 67), Furyk has posted sub-par scores in 20 of his last 21 rounds on the PGA TOUR. He shot a 1-over 72 in round three of the PGA Championship.

Furyk has now captured nine top-10 finishes in 18 starts this season. Among them were consecutive, runner-up finishes at the Wells Fargo Championship and THE PLAYERS Championship, fourth-place honors at The Open Championship and T5 honors in his last start two weeks ago at the PGA Championship.

Furyk has now amassed 170 top-10 finishes in 522 starts.

Additional Player Notes

Defending Barclays champion Adam Scott closed with a 3-under 68, good for T15 honors. He moves to the Deutsche Bank Championship, which he won in 2003, ranked No. 16 in the FedExCup standings.

In the final round, Rory McIlroy could manage no better than a 1-under 70. At 5-under 279, McIlroy finished T22 and drops from the No. 1 spot in the FedExCup standings to No. 2.

Local favorite Morgan Hoffmann finished with a 2-under 69, good for T9 honors, his first top-10 finish of the season. Hoffmann came into the week ranked 124th in FedExCup standings. With this week’s finish, he jumps all the way to No. 72.

Miscellaneous Notes

Past Barclays champions in this week’s field: Adam Scott/2013 (T15), Nick Watney/2012 (MC), Matt Kuchar/2011 (T5), Vijay Singh/1993, 1995, 2006, 2008 (T68), Sergio Garcia/2001, 2004, (T57), Ernie Els/1996, 1997 (T5).

Barclays “Barclays Birdies for the Brave” military fundraising initiative

At Tuesday’s Military Appreciation Day, Tom King, Chief Executive of Barclays’ Investment Bank, announced a special fundraising initiative – Barclays Birdies for the Brave – in which Barclays will donate $1,000 for every birdie made on the par-3 15th hole during the four competition rounds of The Barclays, benefiting Birdies for the Brave®. Birdies for the Brave is a national military outreach and appreciation initiative proudly supported by the TOUR, which was created in 2006 by Mickelson. In 2012, the White House named Birdies for the Brave among the top 20 charities that support military families.

The last time The Barclays was played at Ridgewood, PGA TOUR players made a total of 98 birdies over the course of the tournament. This week, 114 birdies were made at the hole ($114,000).

Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey

Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey is again driving home health and wellness to golf fans at The Barclays with a challenge to golf pro and Wyckoff native, Morgan Hoffmann, as he plays in this week’s tournament. For every 10,000 steps Hoffmann registers on a pedometer as he walks Ridgewood Country Club, Horizon BCBSNJ will add another $1,000 to a $5,000 donation it is also making to the New Jersey Golf Foundation. Over the course of four rounds, Hoffmann logged nearly 63,000 steps.

Bogey-free Rounds

R1: Bo Van Pelt (65), Paul Casey (66), Erik Compton (68), Keegan Bradley (68), David Toms (69), David Hearn (69), Jason Kokrak (70).

R2: Jason Day (64), Rory McIlroy (65), Patrick Reed (66), Gary Woodland (66), Kevin Chappell (67), Graham DeLaet (67).

R3: Morgan Hoffmann (66), Gary Woodland (69), Jim Furyk (69).

R4: Ernie Els (66), Scott Langley (66), Matt Kuchar (67), Kevin Na (69), Charley Hoffman (69),

Scoring Averages at the par-71 Ridgewood Country Club:

Front 9 Back 9 Total Cumulative

R1: 35.066 35.729 70.794 —

R2: 34.884 36.174 71.058 70.926

R3: 35.089 35.785 70.916 70.916

R4: 34.657 35.657 70.314 70.809

The par-4 18th hole played the toughest in the final round, yielding a 4.257 average. The easiest hole was the par-5 third at 4.586

Source: PGA TOUR

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