How Tiger Woods can qualify for the FedEx Cup playoffs
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How Tiger Woods can qualify for the FedEx Cup playoffs

There are two ways Tiger Woods can qualify for the first leg of the FedEx Cup playoffs at this week's Wyndham Championship.

The easiest way to crack the top 125 in the standings is to win, which Woods has done at a 79 percent clip in his career when he has at least a share of the 36-hole lead on the PGA Tour. That will earn him 500 FedEx Cup points and land him somewhere between 75th and 80th place heading into the first leg of the playoffs at The Barclays next week at Plainfield Country Club.

A win would also likely assure him a start in the Deutsche Bank Championship in the Boston area, reserved for the top 100 players in the standings after The Barclays. The proceeds from the tournament at TPC Boston benefit Woods' foundation.

However, Woods could conceivably get into the FedEx Cup playoffs with a solo second-place finish, too. He would earn 300 FedEx Cup points and need a little help to squeak into The Barclays.

With a crowded leaderboard at Sedgefield Country Club, it's unlikely, barring a two-player playoff, that Woods would find himself alone in the runner-up spot.

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