Slocum the lone player to play his way into the FedEx Cup playoffs
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Slocum the lone player to play his way into the FedEx Cup playoffs

Once again, Heath Slocum has squeaked his way into the FedEx Cup playoffs.

Slocum finished the Wyndham Championship with 1-over 71, but his T-31 position was good enough to gain four spots in the FedEx Cup points standings and get into The Barclays next week at 124th in points. The top 125 from the regular season points list qualify.

Slocum was the only player in the Wyndham field to qualify for the playoffs from outside the top 125. He's the 18th player to do that in the six-year history of the FedEx Cup.

Three years ago, Slocum took advantage of the opportunity he was afforded by scrapping by into the playoffs. At No. 124, he won the 2009 Barclays at Liberty National. He eventually advanced to the Tour Championship, finished eighth in the FedEx Cup final standings and earned a $600,000 bonus in addition to his first-place prize money.

Slocum remains the worst-seeded player to win a playoff event.

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