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Justin Rose ready to tackle FedEx Cup Play-Offs
JUSTIN Rose's assault on the PGA Tour's FedEx Cup Play-offs will get under way in New Jersey tomorrow.
The north Hampshire golfer goes into the last four tournaments of the American season seventh in the FedEx Cup standings, thanks largely to his victory in the US Open, meaning he has a good chance of claiming the $10million jackpot available to the winner.
Only the top 125 players in the standings will line up for the opening event of the play-offs, The Barclays, which begins at Liberty National Golf Club, in New Jersey, tomorrow.
A further cut will take place before next week's Deutsche Bank Championship, with only the top 100 competing, while only the top 75 will get the chance to take part in the BMW Championship, which begins on September 12. Just 30 competitors will line up for the final event, The Tour Championship, at the end of next month.
Victory in a play-off event is worth significantly more points than winning any other tournament over the course of the year, while the points are reset going into The Tour Championship, favouring the leader but ensuring that all 30 competitors have a chance of winning the FedEx Cup and $10million prize.
Rose has done well in the play-offs over the last two years. He finished second at The Tour Championship to finish sixth in the final standings last year, while he was fifth in 2011 after winning The Barclays.
The former Robert May's School pupil will play the first two rounds of this week's tournament alongside in-form Swede Henrik Stenson and American youngster Jordan Spieth.
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