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FedEx Cup Standings: Bubba Watson Slips To 7th

The Masters winner played well at the Barclays, but the huge point totals given to the winners knocked him down the standings after the first week of the FedEx Cup playoffs.

Aug. 24, 2012; Farmingdale, NY, USA; Bubba Watson hits out of the rough on the 5th hole during the second round of The Barclays at Bethpage State Park - Black Course.  Mandatory Credit: Debby Wong-US PRESSWIRE
Aug. 24, 2012; Farmingdale, NY, USA; Bubba Watson hits out of the rough on the 5th hole during the second round of The Barclays at Bethpage State Park - Black Course. Mandatory Credit: Debby Wong-US PRESSWIRE

After finishing in a tie for 10th place at the Barclays, the first tournament of the FedEx Cup Playoffs, Bubba Watson slipped from fifth to seventh place in the point standings.

His 303 points were the most of any player who started the week in the top 10, but it wasn't enough to prevent getting jumped by the top finishers at the Barclays. In an effort to boost interest at the end of the year, the last four tournaments are worth substantially more in the standings.

Nick Watney, who won this weekend, received 2,500 points, more than enough to boost him into first place. Right behind him is second-place finisher Brandt Snedeker, who received 1,500 points for his efforts at the Barclays.

Dustin Johnson and Sergio Garcia moved their way into the top 10 as well, while Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy slipped to third and fourth after disappointing weekends.

For more coverage of Watson and the rest of the FedEx Cup Playoffs, check out SB Nation Atlanta as well as the SB Nation golf news hub.

Photographs by coka_koehler used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.