Slocum was the last man into the playoffs at No. 125.
He’s not the only one in that spot. Kevin Chappell was No. 104 in the FedEx Cup standings going into The Barclays. He’s now on the bubble at No. 123 on the money list. Rod Pampling, at No. 124 on the money list, starting the FedEx Cup playoffs at No. 116. Gary Christian (No. 127) was at No. 111 in the FedEx Cup.
Christian is used to bad timing. He recalls one year in Q-school he lost in a playoff to advance. A year later, the tour eliminated the playoff and took everyone who tied for the last spot.
‘‘I've heard players moaning and whining about the system changing,’’ Christian said. ‘‘The fact of the matter is if you play good, it doesn’t matter what system you’re in. If you play mediocre or poorly, it doesn’t matter what system you’re in. So that’s probably the easiest way to look at it.’’
DIVOTS: Scott Verplank, who has been bothered by injuries most of the year, felt good enough to tee it up at Disney. Verplank was an assistant captain at the Ryder Cup. ... The Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals has said it will not renew its title sponsorship of Disney after this year, putting the tournament in doubt for next year. It was scheduled to be part of the fall start to the 2013-14 season, but likely would not be replaced if a title sponsor cannot be found. ... Nicolas Colsaerts of Belgium is about $57,000 clear of 125th on the money list, making it likely he will be able to become a PGA Tour member next year.