Tiger Woods recently committed to play in The Barclays next week in New Jersey, but his spot in the field wasn't official until this afternoon, when play at the Wyndham Championship was completed in Greensboro, N.C.
Woods, who was 108th in the FedEx Cup points standings, needed to finish among the top 125 to qualify for next week's PGA Tour playoffs, but he skipped the Wyndham. Chances were extremely remote that he'd go from No. 108 to outside the top 125; sure enough, he only dropped four places, to No. 112. That's the number he'll have next to his name when The Barclays begins. He'll need to make the cut there and improve at least 12 spots in order to advance to the 100-player Deutsche Bank Championship, held over Labor Day weekend at TPC Boston. It's a tournament he's only missed once, in 2008, when he was recovering from knee surgery.
Arjun Atwal held off David Toms for a one-stroke victory in Greensboro. An occasional practice round partner of Woods's and a neighbor of his in Windermere, Fla., Atwal shot 67 for his first victory on the PGA Tour.
Only one player moved into The Barclays field from outside the top 125. Scott Piercy began the week 140th, but tied for eighth at the Wyndham and moved up 15 spots. He's the last man in, at No. 125. Chris Stroud, who missed the cut at the Wyndham, was the odd man out, moving from 124th to 127th.
Among those who won't be participating in the PGA Tour playoffs this year include Mike Weir (128th), Scott McCarron (130th), James Driscoll of Brookline (133d), Brett Quigley (136th), Henrik Stenson (141st), and Chris DiMarco (147th).