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2012 Barclays Preview: Top Golfers Head To Bethpage Black

The 2012 FedEx Cup postseason kicks off this week with the 2012 Barclays.

Aug 21, 2012; Farmingdale, NY, USA; Rory McIlroy (IRL) during a practice round for The Barclays at Bethpage State Park.  Mandatory Credit: Tim Farrell/THE STAR-LEDGER via US PRESSWIRE
Aug 21, 2012; Farmingdale, NY, USA; Rory McIlroy (IRL) during a practice round for The Barclays at Bethpage State Park. Mandatory Credit: Tim Farrell/THE STAR-LEDGER via US PRESSWIRE

The 2012 FedEx Cup postseason begins this week with The Barclays at Bethpage State Park's black course in Farmingdale, New York, bringing elite golfers from all over the world. With a $10 million purse being the ultimate prize of the FedEx Cup, the sport's top talent is always present for these tournaments.

At the moment, two-time champion Tiger Woods is the current points leader in the FedEx Cup scoring system, ahead of second-place Jason Dufner and third-place Rory McIlroy, who is coming off an impressive victory at the 2012 PGA Championship.

Tom Gillis, a native of Pontiac, Mich., is also a part of this year's Barclays field. The 44-year-old has never won a PGA tournament before, although he has victories on other tours. Last year, Dustin Johnson won The Barclays at Plainfield Country Club, which lasted just 54 holes due to Hurricane Irene.

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