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Knox returns to Chiquita Classic; 2011 winner 09-04-2013
Russell Knox
Russell Knox won the 2011 Chiquita Classic and returns to River Run Country Club for the second stage of the Web.com Tour playoffs.

It isn't just his win in 2011 that makes Knox an appealing watch this week, he tied for seventh in his title defense last year. He started his push for a 2013-14 PGA TOUR card on the right foot with a solid T18 at the Hotel Fitness Championship last week. He will certainly see this as a chance to slam the door on his 2013-14 status and coast into the final two events of the Web.com Tour season.
M. Thompson 63rd in FEC; Conway Farms next 09-04-2013
Michael Thompson
Michael Thompson advances to Conway Farms for the BMW Championship. Ranked 63rd in the FedExCup standings, Thompson flashed some form with back-to-back top 25s at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational and the PGA Championship ahead of the Playoffs. Unfortunately for him, his run wasn't sustained. He missed the cut at The Barclays, then tied for 53rd at TPC Boston.
Kokrak advances to BMW; first FEC appearance 09-04-2013
Jason Kokrak
Jason Kokrak will tee it up in the BMW Championship, making it to the third leg of the FedExCup Playoffs in his first appearance. Kokrak needed the Fall Series to secure his PGA TOUR card in his rookie year of 2012 and didn't earn a spot in the 2012 Playoffs. In the first two events of the 2013 Playoffs, he tied for ninth at The Barclays and faded to T73 at the Deutsche Bank, and enters this week 64th in the FEC standings. For perhaps the first time in the Playoffs, he won't be at a disadvantage at Conway Farms since this is the first time it has seen action as a venue.
R. Moore makes his way to BMW Championship 09-04-2013
Ryan Moore
Ryan Moore enters the BMW Championship ranked 65th in the FedExCup standings. Moore enters Conway Farms having made the cut in the first two events of the FEC Playoffs. He tied for 25th at Liberty National in The Barclays and fell to 75th at the Deutsche Bank Championship with a final-round 77. He hasn't missed a cut dating back to the U.S. Open, but he has some serious ground to cover if he is to move inside the top 30 and make his way to East Lake for the TOUR Championship.
Spieth gets the nod; Presidents Cup rookie 09-04-2013
Jordan Spieth
United States captain Fred Couples designated Jordan Spieth as one of two captain's picks for the Presidents Cup. This is one of those days in golf history that avid fans won't forget. Spieth finished 22nd in points to qualify automatically for the Presidents Cup, but it's an impressive achievement on its own given he started 2013 without status anywhere. Spieth is mature beyond his years and already a winner on the PGA TOUR. It's difficult to imagine him not pairing well with anyone on the squad in his first go-around. Notables that Couples did not choose include: Dustin Johnson (12th in Presidents Cup points), Jim Furyk (13th), Bubba Watson (14th), Billy Horschel (15th), Rickie Fowler (17th) and Nick Watney (19th). The biennial competition will be contested at Muirfield Village on Oct. 3-6.
W. Simpson cracks Presidents Cup squad anyway 09-04-2013
Webb Simpson
Webb Simpson was chosen by captain Fred Couples to compete for the United States in the Presidents Cup. Much was made of Simpson falling to 11th in the President Cup points standings when Zach Johnson clipped him at the wire, but let's face it, ZJ's 72nd-hole birdie at TPC Boston was merely the last of a series of factors that bumped Simpson outside the top 10. On merit, Simpson went 3-2-0 as a rookie in the 2011 Presidents Cup and he's currently 20th in FedExCup points thanks to four top 10s and another nine top 25s this season.
Marc Leishman a Presidents Cup captain's pick 09-04-2013
Marc Leishman
Marc Leishman was selected by captain Nick Price for the international squad at the Presidents Cup. The Aussie finished 12th in points, but he's enjoyed a solid season on the PGA TOUR with four top 10s and another four top 25s. Leishman tied for 16th at the Deutsche Bank Championship on Monday to rise to 58th in the FedExCup Cup. He'll be a rookie at the Presidents Cup.
de Jonge to play in his first Presidents Cup 09-04-2013
Brendon De Jonge
Brendon de Jonge was selected as a captain's pick for the Presidents Cup. He and captain Nick Price are fellow Zimbabweans, so de Jonge probably would have needed to fall into a slump not to be chosen. Instead, he's fresh off a T9 at the Deutsche Bank Championship and will enter the third leg of the FedExCup Playoffs ranked 26th in points. He finished 14th in the points chase for the biennial competition and will be a rookie on Price's squad.
Cantlay withdraws from the Chiquita Classic 09-04-2013
Patrick Cantlay
Patrick Cantlay has elected not to compete in this week's Chiquita Classic due to his nagging back injury.

Cantlay has been dealing with a hairline fracture in his L5 vertebrae for months. It limited him to nine starts on the Web.com Tour, but he returned to his old self with a solo second at last week's Hotel Fitness Championship to open the Web.com Tour Finals. It's difficult to know how that finish would hold up if he were to sit out the final two events of the series as well, but he just might. "I'm just going to take it day-to-day right now," he said. "I won't play until I feel confident that I know I won't hurt it again. I was committed to playing this week, and would have if I felt completely healthy. ... I never felt healthy these past couple of weeks. My back was hurting last week, especially coming out of the rough on Sunday."