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Ryder Cup comes into view at FedEx Cup

The FedEx Cup is all about the $10 million bonus at the end of the four playoff events.

For a dozen or so Americans, the only cup that matters now is one that doesn't pay a dime.

The Ryder Cup couldn't be ignored Thursday.

Patrick Reed shared the lead after the opening round at the Barclays. Rickie Fowler, J.B. Holmes and Kevin Chappell were among those one shot behind. All four of them are very much in the mix to make the U.S. team, with qualifying for the top eight spots ending after this week.

"Of course it's on my mind," Reed said after his 5-under 66 gave him a share of the lead with Martin Laird.

It's easy to forget about the FedEx Cup...

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