Geoff Ogilvy's season, and perhaps position in the President's Cup, are on the line in a do-or-die week in Boston.
Ranked 91st in the FedEx Cup standings heading into the second week of the US PGA Tour's rich play-off series, the former US Open champion needs a high finish at the Deutsche Bank Championship to progress to week three in Chicago where only the top 70 golfers play.
Ogilvy is also ranked 11th on the International team standings for the President's Cup clash with the US at Royal Melbourne from November 17-20, one spot out of automatic inclusion with just over two weeks left until selection.
Should he fail to progress to the next stage in Chicago he will have no further chance to boost his points tally.
If he fails to qualify automatically his fate may be in the hands of International captain Greg Norman, who gets two additional picks.
Thankfully, despite missing his last two cuts, Ogilvy comes to TPC Boston with positive vibes because of his runner-up finish last year, and three further top 10s in just six appearances at the event.
"This is the week, it's do or die, sudden-death now," Ogilvy admitted.
"I haven't missed out on Chicago before and I've only missed East Lake [the final playoff off event, the 30-man Tour Championship] once and that wasn't very fun.
"I obviously have to pass over 20 people so it will be difficult, but it's achievable."
A proud Victorian, Ogilvy has made no secret of his desire to be on the President's Cup team on home soil at Royal Melbourne.
"It's the last world ranking points scoring tournament that I could probably play in so obviously I'd like another crack to add points.
"It's an added motivation this week and I know if I play well this week, good things will probably happen."
The 34-year-old has had a wretched run with injuries and illness this season, culminating in his falling outside the automatic selection zone and, with several top players jockeying to get in, he knows someone is going to be disappointed.