Planet Golf — 16 September 2016 by GW staff and news services
How can all 30 players can win

Here’s a quick look at what each player in the field at East Lake will need to do to claim the FedExCup. The trophy, and its $10 million prize, will be awarded at the conclusion of the TOUR Championship.

* = A possible tie for the FedExCup that would result in a sudden death playoff

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HOW EACH OF THE TOP 30 COULD WIN THE FEDEXCUP

RANK PLAYER WINNING SCENARIOS
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1 Dustin Johnson Dustin Johnson

• If he wins the TOUR Championship, he wins the FedExCup
• Has a reasonable chance of winning with a top-five finish
• Can finish as low as 29th and still have a mathematical chance of winning

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2 Patrick Reed Patrick Reed

• If he wins the TOUR Championship, he wins the FedExCup
• Has a reasonable chance of winning with a top-three finish
• Can finish as low as a 2-way tie for 6th and still have a mathematical chance of winning

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3 Adam Scott Adam Scott

• If he wins the TOUR Championship, he wins the FedExCup
• Has a reasonable chance of winning with a second-place finish
• Can finish as low as T4 and still have a mathematical chance of winning

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4 Jason Day Jason Day

• If he wins the TOUR Championship, he wins the FedExCup
• Has a reasonable chance of winning with a second-place finish
• Can finish as low as T3 and still have a mathematical chance of winning

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5 Paul Casey Paul Casey

• If he wins the TOUR Championship, he wins the FedExCup
• Can finish as low as a 2-way tie for 2nd and still have a mathematical chance of winning

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6 Rory McIlroy Rory McIlroy

Must win the TOUR Championship AND
• No. 1 must finish T2 or worse
• Can finish second and still have a mathematical chance of winning

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7 Jordan Spieth Jordan Spieth

Must win the TOUR Championship AND
• No. 1 must finish in a three-way tie for 2nd or worse
• No. 2 must finish T2 or worse

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8 Russell Knox Russell Knox

Must win the TOUR Championship, AND
• No. 1 must finish third or worse*
• No. 2 must finish T2 or worse*
• No. 3 must finish second or worse.*

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9 Emiliano Grillo Emiliano Grillo

Must win the TOUR Championship, AND
• No. 1 must finish in a 3-way tie for third or worse
• No. 2 must finish third or worse
• No. 3 must finish T2 or worse
• No. 4 must finish second or worse*

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10 Jimmy Walker Jimmy Walker

Must win the TOUR Championship, AND
• No. 1 must finish fifth or worse
• No. 2 must finish in a 3-way tie for third or worse
• No. 3 must finish in a 3-way tie for second or worse
• No. 4 must finish T2 or worse
• No. 5 must finish second or worse*

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11 Brandt Snedeker Brandt Snedeker

• Must win the TOUR Championship, AND
• No. 1 must finish T6 or worse
• No. 2 must finish T4 or worse
• No. 3 must finish T3 or worse
• No. 4 must finish in a 3-way tie for second or worse
• No. 5 must finish T2 or worse

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12 Justin Thomas Justin Thomas

Must win the TOUR Championship, AND
• No. 1 must finish in a 3-way tie for 6th or worse
• No. 2 must finish T4 or worse
• No. 3 must finish T3 or worse
• No. 4 must finish in a 3-way tie for second or worse
• No. 5 must finish T2 or worse

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13 Phil Mickelson Phil Mickelson

Must win the TOUR Championship, AND
• No. 1 must finish T7 or worse
• No. 2 must finish T4 or worse
• No. 3 must finish T3 or worse
• No. 4 must finish in a 3-way tie for second or worse
• No. 5 must finish T2 or worse

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14 Ryan Moore Ryan Moore

Must win the TOUR Championship, AND
• No. 1 must finish T8 or worse
• No. 2 must finish T4 or worse
• No. 3 must finish T3 or worse
• No. 4 must finish in a 3-way tie for second or worse
• No. 5 must finish T2 or worse

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15 Kevin Chappell Kevin Chappell

Must win the TOUR Championship, AND
• No. 1 must finish ninth or worse*
• No. 2 must finish T4 or worse*
• No. 3 must finish T3 or worse
• No. 4 must finish in a 3-way tie for second or worse
• No. 5 must finish T2 or worse

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16 Matt Kuchar Matt Kuchar

• Must win the TOUR Championship, AND
• No. 1 must finish in a 3-way tie for ninth or worse
• No. 2 must finish in a 3-way tie for fourth or worse
• No. 3 must finish T3 or worse
• No. 4 must finish third or worse
• No. 5 must finish T2 or worse

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17 Hideki Matsuyama Hideki Matsuyama

Must win the TOUR Championship, AND
• No. 1 must finish in a 3-way tie for tenth or worse
• No. 2 must finish in a 3-way tie for fourth or worse
• No. 3 must finish in a 3-way tie for third or worse
• No. 4 must finish third or worse
• No. 5 must finish T2 or worse

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18 Si Woo Kim Si Woo Kim

Must win the TOUR Championship, AND
• No. 1 must finish T-11 or worse
• No. 2 must finish fifth or worse
• No. 3 must finish in a 3-way tie for third or worse
• No. 4  must finish third or worse
• No. 5 must finish in a 3-way tie for second or worse

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19 Kevin Kisner Kevin Kisner

Must win the TOUR Championship, AND
• No. 1 must finish T12 or worse
• No. 2 must finish fifth or worse
• No. 3 must finish in a 3-way tie for third or worse
• No. 4 must finish third or worse
• No. 5 must finish in a 3-way tie for second or worse
• No. 6 must finish T2 or worse

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20 Gary Woodland Gary Woodland

Must win the TOUR Championship, AND
• No. 1 must finish in a 3-way tie for 12th or worse
• No. 2 must finish fifth or worse
• No. 3 must finish in a 3-way tie for third or worse
• No. 4 must finish third or worse
• No. 5 must finish in a 3-way tie for second or worse
• No. 6 must finish T2 or worse

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21 Roberto Castro Roberto Castro

Must win the TOUR Championship, AND
• No. 1 must finish 13th or worse*
• No. 2 must finish fifth or worse*
• No. 3 must finish in a 3-way tie for third or worse
• No. 4 must finish third or worse*
• No. 5 must finish in a 3-way tie for second or worse
• No. 6 must finish T-2 or worse

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22 Kevin Na Kevin Na

Must win the TOUR Championship, AND
• No. 1 must finish in a 3-way tie for 13th or worse
• No. 2 must finish T5 or worse
• No. 3 must finish in a 3-way tie for third or worse
• No. 4 must finish T3 or worse
• No. 5 must finish in a 3-way tie for second or worse
• No. 6 must finish T2 or worse

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23 William McGirt William McGirt

Must win the TOUR Championship, AND
• No. 1 must finish 15th or worse*
• No. 2 must finish T5 or worse
• No. 3 must finish in a 3-way tie for third or worse
• No. 4 must finish T3 or worse
• No. 5 must finish in a 3-way tie for second or worse
• No. 6 must finish T2 or worse

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24 Bubba Watson Bubba Watson

Must win the TOUR Championship, AND
• No. 1 must finish 17th or worse*
• No. 2 must finish in a 3-way tie for fifth or worse
• No. 3 must finish in a 3-way tie for third or worse
• No. 4 must finish T3 or worse
• No. 5 must finish in a 3-way tie for second or worse
• No. 6 must finish T2 or worse

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25 Sean O'Hair Sean O’Hair

Must win the TOUR Championship, AND
• No. 1 must finish 19th or worse*
• No. 2 must finish in a 3-way tie for fifth or worse
• No. 3 must finish fourth or worse
• No. 4 must finish T3 or worse
• No. 5 must finish in a 3-way tie for second or worse
• No. 6 must finish T2 or worse

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26 Daniel Berger Daniel Berger

Must win the TOUR Championship, AND
• No. 1 must finish 21st or worse*
• No. 2 must finish sixth or worse*
• No. 3 must finish fourth or worse*
• No. 4 must finish T-3 or worse
• No. 5 must finish in a 3-way tie for second or worse
• No. 6 must finish T-2 or worse

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27 Jason Dufner Jason Dufner

Must win the TOUR Championship, AND
• No. 1 must finish 23rd or worse*
• No. 2 must finish T6 or worse
• No. 3 must finish T4 or worse
• No. 4 must finish T3 or worse
• No. 5 must finish in a 3-way tie for second or worse
• No. 6 must finish T-2 or worse

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28 J.B. Holmes J.B. Holmes

Must win the TOUR Championship, AND
• No. 1 must finish 25th or worse*
• No. 2 must finish T6 or worse
• No. 3 must finish T4 or worse
• No. 4 must finish T3 or worse
• No. 5 must finish in a 3-way tie for second or worse
• No. 6 must finish T2 or worse

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29 Jhonattan Vegas Jhonattan Vegas

Must win the TOUR Championship, AND
• No. 1 must finish 27th or worse*
• No. 2 must finish in a 3-way tie for sixth or worse
• No. 3 must finish T4 or worse
• No. 4 must finish T3 or worse
• No. 5 must finish in a 3-way tie for second or worse
• No. 6 must finish T2 or worse

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30 Charl Schwartzel Charl Schwartzel

Must win the TOUR Championship, AND
• No. 1 must finish 29th or worse*
• No. 2 must finish in a 3-way tie for 6th or worse
• No. 3 must finish T4 or worse
• No. 4 must finish T3 or worse
• No. 5 must finish in a 3-way tie for second or worse
• No. 6 must finish T2 or worse

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