Planet Golf — 09 September 2014 by GW staff and news services
Tour Championship: Capsules

Capsules looks at the 30 players involved in this week’s Tour championship:

Chris Kirk – No. 1

Chris Kirk is in prime position for his first-ever start at the TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola, thanks to a win at the Deutsche Bank Championship two weeks ago that moved him from No. 17 in the FedExCup rankings to No. 1. The former University of Georgia standout – one of four in the field (Bubba Watson,Russell Henley, Brendon Todd) – was 10 shots off the first-round lead at TPC Boston after an opening- round 71, but closed with rounds of 66-64-66 to edge Geoff Ogilvy, Henley and Billy Horschel by two shots to win his third PGA TOUR title and second of the season (The McGladrey Classic). Kirk’s final two rounds at the Deutsche Bank Championship included 12 birdies and no bogeys as he played alongside World No. 1 Rory McIlroy, who finished T5.

Kirk’s win at The McGladrey Classic in November moved him to No. 4 in the FedExCup standings, and he remained inside the top 10 throughout the season for the next 34 weeks (before dropping to No. 17 after The Barclays). Kirk has totaled 11 top-25 finishes over the course of the season, including a runner-up finish at the Sony Open in Hawaii and a T4 at the Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide Insurance.

Kirk is hoping to follow in the footsteps of last year’s TOUR Championship and FedExCup winner, Henrik Stenson, and become the sixth player to win the tournament in his first appearance (Tom Watson, 1987; Chad Campbell, 2003; Bart Bryant, 2005; Bill Haas, 2011).

Year Final Rank Began Playoffs Rk Barclays Deutsche Bank BMW TOUR Champ

2011 42 33 Cut (41) T31 (43) T31(42)

2012 49 80 T46 (81) T35 (66) T12 (49)

2013 34 31 Cut (47) T17 (37) T24 (34)

2014 10 T53 (17) 1 (1) T36 (1)

To win the FedExCup- No. 1 Chris Kirk

• 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

Billy Horschel – No. 2

After a breakout season last year when Billy Horschel won his first TOUR title and made it to the TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola for the first time, he returns to East Lake thanks to a surge in the FedExCup Playoffs. Horschel nearly won the Deutsche Bank Championship with four rounds in the 60s, but a poor shot on the final hole dropped him into a tie for second. The runner-up finish, however, vaulted him from No. 82 in the FedExCup standings to No. 20. Less than one week later, he was hoisting the BMW Championship trophy for his second PGA TOUR win, thanks to another four rounds in the 60s (68-66-63-69) and steady play down the stretch. The victory boosted Horschel into the coveted top-five heading into the TOUR Championship.

Horschel’s other top finishes this season were a pair of T6s at the Hyundai Tournament of Champions and the FedEx St. Jude Classic. Horschel finished T7 in his first TOUR Championship start last year, helping him to a final FedExCup rank of 16th Year Final Rank Began Playoffs Rk Barclays Deutsche Bank BMW TOUR Champ 2011 170.

2012 143

2013 16 6 CUT (17) T70 (22) T18 (22) T7 (16)

2014 69 CUT (82) T2 (20) 1 (2)

To win the FedExCup – No. 2 Billy Horschel

• 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

Bubba Watson – No. 3

Bubba Watson is enjoying the best season in his nine years on the PGA TOUR. He won the 2014 Northern Trust Open in February, thanks to a pair of stellar 64s on the weekend at The Riviera Country Club. Then he followed up that impressive showing by claiming his second green jacket at the Masters Tournament; his final-round 69 was the lowest score among the contenders. In addition, Watson has posted three runner-up finishes (Waste Management Phoenix Open, World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship, BMW Championship) and a third-place finish (the Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide Insurance) this season. His runner-up finish at last week’s BMW Championship – just his third career top-10 in a FedExCup Playoffs event – helped him jump from No. 6 to No. 3 in FedExCup points, and he enters the TOUR Championship ranked in the top 10 for the first time in his career.

Watson’s No. 6 rank heading into the TOUR Championship is the best of his four previous starts in the event. He has now made the FedExCup finale five of eight times. His best finish at East Lake was a T5 in 2013, when he finished a career-best 13th in the FedExCup.

Year Final Rank Began Playoffs Rk Barclays Deutsche Bank BMW TOUR Champ

2007 37 33 CUT (36) CUT (41) T18 (37)

2008 30 56 T12 (30) T44 (27) T28 (29) 30 (30)

2009 53 54 CUT (72) T32 (59) T15 (53)

2010 22 8 T31 (9) T37 (12) T50 (18) T17(22)

2011 26 8 CUT (16) T16 (12) T53 (18) T23 (26)

2012 13 5 T10 (7) CUT (10) T12 (11) T5 (13)

2013 37 38 T13 (27) T67 (40) T24 (37)

2014 3 T30 (5) T29 (6) 2 (3)

To win the FedExCup – No. 3 Bubba Watson

• 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

Rory McIlroy – No. 4

Northern Ireland’s Rory McIlroy is fourth in the FedExCup standings thanks to an amazing stretch of golf, including four rounds in the 60s at Valhalla GC that carried him to a one-stroke victory at the 96th PGA Championship. His fourth major championship capped off a streak of three consecutive victories (The Open Championship, Bridgestone Invitational, PGA Championship), making him the first player to perform the feat since Tiger Woods won five consecutive starts at the conclusion of the 2007 season and beginning of the 2008 season.

McIlroy was No. 35 in the FedExCup standings after the U.S. Open, and has since rocketed up the list with his three consecutive wins: to No. 11 after The Open Championship; to No. 3 after the Bridgestone Invitational; and to No. 1 after the PGA Championship. He has been steady in the FedExCup Playoffs with a T22 at The Barclays, a T5 at the Deutsche Bank Championship and a T8 at the BMW Championship, his 11th top-10 finish of the season. In addition to his three wins, he finished T2 at The Honda Classic after a sudden-death playoff eventually won by Russell Henley.

McIlroy’s best finish in the FedExCup came in 2012 when he won two Playoff events and was just edged by Brandt Snedeker for the FedExCup title.

Year Final Rank Began Playoffs Rk Barclays Deutsche Bank BMW TOUR Champ

2010 36 21 T56 (28) T37 (29) T37 (36)

2012 2 3 T24 (4) 1 (1) 1 (1) T10 (2)

2013 50 49 T19 (3) T47 (41) T59 (50)

2014 1 T22 (2) T5 (2) T8 (4)

To Win the FedExCup – No. 4 Rory McIlroy

• 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

Hunter Mahan – No. 5

Hunter Mahan began the FedExCup Playoffs in an unfamiliar position. As the lone player to tee it up in every Playoffs event in the history of the FedExCup, Mahan is accustomed to starting the Playoffs with the TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola well in his sites. However, he began this year’s road to East Lake at No. 62 in the standings at the start of The Barclays and in need of a solid finish to get back to Atlanta.

Mahan began the final round one-stroke off the lead, and with birdies on four of his last six holes, he claimed his sixth career PGA TOUR victory to move to No. 1 in the standings at the time (the Oklahoma State alum is now fifth in the standings).

Mahan has six top-10 finishes on the season thus far. In addition to his win at The Barclays, he finished T4 at the Waste Management Phoenix Open, sixth at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, T7 at the PGA Championship and T9 at both the World Golf Championships-Accenture Match Play Championship and World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship.

In 2011, Mahan nearly won the FedExCup if not for one of the more memorable shots in FedExCup history when Bill Haas escaped from the water on the second playoff hole to save par and eventually defeat Mahan for the FedExCup title.

Year Final Rank Began Playoffs Rk Barclays Deutsche Bank BMW TOUR Champ

2007 15 15 T17 (16) MC (19) T30 (20) T5 (15)

2008 18 31 T31 (25) T15 (20) T8 (16) T17 (18)

2009 27 14 T20 (15) T36 (21) T38 (23) 24 (27)

2010 18 7 T31 (7) T33 (8) T37 (15) T15 (18)

2011 7 20 T43 (24) T8 (18) T42 (21) 2 (7)

2012 19 6 CUT (12) T39 (14) 70 (23) T8 (19)

2013 20 21 T25 (21) T13 (18) T4 (15) T20 (20)

2014 62 1 (1) 64 (3) T59 (5)

To win the FedExCup – No. 5 Hunter Mahan

• 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

Jimmy Walker – No. 6

By February 10, Jimmy Walker had already enjoyed a career-year on the PGA TOUR with his third win of the season at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am. Walker won the first event of the season at the Frys.com Open and never looked back. With nine top-10 finishes to go along with his three wins, Walker led the FedExCup standings for 36 of the first 37 weeks of the season, including a record 30 straight weeks, starting with his victory at the Sony Open in Hawaii.

In addition to his victories, Walker performed well in some of the season’s biggest events with a T6 at THE PLAYERS, a T7 at the PGA Championship, a T8 at the Masters Tournament and a T9 at the U.S. Open and the Deutsche Bank Championship.

That stellar play has added up to Walker’s first start in the TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola. His best FedExCup finish of six previous seasons was 36th in 2013.

Year Final Rank Began Playoffs Rk Barclays Deutsche Bank BMW TOUR Champ

2008 192

2009 148

2010 84 72 T52 (77) CUT (84)

2011 50 68 T18 (48) T37 (51) T22 (50)

2012 62 43 T38 (45) T51 (46) 64 (62)

2013 36 26 T54 (30) CUT (45) T11 (36)

2014 2 CUT (3) T9 (4) T20 (6)

To win the FedExCup – No. 6 Jimmy Walker

• Must win the TOUR Championship AND

• Chris Kirk (No. 1) must finish T2 or worse

• Can finish second and still have a mathematical chance of winning

Jim Furyk – No. 7

Jim Furyk is the highest-ranked player in the FedExCup standings without a victory this season. He has been, however, a model of consistent excellence. He’s finished in the top 10 in half of his starts (10 of 20), including three runner-up finishes, without missing a single cut. He shot all four rounds in the 60s at three  different tournaments this year, including the RBC Canadian Open, where he finished one stroke behind Tim Clark. Furyk has two top-10 finishes in the FedExCup Playoffs so far (8th at The Barclays and T4 at the BMW Championship), giving 14 top 10s in the Playoffs over his career.

Furyk’s last victory was the 2010 TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola, when he also claimed the FedExCup. He is one of three past tournament champions (Adam Scott, Bill Haas) and two past FedExCup champions in the field (Haas). In six previous starts at the TOUR Championship during the FedExCup era, he owns four top-10 finishes and has never finished lower than T14.

Year Final Rank Began Playoffs Rk Barclays Deutsche Bank BMW TOUR Champ

2007 11 3 T25 (7) T55 (7) T14 (8) T11 (11)

2008 5 15 T12 (10) T7 (5) T3 (4) T6 (5)

2009 4 16 T15 (18) T8 (18) T2 (3) T7 (4)

2010 1 3 DQ (8) T37 (11) T15 (11) 1 (1)

2011 36 60 T52 (60) 6 (35) T22 (36)

2012 15 17 CUT (25) T13 (17) 9 (18) 7 (15)

2013 14 23 T6 (14) T27 (15) 3 (11) T14 (14)

2014 5 8 (6) T23 (8) T4 (7)

To win the FedExCup – No. 7 Jim Furyk

• Must win the TOUR Championship AND

• Chris Kirk (No. 1) must finish in a three-way tie for 2nd or worse

• Billy Horschel (No. 2) must finish T2 or worse

Matt Kuchar – No. 8

Matt Kuchar, a Georgia Tech grad, has been one of the most consistent players on the PGA TOUR since 2009, with six of his seven career wins and 53 top-10 finishes – seven of those coming in the FedExCup Playoffs. This season, he reeled off four consecutive top-10 finishes, starting with a T4 at the Valero Texas Open and ending with a win at the RBC Heritage. He has 11 top 10s coming into East Lake, including a T5 at The Barclays at Ridgewood Country Club, where he won in 2010.

In the first three seasons of the FedExCup, Kuchar finished 92nd (2007), 115th (2008) and 40th (2009). He has since found his stride in the competition, however, finishing a career-best second in 2010, sixth in 2011 and 2013; and 18th in 2012. Kuchar enters the TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola inside the top 10 in the standings for the fourth time in the last five years. His best finish at East Lake came in 2012, when he finished T10.

Year Final Rank Began Playoffs Rk Barclays Deutsche Bank BMW TOUR Champ

2007 92 92 T35 (90) T41 (92)

2008 115 81 MC (107) MC (115)

2009 40 77 T28 (60) T15 (46) T10 (40)

2010 2 9 1 (1) T11 (1) T3 (1) T25 (2)

2011 6 12 2 (2) T25 (2) T22 (5) T20 (6)

2012 18 9 T38 (11) T35 (13) T54 (16) T10 (18)

2013 6 2 T19 (4) T4 (4) T24 (5) T26 (6)

2014 4 T5 (4) T29 (5) T46 (8)

To win the FedExCup – No. 8 Matt Kuchar

• Must win the TOUR Championship, AND

• Chris Kirk (No. 1) must finish third or worse*

• Billy Horschel (No. 2) must finish T2 or worse*

• Bubba Watson (No. 3) must finish second or worse.*

Rickie Fowler – No. 9

Despite no wins to his resume this year, Rickie Fowler has enjoyed one of the more remarkable seasons in professional golf. He joined Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods as the only players in modern golf history to finish within the top five in all four majors championships: he finished as a runner-up at both the U.S. Open and The Open Championship; T3 at the PGA Championship; and T5 at the Masters Tournament. In all, he’s enjoyed nine top-10 finishes in 25 starts this year, including five in a row from June through August.

He has two top-10 finishes in the FedExCup Playoffs thus far (T9 at The Barclays and T4 at the BMW Championship), helping him to a career-high rank heading to East Lake.  In fact, Fowler has advanced to the TOUR Championship just once before, in 2012, when he finished T23 and 28th in the FedExCup.

Year Final Rank Began Playoffs Rk Barclays Deutsche Bank BMW TOUR Champ

2010 32 19 T36 (22) T41 (25) T45 (32)

2011 43 28 T52 (31) T52 (37) 48 (43)

2012 28 18 T24 (19) T74 (24) T41 (27) T23 (28)

2013 7 42 T9 (23) CUT (36) T39 (38)

2014 16 T9 (11) T23 (10) T4 (9)

To win the FedExCup – No. 9 Rickie Fowler

• Must win the TOUR Championship, AND

• Chris Kirk (No. 1) must finish in a 3-way tie for third or worse

• Billy Horschel (No. 2) must finish third or worse

• Bubba Watson (No. 3) must finish T2 or worse

• Rory McIlroy (No. 4) must finish second or worse*

Jason Day – No. 10

Although he didn’t earn any FedExCup points at the World Cup, Jason Day’s win in his native Australia in the middle of the inaugural wrap-around season is probably what has sparked a career year. In February, Day won the World Golf Championship-Accenture Match Play Championship after a dramatic sudden-death

playoff over Victor Dubuisson. Despite battling a thumb injury for much of the rest of the season, Day has still played some spectacular golf: a T4 at the U.S. Open and two top-10 finishes in the first two FedExCup Playoff events (T2 at The Barclays and T7 at Deutsche Bank Championship). Last week, Day withdrew during the second round of the BMW Championship with a back injury.

Day is making his fourth trip to the FedExCup finale at East Lake. His best finish came in 2011 when he finished T6 and posted a career-best 12th-place finish in the FedExCup overall.

Year Final Rank Began Playoffs Rk Barclays Deutsche Bank BMW TOUR Champ

2008 83 127 T31 (96) T50 (83)

2009 48 67 T12 (46) T19 (37) T59 (48)

2010 8 28 T5 (14) T2 (4) T54 (6) T17 (8)

2011 12 14 T13 (15) T3 (6) T49 (10) T6 (12)

2012 87 113 T24 (88) T51 (87)

2013 17 14 T25 (16) T13 (12) T4 (14) T14 (17)

2014 34 T2 (7) T7 (7) WD (10)

To win the FedExCup – No. 10 Jason Day

• Must win the TOUR Championship, AND

• Chris Kirk (No. 1) must finish fifth or worse

• Billy Horschel (No. 2) must finish in a 3-way tie for third or worse

• Bubba Watson (No. 3) must finish in a 3-way tie for second or worse

• Rory McIlroy (No. 4) must finish T2 or worse

• Hunter Mahan (No. 5) must finish second or worse*

Jordan Spieth – No. 11

Last year’s PGA TOUR Rookie of the Year, Jordan Spieth has continued his strong play this season. Spieth, who turned 21 years old in July, was the 54-hole co-leader at three important tournaments this season: the Hyundai Tournament of Champions, the Masters Tournament and THE PLAYERS Championship. He also finished strong trying to defend his John Deere Classic title with rounds of 64-67-66 to finish T7. He has 18 top-25 finishes in 26 starts, including a T8 at last week’s BMW Championship.

Last year, Spieth became the youngest player to reach the TOUR Championship (Tiger Woods was 20 years, 9 months, 27 days on Sunday of the 1996 event). Spieth carded an electrifying 64 (-6) in the final round at East Lake, leading to a T2 finish in the TOUR Championship and a seventh-place finish in the FedExCup standings, the best performance by a rookie in FedExCup history.

Year Final Rank Began Playoffs Rk Barclays Deutsche Bank BMW TOUR

2013 7 8 T19 (9) T4 (10) T16 (13) T2 (7)

2014 8 T22 (9) T29 (9) T8 (11)

To win the FedExCup – No. 11 Jordan Spieth

• Must win the TOUR Championship, AND

• Chris Kirk (No. 1) must finish T6 or worse

• Billy Horschel (No. 2) must finish T4 or worse

• Bubba Watson (No. 3) must finish T3 or worse

• Rory McIlroy (No. 4) must finish in a 3-way tie for second or worse

• Hunter Mahan (No. 5) must finish T2 or worse

Adam Scott – No. 12

Australia’s Adam Scott has rarely been out of contention during the 2013-14 season, finishing in the top 25 in 15 of 16 starts, which includes a victory at the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial. With that victory, Scott became the first player to win the Texas Grand Slam, having won the 2007 Shell Houston Open, 2008 HP Byron Nelson Championship, 2010 Valero Texas Open and 2014 Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial.

In addition to winning his 11th PGA TOUR event, the victory also moved Scott into the coveted World No. 1 position. Scott’s reign was short-lived though, as he fell to No. 2 following Rory McIlroy’s victory at the World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational. Scott, who won The Barclays last year en route to a career-best fourth-place finish in the FedExCup, has finished T15 and T16 at The Barclays and Deutsche Championship, respectively, this year. A T8 at the BMW Championship last week was his ninth career top-10 finish in the FedExCup Playoffs.

Scott has played in the TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola eight times with a victory in 2006, the year before the start of the FedExCup. Scott is one of three past champions in the field (Jim Furyk, Bill Haas)

Year Final Rank Began Playoffs Rk Barclays Deutsche Bank BMW TOUR Champ

2007 12 10 T14 (9) T17 (9) 4 (7) T26 (12)

2008 47 24 MC (47) T73 (43) T50 (47)

2009 110 116 T58 (110)

2010 19 32 T9 (19) T5 (15) T15 (14) 27 (19)

2011 16 13 T67 (23) T8 (16) T37 (19) T6 (16)

2012 25 32 62 (34) T7 (25) T6 (21) 19 (25)

2013 4 11 1st (2) T53 (3) T28 (3) T14 (4)

2014 15 T15 (16) T16 (11) T8 (12)

To win the FedExCup – No. 12 Adam Scott

• Must win the TOUR Championship, AND

• Chris Kirk (No. 1) must finish in a 3-way tie for 6

• Billy Horschel (No. 2) must finish T4 or worse

• Bubba Watson (No. 3) must finish T3 or worse

• Rory McIlroy (No. 4) must finish in a 3-way tie for second or worse

• Hunter Mahan (No. 5) must finish T2 or worse

Sergio Garcia – No. 13

Sergio Garcia has made the most of his fairly limited number of PGA TOUR starts this season (the TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola will be his 16th), posting 11 top-25 finishes, including runner-up finishes in three consecutive starts this summer: T2 at the Travelers Championship and The Open Championship; 2nd at the World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational). Garcia entered the Travelers Championship week ranked No. 34 in FedExCup points. He vaulted to No. 4 by the conclusion of the Bridgestone Invitational. A T4 at last week’s BMW Championship, which included a 64 in the second round, boosted Garcia from No. 23 to 13 in the FedExCup standings.

Garcia is making his fifth TOUR Championship start in the FedExCup era (ninth overall). He has never finished lower than T20 in those starts and never lower than T15 since the FedExCup began in 2007. Garcia was runner up to Camilo Villegas after a sudden-death playoff in 2008 and finished third in the FedExCup, his career high. He has nine top-10 finishes in the FedExCup Playoffs overall.

Year Final Rank Began Playoffs Rk Barclays Deutsche Bank BMW TOUR Champ

2007 9 13 T25 (18) T17 (16) 9 (10) 4 (9)

2008 3 12 P2 (2) T5 (2) T20 (3) P2 (3)

2009 38 89 T31 (71) 26 (55) T6 (38)

2010 109 101

2011 44 59 T32 (53) T31 (53) T12 (44)

2012 17 33 T3 (10) DNP (15) T24 (12) T15 (17)

2013 22 59 (T37) 55 T4 (24) T18 (25) T9 (22)

2014 7 T57 (15) DNP (23) T4 (13)

To win the FedExCup – No. 13 Sergio Garcia

• Must win the TOUR Championship, AND

• Chris Kirk (No. 1) must finish T7 or worse

• Billy Horschel (No. 2) must finish T4 or worse

• Bubba Watson (No. 3) must finish T3 or worse

• Rory McIlroy (No. 4) must finish in a 3-way tie for second or worse

• Hunter Mahan (No. 5) must finish T2 or worse

Martin Kaymer – No. 14

Martin Kaymer was this season’s dark horse, going wire-to-wire at THE PLAYERS Championship to best Jim Furyk and Sergio Garcia for his first PGA TOUR victory since the 2010 PGA Championship. En route to his PLAYERS victory, Kaymer sank one of the most clutch putts of the season from 28-1⁄2 feet on the iconic 17th hole on the Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass. It wasn’t long before Kaymer put the golf world on notice once again when he went wire-to-wire to win the U.S. Open by a decisive eight strokes.

Kaymer’s season has been quiet since his major victory, but a T7 at the Deutsche Bank Championship boosted him from No. 23 to No. 15 in the FedExCup, and he moved up another spot thanks to a T16 at last week’s BMW Championship. He will be making his debut at the TOUR Championship. Kaymer has a chance to become the first player to win THE PLAYERS, a major championship and the TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola in the same year.

Year Final Rank Began Playoffs Rk Barclays Deutsche Bank BMW TOUR Champ

2013 84 103 T50 (90) T47 (84)

2014 14 CUT (23) T7 (15) T16 (14)

To win the FedExCup – No. 14 Martin Kaymer

• Must win the TOUR Championship, AND

• Chris Kirk (No. 1) must finish T8 or worse

• Billy Horschel (No. 2) must finish T4 or worse

• Bubba Watson (No. 3) must finish T3 or worse

• Rory McIlroy (No. 4) must finish in a 3-way tie for second or worse

• Hunter Mahan (No. 5) must finish T2 or worse

Zach Johnson – No. 15

With five top-10 finishes under his belt, including one win, PGA TOUR veteran Zach Johnson will head into the season-ending TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola ranked 15th in the FedExCup. Johnson’s season was highlighted by his 11th PGA TOUR victory at the winners-only Hyundai Tournament of Champions in January, which made him the ninth player in PGA TOUR history to win at both of the TOUR’s Hawaii events (2009 Sony Open in Hawaii). Johnson quickly collected two more top-10 finishes at the Sony Open in Hawaii and the Humana Challenge in partnership with the Clinton Foundation. Following a T6 at the Valero Texas Open in March, Johnson notched several top-25 finishes but failed to break the top 10 until a trip to Illinois for the John Deere Classic in July got him back into contention. The 2012 champion made a run for another title at his self-proclaimed “fifth major” and ended up finishing solo second.

Thanks to his consistent play this season, Johnson makes it to the FedExCup finale for the sixth time in his career. He owns the course record at East Lake – a 60 carded in the third round of the 2007 event, when he finished T2 for the tournament and seventh in the FedExCup. Last year’s fifth-place FedExCup finish is the best of his career.

Year Final Rank Began Playoffs Rk Barclays Deutsche Bank BMW TOUR Champ

2007 7 7 T25 (8) T30 (10) T38 (12) T2 (7)

2008 131 112 MC (131)

2009 6 3 T28 (4) T19 (4) 5 (4) T16 (6)

2010 17 16 T21 (15) T30 (17) T15 (19) T9 (17)

2011 40 32 MC (40) T16 (36) T31 (40)

2012 12 4 T38 (5) T47 (8) T12 (9) T15 (12)

2013 5 18 DNP (25) T27 (28) 1st (4) T7 (5)

2014 11 T22 (12) T16 (11) T43 (15)

To win the FedExCup – No. 15 Zach Johnson

• Must win the TOUR Championship, AND

• Chris Kirk (No. 1) must finish ninth or worse*

• Billy Horschel (No. 2) must finish T4 or worse*

• Bubba Watson (No. 3) must finish T3 or worse

• Rory McIlroy (No. 4) must finish in a 3-way tie for second or worse

• Hunter Mahan (No. 5) must finish T2 or worse

Bill Haas – No. 16

Bill Haas has won at least one tournament in each of the previous four seasons, and he enters the TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola with one final chance to extend this current streak. Despite not hoisting a trophy this year, Haas has played consistently well. He hasn’t missed a cut in 27 starts, and he has had an impressive run into and through the FedExCup Playoffs. Haas shot 12 consecutive rounds under par to produce three straight top-15 finishes: T2 at the Wyndham Championship; T15 at The Barclays; and T9 at the Deutsche Bank Championship. After opening with a 72 in round one of the BMW Championship, Haas went 68-67-68 to finish T16.

Haas, winner of the TOUR Championship and FedExCup in 2011, is the only winner of the FedExCup to come from outside the top 20. Haas was ranked No. 25 entering the TOUR Championship when he won the FedExCup, a victory that included his memorable shot from the edge of the water on the second playoff hole (No. 17) against Hunter Mahan. Haas’ par-saving up and down pushed the playoff to the 18th, where Haas was able to win the tournament and the FedExCup.

Year Final Rank Began Playoffs Rk Barclays Deutsche Bank BMW TOUR Champ

2007 126 125 T48 (126)

2008 73 107 T55 (81) T69 (73)

2009 41 82 T24 (62) T15 (47) T10 (41)

2010 31 26 T47 (31) T22 (28) T30 (31)

2011 1 15 T24 (18) T61 (24) T16 (25) 1st (1)

2012 32 21 Cut (29) T35 (28) T45 (32)

2013 24 5 T25 (8) CUT (17) T28 (18) T24 (24)

2014 24 T15 (21) T9 (17) T16 (16)

To win the FedExCup – No. 16 Bill Haas

• Must win the TOUR Championship, AND

• Chris Kirk (No. 1) must finish in a 3-way tie for ninth or worse

• Billy Horschel (No. 2) must finish in a 3-way tie for fourth or worse

• Bubba Watson (No. 3) must finish T3 or worse

• Rory McIlroy (No. 4) must finish third or worse

• Hunter Mahan (No. 5) must finish T2 or worse

John Senden – No. 17

After struggling through a disappointing 2013 season when he finished outside the top 100 in the FedExCup standings for the first time in his career, John Senden has bounced back with perhaps his best season on the PGA TOUR. The renowned ball-striker seems to play his best at some of the TOUR’s toughest tracks. The Aussie won the Valspar Championship – his second TOUR win and first since the 2006 John Deere Classic – at the challenging Copperhead Course at Innisbrook, and he produced top-10 finishes at The McGladrey Classic (T4), Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial (T5), Deutsche Bank Championship (T5) and the Masters Tournament (T8).

In three previous starts at the TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola, Senden’s best finish was a T10 in 2009. His best FedExCup finish is 13th in 2011.

Year Final Rank Began Playoffs Rk Barclays Deutsche Bank BMW TOUR Champ

2007 55 48 CUT (48) T23 (50) T52 (55)

2008 37 64 T31 (41) T33 (34) T50 (37)

2009 24 31 T64 (39) T11 (29) T20 (30) T10 (24)

2010 50 99 T15 (64) 8 (38) T63 (50)

2011 13 50 CUT (61) T21 (55) 2 (9) 25 (13)

2012 30 37 T19 (32) 12 (26) T56 (29) 26 (30)

2013 109 105 T62 (109)

2014 26 T22 (28) T5 (16) T23 (17)

To win the FedExCup – No. 17 John Senden

• Must win the TOUR Championship, AND

• Chris Kirk (No. 1) must finish in a 3-way tie for tenth or worse

• Billy Horschel (No. 2) must finish in a 3-way tie for fourth or worse

• Bubba Watson (No. 3) must finish in a 3-way tie for third or worse

• Rory McIlroy (No. 4) must finish third or worse

• Hunter Mahan (No. 5) must finish T2 or worse

Patrick Reed – No. 18

One of the biggest stories of the season is breakout star Patrick Reed, who cruised to two quick wins at the Humana Challenge in partnership with the Clinton Foundation and the World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship, marking three victories within one calendar year (won the 2013 Wyndham Championship for his first PGA TOUR victory). The 23-year-old made history with his victory at the Cadillac Championship, as he became the youngest winner of a World Golf Championships event at 23 years, 7 months and 4 days.

With his victory at the Cadillac Championship Reed also jumped from No. 10 to No. 3 in the FedExCup  standings, the highest rank he would have all season. Following Reed’s victory in March, he experienced a second-half slump, missing six cuts and not finishing inside of the top 10 until the World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational. Reed seems to be getting a bit of his rhythm back just in time for the TOUR Championship by Coca- Cola, as he finished T9 at the first Playoffs event, The Barclays. Reed is making his first trip to East Lake Golf Club.

Year Final Rank Began Playoffs Rk Barclays Deutsche Bank BMW TOUR Champ

2013 54 22 CUT (32) T70 (47) T59 (54)

2014 9 T9 (8) T74 (12) T53 (18)

To win the FedExCup – No. 18 Patrick Reed

• Must win the TOUR Championship, AND

• Chris Kirk (No. 1) must finish T-11 or worse

• Billy Horschel (No. 2) must finish fifth or worse

• Bubba Watson (No. 3) must finish in a 3-way tie for third or worse

• Rory McIlroy (No. 4) must finish third or worse

• Hunter Mahan (No. 5) must finish in a 3-way tie for second or worse

Cameron Tringale – No. 19

Cameron Tringale drew national attention when he belatedly disqualified himself from the PGA Championship. With peace of mind, Tringale had his career-best TOUR finish the following week at The Barclays. He opened and closed with an impressive pair of 66s to finish in a tie for second. With fourth- place finishes at the Shell Houston Open and The Greenbrier Classic coupled with his strong performance at the first event of the FedExCup Playoffs, Tringale has earned his first visit to the TOUR Championship.

His previous best FedExCup finish was 63rd in 2011.

Year Final Rank Began Playoffs Rk Barclays Deutsche Bank BMW TOUR Champ

2010 193

2011 63 64 T32 (55) CUT 66 T31 (63)

2012 90 56 CUT (79) CUT (90)

2013 79 67 T58 (69) T67 (79)

2014 61 T2 (10) T69 (18) T31 (19)

To win the FedExCup – No. 19 Cameron Tringale

• Must win the TOUR Championship, AND

• Chris Kirk (No. 1) must finish T12 or worse

• Billy Horschel (No. 2) must finish fifth or worse

• Bubba Watson (No. 3) must finish in a 3-way tie for third or worse

• Rory McIlroy (No. 4) must finish third or worse

• Hunter Mahan (No. 5) must finish in a 3-way tie for second or worse

• Phil Mickelson (No. 6) must finish T2 or worse

Russell Henley – No. 20

Russell Henley’s sophomore season on TOUR has been full of peaks and valleys, with a playoff victory at The Honda Classic mixed in amongst 12 missed cuts. Henley closed out a four-man playoff with Rory McIlroy, Russell Knox and Ryan Palmer by reaching the green in two and making a two-putt birdie for his  first victory since the 2013 Sony Open in Hawaii. Henley once again proved he can perform under pressure at the Deutsche Bank Championship when he needed a strong finish to advance in the FedExCup Playoffs.

Henley was 62nd in FedExCup points to start the week and then opened with a 70-66-65 to take a one- stroke lead after 54 holes. Although he came up two shots short of fellow Georgia Bulldog Chris Kirk, Henley holed a 28-foot birdie putt on the 72nd hole to finish T2 and vault up the FedExCup standings to No. 14 (he’s now No. 20), earning him his first trip to East Lake for the TOUR Championship. Henley is one of four Georgia Bulldogs in the field this week (Kirk, Bubba Watson, Brendon Todd).

Year Final Rank Began Playoffs Rk Barclays Deutsche Bank BMW TOUR Champ

2013 44 24 CUT (33) T62 (43) T39 (44)

2014 50 T61 (62) T2 (14) T59 (20)

To win the FedExCup – No. 20 Russell Henley

• Must win the TOUR Championship, AND

• Chris Kirk (No. 1) must finish in a 3-way tie for 12th or worse

• Billy Horschel (No. 2) must finish fifth or worse

• Bubba Watson (No. 3) must finish in a 3-way tie for third or worse

• Rory McIlroy (No. 4) must finish third or worse

• Hunter Mahan (No. 5) must finish in a 3-way tie for second or worse

Morgan Hoffmann – No. 21

In his second full season on the PGA TOUR, Morgan Hoffman missed the cut at the Wyndham Championship and had to watch things play out with fingers crossed to see if he would make it to the FedExCup Playoffs. He just did, ending up No. 124 of 125 players to qualify for The Barclays (played minutes from his childhood home in Paramus, N.J.). Hoffmann became the only player in FedExCup history to start each FedExCup Playoffs event outside the cut line to play his way into the next of each of next Playoffs events. Hoffmann’s journey through the FedExCup Playoffs included weekend rounds of 62-63 at the BMW Championship to help him finish third and move from No. 68 to No. 21. His weekend rounds at the BMW Championship included a back-nine 6-under-par 30 that secured his first-ever trip to the TOUR Championship. Hoffmann matches Heath Slocum as the players with the lowest ranking to start the FedExCup Playoffs (124th) to reach East Lake.

Year Final Rank Began Playoffs Rk Barclays Deutsche Bank BMW TOUR Champ

2013 117 111 CUT (117)

2014 124 T9 (73) T35 (68) 3 (21)

To win the FedExCup – No. 21 Morgan Hoffmann

• Must win the TOUR Championship, AND

• Chris Kirk (No. 1) must finish 13th or worse*

• Billy Horschel (No. 2) must finish fifth or worse*

• Bubba Watson (No. 3) must finish in a 3-way tie for third or worse

• Rory McIlroy (No. 4) must finish third or worse*

• Hunter Mahan (No. 5) must finish in a 3-way tie for second or worse

• Jimmy Walker (No. 6) must finish T-2 or worse

Webb Simpson – No. 22

Since finishing second in the FedExCup in 2011, Webb Simpson has become a regular at East Lake Golf Club and the TOUR Championship. Simpson got off to the best start possible in the new wrap-around 2012-14 season when he won his first event in Las Vegas. He dominated the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open with a six-shot victory. After a tie for third at the Hyundai Tournament of  Champions, Simpson wrestled away from Jimmy Walker the top spot in the FedExCup standings. Simpson remained near the top of the points race with two other top-three finishes at the FedEx St. Jude Classic and The Greenbrier Classic. He’s notched nine top-10 finishes so far this season, including a T9 at the Deutsche Bank Championship.  Simpson’s best finish at East Lake in three previous starts was fourth place in 2013, thanks in large part to a final-round 63.

Year Final Rank Began Playoffs Rk Barclays Deutsche Bank BMW TOUR Champ

2009 62 85 8 (41) CUT (51) T61 (62)

2010 85 94 T36 (80) CUT (85)

2011 2 3 T10 (4) 1 (1) 5 (1) 22 (2)

2012 16 13 MC (20) T18 (19) T51 (25) T5 (16)

2013 11 17 T15 (18) T53 (20) T24 (21) 4 (11)

2014 13 CUT (22) T9 (19) T53 (22)

To win the FedExCup – No. 22 Webb Simpson

• Must win the TOUR Championship, AND

• Chris Kirk (No. 1) must finish in a 3-way tie for 13th or worse

• Billy Horschel (No. 2) must finish T5 or worse

• Bubba Watson (No. 3) must finish in a 3-way tie for third or worse

• Rory McIlroy (No. 4) must finish T3 or worse

• Hunter Mahan (No. 5) must finish in a 3-way tie for second or worse

• Jimmy Walker (No. 6) must finish T2 or worse

Ryan Palmer – No. 23

Ryan Palmer has qualified for the TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola for the second time in his career and first since 2010. Palmer entered the FedExCup Playoffs at No. 30 in the standings thanks to a solid PGA TOUR season that included a career-best six top-10 finishes, including runner-up finishes at the Humana Challenge in partnership with the Clinton Foundation and The Honda Classic (lost in a four-way, sudden- death playoff to Russell Henley). A T74 at The Barclays dropped almer to No. 43. After a T16 at the Deutsche Bank Championship moved Palmer to No. 37, a clutch fourth-place finish at the BMW Championship (his seventh top-10 of the season) made him one of two players to play their way from outside the top 30 into the TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola field (Morgan Hoffmann).

Year Final Rank Began Playoffs Rk Barclays Deutsche Bank BMW TOUR Champ

2007 134 133 DNP (134)

2008 94 132 T62 (106) T50 (94)

2009 134

2010 23 23 T5 (13) T11 (13) T43 (16) 28 (23)

2011 53 37 T43 (36) T61 (48) T49 (53)

2012 55 44 T24 (42) CUT (57) T45 (55)

2013 71 46 T66 (60) CUT (71)

2014 30 T74 (43) T16 (37) T4 (23)

To win the FedExCup – No. 23 Ryan Palmer

• Must win the TOUR Championship, AND

• Chris Kirk (No. 1) must finish 15th or worse*

• Billy Horschel (No. 2) must finish T5 or worse

• Bubba Watson (No. 3) must finish in a 3-way tie for third or worse

• Rory McIlroy (No. 4) must finish T3 or worse

• Hunter Mahan (No. 5) must finish in a 3-way tie for second or worse

• Jimmy Walker (No. 6) must finish T2 or worse

Kevin Na – No. 24

Although he has yet to win this season, Kevin Na has accumulated six top-10 finishes so far (second only to a total of nine in 2009), helping to keep him within the top 30 of the FedExCup standings nearly all season. He began with a T3 at the Frys.com Open in October and most recently posted a T9 at The Barclays. Na owns a pair of runner-up finishes this season: at the Valspar Championship and at the Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide Insurance, where he finished second to Hideki Matsuyama after a sudden-death playoff. Na last advanced to the TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola in 2010, where he finished T17. His highest final FedExCup ranking is 26th (2009, 2010).

Year Final Rank Began Playoffs Rk Barclays Deutsche Bank BMW TOUR Champ

2007 98 95 CUT (96) 69 (98)

2008 93 83 T32 (51) CUT (93)

2009 26 23 T24 (22) T11 (23) T8 (18) 30 (26)

2010 26 41 T36 (39) T33 (41) T3 (20) T17 (26)

2011 71 47 CUT (57) CUT (71)

2012 52 38 CUT (51) T69 (64) T26 (52)

2013 200

2014 20 T9 (13) CUT (21) T46 (24)

To win the FedExCup – No. 24 Kevin Na

• Must win the TOUR Championship, AND

• Chris Kirk (No. 1) must finish 17th or worse*

• Billy Horschel (No. 2) must finish in a 3-way tie for fifth or worse

• Bubba Watson (No. 3) must finish in a 3-way tie for third or worse

• Rory McIlroy (No. 4) must finish T3 or worse

• Hunter Mahan (No. 5) must finish in a 3-way tie for second or worse

• Jimmy Walker (No. 6) must finish T2 or worse

Geoff Ogilvy – No. 25

Australia’s Geoff Ogilvy has been on a roller-coaster throughout the FedExCup Playoffs. He flew home to Scottsdale after missing the cut at The Barclays and assuming he was out of the Playoffs all together, only to find out he made the Deutsche Bank Championship field on the number (as No. 100 in FedExCup points). Ogilvy made the most of his turn of fortune, posting a T2 finish at TPC Boston to jump into 24th place and secure his first trip to East Lake since 2011 (he is now ranked No. 25). Ogilvy’s season was not up to his usual standards (nine missed cuts in 20 starts and no top 10s) until the Barracuda Championship the first week of August. Ogilvy won the event, which uses a Modified- Stableford scoring system, for his first win since the Hyundai Tournament of Championship in January 2010. He was ranked No. 151 in FedExCup points entering the week and in grave danger of missing the FedExCup Playoffs all together for the first time in his career. The victory boosted him to No. 84.

Ogilvy’s best FedExCup finish is 13th (2007, 2009). He is making his fifth TOUR Championship start in the FedExCup era (sixth overall).

Year Final Rank Began Playoffs Rk Barclays Deutsche Bank BMW TOUR Champ

2007 13 24 T4 (17) T6 (8) T61 (11) T17 (13)

2008 32 10 CUT (32) 72 (30) T28 (32)

2009 13 8 CUT (12) 7 (8) T55 (13) T16 (13)

2010 14 39 CUT (52) T2 (9) T24 (12) T13 (14)

2011 24 79 CUT (91) T25 (69) 3 (24) T11 (24)

2012 47 68 T19 (49) T51 (53) T28 (47)

2013 104 99 65

2014 90 CUT (100) T2 (24) T36 (25)

To win the FedExCup – No. 25 Geoff Ogilvy

• Must win the TOUR Championship, AND

• Chris Kirk (No. 1) must finish 19th or worse*

• Billy Horschel (No. 2) must finish in a 3-way tie for fifth or worse

• Bubba Watson (No. 3) must finish fourth or worse

• Rory McIlroy (No. 4) must finish T3 or worse

• Hunter Mahan (No. 5) must finish in a 3-way tie for second or worse

• Jimmy Walker (No. 6) must finish T2 or worse

Justin Rose – No. 26

Justin Rose won his sixth PGA TOUR title this summer at the Quicken Loans National at Congressional Country Club, one of seven top-10 finishes on the season. The win moved him to a season-high No. 9 ranking in the FedExCup, positioning the Englishman for his sixth TOUR Championship start. Rose has played well in the FedExCup Playoffs as of late. He finished T16 in the inaugural competition in 2007, then fell off to No. 114 in 2008 and No. 85 in 2009, before strong showings the last four seasons, finishing 15th (2010), fifth (2011), sixth (2012) and 10th (2013). Rose finished runner-up to Brandt Snedeker at the 2012 TOUR Championship.

Year Final Rank Began Playoffs Rk Barclays Deutsche Bank BMW TOUR Champ

2007 16 22 T14 (22) CUT (23) T5 (16) T11 (16)

2008 114 78 DNP (103 DNP (114)

2009 85 91 T41 (80) T54 (85)

2010 15 5 T15 (4) CUT (10) T21 (13) T15 (15)

2011 5 44 T6 (27) T68 (34) 1 (3) T20 (5)

2012 6 12 T46 (15) MC (22) T16 (24) 2 (6)

2013 10 7 T2 (5) T16 (7) T33 (9) 6 (10)

2014 18 T30 (20) DNP (27) 35 (27)

To win the FedExCup – No. 26 Justin Rose

• Must win the TOUR Championship, AND

• Chris Kirk (No. 1) must finish 21st or worse*

• Billy Horschel (No. 2) must finish sixth or worse*

• Bubba Watson (No. 3) must finish fourth or worse*

• Rory McIlroy (No. 4) must finish T-3 or worse

• Hunter Mahan (No. 5) must finish in a 3-way tie for second or worse

• Jimmy Walker (No. 6) must finish T-2 or worse

Brendon Todd – No. 27

Brendon Todd is one of six former University of Georgia players who have won on TOUR this year and one of four to make it to the TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola field (Chris Kirk, Bubba Watson, Russell Henley). Todd broke through for his first TOUR win at the HP Byron Nelson Championship, where he carded all four rounds in the 60s to win by two. He continued his streak of rounds in the 60s the following week at the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial, finishing T5, and then added another top-10 finish the next week at the Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide Insurance. In total, Todd has accumulated seven top-10 finishes in 28 starts, with five of those coming over a six-start stretch.

Todd is making his first trip to East Lake for the TOUR Championship; in fact, this is the first season he has qualified for the FedExCup Playoffs in his three-year career.

Year Final Rank Began Playoffs Rk Barclays Deutsche Bank BMW TOUR Champ

2012 146

2013 145

2014 12 T46 (18) CUT (25) T36 (27)

To win the FedExCup – No. 27 Brendon Todd

• Must win the TOUR Championship, AND

• Chris Kirk (No. 1) must finish 23rd or worse*

• Billy Horschel (No. 2) must finish T6 or worse

• Bubba Watson (No. 3) must finish T4 or worse

• Rory McIlroy (No. 4) must finish T3 or worse

• Hunter Mahan (No. 5) must finish in a 3-way tie for second or worse

• Jimmy Walker (No. 6) must finish T2 or worse

Hideki Matsuyama – No. 28

In his first year as a PGA TOUR member, Hideki Matsuyama has made it all the way to the FedExCup finale, thanks in no small part to his breakthrough victory at the Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide Insurance. Held at Muirfield Village Golf Club, the site of Matsuyama’s debut as an International Presidents Cup Team member, the 22-year-old defeated Kevin Na in a sudden-death playoff. The win moved him to No. 14 in FedExCup points and a career-high 13th in the Official World Golf Ranking.  Matsuyama has three additional top-10 finishes on the season: a T3 at the season-opening Frys.com Open; a T4 at the Waste Management Phoenix Open; and a T10 at the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial.

At last week’s BMW Championship, Matsuyama was right on the cut line on Sunday when he hit his drive into a fairway bunker on the par-5 17th hole. From 225 yards out, in a gutsy move, Matsuyama went for the green – and made it. His eagle attempt just grazed the hole, but he tapped in for a crucial birdie that helped him to a T20 finish and to East Lake for the first time.

Year Final Rank Began Playoffs Rk Barclays Deutsche Bank BMW TOUR Champ

2014 22 T30 (24) T57 (30) T20 (28)

To win the FedExCup – No. 28 Hideki Matsuyama

• Must win the TOUR Championship, AND

• Chris Kirk (No. 1) must finish 25th or worse*

• Billy Horschel (No. 2) must finish T6 or worse

• Bubba Watson (No. 3) must finish T4 or worse

• Rory McIlroy (No. 4) must finish T3 or worse

• Hunter Mahan (No. 5) must finish in a 3-way tie for second or worse

• Jimmy Walker (No. 6) must finish T2 or worse

Gary Woodland – No. 29

Gary Woodland has now made it to the TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola in three of his four PGA TOUR seasons (he missed the FedExCup Playoffs all together in 2012 while struggling with his game and nagging injuries). Although he hasn’t won since the 2013 Reno-Tahoe Open, Woodland has played consistently throughout the season, missing only two cuts in 24 starts and posting 12 top-25 finishes. In fact, Woodland has ranked no lower than No. 32 in FedExCup points during the entire 2013-14 season. His best result came early; Woodland finished second to Ryan Palmer after a sudden-death playoff at the CIMB Classic, his second start of the season.

Year Final Rank Began Playoffs Rk Barclays Deutsche Bank BMW TOUR Champ

2011 17 10 T13 (10) T25 (11) T16 (11) T13 (17)

2012 134

2013 23 60 T2 (10) T41 (14) T18 (17) T22 (23)

2014 32 T13 (30) T29 (29) T23 (29)

To win the FedExCup – No. 29 Gary Woodland

• Must win the TOUR Championship, AND

• Chris Kirk (No. 1) must finish 27th or worse*

• Billy Horschel (No. 2) must finish in a 3-way tie for sixth or worse

• Bubba Watson (No. 3) must finish T4 or worse

• Rory McIlroy (No. 4) must finish T3 or worse

• Hunter Mahan (No. 5) must finish in a 3-way tie for second or worse

• Jimmy Walker (No. 6) must finish T2 or worse

*Denotes a scenario where a tie for the FedExCup could occur, necessitating a sudden-death playoff.

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