Planet Golf — 05 August 2019 by GW staff and news services
Breaking down all 125 players

Here’s a quick look at the men who will play for the ultimate prize.

1Brooks KoepkaLooking to add the FedExCup to a three-win season that includes the PGA and a WGC.
2Rory McIlroyShot a final-round 61 to win the RBC Canadian Open after winning THE PLAYERS.
3Matt KucharTwo wins this season; finished a career-best second in the 2010 FedExCup.
4Xander SchauffeleBack-to-back wins at WGC-HSBC and Sentry have him headed to East Lake again.
5Gary WoodlandU.S. Open champ seeking his seventh East Lake appearance in the past nine years.
6Patrick CantlayShot a final-round 64 to earn his second TOUR title at the Memorial.
7Dustin JohnsonHas finished in the FedExCup’s top 30 for 10 consecutive seasons.
8Paul CaseyWon a second straight Valspar as he seeks a fifth consecutive East Lake appearance.
9Webb SimpsonRunner-up in three of his last five starts, including the WGC-FedEx and Wyndham.
10Jon RahmTen top-10s in 17 starts, including a Zurich win with Ryan Palmer.
11Justin RoseWon at Torrey Pines as he tries to become the first back-to-back FedExCup champ.
12Marc LeishmanCIMB win was one of seven top-10s this season.
13Rickie FowlerHas made it to East Lake in four of the past five seasons; he finished 31st in the other.
14Chez ReavieEarned nearly half his points with a T3 at U.S. Open and Travelers win in consecutive weeks.
15Charles Howell IIIThe Augusta native is seeking his first TOUR Championship bid since 2011.
16Tony FinauOn the verge of a third consecutive TOUR Championship appearance without a win.
17Justin ThomasThe 2017 FedExCup champ is trying to avoid his first winless season since 2015.
18Bryson DeChambeauWon the Shriners after claiming two Playoffs events last season.
19Tommy FleetwoodEnters the Playoffs after a runner-up at The Open and T4 at the WGC-FedEx.
20Shane LowryHas three top-10s in his last four starts, including a T2 in Canada and The Open win.
21Adam ScottNo wins, but two runners-up, as he seeks his first East Lake start since 2016.
22Kevin KisnerWon his first WGC at the Dell Technologies Match Play.
23Sungjae ImThe 2018 Korn Ferry Tour Player of the Year has seven top-10s this season.
24Ryan PalmerTeamed with Rahm to win the Zurich, his first win since 2010.
25Francesco MolinariShot a final-round 64 to win the Arnold Palmer Invitational.
26Scott PiercyA career-high six top-10s this season, including a T2 at the AT&T Byron Nelson.
27J.T. PostonJumped 56 spots after earning his maiden win at the Wyndham Championship.
28Tiger WoodsMasters champ wants to get back to East Lake after last year’s TOUR Championship win.
29Sung KangEarned his first victory at the AT&T Byron Nelson.
30Hideki MatsuyamaHas gone two-plus years without a win, but has five top-10s this season.
31Corey ConnersValero champ ranks in the top 20 of Strokes Gained: Off-the-Tee and Approach-the-Green.
32Lucas GloverFinished 135th in last year’s FedExCup; last played at East Lake in 2009.
33Brandt SnedekerThe 2012 FedExCup champ ranks third in Strokes Gained: Around-the-Green.
34Phil MickelsonHas just one top-30 finish since winning the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am in February.
35C.T. PanEarned his first PGA TOUR victory at the RBC Heritage.
36Rory SabbatiniMade his lone TOUR Championship in 2007, when he finished fourth in the FedExCup.
37Keith MitchellEarned most of his points with Honda win and T6 at Bay Hill in back-to-back weeks.
38Andrew PutnamRanks sixth in Strokes Gained: Putting and posted three top-4 finishes.
39Jim FurykThe 2010 FedExCup champ was runner-up at THE PLAYERS.
40Jason DayHas missed East Lake just once (2012) in the past nine seasons.
41Kevin TwayLed the FedExCup after winning the season-opening Safeway Open.
42Jason KokrakCareer-high five top-10s, including four in a five-event span in March and April.
43Nate LashleyWent wire-to-wire at the Rocket Mortgage after getting in as an alternate.
44Billy HorschelThe 2014 FedExCup champ is seeking his seventh straight BMW start.
45Si Woo KimHad five top-10s and ranks sixth in Strokes Gained: Around-the-Green.
46Adam HadwinFive top-10s, including runner-up at the Desert Classic.
47J.B. HolmesNo top-10s since winning the Genesis Open in February.
48Kevin NaThe Charles Schwab Challenge gave him a second straight season with a win.
49Collin MorikawaBarracuda champ could set record for fewest starts needed to make East Lake.
50Patrick ReedHis streak of five consecutive TOUR Championship starts is in danger.
51Louis OosthuizenValspar runner-up is one of four top-10s this season.
52Max HomaWon Wells Fargo two years after earning just $18,008 on the PGA TOUR.
53Dylan FrittelliWas 154th in the FedExCup until his victory at the John Deere Classic.
54Graeme McDowellWon Corales Puntacana to make first Playoffs appearance since 2016.
55Adam LongThe 31-year-old rookie won the Desert Classic over Mickelson and Hadwin.
56Joel DahmenSecond consecutive season with a runner-up; this one came at Wells Fargo.
57Byeong Hun AnLeads the TOUR in Strokes Gained: Around-the-Green; finished 3rd at Wyndham.
58Keegan BradleyRunner-up at Travelers in his native New England.
59Rafa Cabrera BelloBouyed by third-place finishes at CJ CUP and Arnold Palmer Invitational.
60Ian PoulterRyder Cup hero has never made it to the TOUR Championship.
61Ryan MooreHis two top-10s are a playoff loss at Safeway and third at Valero.
62Emiliano GrilloCIMB runner-up ranks third in Strokes Gained: Approach-the-Green.
63Vaughn TaylorFour top-10s are his most since 2010; ranks seventh in Strokes Gained: Putting.
64Cameron ChampWon Sanderson Farms and ranked sixth in the FedExCup after the fall.
65Sergio GarciaRunner-up at Zurich was his best finish of the season.
66Danny LeeRunner-up in Mayakoba was one of three top-10s.
67Abraham AncerPosted two top-10s in first three starts of the season, then won Australian Open.
68Kevin StreelmanIllinois native is looking for first BMW start since 2016.
69Jordan SpiethEarned more than half his points with three straight top-10s in spring.
70Matthew WolffThird player (Woods, Crenshaw) to win NCAA and PGA TOUR titles in same year.
71Bubba WatsonHas made the Playoffs every year since 2007, missing the BMW just once (2017).
72Troy MerrittFour top-10s, including runner-up at Barracuda, are a career-high.
73Charley HoffmanLast year, he missed the BMW for the first time since the FedExCup started in 2007.
74Joaquin NiemannWas outside top 125 until back-to-back T5s (Travelers, Rocket Mortgage)
75Matt EveryMaking first Playoffs appearance since 2015. Runner-up at AT&T Byron Nelson.
76Kiradech AphibarnratPopular Thai player will make Playoffs debut after two top-5 finishes in WGCs.
77Tyrrell HattonSixth-place finish at The Open was his best of the year.
78Brian StuardTwo top-5s this season: T5 at Rocket Mortgage and T4 at Valero.
79Cameron SmithAll three of his top-10s came before March 1, including T6 at WGC-Mexico.
80Jhonattan VegasFinished third at THE PLAYERS; ranks seventh in Strokes Gained: Off-the-Tee.
81Russell HenleyWas 165th in the FedExCup until a final-round 61 led to runner-up at the Deere.
82Chesson HadleyTwo of his three top-10s came in the fall: T2 at CIMB and T7 at Shriners.
83Michael ThompsonMaking first Playoffs appearance since 2014, ending the longest drought on TOUR.
84Adam SchenkPurdue alum will make Playoffs debut after finishing 157th as a rookie in 2018.
85Henrik StensonThe 2013 FedExCup champ leads the TOUR in Strokes Gained: Approach.
86Brian HarmanWas 130th in FedExCup until top-10s in three of his last six starts.
87Luke ListRanks 14th in Strokes Gained: Off-the-Tee; finished 6th at PGA Championship.
88Branden GraceRunner-up in Phoenix was his best finish on TOUR since winning RBC Heritage in 2016.
89Sam BurnsPromising prospect is out for remainder of season with broken ankle.
90Wyndham ClarkRanks ninth in Strokes Gained: Putting; finished career-best T5 at 3M.
91Roger SloanFinished 200th in FedExCup in only previous season, but was 2nd at Puerto Rico this year.
92Bud CauleyRanks second in Strokes Gained: Around-the-Green.
93J.J. SpaunWas 16th in the FedExCup after the fall thanks to T3 at Mayakoba and T10 at CJ.
94Chris StroudRunner-up in Puntacana was one of four top-10s, matching career-high.
95Brice GarnettJumped 26 spots with T6 at Wyndham, his first top-10 since November.
96Mackenzie HughesFinished 160th in 2018 FedExCup, but returning to Playoffs after finishing 2nd at Puntacana.
97Talor GoochStarted season with conditional status, but had consecutive top-5s in California.
98Kyle StanleyAdvanced to past two TOUR Championships, but just one top-10 this year.
99Nick WatneyAll three of his top-10s came after April, including T6 at John Deere.
100Patrick RodgersShot 61-62 to finish second at RSM and set TOUR record for low score in final two rounds.
101Cameron TringaleBegan June outside the top 125 but had four top-20s in his last six starts.
102Harold Varner IIIMaking fourth straight Playoffs appearance after career-high eight top-25s.
103Sam RyderHad top-4 finishes in two of his first three starts this season, including third at Shriners.
104Kyoung-Hoon LeeTeamed with Matt Every to finish T3 at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans.
105Scott StallingsThird-place finish at AT&T Pebble was his best since 2017.
106Russell KnoxMaking sixth consecutive Playoffs appearance thanks to two top-10s.
107Denny McCarthyLeads the TOUR in Strokes Gained: Putting (+0.97).
108Ryan ArmourThe 43-year-old is making second Playoffs appearance after missing in first four seasons.
109Scott BrownMaking his seventh consecutive Playoffs appearance, but has made BMW just once (2017).
110Danny WillettWill return to Playoffs for first time since 2016 after T8 in Canada and T6 at The Open.
111Sepp StrakaStarted rookie season with a 63 at Safeway; finished third at Barbasol to crack top 125.
112Aaron BaddeleyRanks in the top-10 in both Strokes Gained: Around-the-Green and Putting.
113Carlos OrtizFifth-place finish at Rocket Mortgage clinched his Playoffs spot. Also T3 at Sanderson.
114Peter MalnatiVastly-improved iron play has him returning to Playoffs for first time since 2016.
115Matt JonesFinished T4 at Barbasol and T5 at AT&T Byron Nelson, his first top-10s since 2015.
116Brian GayHad two top-10s, including T3 with Sabbatini at Zurich Classic.
117Nick TaylorLone top-10 was a T9 at Zurich with Martin Laird.
118Patton KizzireTwo-time winner in 2017-18 snuck into top 125 with T13 at Wyndham.
119Martin LairdCracked top 125 with consecutive top-10s at Barbasol (T6) and Barracuda (T7).
120Aaron WiseReigning Rookie of the Year had lone top-10 in second start of the season (T10, Mayakoba).
121Kelly KraftRunner-up at Barbasol moved him from 154th to 112th in the FedExCup.
122Jonas BlixtFifth-place finish at Charles Schwab was first top-10 in individual event since February 2016.
123Andrew LandryWas 171st in FedExCup until finishing 3rd at Deere and T19 at Wyndham.
124Sebastián MuñozBirdie-eagle finish at Barracuda helped him make Playoffs debut.
125Pat PerezMissed the cut at Wyndham, but grabbed the final spot by 1.6 FedExCup points.

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