Jordan Spieth will look to become only the 2nd player to win the FedExCup twice.

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Jordan Spieth will look to become only the 2nd player to win the FedExCup twice.

Jordan Spieth – No. 1 (2,000 points)

Thanks to three victories this season (AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, Travelers Championship, The Open Championship), Jordan Spieth enters the TOUR Championship at the top of the FedExCup standings. Spieth is joined by Justin Thomas (2), Dustin Johnson (4) and Hideki Matsuyama (7) and Marc Leishman (2) as one of five players to capture multiple victories this season.

Making his 100th professional PGA TOUR start, Spieth won the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am by four strokes over Kelly Kraft, and at the age of 23 years, 6 months, 16 days, joined Tiger Woods (23-5-7) as the only two players to win nine times before the age of 24 (since World War II).

After holing out from a greenside bunker in a playoff to defeat Daniel Berger at the Travelers Championship, Spieth joined Tiger Woods as the only players in the modern era with 10 PGA TOUR wins by the age of 24. Additionally, Spieth is one of 19 PGA TOUR winners this season who are in their 20s—a PGA TOUR record. This group accounting for a total of 27 wins.

Following his three-stroke victory over Matt Kuchar at The Open, Spieth earned his 11th PGA TOUR win, third of the season and third major title. Spieth joined Jack Nicklaus as the only players to win three legs of the grand slam before the age of 24.

Spieth is one of three players (Spieth, Jon Rahm, Justin Rose) to have top-10 finishes in all three FedExCup Playoffs events this year finishing runner up at both THE NORTHERN TRUST and the Dell Technologies Championship to go along with a T7 at the BMW Championship. The consistent play in the Playoffs secured his position atop the standings, as he seeks to join Tiger Woods (2007, 2009) as the only multiple winners of the FedExCup.

Spieth has recorded top-10 finishes in 11 of 22 starts this season, eight of which were top-3 finishes.

This will be Spieth’s fifth consecutive season qualifying for the TOUR Championship and his second time entering the final event in the top position in the FedExCup standings.

FedExCup Playoff History

Year
Final Rank
Starting Rank
The NORTHERN TRUST
Dell Technologies Championship
BMW Championship
TOUR Championship
2013
7
8
T19 (9)
T4 (10)
T16 (13)
T2 (7)
2014
15
8
T22 (9)
T29 (9)
T8 (11)
T27 (15)
2015
1
1
MC (2)
MC (2)
T13 (2)
1 (1)
2016
6
5
T10 (5)
T21 (6)
9 (7)
T17 (6)
2017
3
2 (2)
2 (1)
T7 (1)

Winning Scenario

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Justin Thomas – No. 2 (1,800)

Justin Thomas’ 2016-17 season got off to a very hot start, with Thomas earning three victories in his first five starts. Thomas successfully defended his CIMB Classic title and then earned back-to-back victories at the Sentry Tournament of Champions and the Sony Open in Hawaii. Thomas’ 59 in the opening round of the Sony Open made him the youngest of seven players (eight times) to record a sub-60 round on the PGA TOUR (23 years, 8 months, 14 days). His four-day total of 253 also set a new PGA TOUR record.

Since his T8 finish at the season-opening Safeway Open, Thomas has ranked no worse than fourth in the FedExCup standings, thanks to 11 top-10 finishes in 24 total starts.

After finishing T9 at the U.S. Open, his first top-10 result in a major championship in his eighth major start, Thomas won his first major championship title at the 99th PGA Championship at Quail Hollow Club, coming from two strokes behind to eventually win by two over Francesco Molinari, Patrick Reed and Louis Oosthuizen for his fifth PGA TOUR victory in his 90th start. With his win at the Dell Technologies Championship, Thomas became the first player to win five or more times in a season on TOUR since Jordan Spieth and Jason Day won five times during the 2014-15 season.

Thomas entered the FedExCup Playoffs second in the standings, he retained his position in the top five of the FedExCup standings with T6 result at THE NORTHERN TRUST and followed that up with a three-stroke victory over Jordan Spieth at the Dell Technologies Championship to stay at No. 2. Finishing T47 at the BMW Championship was good enough to remain in the No. 2 spot.

FedExCup Playoff History

Year
Final Rank
Starting Rank
The NORTHERN TRUST
Dell Technologies Championship
BMW Championship
TOUR Championship
2015
32
36
T16 (30)
T56 (35)
T13 (32)
2016
12
10
T10 (8)
CUT (14)
T32 (12)
T6 (12)
2017
2
T6
1
T47 (2)

Winning Scenario

Dustin Johnson– No. 3 (1,600 points)

A 16-time winner on the PGA TOUR, Dustin Johnson extended his streak of winning at least once a year to 10 straight—the current PGA TOUR record—thanks to four victories this season. Following his first victory of the season at the Genesis Open, Johnson won the World Golf Championships-Mexico Championship in his next start. Johnson’s victory at the World Golf Championships-Dell Technologies Match Play—his third win of the season in three consecutive starts—made him the first player to win each of the four World Golf Championships events, completing the ‘WGC Slam’. He also took the No. 1 spot in the FedExCup standings after the win in Austin, Texas and held it for 17 straight events before relinquishing it to Jordan Spieth at The Open.

After injuring his back in a fall on the eve of the Masters, Johnson withdrew from the first major of the season. He returned to the TOUR with a T2 at the Wells Fargo Championship and posted just one additional top-10 result (T8/RBC Canadian Open) before the FedExCup Playoffs began.

Starting the FedExCup Playoffs in the No. 4 position, Johnson quickly cemented his place among the top of the standings after he defeated Jordan Spieth at THE NORTHERN TRUST with a birdie at the first playoff hole, despite trailing Spieth by five strokes after five holes. Johnson entered the Dell Technologies Championship No. 1 in the standings but finished T18 to move back to No. 3. A T33 finish at the BMW Championship was only possible thanks to a final-round 7-under-par 64 that kept him in the No. 3 position in the overall standings.

Johnson is making his ninth consecutive appearance at the TOUR Championship, with his best finish at East Lake a solo-fifth in 2013. He entered the 2016 TOUR Championship in the No. 1 position in the FedExCup standings and finished T6 at East Lake to end his season No. 2 in the FedExCup standings.

FedExCup Playoff History

Year
Final Rank
Starting Rank
The NORTHERN TRUST
Dell Technologies Championship
BMW Championship
TOUR Championship
2008
134
117
MC (134)
2009
14
15
T15 (20)
T4 (10)
T30 (11)
27 (14)
2010
5
11
T9 (6)
T57 (16)
1 (2)
T22 (5)
2011
4
19
1 (1)
T42 (2)
T65 (2)
T23 (4)
2012
8
26
T3 (8)
T4 (6)
T6 (7)
T10 (8)
2013
13
16
CUT (22)
T27 (23)
T62 (30)
5 (13)
2014
30
6
DNP (14)
DNP (22)
DNP (30)
DNP (30)
2015
7
7
T9 (6)
T44 (8)
T7 (7)
T5 (7)
2016
3
2
T18 (3)
T8 (3)
1 (1)
T6 (3)
2017
4
1
T18
T33

Winning Scenario

Marc Leishman – No. 4 (1,440 points)

Marc Leishman won his second PGA TOUR event at this year’s Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by Mastercard, the first time the tournament was played since the passing of the icon last fall. With a 3rd-place finish at the Dell Technologies Championship Leishman locked in a spot at the TOUR Championship for the first time since 2009, but he didn’t stop there. Leishman’s strong play continued and the Australian won for the second time of the season and third of his PGA TOUR career with an impressive five-stroke victory at the BMW Championship. The win is Leishman’s first Playoff victory and puts him in the top 5 at just the right time.

With his strong play, Leishman qualified for his third International Presidents Cup team, having played on the team in both 2013 and 2015; he also represented Australia in the 2016 World Cup. In addition to the victories, Leishman has five other top-10s this season, including a T6 finish at the Open Championship, and only three missed cuts, good enough for the best season of his career to date.

Leishman has been a model of consistency this season, recording 15 top 25s in 24 starts.

FedExCup Playoff History

Year
Final Rank
Starting Rank
The NORTHERN TRUST
Dell Technologies Championship
BMW Championship
TOUR Championship
2009
20
78
CUT (93)
T15 (67)
T2 (16)
T28 (20)
2010
44
48
T36 (48)
T61 (57)
T11 (44)
2011
65
87
T32 (70)
T42 (65)
T42 (65)
2012
46
28
CUT (36)
T42 (37)
T65 (46)
2013
59
65
71 (76)
T16 (58)
T39 (59)
2014
58
26
CUT (36)
T65 (47)
T53 (58)
2015
72
50
CUT (61)
CUT (72)
2016
68
54
CUT (71)
T46 (70)
T52 (68)
2017
14
CUT (20)
3 (7)
1 (4)

Winning Scenario

Jon Rahm – No. 5 (1,280 points)

Jon Rahm is making his first appearance at the TOUR Championship, entering the week at 6th in the FedExCup standings. During the 2016-17 PGA TOUR season, he garnered nine top 10 finishes, including a win at the Farmers Insurance Open. His strong play in his first appearance in the FedExCup Playoffs with three top-five finishes (THE NORTHERN TRUST-T3, Dell Technologies Championship-T4, BMW Championship-T5) have the young Spaniard rounding out the top five in the standings.

FedExCup Playoff History

Year
Final Rank
Starting Rank
The NORTHERN TRUST
Dell Technologies Championship
BMW Championship
TOUR Championship
2017
6
T3 (5)
T4 (5)
T5(5)

Winning Scenario

Rickie Fowler – No. 6 (1,120 points)

Although Rickie Fowler has just one win this season, he has continued to be a top-five machine. Fowler won The Honda Classic and recorded T5 finishes in a total of eight tournaments this season, including his most recent – a T2 at the BMW Championship. His play this season has resulted in his fourth trip to the TOUR Championship.

After beginning the final round of The Honda Classic with a four-stroke lead, Fowler posted a 1-over 71 to win by the same margin for his fourth PGA TOUR title. It marked the first of five 54-hole leads he converted to victory. Fowler opened with back-to-back 66s for the second consecutive year and posted a 65 in the third round to post the best 54-hole total since the event moved to PGA National in 2007 at 13-under 197.

Fowler seized the largest 54-hole lead of his career entering the final round and turned in 2-over 37, but posted three birdies on the back nine to take command of the tournament and claim his first victory since the 2015 Dell Technologies Championship.

At the U.S. Open, Fowler established the first-round lead with a 7-under 65 and was in the mix all week at Erin Hills. His third-round 68 had him two adrift head into the final round. Fowler closed with an even-par 72 to finish T5. In nine U.S. Open appearances, he has advanced to the weekend five times and never broken par in the final round.

FedExCup Playoff History

Year
Final Rank
Starting Rank
The NORTHERN TRUST
Dell Technologies Championship
BMW Championship
TOUR Championship
2010
32
19
T36 (22)
T41 (25)
T45 (32)
2011
43
27
T52 (31)
T52 (37)
48 (43)
2012
28
18
T24 (19)
T74 (24)
T41 (27)
T23 (28)
2013
38
40
T9 (23)
CUT (36)
T39 (38)
2014
9
15
T9 (11)
T23 (10)
T4 (9)
8 (9)
2015
4
14
CUT (22)
1 (3)
T4 (3)
T12 (4)
2016
31
28
T7 (16)
T46 (22)
59 (31)
2017
5
T20 (6)
T13 (6)
T2 (6)

Winning Scenario

Hideki Matsuyama shoots 61 en route to victory at Bridgestone

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Hideki Matsuyama – No. 7 (960 points)

Hideki Matsuyama will return to the TOUR Championship for a fourth consecutive trip after another successful season on the PGA TOUR that yielded seven top-10 finishes in 21 starts. He added three more career PGA TOUR titles this season with wins at World Golf Championships-HSBC Champions, Waste Management Phoenix Open and World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational.

In his 100th start on the PGA TOUR, Matsuyama posted 9-under in the final round of the Bridgestone Invitational to finish 16-under 264. His final round included an eagle at the par-5 second hole, along with seven birdies, including three straight to close out the round to win the tournament by five strokes over Zach Johnson.

His final-round 61 marked his career-low round on TOUR and was also the lowest final-round score, by three strokes, in any World Golf Championships event and matched the 18-hole record at the Bridgestone Invitational. With the win, he became one of 12 players with multiple victories in World Golf Championships and joined Tiger Woods and Dustin Johnson with more than one WGC win in the same season.

Following his win at the Bridgestone Invitational, Matsuyama regained the No. 1 position in the FedExCup standings, which he had held for a total of 10 weeks earlier in the season.

Matsuyama ended the regular season with two top-five finishes to maintain his No. 1 ranking in the FedExCup standings, which included the win at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational and a T5 at the PGA Championship.

Making the trip to East Lake for the fourth time, Matsuyama will look to improve on his 13th place finish from 2016.

FedExCup Playoff History

Year
Final Rank
Starting Rank
The NORTHERN TRUST
Dell Technologies Championship
BMW Championship
TOUR Championship
2014
28
22
T30 (24)
T57 (30)
T20 (28)
22 (28)
2015
16
20
T13 (14)
T25 (16)
T7 (15)
T12 (16)
2016
13
12
CUT (17)
T15 (16)
T24 (17)
5 (13)
2017
1
CUT (4)
T23 (4)
T47 (7)

Winning Scenario

Justin Rose – No. 8 (800 points)

Justin Rose of England is still in search of his first win on the PGA TOUR since the 2015 Zurich Classic of New Orleans, but he quietly authored a successful season on TOUR collecting six top 10 finishes this season, two of which came in the FedExCup Playoffs (THE NORTHERN TRUST and Dell Technologies Championship).

In his first start of the season, Rose finished runner-up behind champion Justin Thomas, in his first visit to the Sony Open in Hawaii since a T13 finish in 2011. His second runner-up finish came in his 13th start at the Masters. Rose found himself tied after 54 holes with Sergio Garcia at 6-under 210. When the final group Sunday both posted scores of 3-under 69, sudden death ensued. On the first extra hole, No. 18, an errant tee shot resulted in a bogey and runner-up to Garcia. The finish was his sixth top-10 at the Masters and third consecutive.

FedExCup Playoff History

Year
Final Rank
Starting Rank
The NORTHERN TRUST
Dell Technologies Championship
BMW Championship
TOUR Championship
2007
16
21
T14 (22)
CUT (23)
T5 (16)
T11 (16)
2008
114
76
2009
85
91
T41 (80)
T54 (85)
2010
15
5
T15 (4)
CUT (10)
T21 (13)
T15 (15)
2011
5
43
T6 (27)
T68 (34)
1 (3)
T20 (5)
2012
6
12
T46 (15)
CUT (22)
T16 (24)
2 (6)
2013
10
7
T2 (5)
T16 (7)
T33 (9)
6 (10)
2014
11
17
T30 (20)
35 (26)
T4 (11)
2015
8
5
T16 (8)
CUT (13)
T13 (12)
T2 (8)
2016
51
47
T31 (45)
T57 (50)
T24 (51)

Winning Scenario

Brooks Koepka – No. 9 (640 points)

American Brooks Koepka is finishing off the best season of his career, making his second appearance at the TOUR Championship on the back of his first major championship victory at the U.S. Open at Erin Hills. To go along with his victory, Koepka has two runner-up finishes, one early in the season at the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open and another at the Valero Texas Open. After missing four cuts early in the year, Koepka has yet to miss one since the Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by Mastercard in March.

After a 3-under opening nine on Sunday at the U.S. Open, Brooks Koepka three-putted the 10th hole for his fifth bogey of the week, and first on the back nine. With three consecutive birdies at holes 14, 15 and 16, and two closing pars, Koepka came from one back at the start of the day to seal a comfortable four-stroke victory and claim his first major. The win was the second of his career, to go along with the 2015 Waste Management Phoenix Open.

In just two previous seasons on the PGA TOUR, Koepka has fared well in the FedExCup, finishing 24th in his first season after qualifying for the TOUR Championship, and 35th last year.

FedExCup Playoff History

Year
Final Rank
Starting Rank
The NORTHERN TRUST
Dell Technologies Championship
BMW Championship
TOUR Championship
2015
24
12
CUT (16)
CUT (21)
T49 (25)
T18 (24)
2016
35
17
T70 (26)
T57 (30)
T32 (35)
2017
7
T49 (7)
T18 (9)
T12 (9)

Winning Scenario

Paul Casey – No. 10 (480 points)

Englishman Paul Casey is once again having a great season, coming on the heels of his best FedExCup finish in 2015-16, when he finished fifth. Despite only one PGA TOUR win on his resume at the 2009 Shell Houston Open, Casey has amassed 47 top 10s in 218 career starts, including eight this year, tied for the most in any one season in his career. His consistency in 2016-17 is unmatched in any other season of his career, as he has missed only one cut, and has recorded 16 top 25s in 22 starts this season.

Casey has a history of playing well in the FedExCup Playoffs, especially recently. Last year he entered the playoffs ranked 63rd, but a pair of runner-up finishes at the Dell Technologies Championship and BMW Championship vaulted him to fifth heading into the season-ending TOUR Championship, giving him a chance to win the FedExCup with a win at East Lake.

Following his highly successful campaign last season, Casey got his season off to a fast start at the Safeway Open, recording his best finish of the year in the opening event, a tie for third. Casey’s record at the TOUR Championship is sterling, as he has never finished outside the top five in three previous appearances.

FedExCup Playoff History

Year
Final Rank
Starting Rank
The NORTHERN TRUST
Dell Technologies Championship
BMW Championship
TOUR Championship
2008
74
90
T7 (38)
CUT (74)
2009
52
18
DNS
DNS
DNS (52)
2010
6
26
T12 (23)
T25 (21)
2 (5)
T4 (6)
2011
144
144
2012
233
233
2013
197
197
2014
95
118
T22 (85)
DNS
2015
13
19
T39 (21)
WD (24)
T23 (22)
T5 (13)
2016
5
63
T31 (59)
2 (10)
2 (5)
4 (5)
2017
18
5 (12)
T4 (8)
T33 (10)

Winning Scenario

Pat Perez – No. 11 (384 points)

After a shoulder injury cut his 2015-16 season short, Pat Perez played the 2016-17 season on a Major Medical Extension, with 15 available events to earn 420 FedExCup points or $670,050 to remain exempt for the remainder of the year.

Perez took full advantage of his extension—in just his second start back, he finished T7 in the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open for his first top-10 finish since a T4 at the 2014 AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am. He followed up his T7 performance in Vegas with a win at the OHL Classic at Mayakoba, 182 starts after his first PGA TOUR title at the 2009 CareerBuilder Challenge. Perez posted a 9-under 62 in round three of the OHL Classic at Mayakoba en route to a 21-under 263 total, good for a two-stroke win over 54-hole leader Gary Woodland.

In his next start immediately following his win, Perez finished T3 at the Sentry Tournament of Champions. Four of Perez’s first six starts of the season were top-10 finishes, and to date, his season has been marked by a win, six top-10 and 12 top-25 finishes.

Perez is making his 10th appearance in the FedExCup Playoffs but his first in the TOUR Championship. His best finish in the FedExCup standings was 44th in 2008. Perez enters the TOUR Championship on the heels of T34-T6-T12 finishes in the first three events of the FedExCup Playoffs.

FedExCup Playoff History

Year
Final Rank
Starting Rank
The NORTHERN TRUST
Dell Technologies Championship
BMW Championship
TOUR Championship
2007
44
39
MC (40)
WD (46)
T18 (44)
2008
71
62
MC (88)
T21 (71)
2009
46
33
MC (44)
T27 (44)
T49 (46)
2010
90
79
T60 (87)
MC (90)
2011
75
52
WD (63)
T61 (75)
2012
54
72
T38 (65)
T26 (55)
T45 (54)
2013
98
89
MC (95)
T70 (98)
2014
98
74
MC (87)
WD (98)
2015
45
54
T20 (46)
T29 (43)
T45 (45)
2016
222
222
DNP (222)
2017
12
T34 (14)
T6 (10)
T12 (11)

Winning Scenario

Matt Kuchar dials it up big on No. 2 at The Open

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Matt Kuchar – No. 12 (368 points)

Matt Kuchar’s streak of TOUR Championship appearances continues in 2017, having not missed out on a spot in the field at East Lake since 2010. The Georgia Tech product will return to Atlanta with another consistent season on the PGA TOUR under his belt after turning in eight top-10 finishes including a memorable runner-up finish at the Open Championship to Jordan Spieth.

Kuchar recorded book-end top-10 finishes in this year’s FedExCup Playoffs events with a T10 at THE NORTHERN TRUST and a T5 at the BMW Championship

While Kuchar hasn’t won since the 2014 season, he remains a model of consistency with at least seven top-10 finishes in each of the last eight PGA TOUR seasons.

FedExCup Playoff History

Year
Final Rank
Starting Rank
The NORTHERN TRUST
Dell Technologies Championship
BMW Championship
TOUR Championship
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
8
4
T5 (4)
T29 (5)
T46 (8)
T13 (8)
2015
19
26
T39 (27)
T9 (20)
T41 (21)
T10 (19)
2016
18
18
T64 (23)
T46 (28)
T4 (16)
T15 (18)
2017
15
T10 (15)
T56 (18)
T5 (12)

Winning Scenario

Charley Hoffman – No. 13 (352 points)

Despite missing the cut in his first three starts of the season, Charley Hoffman has posted 23 top-25s in 30 starts this season including two runner-up finishes. The 40-year-old also tied his career-best seven top-10s in 2016-17, including runner-up finishes at the Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by Mastercard and the RBC Canadian Open. At the RBC Canadian Open, Hoffman held the 54-hole lead/co-lead for the fourth time in his PGA TOUR career and failed to win, despite a final-round 68 for a 21-under 267 total, losing on the first hole of sudden death playoff to defending champion Jhonattan Vegas.

Hoffman’s eighth-place finish at the U.S. Open was his best result in six U.S. Open Championships and his best finish in a major to this point. He shot 70-70-68-71 to be one of three players (Brooks Koepka, Brandt Snedeker) to post four sub-par rounds at Erin Hills.

A four-time winner on the PGA TOUR, Hoffman is currently No. 13 in the FedExCup standings heading into the Playoff Finale. He is one of only two players (Phil Mickelson) who has advanced to the BMW Championship every year of the FedExCup (since 2007). He has only qualified for the TOUR Championship twice, where he finished 4th in the 2010 FedExCup standings and 10th in 2015.

FedExCup Playoff History

Year
Final Rank
Starting Rank
The NORTHERN TRUST
Dell Technologies Championship
BMW Championship
TOUR Championship
2007
50
46
T48 (45)
MC (53)
T25 (50)
2008
68
105
T38 (77)
T33 (66)
T60 (68)
2009
37
28
T31 (30)
T27 (28)
T61 (37)
2010
4
77
T27 (59)
1 (2)
T30 (3)
6(4)
2011
41
49
T10 (33)
T31 (32)
T53 (41)
2012
69
67
MC (86)
T26 (69)
T54 (69)
2013
61
48
70 (65)
T27 (53)
68 (61)
2014
53
35
T30 (33) MC (41)
T53 (53)
2015
10
14
T62 (17) 3 (6)
T53 (8)
2016
44
33
T13 (27) MC (36)
T52 (44)
2017
11
T17 (9) T47 (12)
T27 (13)

Winning Scenario

Daniel Berger – No. 14 (336 points)

The 2015 PGA TOUR Rookie of the Year has advanced to all four FedExCup Playoffs events for three consecutive seasons. Heading into the 2016 BMW Championship, Berger was No. 31, but a T10 finish secured his spot inside the top-30 and a trip to the finale. A T15 finish at East Lake last year resulted in Berger finishing the season No. 26 in the FedExCup standings. He finished 11th in his rookie year.

Thanks to his victory at the FedEx St. Jude Classic—his second PGA TOUR title in his 74th career start—Berger became the third player to successfully defend a title in the 2016-17 PGA TOUR Season (behind Justin Thomas/CIMB Classic and Hideki Matsuyama/Waste Management Phoenix Open). In addition to the win, Berger finished runner-up in a memorable playoff to Jordan Spieth at the Travelers Championship. Berger came back from three strokes with three birdies on his last six holes to force sudden death with Spieth.

On the first extra hole, No. 18, Spieth made birdie after holing his shot from the greenside bunker and Berger was unable to make his long put, marking Berger’s second playoff lost (2015 Honda Classic/Padraig Harrington).

FedExCup Playoff History

Year
Final Rank
Starting Rank
The NORTHERN TRUST
Dell Technologies Championship
BMW Championship
TOUR Championship
2015
11
46
MC (54)
T12 (46)
2 (9)
T12 (11)
2016
26
22
T70 (30) T41 (31)
T10 (26)
T15 (26)
2017
8
33 (8) T61 (11)
T33 (14)

Winning Scenario

Jason Day – No. 15 (320 points)

A solid finish came when Jason Day needed it as a 4th-place finish at the BMW Championship moved him from 28th in the standings to No. 15. Day, who had an eventful week, replacing his long-time caddie and putting a new putter in the bag, secured a spot in the season-ending TOUR Championship for the fifth consecutive season and eighth overall.

The former World No. 1 has dropped to No. 9 in the Official World Golf Ranking. However, in his last four starts, he finished T9 (PGA Championship), T6 (THE NORTHERN TRUST) and T25 (Dell Technologies Championship) and 4th (BMW Championship).

Day is the winner of two FedExCup Playoffs events, the 2015 THE NORTHERN TRUST and the 2015 BMW Championship. He is tied with Dustin Johnson and Tiger Woods for most top-fives in the FedExCup Playoffs with nine and has 24 top-25s in 33 FedExCup Playoffs starts.

FedExCup Playoff History

Year
Final Rank
Starting Rank
The NORTHERN TRUST
Dell Technologies Championship
BMW Championship
TOUR Championship
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
10
34
T2 (7)
T7 (7)
WD (10)
T4 (10)
2015
3
2
1 (1)
T12 (1)
1 (1)
T10 (3)
2016
6
1
T4 (2)
T15 (2)
WD (4)
WD (6)
2017
49
T6 (29)
T25 (28)
4 (15)

Winning Scenario

Webb Simpson - No. 16 (304 points)

Webb Simpson’s season started by making seven of his first eight cuts—including a runner-up finish at the Waste Management Phoenix Open—and has since finished strong by making the cut in 12 consecutive events. A third-place finish in his home state for the North Carolina native at the final regular season event of the year put him in good form at the start of the FedExCup Playoffs. With top 10s at THE NORTHERN TRUST (T6) and the BMW Championship (T9), he returns to the TOUR Championship after advancing to the event in four consecutive seasons from 2011-2014.

FedExCup Playoff History

Year
Final Rank
Starting Rank
The NORTHERN TRUST
Dell Technologies Championship
BMW Championship
TOUR Championship
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
25
13
CUT (22)
T9 (19)
T53 (22)
T23 (25)
2015
48
40
T30 (37)
T44 (42)
T64 (48)
2016
84
78
T48 (74)
CUT (84)
2017
25
T6 (16)
T75 (21)
T9 (16)

Winning Scenario

Jhonattan Vegas – No. 17 (288 points)

Jhonattan Vegas’ 2016-17 season has been marked by four top-10 finishes, including a sudden-death victory over Charley Hoffman at the RBC Canadian Open to successfully defend his title, earn his third PGA TOUR title in his 156th start and move from 87th to 28th in the FedExCup standings. His five previous starts before his victory were consecutive missed cuts.

In his next start after his win at Glen Abbey Golf Club, Vegas posted a T17 finish at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational to jump three more spots in the standings. Despite a missed cut at the PGA Championship, Vegas—making his fourth career FedExCup Playoffs appearance—posted a bogey-free, final-round 65 to finish T3 at THE NORTHERN TRUST and move to No. 10 in the FedExCup. Thanks to this strong finish, Vegas passed Si Woo Kim in the Presidents Cup International Team standings to sit at No. 8, solidifying his inclusion on team. Vegas finished T24 at East Lake last year to end his season No. 29 in the FedExCup standings.

FedExCup Playoff History

Year
Final Rank
Starting Rank
The NORTHERN TRUST
Dell Technologies Championship
BMW Championship
TOUR Championship
2011
54
35
70 (43) T42 (50)
T49 (54)
2012
126
2014
115
108
T66 (115)
2015
153
2016
29
31
T22 (29)
T33 (29)
T24 (29)
T24 (29)
2017
29
T3 (10)
T65 (13)
T63 (17)

Winning Scenario

Kevin Kisner – No. 18 (272 points)

Kevin Kisner collected eight top 10 finishes this season, including his second career PGA TOUR title at the DEAN & DELUCA Invitational and two runner-up finishes at Zurich Classic of New Orleans and Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by Mastercard.

Beginning the final round of the DEAN & DELUCA Invitational three back of Webb Simpson, Kisner carded a final-round 4-under-par 66 for a 10-under-par 270 total, good for a one-stroke victory over Jordan Spieth, Sean O’Hair and Jon Rahm. The victory, coming in his 16th start of the season, also marked his fifth top-10 and ninth top-25 of the season, just one shy of his career-high 10 top-25s each of the last two seasons.

The win boosted Kisner to No. 7 in the FedExCup standings. Thanks to two other top-10 finishes over the course of the season – at the Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide and the PGA Championship – Kisner has remained inside the top 20 in the standings, which has ensured a third consecutive trip to East Lake and the TOUR Championship.

FedExCup Playoff History

Year
Final Rank
Starting Rank
The NORTHERN TRUST
Dell Technologies Championship
BMW Championship
TOUR Championship
2014
104
93
CUT (104)
2015
21
17
T13 (20)
T12 (15)
T41 (18)
28 (21)
2016
23
11
T48 (12)
T46 (17)
T39 (19)
26 (23)
2017
9
T54 (11)
T53 (14)
T67 (18)

Winning Scenario

Kevin Chappell captures his breakout win at Valero

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Kevin Chappell – No. 19 (256 points)

A year removed from his runner-up finish as part of the three-way playoff at last year’s TOUR Championship, Kevin Chappell returns a PGA TOUR winner after winning for the first time at the Valero Texas Open. The win came after a number of close calls for Chappell. His runner-up finish at last year’s TOUR Championship as his fifth top-5 finish of the 2015-2016 season. With his strong play over the last two seasons, Chappell will represent the United States for the first time at The Presidents Cup later this month.

FedExCup Playoff History

Year
Final Rank
Starting Rank
The NORTHERN TRUST
Dell Technologies Championship
BMW Championship
TOUR Championship
2011
84
88
T32 (74)
CUT (84)
2012
114
104
CUT (114)
2013
45
58
T15 (43)
T22 (33)
T62 (45)
2014
55
68
T30 (61)
T50 (61)
T16 (55)
2015
52
91
T24 (68)
T12 (57)
T23 (52)
2016
8
13
T31 (13)
T8 (13)
T61 (15)
T2 (8)
2017
30
T6 (17)
T35 (20)
T12 (19)

Winning Scenario

Brian Harman – No. 20 (248 points)

Advancing to the FedExCup Playoffs for the sixth consecutive season, former Georgia Bulldog Brian Harman earned his way to his first appearance at the TOUR Championship with a steady season of quality tournaments. Harman collected seven top 10 finishes, including a victory at the Wells Fargo Championship and a T2 finish at the U.S. Open.

Harman began the final round of the Wells Fargo Championship two strokes off the lead, but birdied the 71st and 72nd holes to claim his second PGA TOUR win in his 172nd career TOUR start. He sealed the victory with a 28-foot, 4-inch birdie putt on 18 and won by a stroke over Dustin Johnson and Pat Perez, becoming the sixth left-handed player to capture multiple wins on the PGA TOUR.

FedExCup Playoff History

Year
Final Rank
Starting Rank
The NORTHERN TRUST
Dell Technologies Championship
BMW Championship
TOUR Championship
2012
51
97
T5 (41)
T74 (51)
T41 (51)
2013
94
80
CUT (88)
CUT (94)
2014
36
21
T57 (27)
T65 (33)
T43 (36)
2015
57
69
T30 (62)
T12 (50)
T53 (57)
2016
53
88
T22 (67)
T24 (57)
T13 (53)
2017
10
CUT (13)
T65 (15)
T40 (20)

Winning Scenario

Adam Hadwin – No. 21 (240 points)

In a 2016-17 season that saw five top 10 finishes and his first career PGA TOUR victory, Adam Hadwin is set to make his first TOUR Championship appearance. His five top 10 finishes include Valspar Championship (1), CareerBuilder Challenge (2), WGC-Bridgestone Invitational (T5), Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by Mastercard (6) and OHL Classic at Mayakoba (T10).

Hadwin entered the 72nd hole at the Valspar Championship tied for the lead with Patrick Cantlay, but two-putted for par for his first career PGA TOUR win. He became the 15th different Canadian to win on the PGA TOUR and only the second player in TOUR history to win on the Mackenzie Tour – PGA TOUR Canada, Web.com Tour and PGA TOUR, joining Mackenzie Hughes.

FedExCup Playoff History

Year
Final Rank
Starting Rank
The NORTHERN TRUST
Dell Technologies Championship
BMW Championship
TOUR Championship
2015
107
95
CUT (107)
2016
85
84
T64 (91)
T46 (85)
2017
13
CUT (18)
T13 (16)
T40 (21)

Winning Scenario

Kyle Stanley – No. 22 (232 points)

Kyle Stanley returned to the winner’s circle in 2017 with his victory at the Quicken Loans National. Stanley was steady in the playoffs with T-25 finishes at THE NORTHERN TRUST and the Dell Technologies Championship. For the season, Stanley made 22 of 28 cuts and recorded 11 top-25 finishes. This is Kyle Stanley’s first time reaching the TOUR Championship in his seventh season on the PGA TOUR.

FedExCup Playoff History

Year
Final Rank
Starting Rank
The NORTHERN TRUST
Dell Technologies Championship
BMW Championship
TOUR Championship
2011
34
48
T24 (39)
T10 (30)
T22 (34)
2012
31
20
CUT (30)
T42 (30)
T34 (31)
2013
77
60
T50 (66)
CUT (77)
2016
116
116
T74 (116)
2017
17
T25 (19)
T25 (19)
T47 (22)

Winning Scenario

Patrick Reed – No. 23 (224 points)

Even in a season where Patrick Reed hasn’t won for the first time in five years, Reed did enough to qualify for his fourth consecutive TOUR Championship. Playing well at the right time, Reed finished runner-up at the PGA Championship and had top-20 finishes at the first two FedExCup Playoffs events (THE NORTHERN TRUST-T20, Dell Technologies Championship-T6). A 65th at the BMW Championship made things interesting, but his 14 top-25 finishes throughout the season was enough to reach the season finale.

FedExCup Playoff History

Year
Final Rank
Starting Rank
The NORTHERN TRUST
Dell Technologies Championship
BMW Championship
TOUR Championship
2013
54
22
CUT (32)
T70 (47)
T59 (54)
2014
21
9
T9 (8)
T74 (12)
T53 (18)
T19 (21)
2015
12
8
T62 (12)
T4 (10)
T28 (10)
27 (12)
2016
3
7
1 (1)
T5 (1)
T13 (2)
T24 (3)
2017
38
T20 (33)
T6 (22)
65 (23)

Winning Scenario

Tony Finau – No. 24 (216 points)

On the final hole of the BMW Championship, Tony Finau chipped in from 17’ 10” for a 7-under 64 and a T7 finish, moving from No. 39 to No. 24 to secure his first trip to the 30-player TOUR Championship. Finau finished No. 43 (2015) and No. 45 (2016) in his first two seasons on TOUR.

Finau is one of 32 players in the 11-year history of the FedExCup to have played their way into the TOUR Championship via the BMW Championship.

Finau’s T7 finish at the BMW Championship was his seventh top-10 finish this season, which is a career-best for the Salt Lake City native. The 2016 Puerto Rico Open winner has made 23 cuts in 28 starts this season, which is also a career best. His best finish came at the Valero Texas Open, where he offset a 2-over 74 in round three with scores of 71-65-69 in rounds one, two and four, respectively, to finish T3.

Finau entered the 2017 FedExCup Playoffs 28th in the standings and posted T54-T65 finishes heading into his strong performance at the BMW Championship.

FedExCup Playoff History

Year
Final Rank
Starting Rank
The NORTHERN TRUST
Dell Technologies Championship
BMW Championship
TOUR Championship
2015
43
39
T16 (32)
CUT (41)
T47 (43)
2016
45
45
12 (37)
T24 (38)
T66 (45)
2017
26
T54 (35)
T65 (39)
T7 (24)

Winning Scenario

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Sergio Garcia comments after winning the Masters

Sergio Garcia – No. 25 (208 points)

Sergio Garcia joined Tony Finau, Xander Schauffele and Patrick Cantlay as players who played their way into the 2017 TOUR Championship via the BMW Championship. Garcia was 34th heading into last week’s BMW Championship and fired scores of 68-68-68-69 to finish T12 and qualify for the TOUR Championship for the sixth time in his career and first since 2014.

Garcia narrowly missed the TOUR Championship in 2016—he finished T47 at the BMW Championship 32nd in the FedExCup standings. Garcia’s best finish at the TOUR Championship was solo second in 2008, en-route to a career-best third place finish in the FedExCup standings.

In addition to his victory at the Masters Tournament in April- his first major victory in his 74th major championship start, Garcia has recorded nine top-25 and two top-10 finishes. He entered the FedExCup Playoffs 22nd in the standings, and after deciding not to play THE NORTHERN TRUST, posted T35-T12 finishes and enters the TOUR Championship 25th in the standings.

FedExCup Playoff History

Year
Final Rank
Starting Rank
The NORTHERN TRUST
Dell Technologies Championship
BMW Championship
TOUR Championship
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
13
7
T57 (15)
DNP (23)
T4 (13)
T9 (13)
2015
53
31
DNP (43)
DNP (54)
T39 (53)
2016
32
20
DNP (28)
T24 (25)
T47 (32)
2017
22
DNP (30)
T35 (34)
T12 (25)

Winning Scenario

Xander Schauffele – No. 26 (200 points)

PGA TOUR Rookie Xander Schauffele is one of only two rookies (Patrick Cantlay) to advance to the TOUR Championship and one of only 11 rookies since the inception of the FedExCup in 2007 to do so. Schauffele posted a T20 finish at last week’s BMW Championship to jump 14 spots in the standings and solidify a spot in the season finale.

After winning The Greenbrier Classic by one stroke over Robert Streb to earn his first PGA TOUR victory in his 23rd start, Schauffele moved to No. 27 in the FedExCup standings, became the fourth rookie to win on TOUR in 2016-17 (that number has since increased to five with Grayson Murray’s victory at The Barbasol Championship), and earned a spot in The Open Championship, where he finished T20. In 27 starts this season, the 2015 San Diego State University graduate has recorded 10 top-25 and three top-10 finishes. He finished T5 at the U.S. Open Championship while seeking to become the first player since Francis Ouimet in 1913 to win the U.S. Open in his first attempt.

FedExCup Playoff History

Year
Final Rank
Starting Rank
The NORTHERN TRUST
Dell Technologies Championship
BMW Championship
TOUR Championship
2017
31
T17 (27)
T53 (32)
T20 (26)

Winning Scenario

Russell Henley – No. 27 (192 points)

Russell Henley won his third PGA TOUR event at the 2017 Shell Houston Open. The win, combined with 21 cuts made in 26 events on TOUR, puts Henley in the TOUR Championship for the second time in his career. Henley entered the Playoffs at No. 19 in the standings and held on with T25, T40 and T47 finishes in the three FedExCup Playoffs events, respectively.

FedExCup Playoff History

Year
Final Rank
Starting Rank
The NORTHERN TRUST
Dell Technologies Championship
BMW Championship
TOUR Championship
2013
44
22
CUT (33)
T62 (43)
T39 (44)
2014
19
47
T61 (62)
T2 (14)
T59 (20)
12 (19)
2015
63
38
72 (49)
CUT (58)
T49 (63)
2016
87
83
T48 (78)
CUT (87)
2017
19
T25 (23)
T40 (23)
T47 (27)

Winning Scenario

Gary Woodland – No. 28 (184 points)

Two runner-up finishes early in the season at the OHL Classic at Mayakoba and the Honda Classic helped Gary Woodland reach the TOUR Championship for the fifth time in his PGA TOUR career. Woodland is coming off a career-high finish in the FedExCup after finish 20th last season. In four previous trips to the TOUR Championship, Woodland’s best finish is a T9, coming in 2014.

FedExCup Playoff History

Year
Final Rank
Starting Rank
The NORTHERN TRUST
Dell Technologies Championship
BMW Championship
TOUR Championship
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
22
32
T13 (30)
T29 (29)
T23 (29)
T9 (22)
2015
41
32
CUT (44)
T12 (36)
T60 (41)
2016
20
42
T4 (24)
T15 (21)
T24 (20)
T10 (20)
2017
26
CUT (34)
T18 (29)
T27 (28)

Winning Scenario

Patrick Cantlay – No. 29 (176 points)

Patrick Cantlay is enjoying a strong year on the PGA TOUR. In only his second start on TOUR in over a year, due to injury, Cantlay finished a shot back of Adam Hadwin in solo-second place at the Valspar Championship with rounds of 71-66-66-68. Playing on a major medical extension (Web.com Tour category), the runner-up finish satisfied the requirement needed to secure is TOUR card for the remainder of the season.

Following the Valspar Championship, Cantlay made his first-ever appearance at the RBC Heritage and posted his second top-three finish in his last three starts on TOUR with a T3 finish at Harbour Town. His third top 10 finish of the season came at his first career FedExCup Playoffs event, THE NORTHERN TRUST (T10), with a 4-under 276 at Glen Oaks Club. Cantlay is set to make his first TOUR Championship appearance.

Cantlay is a highly-decorated amateur player, and is the all-time winningest player at UCLA. In 2011, Cantlay was the low-amateur at the U.S. Open at Congressional and then shot the lowest round ever by an amateur in a PGA TOUR event, a 60 at the Travelers Championship.

FedExCup Playoff History

Year
Final Rank
Starting Rank
The NORTHERN TRUST
Dell Technologies Championship
BMW Championship
TOUR Championship
2017
77
T10 (50)
T13 (41)
T9 (29)

Winning Scenario

Jason Dufner – No. 30 (168 points)

Jason Dufner may only have two top-10 finishes this season, but one was a victory at the Memorial Tournament to combine with 12 other top-25 finishes. Dufner entered the FedExCup Playoffs at No. 20 and did just enough to secure the final spot in the field. This will be his sixth trip to East Lake Golf Club, where his best finish came last year with a T8.

FedExCup Playoff History

Year
Final Rank
Starting Rank
The NORTHERN TRUST
Dell Technologies Championship
BMW Championship
TOUR Championship
2007
127
128
T25 (128)
2009
11
42
CUT (57)
T2 (9)
T30 (10)
T19 (11)
2010
65
61
CUT (81)
T18 (65)
T45 (65)
2011
25
25
CUT (29)
T31 (29)
T6 (22)
T13 (25)
2012
14
2
DNP (6)
T18 (7)
T28 (10)
T20 (14)
2013
19
15
T37 (19)
T9 (13)
T54 (20)
T9 (19)
2014
90
57
DNP (74)
DNP (90)
2015
88
103
T30 (82)
T60 (88)
2016
19
21
T22 (20)
T33 (19)
60 (27)
T8 (19)
2017
20
T20 (21)
T69 (25)
T58 (30)

Winning Scenario