FedEx Cup scenarios: what each player needs to advance to East Lake

What each of the players require at the BMW Championship in order to advance to the FedEx Cup finale, the Tour Championship...

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Tue, 13 Aug 2019
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Brooks Koepka might have the lead going into this week's second stage of the FedEx Cup Playoffs, but a number of players are in contention for a lucrative $15 million bonus come the end of play at the Tour Championship next week.

The top 70 players head into this week's BMW Championship, with the top 30 in the standings following Sunday's play progressing into the season finale at East Lake. 

Looking at the current FedEx Cup standings, the top 23 would appear 'locks' for the 30-man Tour Championship whatever happens at Medinah Country Club this week.

But for the remaining 47 players in the list - so from Tommy Fleetwood in 24th place down - there is plenty to play for in a bid to qualify for the Tour Championship, a tournament that introduces a new handicap format to start the week.

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For those unaware of what will happen at the Tour Championship next week, the FedEx Cup leader heading into the tournament will start the week on 10-under par, in a bid to give them an advantage for being ranked the No.1 player in the season-long points race. 

The second-ranked player will start at 8-under, third at 7-under, fourth at 6-under, fifth at 5-under, sixth to 10th at 4-under, 11th to 15th at 3-under, 16th to 20th at 2-under, 21st to 25th at 1-under, and 26th to 30th at level-par. 

It will then be a race from there at the Tour Championship to crown the FedEx Cup, and eliminate any of the scenarios we have seen in the past that make it difficult for the golf fan to realise who is even leading the standings during tournament play. 

Previously, any of the top five players in the FedEx Cup standings heading into the Tour Championship would go on to win the FedEx Cup should they win the Tour Championship, while those outside of the top-five had to rely on other results going their way in order to be crowned the champion.

Anyway, that's all to look forward to at the Tour Championship. 

Let's take a closer look at what those on the cusp of reaching the Tour Championship require at the BMW Championship this week, starting at 24 down to 70...

SCENARIOS TO ADVANCE

 
Current points
Solo projected finish for top 30

 
 
 

24. Tommy Fleetwood
1,234
44th

25. Shane Lowry
1,162
29th

26. Sungjae Im
1,161
28th

27. Corey Conners
1,126
23rd

28. Louis Oosthuizen
1,109
21st

29. Harold Varner III
1,108
21st

30. Andrew Putnam
1,100
20th

31. Ryan Palmer
1,096
19th

32. Jason Kokrak
1,082
17th

33. Hideki Matsuyama
1,061
15th

34. Francesco Molinari
1,061
15th

35. Scott Piercy
1,038
12th

36. J.T. Poston
1,034
12th

37. C.T. Pan
1,033
12th

38. Tiger Woods
1,003
11th

39. Billy Horschel
999
10th

40. Kevin Tway
996
10th

41. Lucas Glover
987
10th

42. Sung Kang
986
10th

43. Ian Poulter
980
10th

44. Jordan Spieth
960
9th

45. Rory Sabbatini
936
7th

46. Phil Mickelson
913
6th

47. Keith Mitchell
900
6th

48. Jim Furyk
890
6th

49. Ryan Moore
878
5th

50. Jason Day
865
5th

51. Adam Hadwin
859
5th

52. J.B. Holmes
840
5th

53. Si Woo Kim
838
4th

54. Nate Lashley
836
4th

55. Kevin Na
823
Has withdrawn

56. Max Homa
806
4th

57. Collin Morikawa
805
4th

58. Cameron Champ
803
4th

59. Troy Merritt
797
4th

60. Dylan Frittelli
776
4th

61. Byeong Hun An
774
4th

62. Vaughn Taylor
733
3rd

63. Joel Dahmen
729
3rd

64. Graeme McDowell
729
3rd

65. Adam Long
719
3rd

66. Keegan Bradley
716
3rd

67. Rafa Cabrera Bello
696
3rd

68. Wyndham Clark
679
3rd

69. Emiliano Grillo
673
3rd

70. Joaquin Niemann
659
3rd

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