FedEx Cup scenarios: who can win at the Tour Championship

Here's what the top 12 in the FedEx Cup standings need to do to win the trophy and $10m (

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Thu, 24 Sep 2015

1. Jason Day

• If Day wins the Tour Championship, he wins the FedExCup
• He still has a good chance of winning the FedEx Cup with a top-five finish
• Day can finish as low as 29th and still have a mathematical chance of winning

Read: McIlroy - $10m doesn't mean much, Day is 'love child of Spieth and Rory' 

2. Jordan Spieth

• If Spieth wins the Tour Championship, he wins the FedExCup
• He still has a good chance of winning the FedEx Cup with a top-three finish
• Spieth can finish as low as a two-way tie for sixth and still have a mathematical chance of winning

3. Rickie Fowler

• If Fowler wins the Tour Championship, he wins the FedExCup
• He still has a good chance of winning the FedEx Cup with a second-place finish
• Fowler can finish as low as tied fourth and still have a mathematical chance of winning

4. Henrik Stenson

• If Stenson wins the Tour Championship, he wins the FedExCup
• He has a good chance of winning with a second-place finish
• Stenson can finish as low as tied third and still have a mathematical chance of winning

5. Bubba Watson

• If Watson wins the Tour Championship, he wins the FedExCup
• He can finish as low as a two-way tie for second and still have a mathematical chance of winning

6. Zach Johnson

Must win the Tour Championship and...

• Day must finish tied second or worse
• Johnson can finish second and still have a mathematical chance of winning

7. Dustin Johnson

Must win the Tour Championship and...

• Day must finish in a three-way tie for second or worse
• Spieth must finish tied second or worse

8. Charley Hoffman

Must win the Tour Championship and...

• Day must finish third or worse
• Spieth must finish tied second or worse
• Fowler must finish second or worse

9. Daniel Berger

Must win the Tour Championship and...

• Day must finish in a three-way tie for third or worse
• Spieth must finish third or worse
• Fowler must finish tied second or worse
• Stenson must finish second or worse

10. Patrick Reed

Must win the Tour Championship and...

• Day must finish fifth or worse
• Spieth must finish in a three-way tie for third or worse
• Fowler must finish in a three-way tie for second or worse
• Stenson must finish tied second or worse
• Watson must finish second or worse

11. Rory McIlroy 

Must win the Tour Championship and...

• Day must finish tied sixth or worse
• Spieth must finish tied fourth or worse
• Fowler must finish tied third or worse
• Stenson must finish in a three-way tie for second or worse
• Watson must finish tied second or worse

12. Justin Rose

Must win the Tour Championship and 

• Day must finish in a three-way tie for sixth or worse
• Spieth must finish tied fourth or worse
• Fowler must finish tied third or worse
• Stenson must finish in a three-way tie for second or worse
• Watson must finish tied second or worse

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