FedEx Cup: Meet the Final 30
With the BMW Championship in the book, the remaining Top 30 golfers in the FedEx Cup standings head to Atlanta this week for the TOUR Championship, with the overall prize of $10 million for the crowned FedEx winner up for grabs.
Despite Jason Day’s lead of more than 2,000 points in the current standings, five players can still win the title outright if they win the TOUR Championship, and all 30 men could still take the overall title with a win here and some help.
Here’s a look at the final 30 players, and how they got here:
30. Harris English, 1,503 points. Nine top 25 finishes, P-2 at Farmers Insurance Open (lost playoff to Jason Day).
29. Louis Oosthuizen, 1,511 points. With a few breaks here and there, it could have been him, not Jordan Spieth, with two Majors in 2015 – he finished tied for second at the US Open and lost a playoff to Zach Johnson at The Open Championship.
28. Sangmoon Bae, 1,573 points. Won the Frys.com Open to start the year, finished tied for sixth at The Barclays.
27. Kevin Na, 1,576 points. Finished in 12 Top 25s, although he had no titles.
26. Bill Haas, 1,583 points. Won the Humana Challenge and had 11 top 25 finishes in 2015.
25. Brooks Koepka, 1626 points. Won the Waste Management Phoenix Open and had 12 Top 25 finishes, including seven straight to end the year. One of only two players to go wire-to-wire inside the top 30 of the FedEx standings this season.
24. Steven Bowditch, 1,632 points. The other Australian in the top 30; Bowditch won the Byron Nelson, finished 13th at The Barclays, and had seven other Top 25 finishes.
23. Brandt Snedeker, 1,643 points. Was clutch at Pebble Beach to make it into The Masters, and rattled off eight Top 10 finishes including the US Open.
22. Paul Casey, 1,691 points. He didn’t notch a win, but lost a playoff at the Northern Trust Open and had two other top 3 finishes.
21. Matt Kuchar, 1,696 points. Made 23 of 24 cuts this year, with a tie for seventh at the PGA Championship and a tie for ninth at the Deutsche Bank Championship.
20. Scott Piercy, 1,917 points. Second at the BMW Championships is nothing to take lightly, even if Jason Day ran away with things.
19. Danny Lee, 1,945 points. His masterful win in a playoff at the Greenbrier Classic started off a bunch of fast finishes including a tie for sixth at Bridgestone.
18. Kevin Kisner, 1,950 points. He lost in three playoffs on the year, and didn’t record a win, but his 10 top 25 finishes got him here.
17. J.B. Holmes, 2,076 points. He won the Shell Houston Open, finished in the top 10 six times and was fourth at the BMW Championship.
16. Jim Furyk, 2,087 points. On Wednesday, Furyk announced his withdrawal from the final event due to a wrist injury.
15. Hideki Matsuyama, 2,123 points. He’s the highest seeded player without a win, but he was model consistent, with 18 Top 25 finishes including at the first three Cup events.
14. Robert Streb, 2,142 points. He won the McGladrey Open early on and had nine Top 10 finishes.
13. Jimmy Walker, 2,164 points. Another hot start to the season saw him win the Sony Open and the Valero Texas Open.
12. Justin Rose, 2,179 points. Won the Zurich Classic but did his real damage in the Majors, with three top six finishes, including second at The Masters.
11. Rory McIlroy, 2,189 points. He only played 11 tournaments on the PGA Tour due to an injury, but still won the Wells Fargo Championship at the WGC-Cadillac Match Play. Missed the FedEx opener, but finished fourth a week ago.
10. Patrick Reed, 2,205 points. He finished in the top 30 of all four Majors and made 24 of 26 cuts, as well as winning the Hyundai Tournament of Champions.
9. Daniel Berger, 2,320 points. Wait, who? Yes, finishing second behind Jason Day is a bit of an anonymous place to be, but Berger also finished second at the Honda Classic and finished in the top 25 12 times.
8. Charley Hoffman, 2,364 points. Won the OHL classic and really solidified his spot by finishing third at the Deutsche Bank Champoionship two weeks ago.
7. Dustin Johnson, 2,454 points. Fantastic throughout the year, and just missed a Major at the US Open. He won the WGC-Cadillac Championship, and finished in the top seven at both the Masters and the PGA Championship as well.
6. Zach Johnson, 2,464 points. Won the Open Championship in a dramatic playoff and has been in the top 25 of all three FedEx events, including fourth at The Barclays.
5. Bubba Watson, 3,609 points. Kind of a quiet year for being a two-time winner – the WGC-HSBC Champions and the Travelers. Thirteen times he finished in the top 25 this year.
4. Henrik Stenson, 3,632 points. Amazing to have this many points and not a single win on the PGA Tour this year; but second-place finishes in New York and Boston, as well as at the Arnold Palmer Invitational give him the chance to win it all.
3. Rickie Fowler, 3,985 points. Wins at The PLAYERS and the Deutsche Bank highlighted an interesting schedule that saw him dabble on the European Tour a time or two.
2. Jordan Spieth, 4,392 points. Knock yourself over with a feather if you thought Spieth would be anywhere but first after the regular season he put together – two Major wins and two more top four finishes.
1. Jason Day, 6,680 points. If there’s a level above white-hot, Day is there. He’s followed his win at the PGA Championship with victories at The Barclays and the BMW Championship, the only player to ever win both tournaments in the same year.