Spieth’s Lead Huge in FedEx Cup

As far as the FedEx Cup standings go, the unofficial line now stands as:

1. Jordan Spieth

2-??. Everybody else

Spieth, the phenomenal 21-year-old, blew past the 3,000-point mark with his win at the US Open on Sunday, upping his lead over Jimmy Walker to 1,213 points in the latest FedEx Cup points standings.

The top 125 players qualify for a season-ending series of tournaments, but barring a late hot streak, only the men in the top 20 spots or so have a good chance at winning the overall title.

Spieth has 3,128 points to Walker’s 1,915.  In 17 events this year, Spieth has 10 Top 10 finishes and three wins.

He’s the only player on the PGA Tour with 10 Top 10 finishes to date in the 2014-2015 season.  Hideki Matsuyama is second with eight.

US Open runner-up Dustin Johnson, who could have won the tournament with an eagle or made it to a Monday playoff with a three-foot birdie, moved up from seventh to third in the standings with 1,589 points in 14 events.

Rory McIlroy, the world’s No. 1 player, who made a spirited run on Sunday before falling back, actually fell back to fourth from third. McIlroy has racked up 1,510 points in just eight events.


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