With his tie for third at the WGC-Cadillac Championship last weekend, the UK’s Danny Willett is back in a familiar spot in the Race to Dubai standings – No. 1.
With his busy schedule and consistent excellence, Willett has been near the top of the charts in the Final Series point accumulation for much of the last few years.
He is the first European player to break the 1 million-point threshold this season, having reached 1,100,957 in six events played. He passed Henrik Stenson, who had led the event for much of the early season, and who has 967,648 points through four events.
Rory McIlroy, who has won the last two Dubai titles, is fourth with 653,307 points after tying Willett for third at the WGC-Cadillac. It was just his third qualifying event of the year.
Not surprisingly, Adam Scott took command of the FedEx Cup standings on Monday after winning his second straight PGA tournament, this one the WGC-Cadillac Championship.
In six PGA events, Scott has racked up 1,608 points from two wins and four top 10 finishes, putting him 488 points ahead of second-place Kevin Kisner.
Bubba Watson, who finished second to Scott by one stroke on Sunday, jumped from 12th to 5th in the standings. Watson has 971 points. Almost moving up was 24-year-old Tour rookie Smylie Kaufman, who finished ninth at the Cadillac Championship and is now seventh overall in the standings.
Defending FedEx Cup champion Jordan Spieth is 14th with 686 points.