HOW EACH OF THE TOP 30 COULD WIN THE FEDEXCUP

Here’s a quick look at what each player in the field at East Lake will need to do to claim the FedExCup. The trophy, and its $10 million prize, will be awarded at the conclusion of the TOUR Championship.

* = A possible tie for the FedExCup that would result in a sudden death playoff

RANK PLAYER WINNING SCENARIOS
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1 Jordan Spieth Jordan Spieth

• If he wins the TOUR Championship, he wins the FedExCup
• Has a reasonable chance of winning with a top-five finish
• Can finish as low as 29th and still have a mathematical chance of winning

2 Justin Thomas Justin Thomas

• If he wins the TOUR Championship, he wins the FedExCup
• Has a reasonable chance of winning with a top-three finish
• Can finish as low as a 2-way tie for 6th and still have a mathematical chance of winning

3 Dustin Johnson Dustin Johnson

• If he wins the TOUR Championship, he wins the FedExCup
• Has a reasonable chance of winning with a second-place finish
• Can finish as low as T4 and still have a mathematical chance of winning

4 Marc Leishman Marc Leishman

• If he wins the TOUR Championship, he wins the FedExCup
• Has a reasonable chance of winning with a second-place finish
• Can finish as low as T3 and still have a mathematical chance of winning

5 Jon Rahm Jon Rahm

• If he wins the TOUR Championship, he wins the FedExCup
• Can finish as low as a 2-way tie for 2nd and still have a mathematical chance of winning

6 Rickie Fowler Rickie Fowler

Must win the TOUR Championship AND
• No. 1 must finish T2 or worse
• Can finish second and still have a mathematical chance of winning

7 Hideki Matsuyama Hideki Matsuyama

Must win the TOUR Championship AND
• No. 1 must finish in a three-way tie for 2nd or worse
• No. 2 must finish T2 or worse

8 Justin Rose Justin Rose

Must win the TOUR Championship, AND
• No. 1 must finish third or worse*
• No. 2 must finish T2 or worse*
• No. 3 must finish second or worse.*

9 Brooks Koepka Brooks Koepka

Must win the TOUR Championship, AND
• No. 1 must finish in a 3-way tie for third or worse
• No. 2 must finish third or worse
• No. 3 must finish T2 or worse
• No. 4 must finish second or worse*

10 Paul Casey Paul Casey

Must win the TOUR Championship, AND
• No. 1 must finish fifth or worse
• No. 2 must finish in a 3-way tie for third or worse
• No. 3 must finish in a 3-way tie for second or worse
• No. 4 must finish T2 or worse
• No. 5 must finish second or worse*

11 Pat Perez Pat Perez

• Must win the TOUR Championship, AND
• No. 1 must finish T6 or worse
• No. 2 must finish T4 or worse
• No. 3 must finish T3 or worse
• No. 4 must finish in a 3-way tie for second or worse
• No. 5 must finish T2 or worse

12 Matt Kuchar Matt Kuchar

Must win the TOUR Championship, AND
• No. 1 must finish in a 3-way tie for 6th or worse
• No. 2 must finish T4 or worse
• No. 3 must finish T3 or worse
• No. 4 must finish in a 3-way tie for second or worse
• No. 5 must finish T2 or worse

13 Charley Hoffman Charley Hoffman

Must win the TOUR Championship, AND
• No. 1 must finish T7 or worse
• No. 2 must finish T4 or worse
• No. 3 must finish T3 or worse
• No. 4 must finish in a 3-way tie for second or worse
• No. 5 must finish T2 or worse

14 Daniel Berger Daniel Berger

Must win the TOUR Championship, AND
• No. 1 must finish T8 or worse
• No. 2 must finish T4 or worse
• No. 3 must finish T3 or worse
• No. 4 must finish in a 3-way tie for second or worse
• No. 5 must finish T2 or worse

15 Jason Day Jason Day

Must win the TOUR Championship, AND
• No. 1 must finish ninth or worse*
• No. 2 must finish T4 or worse*
• No. 3 must finish T3 or worse
• No. 4 must finish in a 3-way tie for second or worse
• No. 5 must finish T2 or worse

16 Webb Simpson Webb Simpson

• Must win the TOUR Championship, AND
• No. 1 must finish in a 3-way tie for ninth or worse
• No. 2 must finish in a 3-way tie for fourth or worse
• No. 3 must finish T3 or worse
• No. 4 must finish third or worse
• No. 5 must finish T2 or worse

17 Jhonattan Vegas Jhonattan Vegas

Must win the TOUR Championship, AND
• No. 1 must finish in a 3-way tie for tenth or worse
• No. 2 must finish in a 3-way tie for fourth or worse
• No. 3 must finish in a 3-way tie for third or worse
• No. 4 must finish third or worse
• No. 5 must finish T2 or worse

18 Kevin Kisner Kevin Kisner

Must win the TOUR Championship, AND
• No. 1 must finish T-11 or worse
• No. 2 must finish fifth or worse
• No. 3 must finish in a 3-way tie for third or worse
• No. 4  must finish third or worse
• No. 5 must finish in a 3-way tie for second or worse

19 Kevin Chappell Kevin Chappell

Must win the TOUR Championship, AND
• No. 1 must finish T12 or worse
• No. 2 must finish fifth or worse
• No. 3 must finish in a 3-way tie for third or worse
• No. 4 must finish third or worse
• No. 5 must finish in a 3-way tie for second or worse
• No. 6 must finish T2 or worse

20 Brian Harman Brian Harman

Must win the TOUR Championship, AND
• No. 1 must finish in a 3-way tie for 12th or worse
• No. 2 must finish fifth or worse
• No. 3 must finish in a 3-way tie for third or worse
• No. 4 must finish third or worse
• No. 5 must finish in a 3-way tie for second or worse
• No. 6 must finish T2 or worse

21 Adam Hadwin Adam Hadwin

Must win the TOUR Championship, AND
• No. 1 must finish 13th or worse*
• No. 2 must finish fifth or worse*
• No. 3 must finish in a 3-way tie for third or worse
• No. 4 must finish third or worse*
• No. 5 must finish in a 3-way tie for second or worse
• No. 6 must finish T-2 or worse

22 Kyle Stanley Kyle Stanley

Must win the TOUR Championship, AND
• No. 1 must finish in a 3-way tie for 13th or worse
• No. 2 must finish T5 or worse
• No. 3 must finish in a 3-way tie for third or worse
• No. 4 must finish T3 or worse
• No. 5 must finish in a 3-way tie for second or worse
• No. 6 must finish T2 or worse

23 Patrick Reed Patrick Reed

Must win the TOUR Championship, AND
• No. 1 must finish 15th or worse*
• No. 2 must finish T5 or worse
• No. 3 must finish in a 3-way tie for third or worse
• No. 4 must finish T3 or worse
• No. 5 must finish in a 3-way tie for second or worse
• No. 6 must finish T2 or worse

24 Tony Finau Tony Finau

Must win the TOUR Championship, AND
• No. 1 must finish 17th or worse*
• No. 2 must finish in a 3-way tie for fifth or worse
• No. 3 must finish in a 3-way tie for third or worse
• No. 4 must finish T3 or worse
• No. 5 must finish in a 3-way tie for second or worse
• No. 6 must finish T2 or worse

25 Sergio Garcia Sergio Garcia

Must win the TOUR Championship, AND
• No. 1 must finish 19th or worse*
• No. 2 must finish in a 3-way tie for fifth or worse
• No. 3 must finish fourth or worse
• No. 4 must finish T3 or worse
• No. 5 must finish in a 3-way tie for second or worse
• No. 6 must finish T2 or worse

26 Xander Schauffele Xander Schauffele

Must win the TOUR Championship, AND
• No. 1 must finish 21st or worse*
• No. 2 must finish sixth or worse*
• No. 3 must finish fourth or worse*
• No. 4 must finish T-3 or worse
• No. 5 must finish in a 3-way tie for second or worse
• No. 6 must finish T-2 or worse

27 Russell Henley Russell Henley

Must win the TOUR Championship, AND
• No. 1 must finish 23rd or worse*
• No. 2 must finish T6 or worse
• No. 3 must finish T4 or worse
• No. 4 must finish T3 or worse
• No. 5 must finish in a 3-way tie for second or worse
• No. 6 must finish T-2 or worse

28 Gary Woodland Gary Woodland

Must win the TOUR Championship, AND
• No. 1 must finish 25th or worse*
• No. 2 must finish T6 or worse
• No. 3 must finish T4 or worse
• No. 4 must finish T3 or worse
• No. 5 must finish in a 3-way tie for second or worse
• No. 6 must finish T2 or worse

29 Patrick Cantlay Patrick Cantlay

Must win the TOUR Championship, AND
• No. 1 must finish 27th or worse*
• No. 2 must finish in a 3-way tie for sixth or worse
• No. 3 must finish T4 or worse
• No. 4 must finish T3 or worse
• No. 5 must finish in a 3-way tie for second or worse
• No. 6 must finish T2 or worse

30 Jason Dufner Jason Dufner

Must win the TOUR Championship, AND
• No. 1 must finish 29th or worse*
• No. 2 must finish in a 3-way tie for 6th or worse
• No. 3 must finish T4 or worse
• No. 4 must finish T3 or worse
• No. 5 must finish in a 3-way tie for second or worse
• No. 6 must finish T2 or worse

Source: PGATOUR.COM

Rory McIlroy fires longtime caddie J.P. Fitzgerald

Another one of golf’s most well-known player/caddie duos is splitting up.

According to a report from Reuters, Rory McIlroy has fired longtime caddie J.P. Fitzgerald and will have a new looper on his bag for this week’s WGC-Bridgestone Invitational. Reuters cited a source familiar with the situation. McIlroy’s management team has yet to make any announcement and has not immediately responded to GOLF.com’s request for comment.

Fitzgerald and McIlroy have been together for nine years and for all of McIlroy’s four major championships, including his ascent to No. 1 in the world in 2012. Fitzgerald was thrust into the spotlight at the British Open last week. McIlroy bogeyed five of his first six holes in his opening round but rebounded to shoot 71. He praised Fitzgerald for helping him turn the tide, as McIlroy finished tied for fourth.

The 28-year-old hasn’t won a major since the 2014 PGA Championship but is considered a heavy favorite for next week’s PGA at Quail Hollow in Charlotte. He’s won on the course twice already for the Wells Fargo Championship, most recently in 2015 when he shot a course-record 61 in the third round and won by seven.

This news comes just one month after Phil Mickelson and Jim “Bones” Mackay announced their mutual split after 25 years together.

Source: Golf.com