FedEx Cup standings: Post-PLAYERS top ten breakdown

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Brian Harman FedEx Cup
Brian Harman. Mandatory Credit: Peter Casey-USA TODAY Sports /

10. Brian Harman

1047 points, 18 events (58.17 points/start)

1 win, 4 top 10s

Last two weeks: Win – Wells Fargo Championship; T53 – THE PLAYERS

Brian Harman made the trip to Sawgrass still riding high off the emotional win the week before at Eagle Point. A tie for 53rd place earned Harman just seven FedEx Cup points, but I’m sure he’s sleeping just fine with that 500-point bonus from the week before. This week, Harman will get some well-earned rest, while looking to refocus his energy for the busy summer ahead.

One potential issue Harman faces this summer is his relative inefficiency compared to the rest of the top ten points earners. His 18 events played prove that he can handle the life of a road warrior, but averaging just 58.17 points per start (roughly 14th place in a regular weekly tournament), he tends to get jostled around the rankings. Don’t get me wrong, 99% of Tour players would take a guaranteed 14th place finish every week, but this is a bit more turbulent than he’d probably like.

What lies ahead? In 2016, Harman followed a similar PLAYERS (T54) with a MC at the Byron Nelson and a T25 at the Dean and Deluca Invitational. Harman earned just 211 points the rest of the regular season, missing his last three cuts before the FedEx Cup Playoffs. Harman will probably play more events than anybody else in the top 10 this year, but if he doesn’t make it more efficient, his playoff positioning could fall dramatically.