The FedEx Cup Playoffs come to a conclusion at the TOUR Championship. With 30 of golf’s best in action at East Lake, who will lead our Power Rankings?
Eleven months. 47 tournaments. Four majors, four World Golf Championships and three playoff events, all leading to this moment. The TOUR Championship is here at long last, and 30 of the year’s best are in action. The prize: the FedEx Cup season championship, and the $10 million bonus that goes along with it.
It’s been a long year, but we’re with you to the end. As we do every week, we’re giving you the top ten players to watch in this week’s power rankings. And while it would be tempting to break down the odds of the big prize, it would read an awful lot like the current points standings. Instead, we’ll take a look at who can win this tournament. If they need help to take the FedEx Cup, that’s out of their hands.
East Lake Golf Club has played host to the TOUR Championship every year since 2004, and it first hosted the tournament in 1998. As a well-known track – at least to those who have had the good fortune to play there frequently – the only significant change lately happened last year. The front and back nines were flipped, allowing the championship to end on a massive par-5, instead of a par-3. With some of the big hitters in the field, that could lead to some heroic attempts at eagle.
The course conditions at East Lake can best be described as fair. Rough isn’t punishing like a U.S. Open, but the angles players will face from fairways will be significantly better. Some rain could soften the course this weekend, but calm winds are expected throughout the championship.
It’s been a long road, but the end is in sight. Let’s jump into this week’s rankings.