FedEx Cup Standings: Who’s chasing Scheffler, and where Spieth ranks

FedEx Cup, Scottie Scheffler,(Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)
FedEx Cup, Scottie Scheffler,(Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images) /

If Jordan Spieth is playing on Easter, it might be worth taking a minute to find somewhere legal to throw a bet down on him. This is two straight years in a row that he has won on Easter weekend, and he managed to do it as a first-time father this year. It wasn’t quite enough to get him into the top 10 in the FedEx Cup rankings though, as he ended up just 33 points shy of Rory McIlroy, who holds down the 10th spot.

What does the rest of the top ten look like in the FedEx Cup Rankings?

The man that everyone is chasing is obviously Scottie Scheffler. With his incredible run of winning events, he has a MASSIVE lead on the rest of the field. He’s 1236 points ahead of the man in second and the man he ran away from at The Masters in Cameron Smith.

How far ahead is that? Smith could win the Zurich (like he did last year) and then win the Mexico Open the following week. If Scheffler didn’t play in either event, Smith would still be 336 points behind Scheffler.

Yeah, it’s a big lead. So large in fact, that the difference between Scheffler and Smith at 1 and 2 is the same as the difference between Smith and Hayden Buckley, who is in 87th place.

There’s only one man in the top ten that has yet to win this year, although he has come agonizingly close. He was 4th at the Tournament of Champions, 9th at the American Express, T-4th at Pebble, 2nd at the Waste Management, and 2nd at the most recent RBC Heritage. It’s Patrick Cantlay, and all those top tens have been enough to get him to 9th in this years standings up to this point.

  1. Scottie Scheffler – 2,770 points
  2. Cameron Smith – 1,534
  3. Sam Burns – 1,390
  4. Hideki Matsuyama – 1,376
  5. Talor Gooch – 1,195
  6. Tom Hoge – 1,186
  7. Viktor Hovland – 1,109
  8. Sungjae Im – 1,090
  9. Patrick Cantlay – 1,010
  10. Rory McIlroy – 986

It’s always worth keeping an eye on what a win could get you (pending other people’s finishes), especially with the three different cutoff points. Rickie Fowler is currently 126th with 212 points, but a regular win (500 points) would get him all the way to 29th and inside the final cutline for the Tour Championship. Tommy Fleetwood is 71st with 366 points, and a win would get him to 17th. Hudson Swafford is 31st with 640, but a win would get him into the top 10, into 7th between Hoge and Hovland.

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Everyone is chasing Scheffler. With the stroke allocations at the Tour Championship, it’s still anyone’s game once they start this Fall. Everyone else just needs to get close to him first in the FedEx Cup Standings.