FedEx Cup slutspelet börjar
Fed Ex Cup Playoffs startar den 25 augusti med the Barclays som spelas på
Bethpage State Park (Black), Farmingdale, NY 25 – 28 augusti, med en prissumma på 8 500 000 dollar. 125 spelare är kvalificerade till tävlingen. Av dessa är fyra svenskar, Henrik Stenson, David Lingmerth, Freddie Jacobson och Jonas Blixt.
De 100 bästa efter the Barclays är sedan kvalificerade till Deutsche Bank Championship den 2 – 5 september på TPC Boston, Norton, MA med samma prissumma 8 500 000 dollar.
70 spelare får sedan fortsätta slutspelet med BMW Championship den 8 – 11 september på Crooked Stick GC, Carmel, IN. Samma prissumma, 8 500 000 dollar.
Till Tour Championship den 22 – 25 september på East Lake GC, Atlanta, GA kvalificerar sig 30 spelare. Samma prissumma.
Men, den som vinner hela Fed Ex Cup, drar in en bonus på ofattbara 10 miljoner dollar. Tvåan får 3 miljoner dollar, trean 2 miljoner, fyran 1,5 och femte plats ger 1 miljon dollar.
Låt oss så ta en närmare titt på några av de 125 spelarna som går in i slutspelet.
Först topp 10 som rankingen ser ut innan the Barclays;
1. Jason Day: Three wins this season have the World No. 1 atop the FedExCup rankings. Nine top-10s in 16 starts
2. Dustin Johnson: Won his first major at the U.S. Open and followed with a WGC-Bridgestone win. TOUR-leading 12 top-10s
3. Adam Scott: Back-to-back wins at The Honda Classic and WGC-Cadillac gave Scott the early FedExCup lead
4. Russell Knox: Earned his first two wins (WGC-HSBC, Travelers) this season, and added two runners-up
5. Jordan Spieth: Last year’s FedExCup champ has two wins this season to start Playoffs in all-important top-five
6. Brandt Snedeker: Won Farmers Insurance Open. Also won that event in his FedExCup-winning season of 2012. T3 at Wyndham
7. Patrick Reed: Has nine top-10s, including runners-up at Hyundai and Valero
8. Phil Mickelson: No wins, but three runners-up; seeking first TOUR Championship berth since 2013
9. Kevin Na: Started season with consecutive runners-up and a third-place finish; eight top-10s, including last two starts
10. Justin Thomas: Earned first win at CIMB and has four third-place finishes; finished 32nd in 2015 FedExCup
Och så några utvalda spelare;
14. Henrik Stenson: The 2013 FedExCup champ won his first major with a final-round 63 at The Open Championship
17. Jimmy Walker: Won his first major at the PGA Championship, his sixth victory in the past three seasons
18. Matt Kuchar: Hasn’t won since April 2014, but the bronze medalist has three other third-place finishes this season
19. Brooks Koepka: Seven top-10s include runners-up at AT&T Byron Nelson and FedEx St. Jude
20. Sergio Garcia: AT&T Byron Nelson win was his first on TOUR since 2012; finished fifth at U.S. Open and Open Championship
24: Bubba Watson: Earned ninth win at Northern Trust Open; has missed just one TOUR Championship since 2010
27. Graeme McDowell: Started season with win at OHL Classic at Mayakoba and a third-place finish at The RSM Classic
28. Rickie Fowler: Runner-up at Phoenix Open; seven top-10s in 20 starts, but just one since PLAYERS
47. David Lingmerth: Playoff loss at CareerBuilder Challenge was one of two top-10s. Also finished T7 at WGC-Bridgestone
48. Luke Donald: Rose 51 spots with runner-up at Wyndham, his second of the season (RBC Heritage)
50. Zach Johnson: Two-time major champ has yet to win this season; fifth at Bay Hill is best finish
51. Justin Rose: Olympic gold medalist has won in each of the previous six TOUR seasons, but has yet to win in 2015 and 2016
67. Freddie Jacobson: His three top-fives this season came in four-event span, including two T4s in California
75. Danny Willett: Masters champion also finished third in two WGCs (HSBC Champions, Cadillac)
94. Jim Furyk: Has missed TOUR Championship just once since 2007; finished T2 at U.S. Open and fired 58 at Travelers
100. Jonas Blixt: Swede’s two top-10 finishes both came in California (T6, Farmers Insurance; 3rd, AT&T Pebble Beach)