FedEx Cup Report: Tour Championship

With the FedEx Cup Report, we highlight the biggest movers in the season long FedEx Cup race. This is it for the 2015-16 season of the PGA Tour. The Top-30 are heading to the East Lake Golf Club, Atlanta for the PGA Tour finale.

Notes from the BMW Championship


  • Dustin Johnson has become quite a closer and proved more than a few critics wrong with his final round performance. With his win, Johnson moved to the top of the FedEx Cup standings.
  • With two consecutive runner-up finishes, Paul Casey moved into the coveted Top-5, now ranked 5th. Casey was outplayed in both instances, first by Rory McIlroy and then by Dustin Johnson. Nevertheless, a spot in the Top-5 is never a bad consolation.
  • Adam Scott has now finished T-4, 4 and T-4 in the three Playoff events and jumped up two spots in the rankings. Scott enters the Tour Championship ranked 3rd in the FedEx Cup.
  • Following his T-42 finish, Rory McIlroy moved out of the Top-5, and now ranks 6th. McIlroy will require some help if he wants to capture the $10,000,000 prize.
  • Roberto Castro’s strong play at Crooked Stick helped him make the biggest move at the BMW Championship. His solo 3rd finish moved him from 53rd to 21st in the standings.
  • Once again, Daniel Berger makes his way to the East Lake Golf Club. Last season’s Rookie of the Year moved from 31st to 26th in the standings with his T-10 finish.
  • JB Holmes didn’t quite challenge Dustin Johnson, but his T-4 finish was enough to move him into the Top-30. Holmes started the week ranked 42nd in the standings, and moved all the way to the 28th
  • Charl Schwartzel shot a spectacular final round 64 to book a spot at the Tour Championship. He moved from 43rd to 30th.

Who’s OUT

With four players moving in, four Big Names found their way out of the FedEx Cup.


  • Rickie Fowler could only finish T-59, dropping from 22nd to 31st. As a consolation, he has been picked by Davis Love III as one of the Captain’s pick for the Ryder Cup.
  • Sergio Garcia played himself out of the FedEx Cup over the weekend with rounds of 76-73. He finished 31st in the standings.
  • Brooks Koepka was the Bubble Boy entering the BMW Championship, but even a final 67 wasn’t enough for a spot at the Tour Championship. He finished in the 35th
  • Former FedEx Cup Champion and winner of the British Open this year, Henrik Stenson withdrew from the BMW Championship with a knee injury. His gamble didn’t pay off as he dropped to 36th in the standings.

Rookies in the FedEx Cup Playoffs

For the first time in the FedEx Cup era, two rookies have made their way to the Tour Championship. Winner of the Open, the first event of the season, Emiliano Grillo, ranked 9th, has had an extremely steady season.

Although Grillo had only two Top 10s in 24 starts, he does have six other Top-20 finishes. Winner of the Wyndham Championship, Si Woo Kim is the other rookie who’s made it to the Tour Championship. Ranked 18th, Kim lost in the Playoff to Aaron Baddeley at the Barbasol Championship, and raked in 15 Top-25 finishes is 33 starts this season.


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