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FedExCup Report: Despite Bubba’s 3rd Win, DJ Maintains Lead

Though Bubba Watson may have more wins than anyone else on the PGA Tour this season, it doesn’t put him at the top of the FedExCup standings.

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That spot still belongs to Dustin Johnson, whose two wins and six other top-10s leave him just 27 points ahead of No.2 Justin Thomas (2 wins, 4 other top-10s). Watson jumped seven spots into third, with just two top-10s beyond his victories leaving him 211 points off the pace.

Just eight weeks remain, by the way, before the regular season concludes and the top 125 in points move into the FedExCup playoffs.

FEDEXCUP TOP 10

POS/PLAYER(LST WK)/PTS
1. Dustin Johnson (1) – 2,013
2. Justin Thomas (2) – 1,986
3. Bubba Watson (10) – 1,802
4. Justin Rose (3) – 1,743
5. Jason Day (4) – 1,603
6. Bryson DeChambeau (5) – 1,578
7. Patrick Reed (6) – 1,491
8. Phil Mickelson (7) – 1,464
9. Patton Kizzire (8) – 1,335
10. Webb Simpson (9) – 1,307


BONUS: STAT OF THE WEEK

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Not only did Bubba Watson’s victory make him the PGA Tour’s only three-time winner this year, he’s also the only person to collect three trophies on any of the world’s significant tours in calendar year 2018.

A scan of 10 top tours worldwide, in fact, shows just 10 other players with even two victories.

Dustin Johnson and Jason Day join Watson in winning more than once on the PGA Tour, while the LPGA has played 17 events with just one double winner – Ariya Jutanugarn.

Two players have won once each on different tours: Jon Rahm (PGA Tour/European Tour) and Minjee Lee (LPGA/Ladies European).

Jeff Shain

Jeff is a contributor to Pro Golf Weekly. He is the managing editor of Prime Sports, and a weekly contributor to PGATour.com. As a member of the Golf Writer's Association of America, Jeff has covered golf for nearly two decades, including stops at the Orlando Sentinel, Miami Herald and The Island Packet in South Carolina.

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