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Tour Championship: How Each of the Final 30 Can Win the FedExCup

Bryson DeChambeau enters Atlanta as the No. 1 seed, but as part of the resetting process for the East Lake finale, his 5,789 points gets reduced to just 2,000, adding many more players into the championship mix who otherwise would not be.

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Billy Horschel gives a fist pump to Justin Thomas on the 16th hole during the final round of the BMW Championship at Aronimink GC on Sep. 10, 2018 in Newtown Square, PA. Photo by Drew Hallowell/Getty Images

In fact, the points are set up so that the each player in the top-five control their own destiny. A victory at the TOUR Championship by anyone in this group means an automatic FedExCup Championship, and a $10 million bonus – the richest payout in professional sports.

Those five, in order, are DeChambeau, Justin Rose, Tony Finau, Dustin Johnson, and Justin Thomas.

That does not mean that only those five players are able to win the big prize. In fact, each of the 30 players in the field, from No. 1 to No. 30, have a path to PGA Tour gold. It’s just that those outside the top five need some help, and the further down in the standings one sits, the more help required.

Here’s a look at how each player in the final 30 can win the FedExCup:

1. Bryson DeChambeau

  • Wins the TOUR Championship…
  • … he wins the FedExCup

2. Justin Rose

  • Wins the TOUR Championship…
  • … he wins the FedExCup

3. Tony Finau

  • Wins the TOUR Championship…
  • … he wins the FedExCup

4. Dustin Johnson

  • Wins the TOUR Championship…
  • … he wins the FedExCup

5. Justin Thomas

  • Wins the TOUR Championship…
  • … he wins the FedExCup

6. Keegan Bradley

  • Wins the TOUR Championship…
    And
  • Bryson DeChambeau (No. 1) finishes T2 or worse
  • … he wins the FedExCup

7. Brooks Koepka

  • Wins the TOUR Championship…
    And
  • Bryson DeChambeau (No. 1) finishes T2 or worse
  • … he wins the FedExCup

8. Bubba Watson

  • Wins the TOUR Championship…
    And
  • Bryson DeChambeau (No. 1) finishes 3rd or worse
  • Justin Rose (No. 2) finishes T2 or worse
  • … he wins the FedExCup

9. Billy Horschel

  • Wins the TOUR Championship…
    And
  • Bryson DeChambeau (No. 1) finishes T3 (3-way) or worse
  • Justin Rose (No. 2) finishes T2 (3-way) or worse
  • Tony Finau (No. 3) finishes T2 or worse
  • … he wins the FedExCup

10. Cameron Smith

  • Wins the TOUR Championship…
    And
  • Bryson DeChambeau (No. 1) finishes T4 (3-way) or worse
  • Justin Rose (No. 2) finishes T3 or worse
  • Tony Finau (No. 3) finishes T2 (3-way) or worse
  • Dustin Johnson (No. 4) finishes T2 or worse
  • Justin Thomas (No. 5) finishes 2nd or worse
  • … he wins the FedExCup

11. Webb Simpson

  • Wins the TOUR Championship…
    And
  • Bryson DeChambeau (No. 1) finishes T6 or worse
  • Justin Rose (No. 2) finishes T3 (3-way) or worse
  • Tony Finau (No. 3) finishes in a T2 (3-way) or worse
  • Dustin Johnson (No. 4) finishes in T2 or worse
  • Justin Thomas (No. 5) finishes T2 or worse
  • … he wins the FedExCup

12. Jason Day

  • Wins the TOUR Championship…
    And
  • Bryson DeChambeau (No. 1) finishes T6 (3-way) or worse
  • Justin Rose (No. 2) finishes 4th or worse
  • Tony Finau (No. 3) finishes T2 (3-way) or worse
  • Dustin Johnson (No. 4) finishes T2 or worse
  • Justin Thomas (No. 5) finishes T2 or worse
  • … he wins the FedExCup

13. Francesco Molinari

  • Wins the TOUR Championship…
    And
  • Bryson DeChambeau (No. 1) finishes T7 or worse
  • Justin Rose (No. 2) finishes 4th or worse
  • Tony Finau (No. 3) finishes 3rd or worse
  • Dustin Johnson (No. 4) finishes T2 or worse
  • Justin Thomas (No. 5) finishes T2 or worse
  • … he wins the FedExCup

14. Phil Mickelson

  • Wins the TOUR Championship…
    And
  • Bryson DeChambeau (No. 1) finishes T8 or worse
  • Justin Rose (No. 2) finishes T4 or worse
  • Tony Finau (No. 3) finishes 3rd or worse
  • Dustin Johnson (No. 4) finishes T2 or worse
  • Justin Thomas (No. 5) finishes T2 or worse
  • … he wins the FedExCup

15. Patrick Reed

  • Wins the TOUR Championship…
    And
  • Bryson DeChambeau (No. 1) finishes T9 or worse
  • Justin Rose (No. 2) finishes T4 or worse
  • Tony Finau (No. 3) finishes 3rd or worse
  • Dustin Johnson (No. 4) finishes T2 or worse
  • Justin Thomas (No. 5) finishes T2 or worse
  • Keegan Bradley (No. 6) finishes T2 or worse
  • … he wins the FedExCup

16. Patrick Cantlay

  • Wins the TOUR Championship…
    And
  • Bryson DeChambeau (No. 1) finishes T10 or worse
  • Justin Rose (No. 2) finishes T4 or worse
  • Tony Finau (No. 3) finishes 3rd or worse
  • Dustin Johnson (No. 4) finishes T2 or worse
  • Justin Thomas (No. 5) finishes T2 or worse
  • Keegan Bradley (No. 6) finishes T2 or worse
  • … he wins the FedExCup

17. Rory McIlroy

  • Wins the TOUR Championship…
    And
  • Bryson DeChambeau (No. 1) finishes T11 or worse
  • Justin Rose (No. 2) finishes T4 (3-way) or worse
  • Tony Finau (No. 3) finishes T3 or worse
  • Dustin Johnson (No. 4) finishes T2 (3-way) or worse
  • Justin Thomas (No. 5) finishes T2 or worse
  • Keegan Bradley (No. 6) finishes T2 or worse
  • … he wins the FedExCup

18. Xander Schauffele

  • Wins the TOUR Championship…
    And
  • Bryson DeChambeau (No. 1) finishes T12 or worse
  • Justin Rose (No. 2) finishes 5th or worse
  • Tony Finau (No. 3) finishes T3 or worse
  • Dustin Johnson (No. 4) finishes T2 (3-way) or worse
  • Justin Thomas (No. 5) finishes T2 (3-way) or worse
  • Keegan Bradley (No. 6) finishes T2 or worse
  • … he wins the FedExCup

19. Tommy Fleetwood

  • Wins the TOUR Championship…
    And
  • Bryson DeChambeau (No. 1) finishes 13th or worse
  • Justin Rose (No. 2) finishes 5th or worse
  • Tony Finau (No. 3) finishes T3 or worse
  • Dustin Johnson (No. 4) finishes T2 (3-way) or worse
  • Justin Thomas (No. 5) finishes T2 (3-way) or worse
  • Keegan Bradley (No. 6) finishes T2 or worse
  • … he wins the FedExCup

20. Tiger Woods

  • Wins the TOUR Championship…
    And
  • Bryson DeChambeau (No. 1) finishes T15 or worse
  • Justin Rose (No. 2) finishes 5th or worse
  • Tony Finau (No. 3) finishes T3 or worse
  • Dustin Johnson (No. 4) finishes T2 (3-way) or worse
  • Justin Thomas (No. 5) finishes T2 (3-way) or worse
  • Keegan Bradley (No. 6) finishes T2 or worse
  • … he wins the FedExCup

21. Aaron Wise

  • Wins the TOUR Championship…
    And
  • Bryson DeChambeau (No. 1) finishes T16 (3-way) or worse
  • Justin Rose (No. 2) finishes T5 (3-way) or worse
  • Tony Finau (No. 3) finishes T3 or worse
  • Dustin Johnson (No. 4) finishes T2 (3-way) or worse
  • Justin Thomas (No. 5) finishes T2 (3-way) or worse
  • Keegan Bradley (No. 6) finishes T2 or worse
  • … he wins the FedExCup

22. Kevin Na

  • Wins the TOUR Championship…
    And
  • Bryson DeChambeau (No. 1) finishes T18 or worse
  • Justin Rose (No. 2) finishes T6 or worse
  • Tony Finau (No. 3) finishes T3 or worse
  • Dustin Johnson (No. 4) finishes T2 (3-way) or worse
  • Justin Thomas (No. 5) finishes T2 (3-way) or worse
  • Keegan Bradley (No. 6) finishes T2 or worse
  • … he wins the FedExCup

23. Rickie Fowler

  • Wins the TOUR Championship…
    And
  • Bryson DeChambeau (No. 1) finishes T19 (3-way) or worse
  • Justin Rose (No. 2) finishes T6 or worse
  • Tony Finau (No. 3) finishes T3 or worse
  • Dustin Johnson (No. 4) finishes T2 (3-way) or worse
  • Justin Thomas (No. 5) finishes T2 (3-way) or worse
  • Keegan Bradley (No. 6) finishes T2 or worse
  • … he wins the FedExCup

24. Jon Rahm

  • Wins the TOUR Championship…
    And
  • Bryson DeChambeau (No. 1) finishes T21 or worse
  • Justin Rose (No. 2) finishes 6th  (3-way) or worse
  • Tony Finau (No. 3) finishes T3 (2-way) or worse
  • Dustin Johnson (No. 4) finishes T2 (3-way) or worse
  • Justin Thomas (No. 5) finishes T2 (3-way) or worse
  • Keegan Bradley (No. 6) finishes T2 or worse
  • … he wins the FedExCup

25. Kyle Stanley

  • Wins the TOUR Championship…
    And
  • Bryson DeChambeau (No. 1) finishes T22 or worse
  • Justin Rose (No. 2) finishes 7th or worse
  • Tony Finau (No. 3) finishes T3 (3-way) or worse
  • Dustin Johnson (No. 4) finishes T2 (3-way) or worse
  • Justin Thomas (No. 5) finishes T2 (3-way) or worse
  • Keegan Bradley (No. 6) finishes T2 or worse
  • … he wins the FedExCup

26. Paul Casey

  • Wins the TOUR Championship…
    And
  • Bryson DeChambeau (No. 1) finishes T23 (3-way) or worse
  • Justin Rose (No. 2) finishes T7 or worse
  • Tony Finau (No. 3) finishes T3 (3-way) or worse
  • Dustin Johnson (No. 4) finishes T2 (3-way) or worse
  • Justin Thomas (No. 5) finishes T2 (3-way) or worse
  • Keegan Bradley (No. 6) finishes T2 or worse
  • … he wins the FedExCup

27. Hideki Matsuyama

  • Wins the TOUR Championship…
    And
  • Bryson DeChambeau (No. 1) finishes 25th or worse
  • Justin Rose (No. 2) finishes T7 (3-way) or worse
  • Tony Finau (No. 3) finishes T3 (3-way) or worse
  • Dustin Johnson (No. 4) finishes T2 (3-way) or worse
  • Justin Thomas (No. 5) finishes T2 (3-way) or worse
  • Keegan Bradley (No. 6) finishes T2 or worse
  • … he wins the FedExCup

28. Gary Woodland

  • Wins the TOUR Championship…
    And
  • Bryson DeChambeau (No. 1) finishes T26 (2-way) or worse
  • Justin Rose (No. 2) finishes T8 or worse
  • Tony Finau (No. 3) finishes T3 (3-way) or worse
  • Dustin Johnson (No. 4) finishes T2 (3-way) or worse
  • Justin Thomas (No. 5) finishes T2 (3-way) or worse
  • Keegan Bradley (No. 6) finishes T2 or worse
  • Brooks Koepka (No. 7) finishes T2 or worse
  • … he wins the FedExCup

29. Marc Leishman

  • Wins the TOUR Championship…
    And
  • Bryson DeChambeau (No. 1) finishes 28th or worse
  • Justin Rose (No. 2) finishes T8 (3-way) or worse
  • Tony Finau (No. 3) finishes T3 (3-way) or worse
  • Dustin Johnson (No. 4) finishes 3rd or worse
  • Justin Thomas (No. 5) finishes T2 (3-way) or worse
  • Keegan Bradley (No. 6) finishes T2 or worse
  • Brooks Koepka (No. 7) finishes T2 or worse
  • … he wins the FedExCup

30. Patton Kizzire

  • Wins the TOUR Championship…
    And
  • Bryson DeChambeau (No. 1) finishes T29 (2-way) or worse
  • Justin Rose (No. 2) finishes T9 or worse
  • Tony Finau (No. 3) finishes T3 (3-way) or worse
  • Dustin Johnson (No. 4) finishes 3rd or worse
  • Justin Thomas (No. 5) finishes T2 (3-way) or worse
  • Keegan Bradley (No. 6) finishes T2 or worse
  • Brooks Koepka (No. 7) finishes T2 or worse
  • … he wins the FedExCup

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