The PGA Tour playoffs for the FedEx Cup are winding down, and those still alive in the playoff chase have the week off before the Tour Championship. What started with 125 golfers at the Barclays a few weeks ago is now down to the top 30 in the standings. These 30 men will compete in one final tournament, The Tour Championship, for the honor of being the 2012 FedEx Cup Champion….oh, and I almost forgot….a $10 million check. Former winners of the FedEx Cup Championship include Bill Haas, Jim Furyk, Tiger Woods (twice) and Vijay Singh.
Rory McIlroy is currently atop the standings by virtue of his back to back wins at the Deutsche Bank Championship and last week’s BMW Championship. That victory made McIlroy the first player since Woods in 2009 to win in consecutive weeks on the PGA Tour. As you would expect, several more of the world’s top golfers are in the final 30 man field, including: Woods (2), Phil Mickelson (4), Dustin Johnson (7) and Lee Westwood (8).
Any player in left standing at this point has an opportunity to win the $10 million FedEx Cup championship. With the exception of the major championships, this tournament is obviously one of the most important of the year for those involved. A field that has this much talent packed into only 30 spots is bound to be full of excitement and intrigue. The fact that any of the players in the field has a legitimate shot to pull out the victory only adds to the mystique.
This entire tournament is going to be a fun one to watch, but something tells me that Sunday afternoon is going to be can’t miss television.