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Atlanta, Georgia - Another PGA Tour Season comes to a close this week at East Lake GC with the playing of the 2016 Tour Championship. The Top 30 players in the FedEx Cup point standings have survived the first three playoff events to get a chance at one of the Tour's biggest titles and the $10 million bonus awarded to the FedEx Cup champion. So who are the favorites this week? Here is our ranking of the 2016 Tour Championship field in order of expected finish from 30th to 1st.
In a week with a built-in break in the FedEx Cup playoffs, it's not surprising that there was very little movement in the Razzball.com Fantasy Golf Rankings, September 20, 2016 edition. American Patrick Reed, one of five players who controls his own FedEx Cup destiny this week in Atlanta, holds at #1 for a fourth consecutive week. The 26-year old remains one of the hottest players on the planet, finish 1st, 5th and 13th in the first three playoff events. BMW Champion Dustin Johnson, Reed's American Ryder Cup teammate, remains in the number two position. DJ who has three victories this season that include a major (U.S. Open), a World Golf Championship (Bridgestone) and a Playoff event (BMW) is a major contender for the first annual Razzball PGA Tour Player of the year, which will be announced next week. England's Paul Casey, a runner-up in the last two playoff events in Boston and Chicago, is ranked third for a second consecutive week. The 39-year old Cheltenham native will look to snap a seven-year PGA Tour winless streak this week at East Lake. The only change in this week's top five sees, Australia's Adam Scott move up to number four, swapping places with PGA champion Jimmy Walker, who slips to five this week.
It's getting close at the top of the Razzball.com Fantasy Golf Rankings, September 13, 2016 edition. American Patrick Reed, who won the first event of the PGA Tour Playoffs at Bethpage Black, remains at number one for a third consecutive week, but several players could catch him with a win at next week's Tour Championship. Reed, who consolidated his hold on the top spot with a tie for 13th at the BMW Championship, holds a slim 226 point advantage over BMW champion, Dustin Johnson. DJ picked up his third win of the season in Chicago and moved a little closer to World #1 Jason Day in the Official World Golf Ranking. The reigning U.S. Open champion improves 10 places this week, after ranking 12th in last week's rankings. Also getting a little closer is Paul Casey. The Englishman sits third in our weekly survey, just 330 points behind Reed, after finishing as runner-up for the second consecutive week. The 16th ranked player in the world is still looking for his first win since the 2009 Shell Houston Open. It's Casey's first time in the top five, beating his previous best of eighth he reached on a couple of occasions, including last week.
Carmel, Indiana - The top players on the PGA Tour travel to Crooked Stick in Carmel, Indiana for the 2016 BMW Championship, the penultimate leg of the 2016 PGA Tour playoffs. American Patrick Reed and former world number one Rory McIlroy won the first two legs of the playoffs and have clinched their spots in the Tour Championship in two weeks at East Lake in Atlanta. And while many players have all but clinched their spots for the season finale, those on the bubble will have to produce a good performance if they want a shot at the FedEx Cup and the $10 million bonus. Here's what you need to know to get ready for the 2016 BMW Championship.
American Patrick Reed remains at number one in the Razzball.com Fantasy Golf Rankings, September 6, 2016 edition. But it was another player who captured the headlines as the PGA Tour heads to Crooked Stick for the third leg of the PGA Tour playoffs. Reed consolidated his position at the top of the rankings, with a fifth place finish at the Deutsche Bank Championship. The 26-year old Texan picked up his fifth career PGA Tour victory a week earlier at the The Barclays. The Augusta State alumni has a 780 point lead over PGA champion Jimmy Walker, who moves up four spots, from 6th to 2nd, after a 3rd place finish in Boston. Australia's Jason Day, the number one player in the Official World Golf Ranking, falls back a spot to number three, making it 25 straight weeks in the Top 10 for the 2016 Players Champion.
Norton, Massachusetts - The PGA Tour Playoffs move to the Boston area this week for the playing of the 2016 Deutsche Bank Championship. American Patrick Reed won the first playoff event last week at Bethpage Black, ensuring himself a top five position heading into the Tour Championship at East Lake and a shot at the FedEx Cup and the $10 million bonus. Twenty-five players were eliminated from playoff contention last week at The Barclays, leaving just the Top 100 players in the FedEx standings eligible to compete this week at TPC Boston. With Davis Love III's Ryder Cup captains picks still to come, several American players will be looking to impress the captain enough to snag one of the four remaining picks on the U.S. team. Included in that group will be defending Deutsche Bank champion, Rickie Fowler, who missed an opportunity to clinch an automatic berth with a final nine meltdown last week.So who will be the next player to punch their ticket to East Lake? Here's the 411 on the 2016 Deutsche Bank Classic.
As expected, the opening event of the 2015-2016 FedEx Cup Playoffs, The Barclays, had a big effect on the Razzball Fantasy Golf Rankings, August 30, 2016 edition. Barclays' champion, Patrick Reed, of the U.S.A, moves to number one, up from ninth position a week ago, after posting his first PGA Tour win in almost two seasons. His last victory came at the Hyundai Tournament of Champions in Hawaii, in January, 2015. The Barclays' win guarantees the 26-year old a Top 5 spot entering the Tour Championship, allowing him to control his own destiny. A victory at East Lake will give him the FedEx Cup championship and the $10 million bonus. Despite the long victory drought, this is the second time Reed has topped our weekly survey. He was number one for three competitive weeks, and seven weeks overall, aided by the Christmas break, between December 7, 2015 and January 18, 2016. Reed has a 480 point lead over the number one player in the Official World Golf Ranking, Australia's Jason Day. Day moves up one spot to number two this week after a tie for fourth place at Bethpage Black. It's the 2015 PGA champion's 24th consecutive week in the Top 10 and fifth straight survey in which he was ranked in the Top three. The last time the 28-year old missed the Top 10 was way back on March 15, 2016.
Farmingdale, New York - After 12 months that produced four first time winners in the majors and the first Olympic Gold Medalist in 104 years, the 2015-2016 PGA Tour season nears it's conclusion, beginning this week with the playoffs' first event, the 2016 Barclays Championship. Three of those new major winners will be in the field that includes the Top 125 players in the FedEx Cup regular season point standings. With a strong field and an amazing venue like Bethpage Black, it's shaping up to be an interesting an exciting week. With just 100 players advancing to the second stage of the playoffs next week in Boston, competition for those final few spots will be intense. Who will make it to the DeutscheBank? Who will come from far back in the rankings to move on to the next stage? Who will stamp themselves as the early favorite to hoist the 2016 FedEx Cup? Here's what you need to know heading into the 2016 Barclays Championship.
Sweden's Henrik Stenson, the Olympic silver medalist, is the top player in the Razzball.com Fantasy Golf Rankings, August 23, 2016 edition. The 2016 Open champion holds the top spot for the fourth consecutive week as the PGA Tour's top players head to Bethpage Black for the first leg of the PGA Tour Playoffs. The fourth ranked player in the Official World Golf Ranking has a lead of almost 900 points on PGA champion Jimmy Walker, who moves up to number two this week, up a spot from last week's rankings. World number one, Jason Day, continues his amazing run of 23 consecutive weeks in the Top 10, despite falling a spot to number three this week. The defending Barclay's champion will be looking to challenge for the number one spot with a strong showing this week. American Dustin Johnson and England's Tyrell Hatton hold at numbers four and five, respectively, for a second consecutive week.