COMING UP: The Champions Tour enters its final two-week stretch with the AT&T Championship in San Antonio this week, followed by the Charles Schwab Cup Championship in Scottsdale, Ariz.
EIGHT IN THE HUNT: With 1,158 Charles Schwab Cup points available to the winner in the two remaining events in 2012, it is mathematically possible for eight players to claim the Charles Schwab Cup heading into the penultimate event. At the same stage last year, 10 players had a chance. At this point in 2010, only two players, Fred Couples and Bernhard Langer, could possibly win the Schwab Cup. In 2009, the number was five, and in 2008 it was seven.
THISCLOSE: This is the closest Charles Schwab Cup race since 2008 when Fred Funk led Bernhard Langer by just 84 points with two events remaining. That year, Jay Haas eventually overtook both Funk and Langer to win by 12 points. With just two events remaining in the season, here is where the top three players stand in the 2012 Charles Schwab Cup race compared to the previous two years: