Predictions: Who will win the FedExCup?

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Adam Scott, who finished 2013 on a high note, is a popular pick among our panelists.
January 02, 2014

The 2013-14 PGA TOUR Season resumes this week and with it comes the race for the eighth FedExCup.

PGATOUR.COM asked its panel of experts for their predictions on who will be the top 5 in the FedExCup standings prior to the TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola and who will win the FedExCup. Here's who they selected:

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Expert predictions: 2014 FedExCup champion
Expert
Top 5
Champion
Explanation
Anne
Detlefsen

Adam Scott
Tiger Woods
Steve Stricker
Zach Johnson
Phil Mickelson

Scott
Adam Scott kept his winning form after picking up a Green Jacket at Augusta and closed out 2013 with two victories at home in Australia. He'll keep that momentum rolling for an even bigger 2014.
Bill
Cooney

Tiger Woods
Rory McIlroy
Justin Rose
Adam Scott
Jordan Spieth

Rose
With a major monkey off his back, Rose is now ready to win at least three times in 2014. It's all about making more putts, as he's one of the best ball-strikers on TOUR.
Brian
Wacker

Tiger Woods
Matt Kuchar
Adam Scott
Phil Mickelson
Brandt Snedeker

Woods
For all the scrutiny Woods underwent in 2013, he still won five times, which was more than anyone else. He also has a good track record in the Playoffs, including at East Lake.
Bryan
Mullen

Matt Kuchar
Zach Johnson
Tiger Woods
Adam Scott
Jason Day

Z. Johnson
The FedExCup rewards those who contend each time they tee it up, as well as those who finish the season strong. Those are two of Zach Johnson's strengths.
Chris
Dunham

Jason Day
Matt Kuchar
Steve Stricker
Tiger Woods
Jason Dufner

Day
Seriously. How does this guy only have one win on TOUR? Day, who had four top 25s in last year's Playoffs, finally gets back in the winner's circle this year and becomes Australia's first FedExCup champion.
D.J.
Piehowski

Tiger Woods
Matt Kuchar
Dustin Johnson
Justin Rose
Rory McIlroy

Mickelson
So often the FedExCup title comes down to winning at East Lake and Phil has as much experience (and good memories) there as anyone.
Helen
Ross

Justin Rose
Matt Kuchar
Adam Scott
Tiger Woods
Zach Johnson

Rose
His first major championship is sure to be a boost for Rose as the 2013-14 wrap-around season begins in earnest. He came up big in the Playoffs last year, too, with a pair of top-six finishes to set a positive tone.
John
Swantek
Zach Johnson
Matt Kuchar
Tiger Woods
Dustin Johnson
Harris English

Z. Johnson
The game's most underrated player will consistently hang around in contention, as he always does, and snare the season-long prize in Atlanta.
Mike
McAllister

Matt Kuchar
Tiger Woods
Jordan Spieth
Jason Dufner
Rory McIlroy

Spieth
In the previous two Ryder Cup years, an American team member won the FedExCup. Spieth, who finished second at East Lake last year, will continue that trend.
Rob Bolton
Tiger Woods
Hunter Mahan
Keegan Bradley
Matt Kuchar
Bill Haas

Mahan
It stands to reason that the only golfer to play in every round in the history of the FedExCup Playoffs finally gets his.
Ryan Smithson
Tiger Woods
Jason Dufner
Phil Mickelson
Jordan Spieth
Phil Mickelson

Dufner
Dufner has paid his dues, and its time for him to collect. He is the best ballstriker week-in and week-out, and he needs only an average year on the greens.
Sean
Martin

Adam Scott
Tiger Woods
Rory McIlroy
Dustin Johnson
Zach Johnson

Scott
The Australian capped off his impressive 2013 with a strong run Down Under. Could he follow his fantastic year with the 2014 FedExCup title? I believe so.
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