The top five players in the FedExCup are in a unique position. A victory at East Lake Golf Club for any of those five players means they automatically clinch the Cup. The other 25 players at the TOUR Championship will need help from their competitors to win the season-long competition. PGATOUR.COM is taking an in-depth look at each of the FedExCup's top five players:
1. TIGER WOODS
For the third time in his career, Tiger Woods enters the TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola ranked No. 1 in the FedExCup standings. In 2007 and 2009, he began the FedExCup Playoffs at the top of the standings and reclaimed that spot heading to the Playoff Finale thanks to wins at the BMW Championship. He then ended each season at No. 1 as well, making him the only multiple FedExCup champion in the series’ history.
Woods owns victories this season at the Farmers Insurance Open, World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship, Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by MasterCard, THE PLAYERS Championship and the World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational. With 79 career victories, he needs just three wins to tie Sam Snead(82) for most victories in PGA TOUR history. Woods is a two-time winner of the TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola, with victories in 2007 and 1999. He has also finished second four times.