At The TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola, 30 players will have a mathematical chance of winning the FedExCup, but only the top five will control their own destiny -- knowing a victory at East Lake will net them a place in golf history.
After three years of the No. 1 holding his spot and winning the FedExCup, we've seen back-to-back champions come from off the grid. In 2010, Jim Furyk started the TOUR Championship at No. 11 before lifting the FedExCup. A year later, Bill Haas climbed from No. 25 to the pinnacle of the FedExCup standings with a victory at East Lake.
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Last season, Matt Kuchar and Dustin Johnson became the third and fourth players to enter The TOUR Championship inside the top 5 in back-to-back seasons. Steve Stricker (2009-10) and Jim Furyk (2008-09) have also accomplished the feat. Stricker, who was also inside the top 5 in 2007, is the only player to control his own destiny at three different TOUR Championships.