Predictions: Who will win the FedExCup?

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January 03, 2013

The 2013 PGA TOUR Season gets under way this week and with it comes the race for the seventh 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:

Expert predictions: 2013 FedExCup champion
Expert
Top 5
Champion
Explanation
Amanda
Balionis


Keegan Bradley
Zach Johnson
Jason Dufner
Rory McIlroy
Tiger Woods

Woods
We saw Woods healthy and winning for the first time in years in 2012, and now that he can trust his body and ability to win again you can expect to see Tiger have a big season. The result will be Woods taking the FedExCup for the 3rd time in his career.
Anne
Szeker

Tiger Woods
Luke Donald
Justin Rose
Rory McIlroy
Nick Watney

Woods
Tiger turned a corner with his game last season and picked up an impressive three wins. In 2013, he'll be ready to not only finish on top of the standings again, but this season he'll also take home the FedExCup.
Bill
Cooney

Bo Van Pelt
Tiger Woods
Dustin Johnson
Jason Day
Rory McIlroy

McIlroy
McIlroy is the best player in the game and he'll only get better. There isn't a golf course that doesn't suit him -- and that includes East Lake, where a final-round 74 was the only reason he didn't win last season.
Chris
Dunham

Matt Kuchar
Luke Donald
Steve Stricker
Sergio Garcia
Brandt Snedeker

Dufner
The cream rises to the top in the Playoffs and Jason Dufner has been as good as almost anyone for the last year-and-a-half. Dufner has struggled at East Lake in the past but with the momentum he's building, look for him to rally from outside the top 5 and win the whole thing in the finale.
Helen
Ross

Justin Rose
Tiger Woods
Rory McIlroy
Luke Donald
Phil Mickelson

Rose
This is going to be a big year for the Englishman, who had eight top-10s last year including a runner-up at the TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola. He ranked first in GIR, sixth in all-around and seventh in scoring last year -- showing a standard of consistency the FedExCup was designed to reward.
John
Schwarb

Tiger Woods
Rory McIlroy
Bo Van Pelt
Nick Watney
Graeme McDowell

Watney
Showed us something with a Playoffs push that included a win at The Barclays in 2012; if that confidence lasts for all of 2013 then he'll be in the driver's seat come September.
John
Swantek

Bo Van Pelt
Tiger Woods
Jason Dufner
Rory McIlroy
Justin Rose

Rose
The Englishman's career trajectory points to a monster year forthcoming; first victory in 2010, a playoff title in 2011, then a World Golf Championship in 2012.  This season will produce his first major championship and the FedExCup.
Mike
McAllister

Luke Donald
Tiger Woods
Rory McIlroy
Dustin Johnson
Jason Dufner

Donald
No one knows Conway Farms, site of the 2013 BMW Championship, better than Donald, who is a member there. He'll put himself in the top five of FedExCup points by winning the BMW, then he'll win the title at East Lake, where he has top-three finishes in each of the last three years.
Rob Bolton
Luke Donald
Dustin Johnson
Rory McIlroy
Bubba Watson
Tiger Woods

Rose
The 54-hole co-leader of the 2012 TOUR Championship comes from outside the top five in 2013 to finish off the job at East Lake. In the process, Justin Rose becomes the first winner of both the European Tour’s Order of Merit (2007) and the FedExCup.
Ryan Smithson
Luke Donald
Phil Mickelson
Tiger Woods
Dustin Johnson
Rory McIlroy

Woods
Tiger has had a strong run in the FedExCup Playoffs every year he's been healthy/eligible. With East Lake and TPC Boston remaining on the schedule for next year, he will be right there at the end.
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