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:
2. HENRIK STENSON
The Swede will be teeing it up for the first time in his career at the TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola. Henrik Stenson, who won the Deutsche Bank Championship, the second event of the FedExCup Playoffs, had been knocking on the door all season, including a runner-up finish at the Open Championship and a third-place finish at the PGA Championship. The victory at the Deutsche Bank Championship pushed Stenson to No. 1 in the FedExCup standings; he fell to No. 2 when Tiger Woods finished T11 at the Deutsche Bank Championship, compared to Stenson’s T-33.
Stenson is a three-time winner on the PGA TOUR with victories at the 2007 World Golf Championships-Accenture Match Play Championship and the 2009 PLAYERS Championship. Stenson entered the FedExCup Playoffs at No. 9 in the standings, 102 positions higher than his standing (117th) in 2012 and his highest ranking ever heading into golf’s postseason. Stenson is trying to become the first European player to win the FedExCup in its seven-year history.
2013 FedExCup Playoffs
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TOUR Championship history
Is making his first appearance in the TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola.