June 3 2010
Ernie Els has been the leader in FedExCup points for 10 consecutive weeks, ever since winning the Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by MasterCard, his second win of the season.
But Els' reign at the top could come to an end this week at the Memorial. Jim Furyk or Phil Mickelson need to either win or finish in second to overtake Els. Tim Clark or Robert Allenby could overtake Els with a win. Of course, it also depends on how well Els plays this week.
Right now, Els is at 1 under on the second nine of his first round, having bogeyed his last two holes.
No matter what Els does the rest of the year, he may have already sealed up a spot in THE TOUR Championship presented by Coca-Cola, the final Playoffs event that will determine the FedExCup champ.
With 1,541 points this year, Els is the only player on the TOUR to have more FedExCup points than the 1,532 points that were required to get into THE TOUR Championship last year.
For complete FedExCup standings, click here .