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September 14 2012

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FedExCup preview: Carl Pettersson

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The top 30 in FedExCup points are headed to East Lake for the TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola. Here’s a look at Carl Pettersson, one of the 30 players who will contend for the FedExCup title.

SCENARIOS TO WIN FEDEXCUP: For Pettersson to win the FedExCup, he MUST win the TOUR Championship and have the following scenarios fall into place:
> Rory McIlroy (No. 1) finishes in a 3-way tie for 10th or worse
> Tiger Woods (No. 2) finishes in a 3-way tie for 4th or worse
> Nick Watney (No. 3) finishes in a 3-way tie for 3rd or worse
> Phil Mickelson (No. 4) finishes 3rd or worse
> Brandt Snedeker (No. 5) finishes T-2 or worse
> *Tie for the FedExCup
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SEASON IN REVIEW: The Swede, who became an American citizen in January, finished third or better four times in 2012 and had a total of six top-10s. He won the RBC Heritage two weeks after finishing second at the Shell Houston Open. He also tied for third at the PGA Championship, where he held at least a share of the lead after the first two rounds, and opened with a 62 the following week on the way to a tie for fourth at the Wyndham Championship. -- Helen Ross

PATH TO TOUR CHAMPIONSHIP: Here’s a look at Pettersson’s results in the first three events of the 2012 FedExCup Playoffs:
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Tournament
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Tournament finish

T-24

T-57

69th

FEC ranking after event

9th

11th

17th

PREVIOUS FEDEXCUP FINISHES: Here is how Pettersson has finished in previous Playoffs appearances:

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2011

2010

2009

2008

2007

FedExCup finish

48th

40th

154th

21st

38th

EAST LAKE HISTORY: Pettersson has reached the TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola just twice, finishing 21st in 2008 and 16th in 2006. He finished at 7 over both times.

ALBERS’ QUICK TAKE: Fred Albers, on-course correspondent for SiriusXM PGA TOUR Radio, provides a quick look at Pettersson:
How can you not like Carl and respect his game? He told me this year, "everyone sees a fat guy and automatically assume he's lazy. I'm a very hard worker when it comes to my golf game." His ball turns over beautifully on the greens coming off his long putter.

WATCH: Pettersson wins the RBC Heritage

PLAYER PAGE: Click here for more on Carl Pettersson

Now it’s your turn. How do you think Pettersson will fare at the TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola?

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