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September 6 2013

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Miller, Chamblee assess Playoffs race

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Can Spieth become the first rookie to win the FedExCup?

By Brian Wacker, PGATOUR.COM

The FedExCup Playoffs are down to the final two events and 70 players before that number is trimmed to 30 following next week's BMW Championship at Conway Farms.

Henrik Stenson made a big leap in the standings following his win at the Deutsche Bank Championship, moving from 13th to first, surpassing previous No. 1 Tiger Woods.

So who has the best chance to win the FedExCup? The key of course is getting into the top 5 going into the season finale. Players who do that will control their own fate.

Here's what NBC's Johnny Miller and Golf Channel's Brandel Chamblee had to say about it in a conference call earlier this week:

Miller: "A guy like Jordan Spieth I guess could do it the way he's playing. He might be the next, at least a Tom Kite, because he reminds me a lot of Tom Kite in that he doesn't do anything that makes you go, wow, and yet, when you add up those danged scores every day, the guy is amazing."

Chamblee: "Adam Scott certainly comes to mind. Steve Stricker, even though he has not won a major championship, because he has, for years, fought ball‑striking, and he's just evolved into this marvelous ball‑striker, and the way he was putting last week was just typical Steve Stricker. So I would give probably Stricker the upper hand right now. If (Henrik) Stenson can continue to putt the way he did last week, maybe it's his. But right now, I'm looking at Stricker. He's played 11 times this year. He's got the schedule of Johnny Miller, and he's coming out and showing the world how much fun retirement is."

Who do you think will win the FedExCup? Discuss below.

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