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Scenarios to advancing to the TOUR Championship

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    Written by Staff @PGATOUR

    New format for 2019 FedExCup Playoffs

    The FedExCup Playoffs have been reduced to the top 70 going into this week’s BMW Championship. By Sunday night, another 40 players will be eliminated, with the top 30 in points advancing to the TOUR Championship, where the FedExCup champion will be decided.

    Keeping in mind that points are quadrupled for the first two Playoffs events, the latest projections indicate that between 1,280 to 1,365 points will be needed to reach East Lake. Those projections are based on historical data and current season trends.

    Using 1,280 as the threshold, 22 players are above that number, from No. 1 Brooks Koepka (2,980) to No. 22 Brandt Snedeker (1,289). Since nothing is guaranteed, those 22 players are considered "likely" to advance.

    If the projections hold, that leaves 48 players chasing eight spots at the BMW Championship -- including two-time FedExCup champ Tiger Woods, who won the TOUR Championship last year under the previous format. Woods is currently 38th in points and is projected to need a solo 11th finish this week to advance.

    Here's a look at those 48 players in this week's field who have yet to reach that projected threshhold and what it will likely take to secure a top-30 spot. (Again, these are just projections and not definitive projections.)

    PlayerCurrent pointsSolo projected finish for top 30
    23. Charles Howell III 1,279 70th
    24. Tommy Fleetwood1,23444th
    25. Shane Lowry1,16229th
    26. Sungjae Im1,16128th
    27. Corey Conners1,12623rd
    28. Louis Oosthuizen1,10921st
    29. Harold Varner III1,10821st
    30. Andrew Putnam1,10020th
    31. Ryan Palmer1,09619th
    32. Jason Kokrak1,08217th
    33. Hideki Matsuyama1,06115th
    34. Francesco Molinari1,06115th
    35. Scott Piercy1,03812th
    36. J.T. Poston1,03412th
    37. C.T. Pan1,03312th
    38. Tiger Woods1,00311th
    39. Billy Horschel99910th
    40. Kevin Tway99610th
    41. Lucas Glover98710th
    42. Sung Kang98610th
    43. Ian Poulter98010th
    44. Jordan Spieth9609th
    45. Rory Sabbatini9367th
    46. Phil Mickelson9136th
    47. Keith Mitchell9006th
    48. Jim Furyk8906th
    49. Ryan Moore8785th
    50. Jason Day8655th
    51. Adam Hadwin8595th
    52. J.B. Holmes8405th
    53. Si Woo Kim8384th
    54. Nate Lashley8364th
    55. Kevin Na823Has withdrawn
    56. Max Homa8064th
    57. Collin Morikawa8054th
    58. Cameron Champ8034th
    59. Troy Merritt7974th
    60. Dylan Frittelli7764th
    61. Byeong Hun An7744th
    62. Vaughn Taylor7333rd
    63. Joel Dahmen7293rd
    64. Graeme McDowell7293rd
    65. Adam Long7193rd
    66. Keegan Bradley7163rd
    67. Rafa Cabrera Bello6963rd
    68. Wyndham Clark6793rd
    69. Emiliano Grillo6733rd
    70. Joaquin Niemann6593rd