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The Tour Report

September 15 2012

10:00 PM

FedExCup preview: Dustin Johnson

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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 Dustin Johnson, one of the 30 players who will contend for the FedExCup title.

SCENARIOS TO WIN FEDEXCUP: For Johnson 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 2nd or worse
> Tiger Woods (No. 2) finishes T-2 or worse

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SEASON IN REVIEW: He was sidelined for nearly three months with a back injury but wasted little time reasserting himself when he closed with a 66 to win the FedEx St. Jude Classic. The victory was the sixth of his PGA TOUR career and made him the first player since Tiger Woods to leave college and pick up a victory in each of his first five years on TOUR. Johnson seems to be peaking at the right time, too, with finishes of sixth or better in each of the first three Playoffs events -- posting eight of 12 rounds in the 60s and nothing higher than a 72. -- Helen Ross

PATH TO TOUR CHAMPIONSHIP: Here’s a look at Johnson's results in the first three events of the 2012 FedExCup Playoffs:
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PREVIOUS FEDEXCUP FINISHES: Here is how Johnson has finished in previous Playoffs appearances:

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EAST LAKE HISTORY: This is Johnson's fourth start in the TOUR Championship. He has never recorded a top 20, placing T-23 (2011), T22 (2010) and 27th (2009) while carding only two rounds in the 60s in 12 attempts.

ALBERS’ QUICK TAKE: Fred Albers, on-course correspondent for SiriusXM PGA TOUR Radio, provides a quick look at Johnson:
The best athlete on TOUR but is like a talented racehorse that has to be guided around the track. Got a phone lesson with Butch Harmon this year and then forgot what he was suppose to practice. Caddie Bobby Brown called Harmon from the range to relay the information one more time. His swing thought: Complete the back swing. So much talent, he can win at any time.

WATCH: Johnson's victory at the FedEx St. Jude Classic

PLAYER PAGE: Click here for more on Dustin Johnson

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