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The Tour Report

September 16 2012

2:00 PM

FedExCup preview: Nick Watney

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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 Nick Watney, one of the 30 players who will contend for the FedExCup title.

SCENARIOS TO WIN FEDEXCUP: Watney controls his own destiny for the FedExCup:
> If he wins the TOUR Championship he wins the FedExCup
> Has a reasonable chance of winning with a 2nd-place finish
> Can finish as low as a tie for fourth and still have a mathematical chance of winning

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SEASON IN REVIEW: Watney turned a lackluster Regular Season into one to remember when he captured the first event in the FedExCup Playoffs. Watney started the final round of The Barclays two strokes off the pace and ended up winning by three when he closed with a 69. That vaulted him to No. 1 in the FedExCup standings and kept him in the all-important top five as he makes his third straight trip to East Lake. -- Helen Ross

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

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EAST LAKE HISTORY: This is Watney's fourth start in the TOUR Championship. His best finish was a tie for fourth in 2010, aided by a third-round 63. He tied for 26th last season and tied for 13th in 2009.

ALBERS’ QUICK TAKE: Fred Albers, on-course correspondent for SiriusXM PGA TOUR Radio, provides a quick look at Watney:
Has played well since the U.S. Open, culminating in his win at The Barclays. Watney underwent swing changes with Butch Harmon that are now being seen with more consistency. Has not had a good year putting but was very good on the greens at Bethpage.

WATCH: Watney opens Playoffs with win at The Barclays

PLAYER PAGE: Click here for more on Nick Watney

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