2013 FedEx Cup: Top 30 set for Tour Championship
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2013 FedEx Cup: Top 30 set for Tour Championship

With the final putt at the BMW Championship on Monday, the top 30 players in the FedEx Cup standings were set for the Tour Championship, which begins on Thursday at East Lake G.C. in Atlanta.

The following are the top 30 players heading into the final leg of the playoffs:

1. Tiger Woods - 4352
2. Henrik Stenson - 4229
3. Adam Scott - 4122
4. Zach Johnson - 3843
5. Matt Kuchar - 3330
6. Steve Stricker - 3180
7. Graham DeLaet - 3011
8. Phil Mickelson - 2939
9. Justin Rose - 2842
10. Brandt Snedeker - 2726
11. Jim Furyk - 2718
12. Nick Watney - 2693
13. Jordan Spieth - 2519
14. Jason Day - 2347
15. Hunter Mahan - 2164
16. Keegan Bradley - 2138
17. Gary Woodland - 2026
18. Bill Haas - 1923
19. Kevin Streelman - 1895
20. Jason Dufner - 1861
21. Webb Simpson - 1758
22. Billy Horschel - 1746
23. Charl Schwartzel - 1719
24. Roberto Castro - 1678
25. Sergio Garcia - 1664
26. Boo Weekley - 1640
27. Brendon de Jonge - 1634
28. D.A. Points - 1564
29. Luke Donald - 1555
30. Dustin Johnson - 1468

Tiger Woods enters the final leg of the playoffs in the top spot, looking to win the FedEx Cup for the third time (2007, '09). However, the top five players in the standings control their own destiny at East Lake. If any of those players win the Tour Championship, they will win the FedEx Cup and its $10 million first-place prize.

All 30 players in the field, however, have a mathematical chance of winning the FedEx Cup. Bill Haas is the lowest-seeded player to win the FedEx Cup, coming into the Tour Championship in 2011 at No. 25 in the standings.

Even though it's unlikely the players seeded No. 15-30 in the field have a chance to win the FedEx Cup, they do earn a number of perks by getting to East Lake, including significant money and entry into three of the four 2014 major championships.

Two players in the top 30 earned their way into East Lake from outside that threshold entering the BMW Championship. Nick Watney (34th to 12th) and Luke Donald (54th to 29th) knocked out Lee Westwood (30th to 41st) and Harris English (28th to 31st) from the East Lake field.

Brandt Snedeker becomes the first defending FedEx Cup champion to qualify for the Tour Championship in the year after winning the $10 million prize.

Steve Stricker, Phil Mickelson and Hunter Mahan all continue their streaks as the only three players to qualify for every FedEx Cup playoff event since the concept's inception in 2007.

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