A look at the TOUR Championship pitch

A look at the TOUR Championship pitch

Rank Player Remark 1 Patrick Cantlay The only three-time winner of the season is back in East Lake for the fourth time in the past five years. 2 Tony Finau NORTHERN TRUST win ended the drought of 5 years of victory, earning the 5th consecutive East Lake appearance. 3 Bryson DeChambeau The US Open champion cited East Lake as a course that dampens the distance advantage due to bunkers in the front of the greens. 4 Jon Rahm The 2021 US Open champion has 14 top-10s (in 21 starts) this season, 5 more than anyone else. 5 Cameron Smith His second win in Zurich and NORTHERN TRUST runner-up put him on pace to surpass his best FedExCup finish (12th,2018). 6 Justin thomas THE PLAYERS champion begins his sixth consecutive East Lake start as he looks to join Tiger and Rory as a two-time FedExCup champion. 7 Harris English Ended a 7-year winless drought with 2 titles this season; now tries to top last year’s best FedExCup finish (12th). 8 Abraham Ancer Made his first win big, claiming the WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational; making the 3rd consecutive TOUR Championship start. 9 Jordan Spieth The 2015 FedExCup champion is back in East Lake for the first time since 2017 thanks to 9 top-10s, including Valero’s win. 10 Sam Burns Breakthrough year for former LSU star, taking his first win (Valspar) and second to Nelson and FedEx St. Jude. 11 Collin Morikawa A major and a WGC still have Morikawa in the FedExCup battle despite struggling with back injury in Playoffs. 12 Sungjae Ima Buying a house in Atlanta was a wise move. He has qualified for East Lake in all 3 TOUR seasons. 13 Victor Hovland Joined Rory, Seve, Sergio and Rahm as the only Euro since World War II to win multiple TOUR titles before turning 24. 14 Louis Oosthuizen Fruitful but heartbreaking season included 4 runners-up and two 3rd places. 15 Dustin Johnson Qualified for East Lake in a TOUR-best 13 straight years after Masters win and Houston runner-up. 16 Rory McIlroy Won his 3rd Wells Fargo Championship in May; now looking to become the only three-time winner of the FedExCup. 17 Xander Schauffele Gold medalist shot the lowest 72-hole score at East Lake in both 2017 and 2020. 18 Jason Kokrak Has won twice this season to make his 2nd TOUR Championship appearance in the last 3 years. 19 Kevin Nac Playing the 8th TOUR Championship 20 years after an MC at US Am in East Lake that was his last amateur event before turning pro at age 17. 20 Brooks Koepka Bounced back from worst FedExCup finish last year (104th) to make 5th TOUR Championship appearance. 21 Corey Conners Consistent player is in the top 10 in both SG: Off-the-Tee and Approach; has 18 top-25s in 28 starts this season. 22 Hideki Matsuyama Masters champion has qualified for East Lake in all 8 of his TOUR seasons. 23 Stewart Cink Back at East Lake for the 1st time in 12 years after becoming the 4th player to have a multi-win season after turning 47. 24 Joaquin Niemann Chilean makes its second consecutive appearance at East Lake after three second-place finishes this season (Sentry, Genesis, Rocket Mortgage). 25 Scottie Scheffler Back at East Lake after finishing 5th in the FedExCup last year as a rookie, but still looking for 1st win. 26 Daniel Berger Had 13 top-25s in 22 starts this season, including win over AT&T Pebble Beach. 27 Erik van Rooyen Has come out strong with Barracuda win in the penultimate week of the regular season, then two top-7s in Playoffs. 28 Sergio Garcia Sanderson Farms champion is back in East Lake for the first time since 2017 thanks to T6 at BMW Championship. 29 Billy Horschel Former FedExCup champion earned his first WGC at this year’s Dell Technologies Match Play. 30 Patrick Reed Missed 1st 2 Playoffs events with pneumonia but still qualified for East Lake for the 8th straight year.

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