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Rank   Team Record   Change   Comment
1 Jason Day Jason Day -
▲ 1
After Players win looks more like the 2014 Jason Day than 2015. Threatened all summer but never finished. Won Deutsche Bank and Barclays last year. T10 at Tour Championship.
2 Henrik Stenson Henrik Stenson -
▲ 3
Admitted to being on fumes after PGA. Olympics drained the tank even further. Has a FedEx and Tour Championship win on the resume. When hot, he stays hot.
3 Jordan Spieth Jordan Spieth -
MC two of three FedEx series starts in 2015. Won the $10 million-dollar pot of gold in Atlanta. His entire summer schedule has been three majors and one WGC.
4 Justin Rose Justin Rose -
▲ 6
Olympic win important because he not only played well but scored. Only four 2016 top 10s on Tour in 2016 with no wins. Last PGA Tour win was New Orleans in 2015.
5 Dustin Johnson Dustin Johnson -
▼ 4
Eleven top 10s in 2016 including two summer wins. Several FedEx top 10s but only one win –- Barclays 2011.
6 Matt Kuchar Matt Kuchar -
▲ 2
Bronze in Rio. Kooch’s career is the definition of bronze. Frequently on the podium, rarely on the top step.
7 Patrick Reed Patrick Reed -
▲ 9
Three of four career wins came early on the calendar. Last five starts have been in the top 15.
8 Bubba Watson Bubba Watson -
▲ 4
Some good years in FedEx, but Barclays has been unkind to him. Last top 10 on Tour was Cadillac in March. Not a lock for Ryder Cup Team.
9 Rory McIlroy Rory McIlroy -
▼ 5
2016 was supposed to be his bounceback year. Last U.S. win was Wells Fargo in 2015. Last three FedEx finishes in 2014 -– T8, T5, T2.
10 Jim Furyk Jim Furyk -
▲ 4
Shot 59 at BMW in 2013 and didn’t win. Shot 58 at Travelers and didn’t win. Didn’t break 70 on the weekend at Tour Championship in 2010 and won it all.
11 Jimmy Walker Jimmy Walker -
▼ 11
First starts since PGA Championship win. For a major winner this year, he has not had much success the rest of the year with five MCs.
12 Hideki Matsuyama Hideki Matsuyama -
▼ 12
T7 at the Masters and Players, T4 at Baltusrol. T3 last week at Wyndham. One win in ’16 at Phoenix. Made the Tour Championship in each of his two FedEx starts.
13 Adam Scott Adam Scott -
▼ 7
Four starts the entire summer, three majors and WGC. Top 20 in three. Two top 10s in last years FedEx including T9 in Atlanta.
14 Branden Grace Branden Grace -
▲ 1
Since his Heritage win for top 10s including T4 at Baltusrol. Making his FedEx debut.
15 Kevin Na Kevin Na -
▼ 15
One of the busiest players on Tour with 20 starts heading into Barclays. Best finish T3 in Palm Springs. Has only made it to the Tour Championship twice despite four FedEx top 10s.
16 Rickie Fowler Rickie Fowler -
▼ 3
One Top 30 in his last eight starts. Last year’s win at Deutsche Bank was supposed to launch him to a new level. Sliding rather than climbing
17 Sergio Garcia Sergio Garcia -
Since his Nelson win, four top 10s if you include the Olympics. Didn’t make it out of the first round of FedEx in 2015.
18 Bill Haas Bill Haas -
▼ 18
Tour winner in five of the last six years heading into 2016. T3 at Congressional best this year. One of a handful of players in the series with a Tour Championship and FedEx win.
19 Brooks Koepka Brooks Koepka -
▼ 19
Despite two MCs, made it to Atlanta in his only FedEx series start -- T18. Four top 10s and one top 15 in his last six starts. WD with injury at Bridgestone.
20 Justin Thomas Justin Thomas -
▼ 20
Barclays will be only his third FedEx start, this time as a PGA Tour winner at CIMB Classic.
21 Danny Willett Danny Willett -
▼ 10
Masters champion has more MCs (3) than top 10s (1) since making his FedEx debut.
22 Phil Mickelson Phil Mickelson -
▼ 3
No wins since 2013 despite brilliant run at Troon. Won the Tour Championship in 2009. Won Deutsche Bank in 2007.
23 Brandt Snedeker Brandt Snedeker -
▼ 23
Bubble boy for the Ryder Cup team. A winner in ’16 in San Diego. Tour Championship winner in 2012.
24 Emiliano Grillo Emiliano Grillo -
▼ 24
Rookie start in FedEx series after win at Fry’s to launch his PGA Tour career. Top 15 at Bridgestone, Troon and Baltusrol.
25 Steve Stricker Steve Stricker -
▼ 25
Brings down the curtain on a great FedEx career after two-year absence. Recorded 10 top 10s and two wins over his series career.

 

Dan Reardon has covered golf for radio station KMOX in St. Louis for 32 years. In that time, he has covered more than 100 events, including majors and other PGA, LPGA and Champions Tour tournaments. During his broadcast career, Reardon conducted one-on-one interviews with three dozen members of the World Golf of Fame. He has contributed to many publications over the years and co-authored the book Golf’s Greatest Eighteen from Random House. Reardon served as Director of Media relations for LPGA events in both St. Louis and Chicago for 10 years.

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