FedEx Cup profile: Can Nick Watney add a third win in ’11?

Shane Bacon

The FedEx Cup playoffs are here, and that means there are just 30 guys with a chance to win the biggest monetary prize in all of golf. Let's continue to run down the list, shall we?

If you were to talk about the consistent American golfers these days, Nick Watney would be one of the first on your list, but before this season, he was struggling to find the winner's circle. Things changed in 2011 when the 30-year-old claimed two trophies, and sits seventh on the FedEx Cup points list heading into the Tour Championship.

Watney didn't have the major season he had in 2010 when he finished in the top 10 at both the Masters and the British, but he has played well for another full season, carding nine top 10s and 15 top 25s in just 20 events.

When the playoffs started, Watney added another top 10 at the Barclays, and then a T61 at the Deutsche Bank before finishing T22 at the BMW Championship.

Like Matt Kuchar and Justin Rose, Watney is one of those great players in their 30s that could use something like a FedEx Cup championship on their resume to help prove their worth. If he was to win this week, it would cap off the best season of his career, and make him a favorite for PGA Tour Player of the Year.