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?
22. Jason Dufner: At the moment, Dufner is more famous for the tournament that got away than one that he landed (see Bradley, Keegan below). That second-place finish at the PGA Championship pretty much punched his ticket to the playoffs, and a T6 at the BMW helped him stick in the top 30. Good thing, too, as he'd followed his PGA meltdown with finishes of 93rd, 96th and T31. Hopefully this return to Atlanta treats him better.
21. Hunter Mahan: The Golf Boy hasn't exactly torn it up this season, though he's made the cut in a respectable 20 of 23 events. His best finish was second at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, and he's got another seven top-10s to go along with it. In the playoffs, he's finished T43, T8 and T42, so we're predicting a T7 for him.
20. Keegan Bradley: The world opens wide for you when you're a major winner, and such is the case for one Keegan Bradley. His PGA Championship win was a gem, and while he only has three other top-10 finishes this year, who cares? He's almost certainly out of contention for the FedEx Cup, but a Tour Championship win would be a nice bookend. He finished 107th and 82nd in the first two playoff events, but a T16 and that major have him headed back to Atlanta.
19. Adam Scott: This has the makings of a career turnaround year for Scott, who'd all but dropped off the map after getting saddled with that "phenom" label when he first hit the scene. His best finish is a win at the Bridgestone, memorable because of all the Steve Williams caddie drama. In the playoffs, he's been T67, T8 and T37.
Next up: A guy who knows how to place an ace, and more.
- Jason Dufner
- PGA Championship