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Fed Ex Cup

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Much like a round of golf, the drive toward the FedEx Cup playoffs each year is not a sprint, it's a marathon.

But considering how much money is on the line at the end of each season, it's impossible not to take a peek now and then at the current standings of the Cup, won last year by Sweden's Henrik Stenson.

The top 125 players in the world qualify for the first FedEx event, which will kick off in September. Further, 550 points are on the line this week at the WCG-Cadillac Championships in Doral, Florida.

The United States' Jimmy Walker is the current overall leader with 1,830 points.

Walker has played 10 events and won three of them, the only man with more than two wins so far this year.

Only four other players have surpassed the 1,000-point barrier so far: Dustin Johnson (1,206); Harris English (1,116) and Chris Kirk (1,017).

Johnson already has more points racked up than everyone but Tiger Woods, Matt Kuchar, Brandt Snedeker and Phil Mickelson did at the end of the 2013 regular PGA season.

At present, Stenson would not even qualify for this year's FedEx Cup playoffs.

He's gotten off to a oddly slow start and is currently ranked 151st in the standings with a meager 86 points.

Other notable names currently on the wrong side of 125 include: Retie Goosen, Davis Love III, John Daly, David Duval, Angel Cabrera, and of course, Tiger Woods, who has played just two events in 2014 and generated a whopping 1 FedEx Cup point to date.


Patrick's Reed win Sunday at the Cadillac Championships sent him soaring from 10th up to third in the latest FedExCup standings.

With his second win of the 2013-2014 season, Reed has accrued 1,326 FedExCup points. He trails No. 2 Dustin Johnson by just eight points.

Jimmy Walker, the only man on tour with three wins so far this season, is first with 1,872 points.

For the uninitiated, the top 125 players in the world move on to a four-week playoff at season's end. That field is cut week to week based on total points.

The ultimate winner receives $10 million along with any money previously wona t the three other FedExCup tournaments.

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Matt Every soared into the Top 10 off his win last week in the latest FedExCup Standings.

Jimmy Walker continues to lead the chase with 1,872 points. Patrick Reed climbed from third to second this week with 1,343 points.

Every jumped from 31st to seventh in the standings by rallying to win the Arnold Palmer Invitational a week ago.

The top 125 golfers at the end of the regular season qualify for the first of four tournaments. After each subsequent tournament, points are refigured and the field is narrowed until a final champion emerges.

At present, world No. 1 and 14-time Major winner Tiger Woods is 189th in the FedExCup standings with 43 points.


With the season now three months old, big moves at the top of the FedExCup standings took a holiday this week, with only one move inside the Top 10.

That came from Zach Johnson, who used his fourth-place finish at the Valero Texas Open to climb two spots from ninth to seventh.

Jimmy Walker continues to lead the season-long race standings, with Patrick Reed, Dustin Johnson, Harris English and Bubba Watson comprising the rest of the Top 5.

Valero Texas Open winner Steven Bowditch joined the Top 125, surging from 155th to 26th with his first PGA title.

Valero runner-up Daniel Summerhays jumped 34 spots from 63rd to 29th.
The standings will see their first big shakeup of the year in two weeks when The Masters takes place.


Winning The Masters has plenty of extra bonuses, not the least of which is a virtual guarantee of playing in the FedExCup playoffs at the end of the season.

American Bubba Watson rose from fifth to second in said rankings this week following his win at the Masters. Watson has 1,840 points, 206 behind leader Jimmy Walker.

No other player has more than 1,343.

There was just one new face in the top 10 this week - Jordan Spieth, who jumped from 12th to 6th following his Top 5 finish at The Masters.

Spieth finished in the Top 10 at the FedExCup as a rookie in 2013 and currently has 1,115 points.

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