PGA Tour playoffs: 2017 FedExCup standings, rankings, money list

Here are the latest FedExCup standings, rankings and money list entering the 2017 Tour Championship at East Lake Golf Club.

The lowest score wins in golf, but the highest number of points wins the PGA Tour's FedExCup playoffs.

After wrapping up golf's final major, the PGA Championship, the PGA Tour schedule shifts to a survive-and-advance style of play to crown the FedExCup champion. The winner of the FedExCup signifies the seasonlong PGA Tour champ.

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Here's everything you need to know about the PGA Tour standings, rankings and money list entering the Tour Championship, the final event of the FedExCup playoffs.

2017 PGA Tour standings, rankings

The top five PGA Tour players in points heading into the Tour Championship are: Jordan Spieth, Justin Thomas, Dustin Johnson, Marc Leishman and Jon Rahm.

The points are reset to create drama with the final playoff event. This levels the playing field and brings guys like Spieth, Thomas and Johnson, who are way out in front with points, down to level things out.

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After the points were reset following the BMW Championship, anyone in the top five who wins the Tour Championship this weekend can win the FedExCup and take home part of the Tour's largest purse at $10 million.

Players at the bottom of the top-30 standings would need to win the Tour Championship and have the rest of the field finish in the opposite order of their ranking. For No. 30 Jason Dufner, he would need to win East Lake and have No. 1 Spieth finish last. As you can see, the odds are slim, but it still gives the rest of the field a chance.

FedExCup standings

The top five players in points after the BMW Championship are: Spieth (5,421), Thomas (5,081), Johnson (4,730), Leishman (4,084 ) and Jon Rahm (3,314). However the points reset before the final event to give everyone in the field an opportunity to win the FedExCup if they win at East Lake. The points for the top five after the reset are: Spieth (2,000), Thomas (1,800), Johnson (1,520), Leishman (1,296) and Rahm (1,280).

RANK GOLFER POINTS BEHIND RESET
1 Jordan Spieth 5,421 - 2,000
2 Justin Thomas 5,081 340 1,800
3 Dustin Johnson 4,730 691 1,520
4 Marc Leishman 4,084 1,337 1,296
5 Jon Rahm 3,314 2,107 1,280
6 Rickie Fowler 3,197 2,224 1,120
7 Hideki Matsuyama 3,058 2,363 960
8 Justin Rose 2,514 2,907 800
9 Brooks Koepka 2,170 3,251 640
10 Paul Casey 2,145 3,276 480
11 Pat Perez 2,112 3,309 384
12 Matt Kuchar 1,951 3,470 368
13 Charley Hoffman 1,844 3,577 352
14 Daniel Berger 1,815 3,606 336
15 Jason Day 1,781 3,640 314
16 Webb Simpson 1,722 3,699 293
17 Jhonattan Vegas 1,705 3,716 272
18 Kevin Kisner 1,674 3,747 251
19 Kevin Chappell 1,664 3,757 231
20 Brian Harman 1,630 3,791 219
21 Adam Hadwin 1,626 3,795 206
22 Kyle Stanley 1,504 3,917 194
23 Patrick Reed 1,431 3,990 182
24 Tony Finau 1,411 4,010 170
25 Sergio Garcia 1,380 4,041 161
26 Xander Schauffele 1,367 4,054 151
27th 130
26 Francesco Molinari 21 $2,875,850 0
27 Russell Henley 1,351 4,070 142
28 Gary Woodland 1,351 4,070 133
29 Patrick Cantlay 1,347 4,074 124
30 Jason Dufner 1,322 4,099 115

Tour Championship point distributions

Here are the FedExCup points each golfer would win depending on his finish at the Tour Championship.

The top five players in points after the BMW Championship are: Spieth (5,421), Thomas (5,081), Johnson (4,730), Leishman (4,084 ) and Jon Rahm (3,314). However the points reset before the final event to give everyone in the field an opportunity to win the FedExCup if they win at East Lake. The points for the top five after the reset are: Spieth (2,000), Thomas (1,800), Johnson (1,520), Leishman (1,296) and Rahm (1,280).

1st 2,000
2nd 1,200
3rd 760
4th 540
5th 440
6th 400
7th 360
8th 340
9th 320
10th 300
11th 280
12th 260
13th 240
14th 228
15th 220
16th 212
17th 204
18th 196
19th 188
20th 180
21st 172
22nd 164
23rd 156
24th 148
25th 142
26th 136
26 Xander Schauffele 1,367 4,054 151
27th 130
26 Francesco Molinari 21 $2,875,850 0
28th 124
29th 118
30th 112

2017 PGA Tour money list

Below are the top 50 in winnings for 2017, but this list will change drastically following the Tour Championship, which will decide the FedExCup champion who takes home $10 million.

The top five players in points after the BMW Championship are: Spieth (5,421), Thomas (5,081), Johnson (4,730), Leishman (4,084 ) and Jon Rahm (3,314). However the points reset before the final event to give everyone in the field an opportunity to win the FedExCup if they win at East Lake. The points for the top five after the reset are: Spieth (2,000), Thomas (1,800), Johnson (1,520), Leishman (1,296) and Rahm (1,280).

RANK GOLFER EVENTS 2017 MONEY WINS
1 Jordan Spieth 22 $9,153,033 3
2 Justin Thomas 24 $8,976,560 5
3 Dustin Johnson 19 $8,555,443 4
4 Hideki Matsuyama 21 $8,234,445 3
5 Rickie Fowler 20 $5,937,072 1
6 Jon Rahm 22 $5,843,248 1
7 Marc Leishman 24 $5,714,141 2
8 Brooks Koepka 23 $5,297,397 1
9 Kevin Kisner 27 $4,255,061 1
10 Brian Harman 29 $4,244,220 1
11 Pat Perez 25 $4,175,900 1
12 Daniel Berger 25 $4,094,661 1
13 Matt Kuchar 25 $4,046,239 0
14 Charley Hoffman 30 $4,018,383 0
15 Justin Rose 17 $4,009,058 0
16 Paul Casey 23 $3,556,974 0
17 Adam Hadwin 27 $3,297,512 1
18 Sergio Garcia 16 $3,286,226 1
19 Kyle Stanley 28 $3,237,606 1
20 Jason Dufner 23 $3,145,841 1
21 Louis Oosthuizen 18 $3,105,422 0
22 Kevin Chappell 26 $3,006,990 1
23 Webb Simpson 27 $3,001,396 0
24 Brendan Steele 25 $2,907,095 1
25 Russell Henley 26 $2,902,001 1
26 Xander Schauffele 1,367 4,054 151
27th 130
26 Francesco Molinari 21 $2,875,850 0
27 Patrick Reed 28 $2,846,861 0
28 Bill Haas 25 $2,842,173 0
29 Gary Woodland 25 $2,808,725 0
30 Jhonattan Vegas 28 $2,804,738 1
31 Jason Day 19 $2,801,431 0
32 Henrik Stenson 15 $2,769,771 1
33 Xander Schauffele 27 $2,737,674 1
34 Billy Horschel 28 $2,697,960 1
35 Si Woo Kim 30 $2,681,177 1
36 Charles Howell III 23 $2,606,383 0
37 Tony Finau 28 $2,558,629 0
38 Wesley Bryan 28 $2,495,751 1
39 Rory McIlroy 14 $2,430,182 0
40 Zach Johnson 23 $2,362,968 0
41 Mackenzie Hughes 31 $2,355,553 1
42 Hudson Swafford 28 $2,246,090 1
43 Charl Schwartzel 18 $2,156,036 0
44 Cameron Smith 26 $2,123,216 1
45 Phil Mickelson 22 $2,102,599 0
46 Ian Poulter 20 $2,098,346 0
47 Lucas Glover 26 $1,955,822 0
48 Anirban Lahiri 22 $1,944,289 0
49 Sung Kang 32 $1,943,309 0
50 Keegan Bradley 29 $1,940,478 0

PGA Tour schedule: FedExCup playoffs

The four playoff tournaments are the final collection of PGA Tour events before the Presidents Cup. The playoffs began with the The Northern Trust (Aug. 24). Next was the Dell Technologies Championship (Sept. 1) and BMW Championship (Sept. 14). The FedExCup ends with the TOUR Championship (Sept. 24).

Aug. 24-27: The Northern Trust at Glen Oaks Club (top 125 players), winner: Dustin Johnson
Sept. 1-4: Dell Technologies Championship at TPC Boston (top 100 players), winner: Justin Thomas
Sept. 14-17: BMW Championship at Conway Farms (top 70 players), winner: Marc Leishman
Sept. 21-24: Tour Championship at East Lake Golf Club (top 30 players)

FedExCup playoff rules, cuts

The top 125 golfers in the FedExCup standings will compete for the Sam Snead Trophy. Golfers also have the chance to collect $32 million in prize money, meaning a total of $67 million is on the line during the playoffs.

The top 125 players are selected based on the number of points they have accumulated during the PGA Tour season through event wins and high finishes. The four FedExCup events are also worth more points than normal PGA events. The better the finish, the more points one receives. Dustin Johnson was the winner of the first event in a playoff against Jordan Spieth on Aug. 27.

Justin Thomas captured the second trophy of the playoffs at the Dell Technologies Championship, winning by three strokes over Spieth. Spieth moves into the top spot in FedExCup season points after his two second place finishes in playoff events.

Marc Leishman moved into the top five after winning the BMW Championship by a record score of 23-under.

26 Xander Schauffele 1,367 4,054 151 27th 130 26 Francesco Molinari 21 $2,875,850 0

The top five players in points after the BMW Championship are: Spieth (5,421), Thomas (5,081), Johnson (4,730), Leishman (4,084 ) and Jon Rahm (3,314). However the points reset before the final event to give everyone in the field an opportunity to win the FedExCup if they win at East Lake. The points for the top five after the reset are: Spieth (2,000), Thomas (1,800), Johnson (1,520), Leishman (1,296) and Rahm (1,280).

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The top 30 players in points have advanced to the final weekend in Atlanta. The Northern Trust started with a field of 125, but the group decreased each week and that's where it gets interesting. The Dell Technologies Championship had 100 players, the BMW Championship had 70 and the Tour Championship will host the final top 30 players who will compete for first place that also includes a $10 million payoff.

Tiger Woods is the only golfer to win the FedExCup more than once, with wins in 2007, the inaugural year, and 2009. Other previous FedExCup champions include: Rory McIlroy (2016), Spieth (2015), Billy Horschel (2014), Henrik Stenson (2013), Brandt Snedeker (2012), Bill Haas (2011), Jim Furyk (2010) and Vijay Singh (2008).

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