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The final 30 is set. The Tour Championship at East Lake will include the following golfers who rank 1-30 in the latest FedEx Cup points update after Dustin Johnson took the BMW Championship on Sunday.

Nos. 1-5 all control their own destiny in that, if any of those five win the Tour Championship, they also automatically win the FedEx Cup (and $10 million first prize). Anyone else hoping for the bonus needs to win and get from the top five (i.e. they will need those players to finish far back enough that the point disparity works in their favor).

  1. Dustin Johnson
  2. Patrick Reed
  3. Adam Scott
  4. Jason Day
  5. Paul Casey
  6. Rory McIlroy
  7. Jordan Spieth
  8. Russell Knox
  9. Emiliano Grillo
  10. Jimmy Walker
  11. Brandt Snedeker
  12. Justin Thomas
  13. Phil Mickelson
  14. Ryan Moore
  15. Kevin Chappell
  16. Matt Kuchar
  17. Hideki Matsuyama
  18. Si Woo Kim
  19. Kevin Kisner
  20. Gary Woodland.
  21. Roberto Castro
  22. Kevin Na
  23. William McGirt
  24. Bubba Watson
  25. Sean O’Hair
  26. Daniel Berger
  27. Jason Dufner
  28. J.B. Holmes
  29. Jhonattan Vegas
  30. Charl Schwartzel

One notable missing from this final 30 is Rickie Fowler, who finished just outside the field. Fowler needed either a birdie or a bogey from J.B. Holmes on the final hole on Sunday to get into the field, but Holmes made par and put Fowler out.

This is going to create some tension in the Ryder Cup captain’s picks.

United States captain Davis Love III will select three of his four picks on Monday, and Fowler was expected to be among those selected. That gets a little tougher when you’re not one of the top 30 on the PGA Tour, but I suspect he will still be in when Love makes his choices. I would throw Holmes and Matt Kuchar in that group to be selected on Monday as well with the final pick to come after the Tour Championship.


Source: CBS Sports Headlines / Johnson, Day control fate in FedEx Cup finale as Fowler falls outside field