CARMEL, IN - SEPTEMBER 09: Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland poses with his trophies after he wining the BMW Championship at Crooked Stick Golf Club on September 9, 2012 in Carmel, Indiana. (Photo by Warren Little/Getty Images)
The TOUR Championship is the conclusion of the 2012 FedExCup playoffs. Will Rory McIlroy hang on to his lead?
The FedExCup title comes down to The TOUR Championship at East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta this weekend. The top 30 players in the FedExCup standings are in the field, and each player has a mathematical shot at capturing the championship.
Rory McIlroy, Tiger Woods, Nick Watney, Phil Mickelson and Brandt Snedeker round out the top five in the current points standings. Those golfers are guaranteed the FedExCup title with a win this weekend, while the other 25 golfers in the field will need to win the tournament and hope the standings shake out to their advantage. The odds toward the bottom of the field are pretty long.
McIlroy enters this final event not only in the points lead, but coming off back-to-back tournament wins. With the way he's been playing since the playoffs got underway, he's definitely one of the favorites to claim the FedExCup. With Tiger Woods right behind him in the standings and plenty of talented players within striking distance, it won't be easy.