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FedEx Cup Standings 2012: Snedeker Ends Golf's Playoff Chase On Top

Needing both a weekend comeback and to hold off Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy to capture the FedEx Cup, Brandt Snedeker was able to complete the feat — capturing the Tour Championship and golf's playoff title in thrilling fashion.

Snedeker, who was in fifth in the FedEx standings coming into the Tour Championship, was also just 2-under through the first two rounds of the final event of the PGA Tour season, but hard charged over the weekend to finish at a 10-under 270 for the tournament. Snedeker finished three strokes ahead of Justin Rose, who finished alone in second place.

Snedeker ends up capturing the FedEx Cup by a comfortable 1,273 points over Rory McIlroy, who finished second. Tiger Woods finished 1,437 behind Snedeker to capture third place. But only Snedeker walks away with the Cup and the $10-million check as the FedEx Cup champion.

Here are the final FedEx Cup standings:

Rank Player Points Behind
1 Brandt Snedeker --
2 Rory McIlroy 1,273
3 Tiger Woods 1,437
4 Nick Watney 1,885
5 Phil Mickelson 2,027
6 Justin Rose 2,330
7 Louis Oosthuizen 2,465
8 Dustin Johnson 2,573
9 Luke Donald 2,825
10 Lee Westwood 2,895
11 Ryan Moore 2,995
12 Zach Johnson 3,027
13 Bubba Watson 3,095
14 Jason Dufner 3,247
15 Jim Furyk 3,310
16 Webb Simpson 3,315
17 Sergio Garcia 3,367
18 Matt Kuchar 3,393
19 Hunter Mahan 3,407
20 Steve Stricker 3,415

For complete final standings, head over to PGATour.com.

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Photographs by coka_koehler used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.