McCabe: 10 storylines leading into FedEx Cup playoffs

By Jim McCabeThere’s something better in Denmark (potential Ryder Cup points) for Shane Lowry and something better at home (rest) for Danny Willett. For Sergio Garcia, there’s always something better than a FedEx Cup playoff (he has missed at least one in three of the last four seasons), whatever it may be.

Beyond those three, 122 qualifiers are expected to tee it up Thursday at Bethpage Black in Farmingdale, N.Y., for The Barclays, Tournament 1 of the PGA Tour playoffs.

Given that it’s in its 10th season, the FedEx Cup playoffs offer a blueprint you’re familiar with: Top 125 start at The Barclays, top 100 advance to Deutsche Bank Championship outside of Boston, top 75 to the BMW Championship in Chicago, then top 30 make the Tour Championship in Atlanta.

That much isn’t new, but these 10 storylines are. (Getty Images)

McCabe: 10 storylines leading into FedEx Cup playoffs

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