FedEx Cup: Scenarios for each player to win

Rory McIlroy, Tiger Woods, Nick Watney, Phil Mickelson and Brandt Snedeker will win the FedEx Cup with a win at the Tour Championship.

Rory McIlroy, Tiger Woods, Nick Watney, Phil Mickelson and Brandt Snedeker will win the FedEx Cup with a win at the Tour Championship.

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ATLANTA – Part of the joy of the FedEx Cup playoffs is the different scenarios that can play out on Sunday at East Lake GC.

Last year, the winner of the FedEx Cup didn't even know he had won the $10 million prize. That's how crazy it can get in the playoff finale.

The PGA Tour released the results needed for each player to win the FedEx Cup title.

We thought you might be interested . . .

• • •

No. 1 Rory McIlroy

• If he wins the Tour Championship, he wins the cup

• Has a reasonable chance of winning with a top-5 finish

• Can finish as low as 29th and still have a mathematical chance of winning

• • •

No. 2 Tiger Woods

• If he wins the Tour Championship, he wins the cup

• Has a reasonable chance of winning with a top-3 finish

• Can finish as low as a five-way tie for fifth and still have a mathematical chance of winning

• • •

No. 3 Nick Watney

• If he wins the Tour Championship, he wins the cup

• Has a reasonable chance of winning with a second-place finish

• Can finish as low as fourth and still have a mathematical chance of winning

• • •

No. 4 Phil Mickelson

• If he wins the Tour Championship, he wins the cup

• Has a reasonable chance of winning with a second-place finish

• Can finish as low as third and still have a mathematical chance of winning

• • •

No. 5 Brandt Snedeker

• If he wins the Tour Championship, he wins the cup

• Can finish as low as T-2 and still have a mathematical chance of winning

• • •

No. 6 Louis Oosthuizen

• Wins the Tour Championship

And ...

• Rory McIlroy (No. 1) finishes T-2 or worse

• Can finish second and still have a mathematical chance of winning

• • •

No. 7 Dustin Johnson

• Wins the Tour Championship

And ...

• Rory McIlroy (No. 1) finishes in a five-way tie for second or worse

• Tiger Woods (No. 2) finishes T-2 or worse

• • •

No. 8 Lee Westwood

• Wins the Tour Championship

And ...

• Rory McIlroy (No. 1) finishes third* or worse

• Tiger Woods (No. 2) finishes T-2* or worse

• Nick Watney (No. 3) finishes second* or worse

  • tie for the FedEx Cup

• • •

No. 9 Zach Johnson

• Wins the Tour Championship

And ...

• Rory McIlroy (No. 1) finishes in a six-way tie for second or worse

• Tiger Woods (No. 2) finishes third or worse

• Nick Watney (No. 3) finishes T-2 or worse

• Phil Mickelson (No. 4) finishes 2nd* or worse

  • tie for the FedEx Cup

• • •

No. 10 Jason Dufner

• Wins the Tour Championship

And ...

• Rory McIlroy (No. 1) finishes in a three-way tie for fourth or worse

• Tiger Woods (No. 2) finishes in a six-way tie for second or worse

• Nick Watney (No. 3) finishes in a three-way tie for second or worse

• Phil Mickelson (No. 4) finishes in T-2 or worse

• Brandt Snedeker (No. 5) finishes second* or worse

  • tie for the FedEx Cup

• • •

No. 11 Bubba Watson

• Wins the Tour Championship

And ...

• Rory McIlroy (No. 1) finishes T-6 or worse

• Tiger Woods (No. 2) finishes in a four-way tie for third or worse

• Nick Watney (No. 3) finishes T-3 or worse

• Phil Mickelson (No. 4) finishes in a three-way tie for second or worse

• Brandt Snedeker (No. 5) finishes T-2 or worse

• • •

No. 12 Sergio Garcia

• Wins the Tour Championship

And ...

• Rory McIlroy (No. 1) finishes in a three-way tie for sixth or worse

• Tiger Woods (No. 2) finishes in a four-way tie for third or worse

• Nick Watney (No. 3) finishes in a four-way tie for second or worse

• Phil Mickelson (No. 4) finishes in a three-way tie for second or worse

• Brandt Snedeker (No. 5) finishes T-2 or worse

• • •

No. 13 Steve Stricker

• Wins the Tour Championship

And ...

• Rory McIlroy (No. 1) finishes T-7 or worse

• Tiger Woods (No. 2) finishes in a nine-way tie for second or worse

• Nick Watney (No. 3) finishes T-3 or worse

• Phil Mickelson (No. 4) finishes in a three-way tie for second or worse

• Brandt Snedeker (No. 5) finishes T-2 or worse

• • •

No. 14 Keegan Bradley

• Wins the Tour Championship

And ...

• Rory McIlroy (No. 1) finishes in a six-way tie for sixth or worse

• Tiger Woods (No. 2) finishes in a nine-way tie for second or worse

• Nick Watney (No. 3) finishes T-3 or worse

• Phil Mickelson (No. 4) finishes in a three-way tie for second or worse

• Brandt Snedeker (No. 5) finishes T-2 or worse

• • •

No. 15 Luke Donald

• Wins the Tour Championship

And ...

• Rory McIlroy (No. 1) finishes ninth* or worse

• Tiger Woods (No. 2) finishes T-4* or worse

• Nick Watney (No. 3) finishes T-3 or worse

• Phil Mickelson (No. 4) finishes in a three-way tie for second or worse

• Brandt Snedeker (No. 5) finishes T-2 or worse

• Louis Oosthuizen (No. 6) finishes second* or worse

  • tie for the FedEx Cup

• • •

No. 16 Matt Kuchar

• Wins the Tour Championship

And ...

• Rory McIlroy (No. 1) finishes in a nine-way tie for sixth or worse

• Tiger Woods (No, 2) finishes in a 10-way tie for second or worse

• Nick Watney (No. 3) finishes T-3 or worse

• Phil Mickelson (No. 4) finishes third or worse

• Brandt Snedeker (No. 5) finishes T-2 or worse

• Louis Oosthuizen (No. 6) finishes T-2 or worse

• • •

No. 17 Carl Pettersson

• Wins the Tour Championship

And ...

• Rory McIlroy (No. 1) finishes in a nine-way tie for seventh or worse

• Tiger Woods (No. 2) finishes in a three-way tie for fourth or worse

• Nick Watney (No. 3) finishes in a five-way tie for second* or worse

• Phil Mickelson (No. 4) finishes third or worse

• Brandt Snedeker (No. 5) finishes T-2 or worse

• Louis Oosthuizen (No. 6) finishes T-2 or worse

• • •

No. 18 Jim Furyk

• Wins the Tour Championship

And ...

• Rory McIlroy (No. 1) finishes in a six-way tie for ninth or worse

• Tiger Woods (No. 2) finishes in a seven-way tie for third or worse

• Nick Watney (No. 3) finishes in a six-way tie for second or worse

• Phil Mickelson (No. 4) finishes third or worse

• Brandt Snedeker (No. 5) finishes T-2 or worse

• Louis Oosthuizen (No. 6) finishes T-2 or worse

• • •

No. 19 Bo Van Pelt

• Wins the Tour Championship

And ...

• Rory McIlroy (No. 1) finishes in a six-way tie for 10th or worse

• Tiger Woods (No. 2) finishes in a four-way tie for fourth or worse

• Nick Watney (No. 3) finishes in a six-way tie for second or worse

• Phil Mickelson (No. 4) finishes third or worse

• Brandt Snedeker (No. 5) finishes in a three-way tie for second or worse

• Louis Oosthuizen (No. 6) finishes T-2 or worse

• • •

No. 20 Robert Garrigus

• Wins the Tour Championship

And ...

• Rory McIlroy (No. 1) finishes in a five-way tie for 11th or worse

• Tiger Woods (No. 2) finishes in an eight-way tie for third or worse

• Nick Watney (No. 3) finishes in a six-way tie for second or worse

• Phil Mickelson (No. 4) finishes third or worse

• Brandt Snedeker (No. 5) finishes in a three-way tie for second or worse

• Louis Oosthuizen (No. 6) finishes T-2 or worse

• • •

No. 21 Adam Scott

• Wins the Tour Championship

And ...

• Rory McIlroy (No. 1) finishes 13th* or worse

• Tiger Woods (No. 2) finishes fifth* or worse

• Nick Watney (No. 3) finishes in a six-way tie for second or worse

• Phil Mickelson (No. 4) finishes third* or worse

• Brandt Snedeker (No. 5) finishes T-2 or worse

• Louis Oosthuizen (No. 6) finishes T-2 or worse

  • tie for the FedEx Cup

• • •

No. 22 Ernie Els

• Wins the Tour Championship

And ...

• Rory McIlroy (No. 1) finishes in a nine-way tie for 11th* or worse

• Tiger Woods (No. 2) finishes in a five-way tie for fourth or worse

• Nick Watney (No. 3) finishes in a three-way tie for third or worse

• Phil Mickelson (No. 4) finishes in a four-way tie for second or worse

• Brandt Snedeker (No. 5) finishes in a three-way tie for second or worse

• Louis Oosthuizen (No. 6) finishes T-2 or worse

• • •

No. 23 Hunter Mahan

• Wins the Tour Championship

And ...

• Rory McIlroy (No. 1) finishes 15th* or worse

• Tiger Woods (No. 2) finishes T-5 or worse

• Nick Watney (No. 3) finishes in a three-way tie for third or worse

• Phil MIckelson (No. 4) finishes in a four-way tie for second or worse

• Brandt Snedeker (No. 5) finishes in a three-way tie for second or worse

• Louis Oosthuizen (No. 6) finishes T-2 or worse

  • tie for the FedEx Cup

• • •

No. 24 Justin Rose

• Wins the Tour Championship

And ...

• Rory McIlroy (No. 1) finishes 17th* or worse

• Tiger Woods (No. 2) finishes in a six-way tie for fourth or worse

• Nick Watney (No. 3) finishes in a three-way tie for third or worse

• Phil Mickelson (No. 4) finishes in a four-way tie for second or worse

• Brandt Snedeker (No. 5) finishes in a three-way tie for second or worse

• Louis Oosthuizen (No. 6) finishes T-2 or worse

  • tie for the FedEx Cup

• • •

No. 25 Webb Simpson

• Wins the Tour Championship

And ...

• Rory McIlroy (No. 1) finishes 19th* or worse

• Tiger Woods (No. 2) finishes sixth or worse

• Nick Watney (No. 3) finishes fourth or worse

• Phil Mickelson (No. 4) finishes in a four-way tie for second or worse

• Brandt Snedeker (No. 5) finishes in a three-way tie for second or worse

• Louis Oosthuizen (No. 6) finishes T-2 or worse

  • tie for the FedEx Cup

• • •

No. 26 John Huh

• Wins the Tour Championship

And ...

• Rory McIlroy (No. 1) finishes 21st* or worse

• Tiger Woods (No. 2) finishes sixth* or worse

• Nick Watney (No. 3) finishes fourth* or worse

• Phil Mickelson (No. 4) finishes in a four-way tie for second* or worse

• Brandt Snedeker (No. 5) finishes in a three-way tie for second or worse

• Louis Oosthuizen (No. 6) finishes T-2 or worse

  • tie for the FedEx Cup

• • •

No. 27 Rickie Fowler

• Wins the Tour Championship

And ...

• Rory McIlroy (No. 1) finishes 23rd* or worse

• Tiger Woods (No. 2) finishes in a four-way tie for fifth or worse

• Nick Watney (No. 3) finishes in a seven-way tie for second or worse

• Phil Mickelson (No. 4) finishes T-3 or worse

• Brandt Snedeker (No. 5) finishes in a three-way tie for second or worse

• Louis Oosthuizen (No. 6) finishes T-2 or worse

  • tie for the FedEx Cup

• • •

No. 28 Ryan Moore

• Wins the Tour Championship

And ...

• Rory McIlroy (No. 1) finishes 25th* or worse

• Tiger Woods (No. 2) finishes in an eight-way tie for fourth or worse

• Nick Watney (No. 3) finishes in a four-way tie for third or worse

• Phil Mickelson (No. 4) finishes T-3 or worse

• Brandt Snedeker (No. 5) finishes in a three-way tie for second or worse

• Louis Oosthuizen (No. 6) finishes T-2 or worse

  • tie for the FedEx Cup

• • •

No. 29 John Senden

• Wins the Tour Championship

And ...

• Rory McIlroy (No. 1) finishes 27th* or worse

• Tiger Woods (No. 2) finishes in a five-way tie for fifth or worse

• Nick Watney (No. 3) finishes in a four-way tie for third or worse

• Phil Mickelson (No. 4) finishes T-3 or worse

• Brandt Snedeker (No. 5) finishes in a three-way tie for second or worse

• Louis Oosthuizen (No. 6) finishes T-2 or worse

  • tie for the FedEx Cup

• • •

No. 30 Scott Piercy

• Wins the Tour Championship

And ...

• Rory McIlroy (No. 1) finishes 29th* or worse

• Tiger Woods (No. 2) finishes in a three-way tie for sixth or worse

• Nick Watney (No. 3) finishes in a four-way tie for third or worse

• Phil Mickelson (No. 4) finishes T-3 or worse

• Brandt Snedeker (No. 5) finishes in a three-way tie for second or worse

• Louis Oosthuizen (No. 6) finishes T-2 or worse

  • tie for the FedEx Cup
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