Winning is a funny thing – it can vault you up the standings faster than steadily coming in 25th. That’s what we’re seeing with Rory and his magnificent season. McIlRoy sits atop the rankings leading Jimmy Walker by 89 points even though he’s played in 10 less events. That’s what winning the one that matter can do.

Having said that, you can still be Jim Furyk and be sitting in 5th place having not won a single event all year. These rankings are by no means perfect, but the winner of the FedEx Cup tends to be the player that had the best overall year. Big wins help the most, while steady play in many events can keep you near the top.

The Top-5 rankings look like this:

Rank Name Events Points # of Wins
1 Rory McIlroy 13 2,582 3
2 Jimmy Walker 23 2,493 3
3 Bubba Watson 17 2,172 2
4 Matt Kuchar 20 1,921 1
5 Jim Furyk 17 1,851 0

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