The playoffs of FedEx Cup have become the province of superstars.
The up-and-comers, journeymen, one-hit wonders, during the regular season, those guys must win. But, when it comes to playoff time, then only the super and the biggest players survives.
If you ask any professional golfer of elite class and he will respond that his priority is major championships and if you ask them what after that? The Players Championship (PC) or for most of the European-grown players, it could be the BMW PGA Championship, this is the championship, which in overseas is the flagship event. And the next on their list could be the playoffs of virtual sudden-death between the four Golf Championship tournaments of World and four FedExCup playoff events.
And if, just check the winners of these and many other important events, then the past nine playoff titles, has gone to who’s who list of golfers, and the winners are: Dustin Johnson, Johnson (again), Rory McIlroy, McIlroy (again), Jordan Spieth, Patrick Reed, Jason Day, Day (again) and Rickie Fowler.
There is a superb chance that the in a row the 10th will be won again by the golfer with a similar pedigree.
To enter in the Dell Technologies Championship final round, there are over a half-dozen players present that are within the lead’s shouting distance who qualify. And that doesn’t include even Paul Casey, who has been a good and a consistent performer for years, Marc Leishman, Adam Hadwin, and Grayson Murray; these are the players who have won the PGA Tour event in the year.
The players that are best in their game aren’t worried about their game and they usually do not think about what they have to do in order to go to the next playoff event.