FedEx Cup playoff winner scenarios

Originally Published: September 26, 2009
ESPN.com

The following are possible scenarios for each of the 30 players at the Tour Championship to win the FedEx Cup and its $10 million first-place bonus, courtesy of the PGA Tour.

1. Tiger Woods
For Tiger to win the FedEx Cup, he can ...
• Win the Tour Championship or ...
• Finish no worse than 29th and still win given some of the scenarios laid out for other players below.

2. Steve Stricker
For Stricker to win the FedEx Cup, he can ...
• Win the Tour Championship or ...
• Finish no worse than sixth and still win given some of the scenarios laid out for other players below.

3. Jim Furyk
For Furyk to win the FedEx Cup, he can ...
• Win the Tour Championship or ...
• Finish no worse than fourth and still win given some of the scenarios laid out for other players below.

4. Zach Johnson
For Johnson to win the FedEx Cup, he can ...
• Win the Tour Championship or ...
• Finish no worse than third and still win given some of the scenarios laid out for other players below.

5. Heath Slocum
For Slocum to win the FedEx Cup, he can ...
• Win the Tour Championship or ...
• Finish no worse than a two-way tie for second and still win given some of the scenarios laid out for other players below.

6. Padraig Harrington
For Harrington to win the FedEx Cup, he can ...
• Win the Tour Championship and have Tiger finish third or worse or ...
• Finish second and have Tiger finish 10th or worse, Stricker finish fifth or worse, Furyk finish fourth or worse, Johnson and Slocum both finish third or worse and the winner of the Tour Championship come from the bottom 15 seeds.

7. Sean O'Hair
For O'Hair to win the FedEx Cup, he needs to win the Tour Championship and ...
• Have Tiger finish in a three-way tie for second or worse and ...
• Have Stricker tie for second or worse.

8. Scott Verplank
For Verplank to win the FedEx Cup, he needs to win the Tour Championship and ...
• Have Tiger finish third* or worse and ...
• Have Stricker tie for second* or worse and ...
• Have Furyk finish second* or worse.

9. Kenny Perry
For Perry to win the FedEx Cup, he needs to win the Tour Championship and ...
• Have Tiger finish in a three-way tie for third or worse and ...
• Have Stricker finish third or worse and ...
• Have Furyk tie for second or worse.

10. Jason Dufner
For Dufner to win the FedEx Cup, he needs to win the Tour Championship and ...
• Have Tiger finish in a four-way tie for fourth* or worse and ...
• Have Stricker finish in a three-way tie for third or worse and ...
• Have Furyk finish in a three-way tie for second or worse.

11. Dustin Johnson
For Johnson to win the FedEx Cup, he needs to win the Tour Championship and ...
• Have Tiger tie for sixth or worse and ...
• Have Stricker tie for fourth or worse and ...
• Have Furyk tie for third or worse and ...
• Have Johnson finish in a three-way tie second or worse and ...
• Have Slocum tie for second or worse.

12. Nick Watney
For Watney to win the FedEx Cup, he needs to win the Tour Championship and ...
• Have Tiger finish in a three-way tie for sixth or worse and ...
• Have Stricker tie for fourth or worse and ...
•  Have Furyk tie for third or worse and ...
•  Have Johnson finish in a three-way tie for second or worse and ...
•  Have Slocum tie for second or worse.

13. Geoff Ogilvy
For Ogilvy to win the FedEx Cup, he needs to win the Tour Championship and ...
• Have Tiger tie for seventh or worse and ...
• Have Stricker tie for fourth or worse and ...
• Have Furyk tie for third or worse and ...
• Have Johnson finish in a three-way tie for second or worse and ...
• Have Slocum tie for second or worse.

14. Phil Mickelson
For Mickelson to win the FedEx Cup, he needs to win the Tour Championship and ...
• Have Tiger tie for eighth or worse and ...
• Have Stricker tie for fourth or worse and ...
• Have Furyk tie for third or worse and ...
• Have Johnson finish in a three-way tie for second or worse and ...
• Have Slocum tie for second or worse.

15. Retief Goosen
For Goosen to win the FedEx Cup, he needs to win the Tour Championship and ...
• Have Tiger finish ninth* or worse and ...
• Have Stricker tie for fourth* or worse and ...
• Have Furyk tie for third or worse and ...
• Have Johnson finish in a three-way tie for second or worse and ...
• Have Slocum tie for second or worse and ...
• Have Harrington finish second* or worse.

16. Marc Leishman
For Leishman to win the FedEx Cup, he needs to win the Tour Championship and ...
• Have Tiger finish in a three-way tie for ninth or worse and ...
• Have Stricker finish in a three-way for fourth or worse and ...
• Have Furyk tie for third or worse and ...
• Have Johnson finish third or worse and ...
• Have Slocum tie for second or worse and ...
• Have Harrington tie for second or worse.

17. Brian Gay
For Gay to win the FedEx Cup, he needs to win the Tour Championship and ...
• Have Tiger finish in a three-way tie for 10th or worse and ...
• Have Stricker finish in a three-way for fourth or worse and ...
• Have Furyk finish in a three-way tie for third or worse and ...
• Have Johnson finish third or worse and ...
• Have Slocum tie for second or worse and ...
• Have Harrington tie for second or worse.

18. Kevin Na
For Na to win the FedEx Cup, he needs to win the Tour Championship and ...
• Have Tiger tie for 11th or worse and ...
• Have Stricker finish in a four-way tie for fourth or worse and ...
• Have Furyk finish in a three-way tie for third or worse and ...
• Have Johnson finish third or worse and ...
• Have Slocum finish in a three-way tie for second or worse and ...
• Have Harrington tie for second or worse.

19. David Toms
For Toms to win the FedEx Cup, he needs to win the Tour Championship and ...
• Have Tiger tie for 12th or worse and ...
• Have Stricker finish in a fourth-way tie for fourth or worse and ...
• Have Furyk finish in a three-way tie for third or worse and ...
• Have Johnson finish third or worse and ...
• Have Slocum finish in a three-way tie for second or worse and ...
• Have Harrington tie for second or worse.

20. Lucas Glover
For Glover to win the FedEx Cup, he needs to win the Tour Championship and ...
• Have Tiger finish in a three-way for 12th or worse and ...
• Have Stricker finish fifth or worse and ...
• Have Furyk finish in a three-way tie for third or worse and ...
• Have Johnson finish third or worse and ...
• Have Slocum finish in a three-way tie for second or worse and ...
• Have Harrington tie for second or worse.

21. Y.E. Yang
For Yang to win the FedEx Cup, he needs to win the Tour Championship and ...
• Have Tiger finish 13th* or worse and ...
• Have Stricker finish fifth* or worse and ...
• Have Furyk finish in a three-way tie for third or worse and ...
• Have Johnson finish third* or worse and ...
• Have Slocum finish in a three-way tie for second or worse and ...
• Have Harrington tie for second or worse.

22. Ernie Els
For Els to win the FedEx Cup, he needs to win the Tour Championship and ...
• Have Tiger finish in a three-way tie for 13th or worse and ...
• Have Stricker tie for fifth or worse and ...
• Have Furyk finish in a three-way tie for third or worse and ...
• Have Johnson tie for third or worse and ...
• Have Slocum finish in a three-way tie for second or worse and ...
• Have Harrington finish in a tie for second or worse.

23. Hunter Mahan
For Mahan to win the FedEx Cup, he needs to win the Tour Championship and ...
• Have Tiger finish 15th* or worse and ...
• Have Stricker tie for fifth or worse and ...
• Have Furyk finish fourth or worse and ...
• Have Johnson finish in a tie for third or worse and ...
• Have Slocum finish in a three-way tie for second or worse and ...
• Have Harrington tie for second or worse.

24. Angel Cabrera
For Cabrera to win the FedEx Cup, he needs to win the Tour Championship and ...
• Have Tiger finish 17th* or worse and ...
• Have Stricker finish in a three-way tie for fifth or worse and ...
• Have Furyk finish fourth or worse and ...
• Have Johnson tie for third or worse and ...
• Have Slocum finish in a three-way tie for second or worse and ...
• Have Harrington tie for second or worse.

25. Steve Marino
For Marino to win the FedEx Cup, he needs to win the Tour Championship and ...
• Have Tiger finish 19th* or worse and ...
• Have Stricker finish sixth or worse and ...
• Have Furyk finish fourth or worse and ...
• Have Johnson tie for third or worse and ...
• Have Slocum finish in a three-way tie for second or worse and ...
• Have Harrington tie for second or worse.

26. Stewart Cink
For Cink to win the FedEx Cup, he needs to win the Tour Championship and ...
• Have Tiger finish 21st* or worse and ...
• Have Stricker finish sixth* or worse and ...
• Have Furyk finish fourth* or worse and ...
• Have Johnson tie for third or worse and ...
• Have Slocum finish in a three-way tie for second or worse and ...
• Have Harrington tie for second or worse.

27. Mike Weir
For Weir to win the FedEx Cup, he needs to win the Tour Championship and ...
• Have Tiger finish 23rd* or worse and ...
• Have Stricker tie for sixth or worse and ...
• Have Furyk tie for fourth or worse and ...
• Have Johnson tie for third or worse and ...
• Have Slocum finish in a three-way tie for second or worse and ...
• Have Harrington tie for second or worse.

28. Luke Donald
For Donald to win the FedEx Cup, he needs to win the Tour Championship and ...
• Have Tiger finish 25th* or worse and ...
• Have Stricker tie for sixth or worse and ...
• Have Furyk tie for fourth or worse and ...
• Have Johnson tie for third or worse and ...
• Have Slocum finish in a three-way tie for second or worse and ...
• Have Harrington tie for second or worse.

29. Jerry Kelly
For Kelly to win the FedEx Cup, he needs to win the Tour Championship and ...
• Have Tiger finish 27th* or worse and ...
• Have Stricker finish seventh or worse and ...
• Have Furyk tie for fourth or worse and ...
• Have Johnson tie for third or worse and ...
• Have Slocum finish in a three-way tie for second or worse and ...
• Have Harrington tie for second or worse.

30. John Senden
For Senden to win the FedEx Cup, he needs to win the Tour Championship and ...
• Have Tiger finish 29th* or worse and ...
• Have Stricker finish seventh or worse and ...
• Have Furyk tie for fourth or worth and ...
• Have Johnson tie for third or worse and ...
• Have Slocum finish in a three-way tie for second or worse and ...
• Have Harrington tie for second or worse.

(* indicates a scenario that forces a tie in the final points standings.)