The best 125 players on the PGA Tour—at least the best as judged by the criteria of the FedEx Cup points system—tee it up this week as the FedEx Cup playoffs begin.
The kickoff begins at Bethpage State Park on Long Island, the famed Black Course that features a sign on the first tee that says: The Black Course is an extremely difficult course which we highly recommend for only highly skilled golfers.
Being ranked in the top two or three spots, like Tiger Woods, Jason Dufner and Rory McIlroy, certainly makes getting to the Tour Championship four weeks down the road easier. But there are no guarantees.
These guys are still going to have to play and play well to get to that possible $10 million payoff three weeks into September.
Following are predictions for the top 25 players.