The PGA Tour's second season begins this week with the first of four tournaments—better known as the the FedExCup Playoffs—commencing with The Barclays on the Black Course at Bethpage State Park in Farmingdale, N.Y.
You know the Black Course, the one with the sign that says only highly skilled golfers should set foot on it. There's nothing like a golf course with a warning sign at its entrance to set the intimidation level from the start. And that's exactly what the PGA Tour playoff season should offer—a high level of difficulty for the best players in the game.
The last time the tour stopped here was for the U.S. Open three years ago, but the memories of this magnificent venue and that tournament remain fresh. Lucas Glover won with a score of four under par, beating Ricky Barnes, Phil Mickelson and David Duval by two strokes.
Glover and Duval are not in the field this week, but Barnes, Mickelson and 121 others are.
Here is a power ranking of the top 10 players in the field at The Barclays.