5 Golfers Outside the Top 50 Who Could Steal the FedEx Cup

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5 Golfers Outside the Top 50 Who Could Steal the FedEx Cup
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Martin Laird's drop of 10 spots last week makes him a longshot

It would require one of those astrological rarities: the perfect alignment of the moon, sun and stars.

And all the 'I's would have to be dotted and all the 'T's crossed

And one player would have to win two of the biggest golf tournaments of his life .... in back-to-back weeks.

But it's mathematically possible a player who is ranked out of the top 50 could be holding the FedEx Cup trophy in a couple weeks.

The field for this week's BMW Championship is 70, all of whom will be trying to secure one of the 30 spots in the Tour Championship at East Lake Golf Club.

Take, for example, Martin Laird, No. 50 going into this week's event. He has 980 points going into the BMW, the last week to amass points. If he wins, his point total would jump to 3,480, a total that would definitely get him into the top 30 in Atlanta.

Even a third-place finish this week could gain the 50-somethings 1,000 points and a spot in the Tour Championship. The FedEx Cup points will be reset after this week and everyone in the field would have a chance to win it all.

Here's a list of five guys with a reasonable chance to pull this off.

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