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Top 5 Players Who Can Win the FedEx Cup
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Rory McIlroy has won two of the three FedEx Cup Playoff events

The FedEx Cup Playoffs are taking a week off prior to the Tour Championship at East Lake Country Club in Atlanta.

Rory McIlroy has made it crystal clear who the most dominant golfer in the world is right now. 

By winning the PGA Championship at Kiawah Island and following that up with wins at the Deutsche Bank, as well as the BMW Championship, he has set himself apart from the rest of the field. 

He has increased his hold on the No. 1 spot on the Official World Golf Ranking by more than three points over Tiger Woods.

He will also be the No. 1-ranked player in the FedEx Cup standings when play resumes at the Tour Championship next week.  His two playoff wins had given him a 3,200-point lead over second place, Tiger Woods.

Points are reset for the Tour Championship, however, and Rory will only have a 250-point advantage over Woods.

A player currently in the top 10 could win the FedEx Cup filled with the $10 million that goes to the champion by winning the Tour Championship.  In reality, however, the FedEx Cup champion will probably come from one of the top five in the current standings.

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