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PGA Tour Championship: 5 Relative Outsiders to Look out for
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The Tour Championship commences this week at East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta and is the final playoff event of golf's richest prize—the FedEx Cup.

The field of 125 players that teed-off at The Barclays Tournament in late August has been whittled down to just the 30 finest players in the world.

Those 30 will contest the decisive event at East Lake, a course that has become significantly tougher since its switch to Bermudagrass greens prior to 2008. It's also a demanding layout from the tee, ranked among the hardest 10 courses on tour in which to find the fairway.

A recipe of fairways, greens in regulation and precise putting will be required for victory.

So which players have the game to step up and claim the Tour Championship?

After consecutive wins at the Deutsche Bank Championship and BMW Championship, Rory McIlroy is widely expected to continue his streak and cruise to a third consecutive victory. The other usual suspects, namely Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson, are also expected to seriously challenge.

But no so fast. This isn't a three-man event.

There are a host of other players that many consider outsiders, capable of toppling the favorites on their way to claiming victory.

Here are five of them.

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