Tiger Woods may be more than 750 points ahead of second place Matt Kuchar in the FedEx Cup standings, but he is not a shoo-in for the $10 million top prize.
In fact, just last year Brandt Snedeker wasn’t even in the top 10 entering The Barclays and ended up winning the whole thing.
With so many players performing so well, 2013 could be just as difficult to handicap. There are a slew of young players with the skills and the demeanor to win. Both of the game’s long-standing best players, Tiger and Phil Mickelson, have had stand-out years. Adam Scott, Justin Rose and Jason Dufner each won a major, while Snedeker and Kuchar have won twice on the tour.
Then there’s the questionable Rory McIlroy, last year’s No. 1 player in the world, who came in second to Snedeker in a rousing playoff sequence that included the best golfers in the world.
And, with the oddball system of resetting points prior to the last event, who knows who could creep in and win at the last minute?
As the tour heads into the postseason, a number of burning questions are yet to be answered.