The BMW Championship is underway, and the top 70 players in the FedEx Cup standings throw down for the right to advance.
Sitting atop the list are familiar names. Henrik Stenson recently jumped Tiger Woods for the No. 1 spot. Not far behind is Adam Scott, who is just over 100 points from the lead. His name being the drop-off point—the remainder of the names are 900 points or more out of the lead.
The full leaderboard has a few major names to watch as we inch closer to the conclusion of the season.
Here's a complete look at the top of the standings, courtesy of PGATour.com.
Ole reliable is at it again.
Stenson has quietly been one of golf's most consistent performers over the course of the past year, and the standings reflect that. In his last five starts, Stenson has four top-three finishes, which is well in tune with the fact he has only failed to make two cuts in 15 attempts this year.
Through one round of the BMW Championship, Stenson sat at just one-under par, but he's already confirmed he'll be defending his title at the South African Open per Golf Digest:
Stenson is on a roll no doubt, but he'll have to fend off Tiger to take home the $10 million prize.
Woods may have lost his No. 1 standing by placing 65th at the Deutsche Bank Championship, but he is already back doing his thing, as documented by the PGA Tour's official Twitter account:
After one round at the BMW Championship, Woods sat in a good position—six under—and remains just 14 points back from Stenson. Things are up-and-down for Woods, who won the Bridgestone Invitational a month ago but finished 40th at the PGA Championship.
Tiger has a legitimate shot to win a few more tournaments and take home the grand prize, but he needs to be more consistent.
Adam Scott has arrived. He won his first major at the Masters. Then he tallied a win at The Barclays, which has allowed him to sneak into third and sit only 134 points behind Stenson and the lead.
While has been almost as inconsistent as Tiger, Scott has some semblance of consistency as he ranks 12th in greens in regulation this year. He'll have to step up his putting game to take the $10 million prize.
Scott has had a nice coming-out party this year, but it'll take a special effort to cap his season with an exclamation point.
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