FedEx Cup Standings 2013: Players Who Impressed Most in Points Rankings

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FedEx Cup Standings 2013: Players Who Impressed Most in Points Rankings
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By winning the Tour Championship, Henrik Stenson overtook Tiger Woods in points to win the FedEx Cup. 

Once Stenson gets done dreaming of how he will spend his $11.4 million in prize money, he might take a moment to sit back and reflect on how impressive it was to beat out one of the all-time great closers in the history of sports. 

Obviously, Stenson will be on this list of impressive players. 

However, while he walks away as the most impressive golfer from this FedEx Cup, he wasn't the only one who demanded we take notice. 

Final standings and points according to PGATour.com's projected totals

 

Jordan Spieth 

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Jordan Spieth made life as a PGA Tour rookie look far easier than it is. Spieth had a fantastic year that included the 20-year-old picking up a tour victory. 

Spieth ended that tremendous effort on a high note by finishing second at the Tour Championship and seventh in the FedEx Cup. 

In a four-tournament playoff with the best players on the planet battling for the $10 million prize, a rookie should not be able to hang. Of course, Spieth hasn't appeared overwhelmed once all year. 

This was not just an impressive display of talent but also mental maturity beyond his years. You better believe people are taking notice. 

 

 

Steve Stricker

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At the age of 46, Steve Stricker may have never played better golf. Although, he's certainly played more golf. 

Stricker has made 428 PGA starts in his career, but he only made 12 this year. Despite his light schedule, he still qualified for the FedEx Cup, which was well deserved given his consistency. 

While he didn't pick up a win this year, he had three seconds and seven top-10 finishes. 

Stricker didn't even play every leg of the playoff, yet the veteran still managed to come in third in the projected standings after finishing the three playoff tournaments he did play with two seconds and a fourth. 

Stricker's phenomenal consistency this year has been nearly unbelievable. I'm sure he'd like to turn that into more victories, but what he did this year was still supremely impressive. 

 

Henrik Stenson 

Last, but certainly not least, is our suddenly richer Swede, Stenson. 

After winning the Players Championship in 2009, Stenson had faded from relevancy. He spent this year making himself relevant again.

Stenson has had a great year. He made 17 PGA starts and had seven top-10 finishes. That includes a second at the British Open and a third at the PGA Championship. 

Still, despite his brilliant play, Stenson entered the FedEx Cup looking for his first PGA win since 2009. He got that victory at the Deutsche Bank Championship and then picked up another at the Tour Championship. 

In that process, Stenson proved that he not only has the game to hang with any golfer, but he's also learned how to turn his strong performances into victories. 

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