FedEx Cup Standings

The PGA Tour is trying a new experiment this year with the FedEx Cup, a season long standings race culminating in a big playoff and payoff for the winners. A quick glance at the standings show that Tiger has a slim lead at the top over Phil and Vijay, with the rest of the pack falling in line behind them.

Name Total Points Rank
Tiger Woods 16,716 1
Phil Mickelson 15,818 2
Vijay Singh 13,661 3
Zach Johnson 12,327 4
Charles Howell III 11,856 5
Adam Scott 8,641 6
John Rollins 8,391 7
Luke Donald 8,121 8
Mark Calcavecchia 8,044 9
Aaron Baddeley 7,809 10
Boo Weekley 7,717 11
Sergio Garcia 6,977 12
Rory Sabbatini 6,672 13
Henrik Stenson 6,618 14
Geoff Ogilvy 6,377 15
Nick Watney 6,140 16
Steve Stricker 6,107 17
Robert Allenby 6,079 18
Scott Verplank 5,970 19
Mark Wilson 5,609 20
Jeff Quinney 5,376 21
Ken Duke 5,308 22
Bubba Watson 5,281 23
Charley Hoffman 5,232 24
Ernie Els 5,216 25
Paul Goydos 5,103 26
Trevor Immelman 5,047 27
Brett Wetterich 5,016 28
Heath Slocum 4,898 29
Ryuji Imada 4,844 30
Anthony Kim 4,702 31
Jim Furyk 4,701 32
Stewart Cink 4,680 33
Jose Coceres 4,548 34
Vaughn Taylor 4,524 35
Jerry Kelly 4,437 36
K.J. Choi 4,381 37
Stuart Appleby 4,276 38
David Toms 4,209 39
Kevin Sutherland 4,136 40
John Senden 4,126 41
Camilo Villegas 4,031 42
Justin Rose 3,882 43
Bart Bryant 3,861 44
Ian Poulter 3,640 45
Rocco Mediate 3,574 46
Lucas Glover 3,504 47
Brandt Snedeker 3,479 48
John Mallinger 3,423 49
Padraig Harrington 3,255 50

However, if you take a look at the number of points earned on a per-start basis, you see a very different picture. Tiger jumps way out in front.

Name Per-Start Rank
Tiger Woods 2388 1
Phil Mickelson 1318 2
Adam Scott 1080 6
Zach Johnson 1027 4
Vijay Singh 976 3
Henrik Stenson 945 14
Charles Howell III 847 5
Sergio Garcia 775 12
Jose Coceres 758 34
Luke Donald 677 8
Ernie Els 652 25
Aaron Baddeley 651 10
Justin Rose 647 43
Mark Calcavecchia 619 9
John Rollins 599 7
Geoff Ogilvy 580 15
Scott Verplank 543 19
Boo Weekley 514 11
Nick Watney 512 16
Paul Goydos 510 26
Steve Stricker 509 17
Robert Allenby 507 18
Rory Sabbatini 477 13
Mark Wilson 467 20
Trevor Immelman 459 27
Retief Goosen 431 55
Jim Furyk 427 32
Jeff Quinney 414 21
Heath Slocum 408 29
Bubba Watson 406 23
Stewart Cink 390 33
Ken Duke 379 22
Ian Poulter 364 45
Anthony Kim 362 31
Padraig Harrington 362 50
Brett Wetterich 358 28
Rocco Mediate 357 46
Stuart Appleby 356 38
David Toms 351 39
Charley Hoffman 349 24
Vaughn Taylor 348 35
John Senden 344 41
Jerry Kelly 341 36
Camilo Villegas 336 42
Kevin Sutherland 318 40
K.J. Choi 313 37
Ryuji Imada 303 30
Bart Bryant 297 44
Fred Funk 290 59
Jose Maria Olazabal 275 54

Talk about separating yourself from the field…

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