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FedEx Cup Playoffs: Who’s In and Who’s Out of the 2020 PGA Tour Postseason?

The FedEx Cup playoffs are finally here, as the best in the world gear up for the stretch run that will conclude with one player cashing a $15 million check. This year’s FedEx Cup will feature the biggest payout in event history, so the race to the finish will be even more tense than usual.

Justin Thomas, Collin Morikawa, and other young stars are in the driver’s seat as it stands today, and Tiger Woods and Brooks Koepka have some work to do to make it to East Lake. Let’s check in on the standings and who didn’t make the cut for the PGA Tour postseason.

Justin Thomas, Collin Morikawa headline the current standings

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Justin Thomas and Collin Morikawa have been the two most dominant PGA Tour players all season long, and they head into the playoffs ranked No. 1 and No. 2 in the FedEx Cup standings. Thomas leads the way with 2,458 points thanks to three wins this year. Morikawa is right behind with 1,902.

Webb Simpson, Bryson DeChambeau, and Sungjae Im follow right behind to round out the top five. Two-time FedEx Cup winner Rory McIlroy lurks behind the leaders at No. 8 on the points list.

The surprise name inside the top 10 is Brendon Todd. He isn’t a household name on the PGA Tour, but Todd has been one of the most consistent finishers all season.

Tiger Woods, Brooks Koepka, and Jordan Spieth have work to do to make it to East Lake

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Despite playing in just five events this season, Tiger Woods is firmly in the FedEx Cup playoff race at No. 49 in the standings. He recently committed to the first stop of the postseason at the Northern Trust, but he has some work to do to make it into the top 30.

Brooks Koepka is having an off year by his standards, but he can get hot and make a run at any time. Koepka sits at No. 97 on the points list. He’ll need to jump into the top 70 if he wants to make it to the next stop at the BMW Championship.

Jordan Spieth is right behind Koepka at No. 100, so he’ll need a top finish this weekend as well.

Wyndham Clark slid into the 125th and final spot by just two points over Fabian Gomez.

Major winners Sergio Garcia and Francesco Molinari missed the cut

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Only the top 125 in the FedEx standings make the postseason. Some of the top players in the world won’t be making the playoffs this season, including a few major winners.

Sergio Garcia, who won The Masters in 2017, missed the cut, as well as the 2018 Open Championship winner, Francesco Molinari. Other former major winners Jason Dufner and Jimmy Walker will also be sitting the playoffs out.

The full FedEx Cup standings can be found here.