5. Paul Casey
Here’s where things start getting a little easier. For the top five, win and the FedEx Cup trophy is yours. It’s that simple. And for Paul Casey, he can finish in a two-way tie for second at the Tour Championship and still pick up that $10 million.
While Casey hasn’t had a ton of success on the PGA Tour, with only one win to his credit, he’s won 13 times on the European Tour and has long been considered one of the more consistent players in the game. He racked up six top 10s on tour this season and 11 top-25 finishes in 21 events. Yep, I’d say that’s fairly consistent. But he’s never really had that breakthrough performance. And for a guy who turns 40 next year, a win at the Tour Championship would be the biggest win of his life. And he just so happens to be playing the best golf of the year at the exact right time.
After a T-31 finish at The Barclays, Casey put himself in this position to win the FedEx Cup with a second-place finish at the Deutsche Bank Championship and shot 20-under at the BMW to once again claim a solo second. Paul Casey has never been flashy, but it could finally be his time to shine.