Jason Day has to be the early morning favorite. the guy is on fire having grabbed three of the last five tournaments he’s teed it up. Plus, he’s played well at East Lake. Last year he tied for fourth.
However, flying under the radar is Henrik Stenson, remember, he’s been there.
But let’s get to the numbers.
You almost need a degree in calculus, but we’ll try and keep it simple as possible.
Jason Day: The cup would automatically go to the number one with a win at this weekend’s tournament. Can also have an outside shot at the Cup finishing as low as 29th with quite a bit of help.
Jordan Spieth: Would be a slam dunk to take home the cup with a win this weekend. Even with his recent “slump”, he won early and often enough to grab the points needed. A two-way tie for sixth at worst would still give him a shot.
Rickie Fowler: Can tie for fourth and still have a shot.
Bubba Watson: Needs to win this weekend for a guarantee, but a two-way tie for second would keep him in the mix if the math pans out.
Rory McIlroy: Needs the “Luck of the Irish” to pull it off. Basically in a nutshell, he has to win the tournament and hope that Day, Spieth, Fowler, Henrik Stenson and Watson wrap 6, 4, 3, three-way tie for 2nd and a tie for 2nd in that order. (See, calculus would come in handy).