June 15, 2016

FedExCup top 100 shaping up as U.S. Open tees off

With the race to the FedExCup heating up and the start of the playoffs just months away, players are looking to climb their way up the standings. Play will commence this Thursday for the 116th U.S. Open, featuring a field packed with the world’s greatest players. Oakmont returns to host the U.S. Open for the first time since 2007. As the year’s second major gets underway, let’s take a look at how the field for the 2016 Deutsche Bank Championship is taking shape.

Current top 10 standings

  1. Jason Day: Currently holding the prized title of No. 1 in the world, Day has been nearly unstoppable since his win at the 2015 PGA Championship, and has three wins already on TOUR this season. 
  2. Adam Scott: The 2003 Deutsche Bank Championship winner started off the calendar year with back-to-back wins at The Honda Classic and Cadillac Championship. Scott is the only past Deutsche Bank Championship winner to be ranked currently in the top 10 in the FedExCup standings.
  3. Jordan Spieth: Spieth won two of the four majors in 2015, and with two wins again this year, expect to see this fan favorite at TPC Boston. 
  4. Russell Knox: After a win late in the season at the HSBC Champions last year and a runner-up finish at the RBC Heritage this year, Knox continues to make his presence known on the PGA TOUR. 
  5. Brandt Snedeker: With an early-season win at the Farmers Insurance Open, Snedeker has racked up enough points to keep him solidly within the top 10 standings.  
  6. Patrick Reed: A runner-up finish at the Valero Texas Open, Reed became a household name after his electrifying performance at the 2014 Ryder Cup and is a force to be reckoned with. 
  7. Dustin Johnson: In 2016 alone, Johnson has racked up six top five finishes and eight top 10 finishes.
  8. Kevin Kisner: Winning the 2016 RSM Classic, Kisner has continually proven himself on the PGA TOUR. 
  9. Kevin Chappell: With three runner-up finishes so far during the 2015-16 season, Chappell is in prime position to make his way up the standings.
  10. Justin Thomas: With three top three finishes and a win at the CIMB Classic, 2016 is already looking promising for the 23-year-old rising star. 

Past Deutsche Bank Championship winners

Past winners of the Deutsche Bank Championship will look to repeat their success at TPC Boston. 2010 champion Charley Hoffman ranks 23rd in the current FedExCup standings. 2011 champion Webb Simpson looks to stay in the top 100 as he currently ranks 96th. Rory McIlroy, the winner of the 2012 Deutsche Bank Championship, ranks 31st in the standings, while 2013 champion Henrik Stenson ranks 44th. Chris Kirk, the 2014 Deutsche Bank Championship winner, ranks 63rd, and defending champion Rickie Fowler ranks 24th.