The status of the 2021 FedEx Cup play-offs as they approach the Tour Championship final.

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The status of the 2021 FedEx Cup play-offs as they approach the Tour Championship final.

A glance at the standings before of the Tour Championship’s FedEx Cup final this week.

The penultimate FedEx Cup play-off tournament of the 2021 season came to an end on Sunday at the BMW Championship, with Patrick Cantlay emerging victorious after a dramatic six-hole play-off victory over Bryson DeChambeau.

After finishing regulation play at Caves Valley tied on 27-under-par, the Americans continued their extraordinary battle through one of the all-time great PGA Tour play-offs, with Cantlay emerging victorious after five tied-holes in the shootout.

Following his victory in Maryland, the world No. 4 is now the man to beat coming into the Tour Championship on Thursday, as he leads the FedEx Cup standings.

DeChambeau contributed significantly to the fantastic match in Caves Valley, and his efforts were rewarded with a third-place finish in the standings with one play-off event remaining.

Last week’s leader, Northern Trust Tony Finau, has lost his lead to the winner of the BMW Championship, but he still has a chance to win his first FedEx Cup since he is only one spot down in second.

Jon Rahm, the World No. 1, will still fancy his chances when he travels to Atlanta for this week’s Tour final in fourth place in the overall points standings, following a tied-eighth finish in Maryland, where he shot 18-under-par for the tournament after a final round of 70.

Rory McIlroy, a four-time major winner, will no doubt be feeling considerably better about his trip to East Lake than he was last week, after securing his Tour Championship spot with a fourth-place finish at the BMW Championship last week, where he shot 22-under over four days.

McIlroy went to Caves Valley knowing he needed a great week to qualify for this week’s finale, as he was in a perilous position in 28th place, with just the top 30 players qualifying.

As a result, during the week, the Northern Irishman showed glimpses of his sparkling best to guarantee he booked a spot in Atlanta for the eighth time in eight years.

“Brinkwire Summary News” is another man who owes his inclusion in the Tour Championship to his BMW Championship success.

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