LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — Marc Leishman put the finishing touches on his best year in golf and already was looking ahead to make it even better.
While everyone in the 30-man field has a mathematical chance of claiming golf's richest prize, the top five seeds only have to win to capture the cup.
"I had my sights set high for the FedEx Cup and trying to get into the top 5 and with these sitting here," he said, pausing to glance at the silver trophies, "if I have another good week, who knows what might happen?"
Xander Schauffele started the year by missing six of 11 cuts and finishing inside the top 25 just once — he tied for 24th at the Wells Fargo Championship in early May.
Patrick Cantlay, another PGA Tour rookie, had been out of golf for three years with a back injury he feared might end his career, along with the emotional scars of seeing his best friend and caddie, Chris Roth, struck and killed by a car as they walked to dinner.
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