2013 FedEx Cup standings: Tiger Woods reclaims No. 1 heading into PGA Tour playoffs finale

Matt Marton-USA TODAY Sports

There's just one week left in the PGA Tour season, and the No. 1 player in the world, five-time 2013 winner Tiger Woods, will roll into Atlanta back in the top spot with a chance to cash a $10 million playoffs check with a win.

It came a day late, but the final 30 players are now set for the PGA Tour's FedExCup finale in Atlanta. The TOUR Championship ends the regular season this year, with the new wrap-around schedule beginning after the Presidents Cup in October. East Lake now annually features the most exclusive field of the season, a trim 30 players from the original 125 that started out at The Barclays a month ago.

Each of the 30 players in the TOUR Championship field technically has a chance to win the entire FedExCup, which pays out a grand $10 million prize. But it's the top five who hold the most power, as they are the only ones that automatically win the entire playoffs with a win in Atlanta. All of the others would need help, with those top five finishing in the middle or bottom of the pack of 30.

After a week out of the top spot, Tiger Woods returns to No. 1 in the FEC standings. Woods fell out of No. 1 with a middling 65th place finish at the Deutsche Bank Championship, where Henrik Stenson rode his win and streaky 2013 form into the top spot. Stenson, however, held only a minuscule (by the ambiguous FEC standards) 14-point lead over Woods, so it was likely that the two flip-flopped by the end of the BMW Championship. Tiger had his frustrating moments -- missed bunny putts on Thursday, a quadruple-bogey off a questionable penalty on Friday -- but he was still in contention on Monday morning at the start of his final round. He actually started just one shot back from the eventual two-shot winner Zach Johnson, so it was still right there for Woods with 18 holes to play.

But Tiger could get nothing going on Monday, turning in an even-par 71 round that featured a rollercoaster of birdies and bogeys. A tied-for-11th finish, however, was more than enough to fly past Stenson back into No. 1 in the standings. Tiger may have had a rough week, but at least he wasn't snapping his driver into pieces like the Swede did on Monday:

(h/t/ Shane Bacon at Yahoo!)

Joining Woods and Stenson as those who "control their own destiny" at East Lake are Adam Scott, Zach Johnson and Matt Kuchar.

Bubba Watson, Rory McIlroy, Rickie Fowler, Ernie Els, and Graeme McDowell are some of the bigger names who did not make it through to the fourth and final playoff event. Harris English was the last man out, with Dustin Johnson just sneaking in after a day of jumping above and below the cut line. Here are your final 30 for Atlanta, as well as the 40 who were cut in Chicago:

FEC Rank this Week Last Week Player
1 2 Tiger Woods
2 1 Henrik Stenson
3 3 Adam Scott
4 27 Zach Johnson
5 4 Matt Kuchar
6 8 Steve Stricker
7 5 Graham DeLaet
8 6 Phil Mickelson
9 7 Justin Rose
10 9 Brandt Snedeker
11 15 Jim Furyk
12 34 Nick Watney
13 10 Jordan Spieth
14 12 Jason Day
15 18 Hunter Mahan
16 11 Keegan Bradley
17 14 Gary Woodland
18 17 Bill Haas
19 16 Kevin Streelman
20 13 Jason Dufner
21 20 Webb Simpson
22 22 Billy Horschel
23 29 Charl Schwartzel
24 25 Roberto Castro
25 24 Sergio Garcia
26 19 Boo Weekley
27 26 Brendon de Jonge
28 21 D.A. Points
29 54 Luke Donald
30 23 Dustin Johnson
Eliminated from FedExCup Playoffs this week
31 28 Harris English
32 51 Matt Jones
33 32 Kevin Stadler
34 37 Chris Kirk
35 31 Charles Howell III
36 45 Jimmy Walker
37 40 Bubba Watson
38 36 Rickie Fowler
39 44 John Merrick
40 42 Daniel Summerhays
41 30 Lee Westwood
42 38 John Huh
43 39 Chris Stroud
44 43 Russell Henley
45 33 Kevin Chappell
46 60 Rory Sabbatini
47 49 Brian Davis
48 56 David Lynn
49 35 Scott Piercy
50 41 Rory McIlroy
51 65 Ryan Moore
52 50 Jonas Blixt
53 52 Ian Poulter
54 47 Patrick Reed
55 48 Graeme McDowell
56 62 David Hearn
57 46 Brian Gay
58 57 Matt Every
59 58 Marc Leishman
60 59 Nicholas Thompson
61 53 Charley Hoffman
62 64 Jason Kokrak
63 55 Scott Stallings
64 66 Bryce Molder
65 68 Angel Cabrera
66 63 Michael Thompson
67 61 Ken Duke
68 70 Ernie Els
69 67 Sang-Moon Bae
70 69 Brendan Steele

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