Road to Atlanta: Field set for FedEx Cup playoffs

The Road to Atlanta begins this week.

The field of 125 golfers has been set. The FedEx Cup playoff begin with the first of four events that culminate in the Tour Championship at East Lake Golf Club next month.

The 125-player field will compete in the Northern Trust in Paramus, N.J. this week. The field will be cut to 100 players for the Dell Technologies Championship in Boston. That field will be cut to 70 players for the BMW Championship in Philadelphia. From there, the final 30 will play the Tour Championship with the event title and FedEx Cup championship on the line. Oh, and not to mention the $10 million first-place prize for the playoff winner.

The Tour Championship will be played at East Lake from Sept. 19-23.

Dustin Johnson enters as the FedEx Cup points leader. He is followed by defending FedEx Cup champion Justin Thomas, U.S. Open and PGA Championship winner Brooks Koepka, Justin Rose and Bubba Watson. The top five in the points standings control their fate, meaning a Tour Championship win means a FedEx Cup championship.

Tiger Woods currently sits in 20th place, meaning he could make play in his first Tour Championship since 2013. Jordan Spieth, currently 43rd, must jump 13 golfers in the playoffs to advance to East Lake.

Here are the FedEx Cup points standings headed into the playoffs:

1. Dustin Johnson 2,717

2. Justin Thomas 2,634

3. Brooks Koepka 2,012

4. Justin Rose 1,991

5. Bubba Watson 1,879

6. Jason Day 1,771

7. Webb Simpson 1,710

8. Francesco Molinari 1,682

9. Bryson DeChambeau 1,617

10. Patrick Reed 1,555

11. Phil Mickelson 1,546

12. Tony Finau 1,509

13. Jon Rahm 1,430

14. Patrick Cantlay 1,388

15. Patton Kizzire 1,386

16. Paul Casey 1,319

17. Rickie Fowler 1,302

18. Kyle Stanley 1,198

19. Kevin Na 1,183

20. Tiger Woods 1,162

21. Rory McIlroy 1,154

22. Marc Leishman 1,148

23. Tommy Fleetwood 1,130

24. Chesson Hadley 1,122

25. Pat Perez 1,116

26. Andrew Landry 1,116

27. Aaron Wise 1,086

28. Xander Schauffele 1,081

29. Luke List 1,080

30. Brandt Snedeker 1,077

31. Austin Cook 1,060

32. Brian Harman 1,056

33. Gary Woodland 1,044

34. Ian Poulter 1,030

35. Andrew Putnam 1,026

36. Chez Reavie 1,020

37. Ryan Armour 1,006

38. Brendan Steele 998

39. Alex Noren 989

40. Kevin Kisner 971

41. Billy Horschel 960

42. Beau Hossler 957

43. Jordan Spieth 945

44. Byeong Hun An 913

45. Emiliano Grillo 901

46. Si Woo Kim 893

47. Charles Howell III 885

48. Brian Gay 880

49. Keegan Bradley 872

50. Henrik Stenson 868

51. J.J. Spaun 849

52. Zach Johnson 839

53. Cameron Smith 821

54. Scott Piercy 802

55. Ryan Moore 795

56. Rafa Cabrera Bello 784

57. Whee Kim 764

58. Stewart Cink 758

59. Chris Kirk 756

60. Ted Potter, Jr. 744

61. Jimmy Walker 719

62. Jason Kokrak 700

63. C.T. Pan 693

64. Matt Kuchar 679

65. Joel Dahmen 676

66. Michael Kim 675

67. Kevin Streelman 673

68. Keith Mitchell 659

69. J.B. Holmes 640

70. Adam Hadwin 638

71. Brice Garnett 634

72. Kelly Kraft 627

73. Adam Scott 623

74. Louis Oosthuizen 620

75. Troy Merritt 616

76. Hideki Matsuyama 607

77. Satoshi Kodaira 600

78. Kevin Chappell 597

79. James Hahn 596

80. Tom Hoge 594

81. Peter Uihlein 593

82. Branden Grace 590

83. Abraham Ancer 589

84. Russell Knox 585

85. Kevin Tway 577

86. Jamie Lovemark 576

87. Ollie Schniederjans 573

88. Russell Henley 569

89. Daniel Berger 565

90. Jason Dufner 557

91. Anirban Lahiri 555

92. Tyrrell Hatton 550

93. Patrick Rodgers 541

94. Brandon Harkins 528

95. Trey Mullinax 528

96. Charl Schwartzel 528

97. Rory Sabbatini 521

98. Charley Hoffman 515

99. Alex Cejka 502

100. Ryan Palmer 500

101. Richy Werenski 498

102. Nick Watney 491

103. Danny Lee 481

104. Sung Kang 480

105. John Huh 480

106. Harold Varner III 474

107. Scott Stallings 470

108. Tyler Duncan 457

109. William McGirt 449

110. J.T. Poston 448

111. Bronson Burgoon 446

112. Vaughn Taylor 445

113. Martin Laird 443

114. Sam Ryder 442

115. Grayson Murray 438

116. Ryan Blaum 433

117. Scott Brown 422

118. Brian Stuard 421

119. Nick Taylor 420

120. Sam Saunders 420

121. Sean O'Hair 417

122. Bud Cauley 405

123. Jhonattan Vegas 394

124. Harris English 383

125. Seamus Power 377