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Rank   Team Record   Change   Comment
1 Jordan Spieth Jordan Spieth -
Made himself one of the game’s biggest stars. Now needs to manage the demands. Forget the first three FedExCup events. He can win it all, regardless, in Atlanta.
2 Jason Day Jason Day -
Biggest win was solving vertigo problem in late June. If he can stay healthy, nobody has more game right now.
3 Rickie Fowler Rickie Fowler -
▲ 1
Turned potential into performance in 2015. Players and Deutsche Bank were fight-back wins. Is where Jason Day was at this time looking forward to the majors next year.
4 Henrik Stenson Henrik Stenson -
▲ 6
At 39 he needs to cash in on the many chances he creates. Health was an issue early in 2015. Finishing was the problem near the end. The most dangerous player in the field for the last two in the FedExCup series.
5 Rory McIlroy Rory McIlroy -
▲ 17
Some think the ankle is still an issue. No question rust has been a factor. Two wins and five other top 10s, and it seems like an off year. That’s how good he is.
6 Bubba Watson Bubba Watson -
▼ 3
A great year if you don’t count missed cuts in the two Opens. Bubba threatened more often in 2015 than in two Masters years but only has the one win to show for it.
7 Louis Oosthuizen Louis Oosthuizen -
▼ 1
Bubble boy in FedExCup series heading into Chicago. Critical factor for the International team in President’s Cup in Korea.
8 Adam Scott Adam Scott -
▲ 3
It appears the anchor ban, and his reluctance to transition early, has infiltrated his whole game. You can’t score if you can’t hole putts.
9 Justin Rose Justin Rose -
Arguably the second-best year he has had on Tour. If he could putt like Spieth, he would be a later-day Tiger.
10 Dustin Johnson Dustin Johnson -
▼ 5
Talented enough to win every year and threaten in majors repeatedly. Insists there is no scar tissue from Chambers Bay and St. Andrews. See what next year’s majors bring.
11 Jim Furyk Jim Furyk -
▲ 1
Probably the best player after age 40 since Vijay. Lives for match play in team events, although his record is less than stellar.
12 Zach Johnson Zach Johnson -
▼ 5
Could have gone back-to-back with John Deere and Open if it wasn’t for Spieth. A younger version of Furyk with his durability and wedge play. Needs to be money in Korea.
13 Matt Kuchar Matt Kuchar -
▲ 10
Another year of significant earnings and no wins. Kuchar could make his year with a solid President’s Cup performance.
14 Bill Haas Bill Haas -
▼ 14
Can there be more pressure than playing for your country as a Captain’s choice of your father? Earned his position on the team. Needs to silence the skeptics.
15 Danny Lee Danny Lee -
▼ 15
Breakthrough win gets him to Korea for Nick Price. Makes enough birdies to be a good fit for match play.
16 Paul Casey Paul Casey -
▼ 16
Most of the way back in 2015. Collapse against Bubba at Hartford is either glass half full or half empty. Needs to build with a good start in 2016.
17 Brooks Koepka Brooks Koepka -
▲ 7
Has all the attention a young star deserves. Now needs to turn contending into winning. Look for a win in the wrap around part of the schedule.
18 Marc Leishman Marc Leishman -
▼ 5
Averted personal tragedy around the time of the Masters. Opened eyes at St. Andrews. Needs to win to join elite Aussie ranks.
19 Jimmy Walker Jimmy Walker -
▼ 4
Would be a Hall of Famer if the golf season ended in May. Multiple wins in 24 months but not enough consistency through summer majors.
20 Phil Mickelson Phil Mickelson -
▼ 3
Can make the whole year irrelevant if he can be the leader for the US in Korea. Brutus to Watson at the Ryder Cup. Now needs to reward Jay Haas at President’s Cup.
21 Hideki Matsuyama Hideki Matsuyama -
▼ 5
Great year in 2015 if you don’t include winning. Seven top 10s and best out of Asia. Does Price pair him with Bae in Korea and play to the galleries?
22 Patrick Reed Patrick Reed -
▼ 22
He and Spieth were the stars of the last US team that lost in the Ryder Cup. Can he repeat in Korea, and will Haas reunite the pair?
23 Justin Thomas Justin Thomas -
▼ 5
Staged for a breakout in 2016. Thomas and Koepka will be on the watch list for the next 20-something star.
24 Charley Hoffman Charley Hoffman -
▼ 24
Two big changes in 2015. A regular contender on the weekend and lost his trademark long locks.
25 Luke Donald Luke Donald -
▼ 25
Doing his best Lee Westwood impersonation. Started to climb back the ladder that once saw him on the top rung.

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