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You Oughta Know: Marc Leishman eyeing top-five spot in FedExCup standings

LAKE FOREST, Ill. – There’s only one round left until the season-ending Tour Championship, and there’s plenty still at stake. Here’s what You Oughta Know heading into the final round of the BMW Championship, where Marc Leishman hopes to finish off a wire-to-wire victory:

• Leishman holds a five-shot lead over Jason Day and Rickie Fowler. His win in March at the Arnold Palmer Invitational was the second of his PGA Tour career and first since 2010.

• Leishman’s 19-under mark is one shot off the tournament record, set by Day at Conway Farms in 2015. Day went on to win that tournament by six shots.

• Leishman would become the sixth player to win the BMW in wire-to-wire fashion without any ties, joining Scott Verplank (1985), Nick Price (1993), Tiger Woods (2003), Camilo Villegas (2008) and Day (2015).

• Leishman entered the week at No. 7 in the season-long points race and could jump as high as No. 4 with a win. He has not played the Tour Championship since 2009.

• Fowler is looking for his second win of the season after capturing the Honda Classic in February. He started the week at No. 6 and is battling Leishman and Jon Rahm for one of the final spots among the top five heading into the Tour Championship.


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• Day started the year ranked No. 1 but has fallen to No. 9 and remains in search of his first worldwide victory since the 2016 Players Championship.

• Justin Rose is alone in fourth place and the only player with multiple bogey-free rounds. He hasn’t dropped a shot since the 17th hole of his opening round.

• Three players are currently projected to move into the top 30 and qualify for the Tour Championship: Mackenzie Hughes, Patrick Cantlay and Sergio Garcia.

• Based on current projections, Louis Oosthuizen, Jason Dufner and Bill Haas would be bumped out of the top 30 and would not qualify for East Lake.

• Phil Mickelson starts the final round in a tie for 15th, likely needing a top-10 finish to earn his first Tour Championship berth since 2013. Mickelson started the week at No. 36 and is projected to move up to No. 33.

• Jordan Spieth, Justin Thomas and Dustin Johnson are all mathematically assured of retaining their positions inside the top five heading into the Tour Championship, meaning they will win the FedExCup with a win at East Lake.