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Many of those American stalwarts will be on the Ryder Cup team for Team USA come beginning of October.

They have stopped at nothing this time in a desperate bid to get it right, even though the outcome can easily hinge on a 45-foot putt like the one Justin Leonard made in 1999 at Brookline and Justin Rose made in 2012 at Medinah.

The FedEx Cup ends Sunday at East Lake, where the victor gets a $10 million bonus.

With such a diminished field, we are going to highlight three players from the bottom half of the odds who have a solid chance at taking on golf's darlings and bringing home a big win. Now he's got four days to change that. Not in history or passion, not in ticket sales or television ratings.

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But as the laps ticked by the advantage of Ricciardo's fresh tyres began to fade and the edge was taken off his charge. Nico Rosberg has just about held off the determined challenge of Daniel Ricciardo to win an exciting Singapore GP.

Former Fiji International Champion, Steve Jeffress, will take his place in the field on Wednesday although the Gold Coast based New South Welshman has slipped outside the top 1000 in world ranking.

Watson is a two-time Ryder Cup player, albeit one with a miserable 3-8-0 record.

Granted, Spieth failed to produce to the levels hoped in the Deutsche Bank Championship when a so-so 21st, but he is well worth another chance at a course which compares - in more ways than one - to another course in Georgia, one he calls his favourite. His win also creates a wild numbers-crunching session to see who wins the FedEx Cup. Berger is No. 24 and has a longer road to the $10 million, though it's worth noting Bill Haas won the FedEx Cup in 2011 from the No. 25 seed.

Jordan Spieth doesn't have this problem. Whether they reverse the nines or not, Spieth is smitten with East Lake and he's going to become the first repeat victor of the FedEx Cup.

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Need fantasy-golf advice for the 2016 Tour Championship at East Lake? The matches don't start until Friday, anyway. He loves the Bermuda greens at East Lake.

"I think the layout, the feel, the slopes, it reminds me a lot of it. I know the scenarios", Spieth said.

Fade: Phil Mickelson, strictly because my gut tells me he's so focused on next week's Ryder Cup, that this is all about preparing and getting to Minnesota refreshed. Thomas missed the cut at the TPC Boston and tied for 32nd in a 69-man field at Crooked Stick. For golfers ranked out of the top-10 though, it would require increasingly complex combinations of finishes by players ranked in front of them.

The players who do control their own destiny are an impressive group, with No. 1 Dustin Johnson leading the pack followed by Patrick Reed, Adam Scott, Jason Day, and Paul Casey. He didn't exactly have a great go-around at East Lake in his debut past year, failing to break par in any of his rounds.

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When the event concludes, Love will have just a few hours to make his pick before announcing the 12th and final Ryder Cup team member during halftime of Sunday Night Football on NBC.

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