Another runner-up pushes Casey inside FedEx top 5


CARMEL, Ind. – Back-to-back runner-up finishes in the playoffs left Paul Casey wondering what else he could have done.

It wasn’t all a loss, however: He is now fifth in FedEx Cup points, and in position to capture the cup if he also wins the Tour Championship in two weeks.

“The consolation prize, although it’s a pretty nice one, is I’m now controlling my own destiny when I get to Atlanta,” said Casey, who finished three shots behind Dustin Johnson at the BMW Championship. “So though I’ve got no victories, it’s nice to be in that top five.”

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Also in that coveted position is Johnson, Patrick Reed, Adam Scott and Jason Day, who withdrew from the BMW with a back injury on Sunday.

Casey’s stellar play pushed Rory McIlroy and Jordan Spieth outside the top five, not that Spieth seemed too concerned afterward. 

“Seventh is a good position,” he said. “It’s just about as good as a top five in the FedEx Cup. If I win, pending something unlucky, we still have a chance to win the FedEx Cup and get to the Ryder Cup off a victory, so that’s the plan.”