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Power Rankings: 2017 Tour Championship

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The PGA Tour heads south to Atlanta this week for the Tour Championship. A field of 30 players will tackle East Lake Golf Club, where one player will leave with the FedExCup.

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Rory McIlroy won this event last year in a playoff over Ryan Moore. Here are 10 names to watch in Georgia:

1. Justin Rose: This could be Rose's chance to lift the hardware at East Lake after a number of near-misses. The Englishman is peaking at just the right time, with three straight top-10 finishes including a BMW runner-up, and has finished T-6 or better in each of his last four trips to the Tour Championship including a pair of runner-ups.

2. Jordan Spieth: Spieth enters as the top seed in the season-long race, and rightfully so. After opening the postseason with a pair of runner-ups, Spieth put up bookend rounds of 65 at Conway Farms and now returns to the course where he won it all just two years ago. He also finished second here as a rookie in 2013.

3. Justin Thomas: Thomas has the inside track on Player of the Year honors, and he could put it on ice with a strong performance at East Lake. Thomas finished T-6 last year in his debut appearance and now returns having reeled off five wins since, including a major and a victory at TPC Boston just three weeks ago.

4. Marc Leishman: Leishman is arguably the hottest player on Tour right now, having followed a close call at TPC Boston with a wire-to-wire, five-shot win last week outside Chicago. The Aussie hasn't played the Tour Championship since his rookie season of 2009 but he is chock full of confidence and seems to be following the path Billy Horschel took to winning the FedExCup in 2014.

5. Dustin Johnson: The world No. 1 nearly captured the season-long title last year, and he is the only player besides Rose in this week's field with four straight top-10 finishes at East Lake. That stretch includes a tie for sixth last year, and Johnson broke out of a mini-rut just a few weeks ago with his dramatic playoff win at The Northern Trust.

6. Rickie Fowler: Fowler has had a remarkably consistent season, but one that has included only a single trophy. He could change that this week after a runner-up finish at the BMW Championship kept him at No. 6 in the points race and within a whisker of ensuring he'll win the FedExCup with a win in the season finale. Don't be surprised if his trophy haul quickly increases from one to three.

7. Paul Casey: The Englishman has become rather deadly in the postseason, and this week should prove no different. Casey has cracked the top 5 in each of his last three trips to East Lake, including a T-5 finish in 2015 and a T-4 result last year, and was riding an overall top-5 streak of five straight playoff starts before last week's T-33 finish.

8. Jason Day: The Aussie appeared headed for another win at Conway Farms last week before Leishman raced past him, but he's still accruing momentum at a critical juncture. Day's switch to friend Luke Reardon at caddie appeared to pay quick dividends, and despite withdrawing from this event last year he has three top-10 finishes in his last five trips.

9. Sergio Garcia: The Masters champ snuck into the 30-man field in dramatic fashion, but now he gets to tackle a course where he has four top-10 finishes in five prior appearances during the FedExCup era. That includes a runner-up in 2008, and he enters off a T-12 finish that serves as his best worldwide result since May.

10. Patrick Cantlay: After starting the year on a major medical extension, Cantlay has fought all the way to the season finale and now has a chance to snatch Rookie of the Year honors away from Xander Schauffele with a strong performance. Cantlay hasn't missed a cut all year and won't this week, and he appears likely to rack up four straight top-15 finishes in his first run through the playoffs.