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.”
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.”