The world's No. 1 player has not won since the Players Championship in May.
Winner: Dustin Johnson. Hey, why not go out on a limb with the hottest guy on the planet?
There's a lot on the line at the season-ending TOUR Championship, where 30 players will battle it out not just for this prestigious title, but for a $10m FedEx Cup bonus, too.
Also like: Jordan Spieth.
Knox, Grillo and Walker enjoyed fine seasons.
All of those results suggest that East Lake should suit, and that has certainly been the case so far with his two visits yielding two top-10s. He knows if he wants to do something special, he has two more chances: East Lake and the Ryder Cup.
Sleeper: Sean O'Hair. Nobody at East Lake would get more out of a top finish than O'Hair, who hasn't been to East Lake since finishing third in 2009.
DraftKings bargain: Ryan Moore ($6,800). He's fully capable to winning.
Spieth, 23, made his Ryder Cup debut two years ago when Europe romped to an emphatic 16 1/2 to 11 1/2 victory at Gleneagles in Scotland.
Formidable East Lake runs as an impressive 7,385-yard par 70.
For those at the top of the standings and indeed the betting, money is not that big a deal, but the FedEx Cup has grown to the point that it is now a worthy, coveted addition to lengthening lists of achievement. Walker finally broke out to win his first major and Grillo seems like the obvious choice to win rookie of the year, yet they will need a mini miracle to supplant the people ahead of them and win the FedEx cup playoffs. The Barclays champion has finished in the top 13 in eight of his last nine starts, and should be fired up with the Ryder Cup waiting on the horizon. He is now third in the world rankings. Georgia Tech kid with plenty of East Lake know-how, he was T-9 in 2013, his only Tour Championship appearance.
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. Here is a look at the odds to win this tournament.
Johnson moved up to second in the world rankings following his win in the BMW Championship.
Day sits fourth and is of course a potential victor, but he withdrew from the BMW last time and while known for being a tad dramatic, that he did so on Sunday and so close to a guaranteed cheque - not to mention FedEx Cup points - suggests it was a genuine concern.
Sleeper: Si Woo Kim.
The victor gets their own trophy each year, coming in at 13.25 inches tall, engraved with their name by one of four Tiffany and Co.'s master engravers.
DraftKings bargain: Roberto Castro.
Casey finished just four strokes from winning this event last season. I don't see him bringing home the $10 million bonus. He's had to return the Masters green jacket and U.S. Open trophy this year but he'll bring the FedEx Cup back home to Big D.