As any golf fan knows, the FedEx Cup is a year-long competition which crowns a champion at the end of each PGA Tour season. Rather than having each individual tournament exist on its own – as it was for most of golf history – the development of the FedEx Cup has tied them together in a points race. That points race ends with a playoff series, and the eventual winner takes home a prize of $10 million. Between the financial reward and the title of FedEx Cup Champion, there is a lot to play for all year long at the highest level of golf.

    The FedEx Cup race in 2017 was just as compelling as it is each year. The top of the list was littered with big names, many of whom are just getting started in their careers. With so many young faces playing at such a high level, the future of golf would seem to be in good hands.

    In this article, we are going to take a look at the top five finishers in the FedEx Cup for 2017. The winner of the title was Justin Thomas, and he was followed in the standings by Jordan Spieth, Xander Schauffele, Dustin Johnson, and Jon Rahm. The following content should give you a little bit of insight on each of these five great players.

    Moving Forward

    Without a doubt, the five players on this list are some of the very best in the entire world. So will this list be repeated next year? That is very unlikely. While these players are no doubt worthy of the position they held in 2017, there are many other capable golfers working hard to bring them down a few spots in the rankings. Rory McIlroy will be hoping to improve on his disappointing season in 2017. Justin Rose remains an elite player, as does Hideki Matsuyama. Jason Day had a slightly down year by his standards, but it is fair to expect him to bounce back.

    There are plenty of other young players to think about as well, both from the United States and from around the rest of the world. Daniel Berger, Rickie Fowler, Patrick Rodgers, and many more are all going to be fighting for those top spots – and the prize money that goes with them. The list could go on and on. Whoever winds up at the top of the FedEx Cup board for 2018, you can be sure it will be an exciting journey.