A one-liner for each participant in the BMW Championship

Player Right word 1. Will Zalatoris Opening the Playoffs with the first PGA TOUR victory to take the top spot in the FedExCup. 2. Scottie Scheffler The Masters champion was MC at the opening of the Playoffs, but still in the FedExCup race after an outstanding regular season. 3.Cameron Smith Hip pain will keep him out of BMW, but Open, PLAYERS, the Sentry champion should return and will still have fired at FedExCup. 4. Sam Burns A much-vaunted prospect erupted with 3 wins after winning once in his first three seasons on the TOUR. 5. Tony Finau Has two wins and a T5 at FedEx in his last three starts. 6. Xander Schauele His 3-win season included back-to-back wins at the Travelers and the Genesis Scottish Open. 7. Patrick Canlay The defending FedExCup champion has 10 top-10 finishes, including a victory with Schauffele in New Orleans. 8. Sepp Straka Tough playoff loss to Zalatoris but clinched his TOUR Championship debut by breaking a 6 MC streak. 9. Rory McIlroy MC at FedEx was off to a rocky start to his bid for the unprecedented third FedExCup title. 10. Justin Thomas The PGA Championship winner competed as an amateur on this week’s site, but a lot has changed. 11. Sungjae Im A solid 12th-place finish at FedEx followed back-to-back finalists to end the regular season. 12. Matt Fitzpatrick On track for his TOUR Championship debut after nine top-10 finishes, including victory at the US Open, and now returning to the NE. 13. Cameron Young The Rookie of the Year favorite has 7 top-3 finishes, including 2nd at The Open and T3 at the PGA. 14. Jon Rahm Moved up 2 spots after T5 at FedEx, keeping his streak of 6 consecutive TOUR Championships alive. 15. Hideki Matsuyama FedEx’s WD with a neck injury but still on pace for the 9th consecutive TOUR Championship start. 16. Max Homa In good shape to make his TOUR Championship debut after winning twice this season. 17. Jordan Spieth MC at FedEx came on the heels of consecutive top 10 finishes in Scotland (Genesis Scottish Open, The Open). 18. Victor Hovland Back from Norway to finish T20 at FedEx and earn a spot as he seeks a third straight start at East Lake. 19. Joaquin Niemann A T13 at FedEx helped the 23-year-old’s quest for the 3rd TOUR championship start. 20. Collin Morikawa Without a win this season, but 8 top 10 finishes, including T5 at FedEx, put him on the edge of East Lake. 21. Tom Hoge Rallyed with 66 in round two but MC’d at FedEx as he seeks to make his TOUR championship debut. 22. Billy Horschel The Memorial MC’d winner in Memphis as he seeks East Lake’s 4th start in the past 5 seasons. 23. Brian Harman Making BMW’s 8th appearance in the last 9 years, but seeking the 1st TOUR Championship start since 2017. 24. J. T. Poston Seeking East Lake debut after T2 at Travelers, John Deere wins on back-to-back summer starts. 25. Joohyung Kim Wyndham’s winner was T13 at FedEx St. Jude to place in the top 30. 26. Davis Riley The playoff loss to Burns at Valspar was followed by a streak of 6 straight top-15 finishes from April through June. 27. Sahith Theegala Cracked top 30 after T13 at FedEx St. Jude as he looks to add East Lake to an impressive rookie season. 28. Kevin Kisner Georgia alum is looking for a 6th TOUR Championship appearance in the past 8 seasons. 29. Corey Conners On the bubble as he seeks a 3rd TOUR Championship start in the last 4 years. 30. JJ Spaun Could have grabbed the spot from East Lake last week, but the 54-hole leader from St. Jude shot 78 to finish T42. 31. Aaron Sage Former Rookie of the Year having a resurgent season, seeking his first start at East Lake since the 2018 breakout. 32. Maverick McNealy Coming out of final 65 for arrival T31 at FedEx St. Jude. Would be higher on this list absent on Saturday 75. 33. KH Lee Made the most of his only top 10 finish, successfully defending his AT&T title Byron Nelson. 34. Lucas Glover Arrives hot after Final 66 and the best Q3 finish of the season at FedEx St. Jude. 35. Denny McCarthy Flashes of brilliance at Memphis (66-65 start, T20) as he seeks his first TOUR Championship start in the fifth season. 36. Power of Seamus A year after his first win, he posted a career-high 5 top 10 finishes, including T3 at the Sony Open and T9 at the PGA. 37. Shane Lowry Runner-up at Honda and back-to-back T3 Masters and RBC Heritage have him on pace for the best FedExCup result. 38.Keith Mitchell The 6 top 10 finishes, a career high this season, could lead to first place in the TOUR Championship in the TOUR’s fifth season. 39. Cameron Tringale Eight years after his lone appearance at East Lake, he’s in a comeback position after a career-high 5 top-10 finishes (including T2 at ZOZO). 40. Trey Mullinax Justin Thomas’ Alabama teammate earned 1st win at Barbasol and finished T5 at FedEx St. Jude. 41. Mito Pereira Rookie was one hole away from winning the PGA Championship; also finished 3rd in the Fortinet season opener. 42. Luke’s List At 37 and after more than 200 TOUR starts, earned his first TOUR playoff victory against Zalatoris at Farmers. 43. Russell Henley Georgia alum closed the regular season with T10 at Rocket Mortgage and fifth at Wyndham. 44. Kegan Bradley His 6 top 10s – including T2 at Wells Fargo, 5th at PLAYERS and T7 at the US Open in his hometown – match his record since 2013. 45. Adam Scott Recorded fourth top 10 of season with final round 66 and T5 at FedEx St. Jude. 46. ​​Scott Stallings His 6 top-10 finishes this season were 2 more than his previous career high; will be BMW’s first start since 2013. 47.Andrew Putman Four rounds in the 60s at TPC Southwind moved him up 40 places and within reach of the first TOUR championship. 48. Kurt Kitayama Made the most of his 3 top-10 finishes, finishing 2nd at the Mexican and Scottish Opens and 3rd at the Honda Classic. 49. Sebastien Munoz Had two third-place finishes where he opened with 60, making him the 1st man to shoot 60 or less twice in the same season. 50. Tyrrell Hatton Runner-up at Bay Hill – where it won 2 years ago – was a top 3 10, with T8 at Wyndham. 51. Cam Davis In his fourth season, he had a career-high 5 top-10 finishes, including T3 at RBC Heritage. 52. Mackenzie Hughes Two of his 3 top 10s came in the fall, a finalist at RSM and T4 at ZOZO, as he made his 3rd consecutive appearance at BMW. 53. Si Woo Kim His 10 top-25s were his best since the 2016 season and opened FedEx St. Jude (T42) with a 62. 54. Lucas Herbert In 1st season as a member, won 3rd start (Bermuda) and finished top 15 in 2 majors (PGA, The Open). 55. Emiliano Grillo Endured a streak of 10 missed cuts in 12 starts but rallied with T2 finishes at 3M Open and John Deere Classic. 56. Tommy Fleetwood Nine top-25s this season include T14 at Masters, T5 at PGA and T4 at The Open, but opted out of the Playoffs. 57. Troy Merritt Opened with a pair of 65s at FedEx St. Jude, but faded over the weekend (T28). 58. Chez Reavie Barracuda’s victory was the third of his career, along with the 2019 Travelers and the 2008 RBC Canadian Open. 59. Adam Hadwin Made 19 cuts, including T7 at the US Open, T9 at THE PLAYERS and the hole-in-one celebration of the year at Memorial. 60. Christiaan Bezuidenhout The TOUR’s first full season was marked by second place at the John Deere Classic. 61. Chris Kirk After finishing 199th and 194th at the 2019 and 2020 FedExCups, he will make his 2nd consecutive appearance at BMW. 62.Taylor Moore The rookie has placed in the top 10 in the last two regular season events (6th, Rocket Mortgage; T5, Wyndham). 63. Matt Kuchar Finished T2-T3 in consecutive starts to keep his playoff streak alive in each FedExCup season. 64. Brendan Steele Making his 10th playoff appearance in the last 11 years, but still looking for his first TOUR championship start. 65. Harold Varner III Finished in the top 25 in nearly half of his starts this season, including T3 at RBC Heritage and T6 at THE PLAYERS. 66. Alex Noren He would have been at the Open if he hadn’t left for Barracuda, but his second was the best finish since 2018. 67. Taylor Pendrith Injuries sidelined the longtime rookie for 4 months, but still made the playoffs thanks to a pair of top-5s. 68. Marc Leishman His three top 10s came in January, including a T4-T3 season start. 69. Alex Smalley The Korn Ferry Tour Finals graduate’s successful rookie season included T2 in the Dominican Republic and T6 at the Mexican Open. 70. Wyndham Clark Four for four in making the playoffs, with a T7 at the RBC Canadian Open the best of the top 3 10s.