Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 11/15/14

SCOTTSDALE, AZ - JANUARY 31: Bill Haas watches his tee shot on the second hole during the first round of the FBR Open at the TPC Scottsdale on January 31, 2008 in Scottsdale, Arizona. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)
The 2012 PGA Tour season comes to a close this week at The TOUR Championship by Coca Cola. The top 30 players in the FedExCup points standings will make their way to East Lake Golf Club outside Atlanta, Georgia with each having a chance to win the overall title. The points will be reset prior to the start of the tournament with the top five having control over their fate. A win by any of the top five will also clinch the FedExCup championship and the $10 million prize that comes with the trophy. But last year's tournament was a perfect example of a player coming from back in the pack to win the FedExCup. Bill Haas Jr. entered the finale 25th in the standings. He had opened a three-stroke lead heading into the 16th on Sunday, but two bogeys on the final three holes closed the gap between him and the field and he headed to the range to await his fate. Hunter Mahan managed to tie Haas at eight under and the two headed off to one of the most dramatic playoffs in recent memory. The par-3...
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