The phrase PGA Tour fans will hear all week? Control your destiny. That's because the top five in the FedEx Cup points standings, after this week's BMW Championship, can win the $10 million if they also capture the Tour Championship.
So what else will golf fans be talking about as the tour heads to Chicago? And who turned heads at the premier amateur event, the Walker Cup, that concluded Sunday?
Our scribes answer those questions and more in this week's edition of Monday Four-Ball.
1. Which player sixth or lower in the FedEx Cup points list has the best shot to jump into the top five to control his destiny at East Lake?
Michael Collins, ESPN.com senior golf analyst: I can't imagine choosing anyone other than Jordan Spieth. I think at 20 years old, after a week off, he'll be chomping at the bit to get on the course. It's almost too much to imagine but from zero status to FedEx Cup champion ... maybe there are still some Cinderella stories on tour.
Farrell Evans, ESPN.com senior golf writer: There are better pedigreed names with hopes of getting into the top 30, but never underestimate a hot player like Kevin Stadler, who had a tie for fourth in Boston to jump to 32nd in the points standings. The 33-year-old son of formers Masters champion Craig Stadler has three 64s in his past eight rounds.
Bob Harig, ESPN.com senior golf writer: Phil Mickelson. That's an easy call, as he is in sixth place, only 44 points behind No. 5 Graham DeLaet. Depending on what happens, he could lead the FedEx Cup. But there's a good chance that with just a reasonable finish, he can move into the top five and have a shot at the FedEx title with a victory in Atlanta.
Kevin Maguire, ESPN.com senior golf editor: Steve Stricker. He's well rested (LOL) because he has played only 11 tournaments so far this season. More seriously, though, since the U.S. Open, his worst finish is 13th at the WGC-Bridgestone and he currently stands at eighth in the FedEx Cup points rankings.
2. What do you expect out of Jordan Spieth this week at the BMW Championship?
Michael Collins: Nothing less than a top-10. Looks like a course that sets up similar to TPC Deere Run and you know what he did there the first time he saw it.
Farrell Evans: The kid will get at least a top-5 and contend to win Sunday. Coming off his Presidents Cup selection to the U.S. team, he is riding a high that will carry over into another great week at the BMW.
Bob Harig: There's no reason to think it won't be another good week. Spieth is on a roll, and should be buoyed from his Presidents Cup captain's pick by Fred Couples. It's all good vibes and plenty of confidence. And if he wants to get greedy, the top five in FedEx points -- and controlling his destiny at the Tour Championship -- is within reach.
Kevin Maguire: The 20-year-old has to be flying high after getting that Presidents Cup captain's pick nod. That being said, a letdown this week in Chicago wouldn't be wholly unexpected. Either way, he should be teeing it up at East Lake in the Tour Championship, so he's got that going for him ... which is nice.
3. Better chance to reach the Tour Championship, Rory McIlroy or Lee Westwood?
Michael Collins: Westwood. Since the Open Championship, Westwood's average finish is 31st and McIlroy's is 25th, but Westwood starts the week already in the Tour Championship where McIlroy is 11 spots back. I'll take the guy who's already in to stay in.
Farrell Evans: Westwood is 30th and McIlroy is 41st in the standings. Neither player has played that well in the playoffs. Westwood is better positioned to make it to Atlanta, but McIlroy will raise his level this week to elude the embarrassment of not making it to Atlanta. Still, the Ryder Cup teammates could both make it to the season finale.
Bob Harig: Westwood, simply because he's already in 30th place, and controls his fate a lot more. Any kind of a decent performance at the BMW -- where there is no cut -- and he will remain in the top 30. McIlroy has a much tougher task. He's got to have at least a decent week, likely something in the top 30, to advance.
Kevin Maguire: Rory McIlroy. Yes, Westwood is 30th on the FedEx Cup points list and McIlroy is 11 spots behind, but Westy hasn't had a top-10 finish since mid-July at the Open Championship. McIlroy, however, dropped a 65 at the Barclays and a 64 at the Deutsche Bank, showing he's ready to go low and advance. Now if he can only get rid of those pesky 72s, the Northern Irishman might just get back on the winning track.
4. Who is the brightest star coming out of the Walker Cup?
Michael Collins: Michael Kim. The 20-year-old from California, who is a junior at Cal-Berkeley, went undefeated and untied. He only sat for the very first match Saturday. I expect we'll be hearing his name in the very near future on the PGA Tour.
Farrell Evans: At 19, U.S. Amateur champ Matt Fitzpatrick was not one of the best ball strikers at the National Golf Links. The Englishman doesn't hit the ball particularly high or long, but he knows how to score. And with a few years at Northwestern, he will develop into a steady winner on the world golf scene. The winning U.S. team was packed with future tour players from Alabama, Cal and Stanford. Yet Fitzpatrick will get the most out of his game down the line because of his great composure and course management.
Bob Harig: Michael Kim. There are plenty of promising players, but it's hard not to like what Kim has done at California and how he made a brief run at the U.S. Open on a big stage.
Kevin Maguire: Bobby Wyatt. The University of Alabama standout went 3-0-1 with the halve coming in the first match of the Walker Cup. Wyatt went out in the first match of each session and helped set the tone for Team USA in its crushing victory over Great Britain & Ireland.