This week: BMW Championship, Thursday through Sunday, Conway Farms Golf Club, Lake Forest, Ill.
In the field: Puyallup’s Ryan Moore.
World ranking: 47th.
2013 earnings: $1.31 million (66th on the PGA Tour).
2013 FedEx Cup playoff standings: 870 (65th).
Last tournament: After a promising first round (66), Moore fell to a 75th-place finish at the Deutsche Bank Championship (even-par 284), which ended Sept. 2, and dropped to near the bottom of the FedEx Cup playoff rankings. To move into the top 30 in the rankings and advance to the Tour Championship, he will need at least a finish of solo eighth this weekend. If he wins, he would move up to fourth in the points, according to the PGA Tour. Moore seems to like this event — his past three finishes were tied for third in 2010 (at Cog Hill), tied for 16th in 2011 (at Cog Hill) and tied for 10th last season (at Crooked Stick). The tournament is being held at Conway Farms for the first time.
Tee time Thursday: 9:15 a.m. (PDT) off the 10th tee with Bryce Molder and Jason Kokrak.email@example.com