Win, and Kuchar is in — for $10 million.

Trying to handicap the scenarios involving the FedEx Cup points standings throughout the PGA Tour playoffs can require a calculator and an MIT graduate.

But Matt Kuchar only has to think of one thing: winning.

The St. Simons Island, Ga., resident has been atop the FedEx Cup points list since winning The Barclays, the first Tour playoff event last month. Now, he returns to the city where he played college golf and one of his favorite courses, the East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta, to try and put an exclamation point on his most successful professional season.

To say nothing of the $10 million he would earn for winning the FedEx Cup, plus the $1.35 million first-place check.

The first round begins today.

Because he leads the point standings, Kuchar clinches the Cup with a victory. The other players among the top five in points, Dustin Johnson, Charley Hoffman, Steve Stricker and Paul Casey, would win the Cup if they win the Tour Championship.

Kuchar can win the FedEx Cup without winning at East Lake, but only if one of the other players among the top five doesn’t win. Kuchar can finish as low as 29th and still win the Cup, but the other contenders would have to fall by the wayside.

Every player in the field can win the FedEx Cup, down to No. 30 Bo Van Pelt, who would have to win, have Kuchar finish 29th or last and have the rest of the top five finish out of contention.