A season’s worth of hard work and good play — even in a truncated season such as this one — will have paid off handsomely come Monday evening in Atlanta at the Tour Championship.
Among the 30 men in the field, every player is guaranteed to take home a mid-six-figure payday with the one who is holding the trophy at the end of the week earning $15 million.
With the weighted scoring system in place, Dustin Johnson will be in the best position to take home the Tour Championship crown as well as the FedEx Cup as he tees off on Friday at 10-under par, two strokes ahead of Jon Rahm, who is second in the FedEx Cup standings and 10 strokes ahead of Cameron Smith, Viktor Hovland, Mackenzie Hughes, Cameron Champ and Billy Horschel, all of whom were ranked from No. 26-30.
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The money doesn’t stop there, either. Even players who didn’t make it to East Lake will be getting a nice piece of the $60 million FedEx Cup pie, starting with Adam Long who was one shot away from making it to the Tour Championship.
The difference between 30th and 31st is a stark on — nearly $200,000 — but it’s hard to feel too bad for anyone who managed to make it into the Playoffs.
Among the notables, Tiger Woods receives $150,000 for finishing 63rd, Phil Mickelson gets $110,000 for finishing 75th, and Brooks Koepka receives $101,000 for finishing 104th.
As always, the PGA Tour is good work if you can get it.