Along with the announcement of the $15-million top prize, the PGA Tour also confirmed the August report that the playoffs would be moving forward in the schedule to finish before the National Football League season begins in September and cut down from four events to three.
Next year, the points leader going into the Tour Championship will start with a 10-under-par score, while the next four players will start at eight-under through five-under, respectively.
The idea behind the change is to ensure that the victor of the Tour Championship also wins the overall FedEx Cup, removing the whole "ahead on points" strangeness and, theoretically, making the entire process much more understandable for the casual fan.
The biggest change is for the Tour Championship to crown the FedEx champion from a field of the top 30 players.
For just the third time in the FedEx Cup era, the Tour Championship produced split champions.
The tour said there would not be a separate purse for the Tour Championship.
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The Starting Strokes format was one of three key announcements made Tuesday during a news conference at East Lake with Monahan and Andy Pazder, Executive Vice President and Chief Tournament and Competitions Officer.
Justin Thomas has played down an injury scare ahead of next week's Ryder Cup as he tries to become the first player to win back-to-back FedEx Cup titles. The top 10 are expected to average just over $12 million, and the top 50 players will earn more than $5 million in earnings and bonuses.
He would need the current number one, Bryson DeChambeau, to finish absolute last to have any shot of being crowned the unlikeliest of champions.
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This goes on until the player at 30th starts on even par. FedEx last year agreed to a 10-year extension, and the bonus pool for the postseason now is $60 million (along with $10 million in bonus money for the regular season). Then they showed us the data on how many people understand it, especially golf fans versus non-golf fans. "Season-long success is tantamount to qualifying for and advancing through the FedExCup Playoffs, and this is an exciting way to reward the best of the best and provide an added layer of drama for our fans in each market and around the world". Now is the time to make these changes, and thanks to significant input in the process by our players, partners and fans, I believe we're making exactly the right moves. "With two big weeks coming up, it's kind of more precautionary than anything".