PGA Tour needs to reconsider wild 2019 FedEx Cup format change

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Bryson DeChambeau is in the driver's seat heading into this week's season-ending Tour Championship at East Lake in Atlanta where FedExCup honours - and the $10 million bonus that goes with it - are also on the line for the 30 competitors.

Players earn FedEx Cup points throughout the season (major championships count double), and the top 125 players in August gain entry into the play-offs and retain/earn their Tour cards. He also said making up a 10-shot deficit at the start of the Tour Championship would be easier than winning the tournament while a host of other long-shot scenarios all fall into place. This season's Tour Championship includes a $10 million prize to the victor.

"Compared to the current system, the beauty here is in the simplicity", Monahan said Tuesday. "Fans are very familiar with golf leaderboards in relation to par, so they will have a clear understanding of the impact every shot makes during the final run for the FedEx Cup-ultimately leading to a singular champion without conflicting storylines".

Most of the usual suspects are here, with the notable exception of Jordan Spieth, who misses the TOUR Championship for the first time in his career. You're going to have less confusion about who is going to win the tournament and who is going to win the FedEx Cup. The announcement likely means more of the Tour's top players will come to Greensboro. Before you make any 2018 Tour Championship picks or try your hand in a PGA DFS tournament on sites like DraftKings and FanDuel, you need to see what SportsLine's projection model has to say. The next four players will start at 8-under through 5-under, respectively, while Nos. Or a hockey game where the team that finished higher in the regular season received a 2-0 lead in the first round of the playoffs.

The victor of the Tour Championship, based on the staggered scoring formula, will be credited with an official PGA Tour win even if he did not shoot the lowest score over 72 holes.

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The top player in points at the end of the regular season will receive a $2 million bonus, with payouts going down 10 places to $500,000.

The Associated Press reported on the format changes for the Tour Championship three weeks ago, and players have been mulling over them.

"Just a little tightness and it probably looks a little worse than it is". The FedExCup Playoffs have been reduced from four to three events beginning next season.

"To that end, these changes wouldn't have been possible without the full support of the TOUR Championship's outstanding Proud Partners - Coca-Cola and Southern Company - as well as longtime partner FedEx and an enhanced partnership with Wyndham Rewards", he added.

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