Tour Championship: Ways to watch FedExCup finale on Sky Sports

Ross Houston
September 22, 2018

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.

However, the 12-time US Tour victor says capturing this week's Tour Championship in Atlanta and having a series of results fall in his favour to claim the FedEx Cup would allow his season to end on a high.

"Compared to the current system, the beauty here is in the simplicity".

"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".

The next five in the rankings will begin at four under par, with scores regressing by one shot for every five players until those ranked between 26th and 30th, who will start at level par.

The FedEx Cup has been the de facto Order of Merit tournament for the PGA Tour for over a decade.

The tour said there would not be a separate purse for the Tour Championship.

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

The victor is determined by his score to par, not his 72-hole score.

"We have no doubt it will create a compelling, dramatic conclusion for the TOUR's ultimate prize", Monahan said. The 2018 Tour Championship odds board has been changing all week, but Justin Thomas has remained on top at 8-1 despite a wrist injury suffered in the final round of the BMW Championship. I've had a lot of top 25s and yeah I would like to have more top 10s and wins, but as a whole I feel like I've gotten better as a player this year. "As soon as the Tour Championship begins, any fan - no matter if they've followed the PGA Tour all season or are just tuning in for the final event - can immediately understand what's going on and what's at stake for every single player in the field".

But the PGA Tour is hoping to generate similar drama regardless of which player is in the hunt.

While the main prize has been boosted to $15m, the number of playoff events has been reduced to three. The FedExCup winner's share will have the largest increase, from $10 million to $15 million. Charl Schwartzel, Sergio Garcia and Chris Wood are just two ticks bigger and there are another seven players trading at less than 30/1.

The other big change was the Wyndham Rewards Top 10 program, which pays out $10 million to the top 10 players in the regular season.

As has been the case since the FedExCup Playoffs' inception in 2007, the postseason's last event, The Tour Championship, will feature 30 players.

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