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The 2015 FedEx Cup playoffs are drawing to a close with the Tour Championship in Atlanta from September 24-27, at the private East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta, Georgia,but the $10 million champion is far from decided.
Though Jason Day has been crushing the field over the past two months in nearly every event he’s started, Jordan Spieth, Rickie Fowler, Bubba Watson and others are still well within striking distance
The Tour Championship is the last of the four playoff tournaments in the 2015 FedEx Cup playoffs. Only the top 30 players in the FedEx Cup points system are eligible to play in the 2015 Tour Championship. There is no cut this week and all 30 players will earn a nice paycheck and bonus playing in the 2015 Tour Championship.
Since the FedEx Cup playoffs began in 2007, no player has won the Tour Championship more than once. The previous eight winners of the Tour championship are Tiger Woods (2007), Camilo Villegas (2008), Phil Mickelson (2009), Jim Furyk (2010), Bill Haas (2011), Brandt Snedeker (2012), Henrik Stenson (2013), and Billy Horschel (2014). All of those previous winners, except for Phil Mickelson and Camilo Villegas, also won the FedEx Cup and $10 million bonus when they won the Tour Championship.
All FedEx Cup points have been reset after the BMW Championship. Jason Day leads the field with 2,000 points followed by Jordan Spieth with 1,800 points in second and Rickie Fowler with 1,600 points in third and the points keep dropping all the way to Harris English in 30th place with 168 points. Winning the Tour Championship is worth 2,000 points followed by 1,200 points for second place, 760 for third and the points keep dropping to 164 for 30th place.
The winner of the 2015 Tour Championship will earn a cool $1.485 million. That is up 3.1% over the $1.44 million that Billy Horschel earned when he won this tournament last year. Winning the Tour Championship is really worth a lot more than $1.485 million because the winner gets 2,000 FedEx Cup points which will move even the 30th ranked player into a position to earn substantial money from the $35 million FedEx Cup playoff bonus pool. Six out of the eight previous winners of the Tour championship also won the FedEx Cup and the $10 million bonus including Billy Horschel last year.