Only thirty golfers have managed to reach the Tour Championship after a tough struggle and while, hypothetically, all of them have a chance to get $10 million prize check that comes with the FedEx Cup, the top-seeded players have a better shot.
America’s Webb Simpson is the top seeded player, followed by America’s Dustin Johnson, England’s Justin Rose and Luke Donald and America’s Matt Kuchar. If any of these players win the season-ending Tour Championship, they will get golf’s biggest money prize.
The event that kicked off today and brought together the top thirty players in the FedEx points list has a $1.4 million prize fund. What’s intriguing is that the points leader might get the big prize of $10 million even if he does not win the Tour Championship.
And if Luke Donald, Justin Rose, Webb Simpson, Dustin Johnson and Matt Kuchar win the title, they might pocket $11.4 million – the $10 million FedEx prize and a nice bonus of $1.4 million.
Kuchar can even take second place and still win the main prize without winning any major event during the season. Simpson has a shot at winning the main title even he finishes as low as in 29th place. Johnson will have a chance to win the Cup even if he takes sixth place, Rose can finish as low as fourth, and world number one Donald – third.
America’s Brandt Snedeker at No. 6 in the points list and his compatriots Chez Reavie and Nick Watney also have a shot at winning the prize check. Other non-American golfers that have a shot include Australia’s John Senden, Jason Day, Adam Scott, Geoff Ogilvy and Aaron Baddeley and South Korea’s Yang Yong-Eun and K.J. Choi.