The bonus pool for the PGA Tour postseason doubles next year to $70 million in a revamped system that gives a head start to top players at the Tour Championship and pays $15 million to the FedEx Cup champion. "I don't know if it's going to rank up there as one of my top seasons because I didn't win eight or nine times in a season - two to three majors in a year - but to accomplish what I've accomplished, to get back to this point, it's something I'm very proud of". "It's been a long season, and I'm glad that I've been able to play as well as I've played", he said.
One huge surprise the model is calling for in its 2018 Tour Championship picks: Woods, the only player to win the FedEx Cup a few times, makes a strong run but falls just short of winning the title. The wayward driver has been a factor, like for most of his career's second stage, but it's more than that. Bradley was once one of the game's most promising young players, but has gone through a period of extended struggles.
FedExCup points leader Bryson DeChambeau battled to a 71 to lie equal 21st in the 30-man field.
Thomas has even more at stake.
While Smith would secure a $US10 million bonus if he was to pull off the inconceivable and become the first Australian to win the title, he would also bank $US1.6 million for the tournament.
Woods better, but can he win again?
Blair stands in 54th place on the Web.com money list and will need a top-10 finish this week, perhaps even a top-five finish, to have any chance of qualifying. "I'm not sure if it was true or not, but I heard that no one had been in the top five after winning the FedEx Cup".
Woods is back at East Lake this year, if still disoriented.
Once again, Fleetwood displayed his vast talent with back-to-back 62s at Aronimink last week, and at one point shared the lead in the final round.
Since returning officially to the US Tour in January, Woods' 17 events have yielded two runner-up finishes among six top-10s and 11 top-25s.
East Lake is only part of the reward.
"With a couple of holes to play I was a little frustrated I hadn't got more out of my round". Woods will be on the charter Sunday night to France for his first Ryder Cup since 2012.
"That's the only wave I've ever missed", said Woods, who sat out the Saturday morning session, and ended up halving the last of 12 singles matches as Europe rallied from a four-point deficit to win. On five under after the first-round 65 of the Tour Championship, the 14-time major-winner is alongside Rickie Fowler, another star in the U.S. team who will descend on Paris looking for their first victory on European soil in 25 years.More news: A year after deadly Maria, Puerto Rico still struggles with aftermath
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