Tour Championship

Tour Championship 2020: Only 30 golfers remain who have a chance at winning the FedEx Cup championship with a victory at the Tour Championship this week. What began as a 125-man field was cut down to 70 after The Northern Trust, then trimmed again to 30 following the BMW Championship.

Although two majors still remain on the reshuffled golf calendar, the FedEx Cup playoffs determine the regular season champion across three tournaments, culminating in the Tour Championship. Dustin Johnson enters the weekend outside Atlanta sporting a two-stroke lead after a win at the Northern Trust and a heartbreaking runner-up finish to Jon Rahm in last week’s BMW Championship. Rahm’s clutch 66-foot birdie putt in a sudden death playoff pulled him into second place in the FedEx Cup standings.

The Tour Championship is different from the other two FedEx Cup playoff events because golfers are awarded a handicap based on their points standings.

Johnson, who finished the season with 3,471 points, will start at 10-under par when he tees off in Round 1. Rahm (8 under), Justin Thomas (7 under), Webb Simpson (6 under) and Collin Morikawa (5 under) are within striking distance to round out the top five. Players who ranked 6-10 in points start at 4 under, followed by 11-15 at 3 under, 16-20 at 2 under, 21-25 at 1 under and 26-30 at even par.

Here’s a full breakdown of how the FedEx Cup playoff system works and the format used to determine a champion this weekend. The winner takes home the FedEx Cup and, more importantly, the $15 million prize that comes with it.

Here’s everything you need to know about the 2020 PGA Tour Championship.

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