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The PGA Tour Championship at East Lake Golf Club

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The PGA Tour Championship at East Lake Golf Club

Justin Thomas’ victory at the BMW Championship completed today at Medinah Country Club puts him atop the leaderboard for the PGA Tour Championship. The 30 remaining players who qualified will have a staggered start in a first-time format this year. They will go to East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta, Georgia to compete for the $15 million bonus.

All of the players will not start at even par there will be an unprecedented staggered start.The PGA adopted a new format beginning this year utilizing a concept called “Starting Strokes”. The players will begin from a staggered start on the leaderboard based on their point standings for the year. As a result of his victory this week at the BMW Championship Justin Thomas vaulted to the top of the Tour Championship leaderboard followed by Patrick Cantlay and Brooks Koepka.

The leaders will begin the event with a head-start on the competition. The leaderboard to begin the tournament on Thursday will be as follows:

STARTING STROKES FEDEXCUP RANK/PLAYER
10 under 1. Justin Thomas
8 under 2. Patrick Cantlay
7 under 3. Brooks Koepka
6 under 4. Patrick Reed
5 under 5. Rory McIlroy
4 under 6. Jon Rahm
7. Matt Kuchar
8. Xander Schauffele
9. Webb Simpson
10. Abraham Ancer
3 under 11. Gary Woodland
12. Tony Finau
13. Adam Scott
14. Dustin Johnson
15. Hideki Matsuyama
2 under 16. Paul Casey
17. Justin Rose
18. Brandt Snedeker
19. Rickie Fowler
20. Kevin Kisner
1 under 21. Marc Leishman
22. Tommy Fleetwood
23. Corey Conners
24. Sungjae Im
25. Chez Reavie
Even par 26. Bryson DeChambeau
27. Louis Oosthuizen
28. Charles Howell III
29. Lucas Glover
30. Jason Kokrak

The bonus pool for this year’s FedExCup will be a record $70 million. There is no longer a purse for the TOUR Championship the bonus money is the only award given and the bonus money is not considered part of a player’s official earnings for the season.

TOP 10 BONUS MONEY
1st place: $15 million 6th place: $1.9 million
2nd place: $5 million 7th place: $1.3 million
3rd place: $4 million 8th place: $1.1 million
4th place: $3 million 9th place: $950,000
5th place: $2.5 million 10th place: $830,000
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