The Tour Championship feels very separate from the rest of the FedEx Cup Playoffs, and in some ways it is. The amount of money at stake — $45 million split between 30 golfers — dwarfs all the other prize pools in all of golf, and while winning that trophy is prestigious, winning the $15 million that comes with it can be life-changing for several golfers in this field.
Last year, in the first iteration of these playoffs, Rory McIlroy took home the first $15 million first prize (it was previously $10 million). This year, Dustin Johnson, Jon Rahm and Justin Thomas go in as your three favorites. Getting second isn’t bad, either, as the runner-up will net $5 million. Third place gets $4 million, and on and on down the list.
Even if you go out and shoot 90 four days in a row, you still take home nearly $400,000,