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Under the current system that ends this week, points are reset going into the Tour Championship so that all 30 players have a mathematical chance to win the FedEx Cup, and the top five only have to win the tournament to capture the $10 million bonus.

"This is a significant and exciting change", PGA Tour commissioner Jay Monahan said in a statement. The changes were first reported by the Associated Press three weeks ago.

The new version of the PGA Tour's season-ending tournament is going to be FedEx Cup 101.

As for the playoffs, they start with a 125-man field at The Northern Trust, and the top 70 advance to the BMW Championship before the field is trimmed to 30 players for the Tour Championship.

The third ranked player will start at seven under par, with fourth and fifth place in the standings starting at six and five under respectively. 6-10 to even par for Nos.

The other 25 players in the field have to win and have a series of results fall in their favour.

In essence, the problem with the current format is that the Tour Championship and the FedEx Cup are being contested at the same time.

Day concedes he continually measures himself against his breakout 2015 campaign, when he captured the US PGA Championship among five US Tour wins that catapulted him to a debut world No.1 stint. "And, of course, the players will know exactly where they stand at all times while in play, which will ratchet up the drama, effect and volatility of the competition down the stretch".

The PGA of America is bringing its biggest championships to Congressional over the next two decades.

"It will lend absolute clarity to where everyone in the field stands and what exactly they must do to win the FedExCup", he said in statement.

After the Wyndham Championship, the last tournament before the start of the FedEx Cup play-offs, the regular-season points leader will receive $2m (£1.5m) from a $10m fund shared among the top 10.

And while the Wyndham Rewards Top 10 will be recognized at the conclusion of the Wyndham Championship, the impact of the program will be felt throughout the season; a player's performance every week becomes more critical than ever before, elevating the significance of each tournament on the schedule and producing drama for PGA TOUR fans at every turn. The leader will earn $2 million, followed by $1.5 million for the runner-up with the 10th-place finisher earning $500,000. The end of the year will also come with one single champion instead of a possible two.

Monahan said the victor of the FedEx Cup next year would make upward of $27 million, and he expected comprehensive player earnings to increase 12 percent, or more than $500 million. The fans? Well, you can bank on them tuning in more to see who that money may be going to, not how much. Just looking at this week's 30-person season finale, Rose, Dustin Johnson and Rory McIlroy are at the top of the betting.


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