The Top 30 in the FedExCup Playoffs 2018 standings comprise the field for the Tour Championship.Bryson DeChambeau, who won the first two of the four playoff events, is No. 1 in the standings. He is followed in the top five by Justin Rose, Tony Finau, Dustin Johnson and Justin Thomas.
Tiger Woods and Tommy Fleetwood comprise one of the notable pairings for Round 1 of Tour Championship 2018 on Thursday, Sept. 20, in Georgia. Phil Mickelson is paired with Francesco Molinari.
Keegan Bradley is No. 6. Bradley defeated Rose in a playoff on Monday to win the BMW — the third postseason event. Sunday’s final round had been postponed because of weather. Bradley opened the BMW at No. 52.
Mickelson, 48, is No. 14 and Woods, 42, is No. 20. Rory McIlroy is 17th.
Patton Kizzire claimed the 30th spot. Jordan Spieth is on the outside looking in at No. 31.
Course: East Lake GC. Yardage: 7,385. Par: 70.
Purse: $9 million. Winner’s share: $1,620,000.
Television: Thursday-Friday, 1-6 p.m. (Golf Channel); Saturday, 12:30-2:30 p.m. (Golf Channel), 2:30-6:30 (NBC); Sunday, Noon-1:30 p.m. Golf Channel), 1:30-6 p.m. (NBC).
Defending champion: Xander Schauffele.
FedEx Cup leader: Bryson DeChambeau.
Last tournament: Keegan Bradley won the BMW Championship.
Notes: This is the fourth and final playoff event for the FedEx Cup and the $10 million bonus. The top five seeds — Bryson DeChambeau, Justin Rose, Dustin Johnson, Tony Finau and Justin Thomas — only have to win the tournament to capture the FedEx Cup. … Thomas will try to become the first player to win the FedEx Cup in consecutive years. …
Tiger Woods is the only player to win the FedEx Cup twice. Woods is in the Tour Championship for the first time since 2013. This is his first appearance in the Tour Championship without having won during the season. … Nine of the 30 players have not won this season. … Seventeen players from the 30-man field were in the Tour Championship last year. … Bill Haas (No. 25) in 2011 is the lowest seed to win the FedEx Cup. … Jordan Spieth missed qualifying for the Tour Championship for the first time. Spieth is the only American on the Ryder Cup team not at East Lake. … Europe has six Ryder Cup players at the Tour Championship. … This will be the last year of four FedEx Cup playoff events. There will be three events next year.