PGA Tour Final: All about the Tour Championship

The 2022 PGA Tour season will end on Sunday in Atlanta, where the FedExCup champion will be crowned. World No. 1 Scottie Scheffler, the PGA Tour leader in wins this season (4), will start Thursday as No. 1 in the FedExCup standings and start the Tour Championship at -10, thanks to his No. General classification.


Scheffler is participating for the third consecutive time in this final tournament played since 1998 in East Lake. The American finished in 5th place in 2020 and 22nd in 2021. The Masters holder can also become the second player to win at Augusta and the FedExCup in the same season, since Jordan Spieth in 2015 .

Cantlay for the double

Patrick Cantlay could become the first player to win the FedExCup two seasons in a row. The world No. 3 successfully defended his crown at the BMW Championship last week (the first player to successfully defend a title in a FedExCup playoff event) and soared to second in the standings heading into the start. the Tour Championship.

The Californian will tee off at East Lake at -8, two shots behind Scottie Scheffler. If successful, Cantlay would become the third player to win the FedExCup multiple times, and join Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy.

Five facts in brief

– Hideki Matsuyama has qualified for the Tour Championship in each of the past nine seasons, which is the longest active streak on the tour. Four other players have been showing up at East Lake for six or more years: Justin Thomas (7), Tony Finau (6), Jon Rahm (6) and Xander Schauffele (6).

– Ten players qualified for the Tour Championship for the first time: Sepp Straka, Scott Stallings, Cameron Young, Matt Fitzpatrick, Max Homa, Tom Hoge, KH Lee, JT Poston and Sahith Theegala and Will Zalatoris (forfeit).


– Cameron Smith withdrew before the start of the BMW Championship last week and fell from 3rd to 6th place in the FedExCup. If successful, the world number 2 would become the second player to win the Players Championship and the FedExCup in the same season, joining Rory McIlroy (2019), and the first to win the Open and the FedExCup in the same season.

– Adam Scott, who is participating in the Tour Championship for the first time since 2019, has 20 top-10 finishes in Playoff events, three points behind Dustin Johnson’s record.

– Will Zalatoris withdrew on Tuesday, due to a double herniated disc. Due to his withdrawal, if all 29 players complete 72 holes, Zalatoris will finish 30th in the FedExCup and receive $500,000 in FedExCup bonus money. The tee shots of the other 29 players are not affected.

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