One PGA Tour player will take home a check for $10 million Sunday after the final round of the Tour Championship at East Lake, as FedEx Cup Playoff and the 2016 season finally comes to a close. It will likely be a two-horse race for the title Sunday afternoon, but here are four golfers with a lot at stake in Atlanta.
Dustin Johnson (tee time: 1:55 p.m. ET)
Jason Day’s withdrawal in his second consecutive tournament should hand the Player of the Year honors to Johnson regardless of where he finishes Sunday, but he has a chance to cap a phenomenal season with a massive check at East Lake. Johnson begins his final round in a tie for first at 8-under par, and if he wins or finishes in solo second place, he’ll become FedEx Cup champion. He also has a chance to win the FedEx Cup even if he falls down the leaderboard, but things get a bit more complicated.
Rory McIlroy (tee time: 1:45 p.m. ET)
It had been a relatively quiet year for McIlroy, who has struggled mightily on the greens all season long, but he’s playing much better since he switched putting coaches just a few weeks ago. McIlroy won the Deutsche Bank Championship in the second leg of the FedEx Cup playoffs, and if he overcomes a two-shot deficit to win Sunday, he could take the $10 million prize if Johnson finishes in a tie for second or worse.
Ryan Moore (tee time: 1:45 p.m. ET)
The FedEx Cup is probably going to Johnson or McIlroy, but there’s still a chance for Ryan Moore to pull off what would be an unbelievable upset. If Moore, who starts his final round two shots behind the leaders, wins the tournament, he would need Johnson to drop into a tie for eighth (meaning Johnson would have to shoot around 6-over par).
Kevin Chappell (tee time: 1:55 p.m. ET)
Chappell has even worse odds than Moore, but in reality he's playing for a different prize - the last place on the U.S. Ryder Cup team. If Chappell wins the Tour Championship, he’d likely force captain Davis Love III to make him the final selection over Bubba Watson (T-14 after three rounds). To win the FedEx Cup, though, Chappell needs to win and hope Johnson drops to a tie for ninth or worse.