ATLANTA: Rookie Xander Schauffele outdid the large weapons to win the Tour Championship on Sunday however Justin Thomas hit the jackpot by taking house the $10 million prize for claiming the FedEx Cup playoff title.
The 23-yr-previous Schauffele fired a two-underneath sixty eight within the fourth spherical to turned the primary rookie to win the Tour Championship as he beat Thomas by one shot at East Lake golf course.Thomas put the ending touches on his breakthrough season by closing with a sixty six to say the PGA Tour’s playoff title and the $10 million first place prize that goes with it.
The final time totally different gamers gained the event and the FedEx Cup was in 2009, when Phil Mickelson gained the Tour Championship and Tiger Woods gained the Cup.Jordan Spieth made a run on the FedEx Cup title with a Sunday cost however his three-underneath sixty seven left him in second place general, 660 factors again of Thomas within the standings.
The Tour Championship is the final of 4 occasions of the FedEx Cup playoffs and the finale to the PGA Tour marketing campaign for the eleventh consecutive season. Thomas’ playoff win brings to an in depth the yr-lengthy schedule that started final October in California.
5 gamers, together with Thomas, managed their very own playoff future if they might seize the Tour Championship this week, however Schauffele got here out of the shadows to make it fascinating. Spieth, Dustin Johnson, Marc Leishman and Jon Rahm additionally might have all gained the FedEx Cup title with a Tour Championship victory.Schauffele completed with a 12-beneath 268 complete, one stroke forward of Thomas.
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