It’s finally here. The Road to East Lake has ended and the competition begins tomorrow. It’s not just any finale though, there’s a TON on the line. Yes the winner of the tournament gets paid. Like $2.7 million, paid. But the real juice is in who comes on on top of the FedEx Cup Standings. $15 million juice. Talk about a payday, whoa!
So here we are. A full season (w/ an extra major, November Masters) happened despite the pandemic, and it was everything we wanted as golf fans. There was a little more than a handful of first time winners, several two time winners, and one three time winner (Cantlay got his third with BMW victory) and tons of bonus golf. Oh yeah, and Phil won the PGA Championship. Hell of a year!
East Lake is a special place, and for us especially because it’s arguably the “home of Bobby Jones” who was a founder of The Masters and Augusta National Golf Club. If you’ve never been and you like golf, make plans and take the trip to East Lake and watch the TOUR Championship. The course is beautiful and they do such a great job for the fans. Not to mention you have likely the 30 best golfers in the world going at it. At the very least, the 30 best golfers of the year. It incredible to see the best matched up against the best. As a fan, in attendance, you can experience the head-to-head vibe you don’t usually get week in and week out. It’s a lot of money on the line, and I don’t care who you are, $15 million is lot of dough.
So here’s how it goes down. Top 30 for the season tee it up on Thursday. Top spot (Cantlay) starts at 10-under and number 30 (Reed) starts at even par, the rest fill in accordingly. Game on.