PGA makes positive changes to FedEx Cup format

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Speaking of money, the Tour also announced a $25 million increase to the FedEx Cup bonus pool.

Only the leading 30 players in the FedExCup standings are eligible to feature at East Lake, with all of those in the field still in with a mathematical chancing of ending the campaign with the $10m jackpot. And, of course, players will know exactly where they stand at all times while in play, which will ratchet up the drama, outcome and volatility of the competition down the stretch.

The changes were the end result after extensive research and feedback was received from the PGA TOUR members, media partners and the TOUR's 5,000-member fan council - an "important sounding board", Monahan said.

The PGA Tour generally does not disclose or comment on player discipline, and Pazder would not discuss a potential fine or what specifically Spieth will be required to do.

But PGA Tour executive Andy Pazder said Tuesday that the tour and Spieth have "come to a resolution" over how the three-time major victor would atone for having violated a tour policy by failing to play in 25 events this season.

Bryson DeChambeau hits his tee shot on the 6th hole during the final round of the Dell Technologies Championship golf tournament at TPC of Boston in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S., September 3, 2018.

DeChambeau, Justin Rose, Dustin Johnson, Tony Finau and Justin Thomas will win the FedExCup loot should they triumph at East Lake, while others in the mix need a certain set of circumstances to go their way. "It will make for a very exciting and dramatic four days".

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Each player in the top 10 will be invited into Wyndham Rewards at its most exclusive Diamond level. The leader will earn $2 million, followed by $1.5 million for the runner-up with the 10-place finisher earning $500,000.

PGA Tour regulations stipulate that a player in violation of the policy is subject to a "Major Penalty, " which can include a minimum fine of $20,000 and a suspension of at least three tournaments.

"Our players and fans have invested in the FedExCup over the past 12 seasons, and with these enhancements, we are reinvesting in the FedExCup in order to raise the stakes, so to speak, for their benefit", said Monahan.

The FedEx Cup champion will now bank $US15 million, versus the $US10 million prize from previous years.

FIELD: The world's top players are in Atlanta looking for one of the biggest prizes of the year. Then they showed us the data on how many people understand it, especially golf fans versus non-golf fans.

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