The perks of getting in the FedEx Cup top 30 & Tour Championship
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The perks of getting in the FedEx Cup top 30 & Tour Championship



With the final round of the BMW Championship complete, the 70-player field at will be reduced to 30 for next week's playoff finale at the Tour Championship in Atlanta.

There's a lot on the line, with many benefits to the 30 men who make it to East Lake. What exactly do they earn by getting into the Tour Championship?

  • Entry into three of the four major championships: The Masters, U.S. Open and Open Championship
  • A minimum of $140,000 for finishing in 30th place in the Tour Championship
  • A minimum of $175,000 for finishing 30th in the FedEx Cup final standings (see the full FedEx Cup bonus pool payout)
  • If not already exempt in a higher category, full PGA Tour exemption in the 18th priority category, ahead of players that finished inside the top 125 on the money list
  • Entry into the WGC-Mexico Championship, Arnold Palmer Invitational, RBC Heritage, The Players Championship, Colonial, the Memorial Tournament

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Ryan Ballengee

Ryan Ballengee is founder and editor of Golf News Net. He has been writing and broadcasting about golf for over a decade, working for NBC Sports, Golf Channel, Yahoo Sports and SB Nation. Ballengee lives in the Washington, D.C. area with his family. He used to be a good golfer.

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