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Golf Speak In the present day: How large is Scottie Scheffler’s FedEx Cup lead?

Welcome to Playing Through’s new morning ritual: Golf Talk Today. Each morning will feature a Golf Talk Today, in which the crew will discuss various elements of the PGA Tour, LIV Golf and other professional golf tournaments. Yesterday’s discussion on Scottie Scheffler and how much money he has won this year was mind-blowing, but let’s

Golf Speak In the present day: How large is Scottie Scheffler’s FedEx Cup lead?

Welcome to Enjoying By’s new morning ritual: Golf Speak In the present day.

Every morning will characteristic a Golf Speak In the present day, by which the crew will talk about varied parts of the PGA Tour, LIV Golf and different skilled golf tournaments.

Yesterday’s dialogue on Scottie Scheffler and the way a lot cash he has gained this yr was mind-blowing, however let’s look into how large his FedEx Cup lead is.

How a lot does the previous Texas Longhorn lead his fellow PGA Tour gamers by? Scheffler already has $27,696,858, but when he have been to win the FedEx Cup, jaws would drop on the amount of cash he would take dwelling.

The person already has six wins, two runner-up finishes, 13 top-10s, and 14 top-25s in 15 begins. One time in his 15 begins, he completed exterior the Prime 20, which got here at Pinehurst No. 2 and the U.S. Open.

TOUR Championship, Scottie Scheffler, FedEx Cup Playoffs

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Scheffler has fallen quick the final two years in Atlanta to take dwelling the FedEx Cup crown as Viktor Hovland gained it in 2023, and Rory McIlroy took it dwelling in 2022.

The 28-year-old contented in Atlanta however has not been in a position to end the drill and hoist that TOUR Championship trophy.

May 2024 be that yr for him? With a significant championship and at the very least three FedEx Cup playoff occasions, how large will that lead be?

Final yr, the PGA Tour shortened the playoff subject within the first occasion. Not is it the highest 125, however the Prime 70. They are going to tackle TPC Southwind for the FedEx St. Jude Championship in Memphis.

The Prime 50 will play for the BMW Championship after which the Prime 30 play in Atlanta.

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Since 2019, the PGA Tour has carried out a stroke-based system for the Tour Championship. The FedEx Cup points leader begins the match at 10-under and the strokes lower from there.

Scheffler will probably head into Atlanta with a 10-under begin, as he has the earlier two years.

This yr, the FedEx Cup winner will take dwelling $25 million, which is a large improve from final yr’s $18 million.

2024 FedEx Cup standings (high 30)

*as of June 24, 2024

1: Scottie Scheffler: 5,768
2: Xander Schauffele: 3,257
3: Rory McIlroy: 2,445
4: Collin Morikawa: 2,241
5: Wyndham Clark: 2,088
6: Ludvig Åberg: 1,992
7: Hideki Matsuyama: 1,893
8: Sahith Theegala: 1,845
9: Patrick Cantlay: 1,717
10: Byeong Hun An: 1,620
11: Shane Lowry: 1,592
12: Tony Finau: 1,579
13: Matthieu Pavon: 1,558
14: Sungjae Im: 1,500
15: Akshay Bhatia: 1,422
16: Justin Thomas: 1,412
17: Sepp Straka: 1,410
18: Tom Hoge: 1,406
19: Russell Henley: 1,371
20: Christiaan Bezuidenhout: 1,370
21: Brian Harman: 1,362
22: Chris Kirk: 1,280
23: Stephan Jaeger: 1,207
24: Tommy Fleetwood: 1,203
25: Sam Burns: 1,181
26: Max Homa: 1,175
27: Thomas Detry: 1,173
28: Jason Day: 1,173
29: J.T. Poston: 1,165
30: Taylor Pendrith:

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Savannah Leigh Richardson is a golf employees author for SB Nation’s Enjoying By. For extra golf protection, observe us @_PlayingThrough on all main social platforms. You can even observe her on Twitter @SportsGirlSL and Instagram @savannah_leigh_sports.

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