Biggest award at Tour Championship is being there

Bryson De Chambeau is bidding for his third win in his last four starts

Bryson DeChambeau is in the driver's seat heading into this week's season-ending Tour Championship at East Lake in Atlanta where FedExCup honours - and the $10 million bonus that goes with it - are also on the line for the 30 competitors.

One huge surprise the model is calling for in its 2018 Tour Championship picks: Woods, the only player to win the FedEx Cup a few times, makes a strong run but falls just short of winning the title.

PGA Tour commissioner Jay Monahan unveiled a string of changes on Tuesday that go into place next year and are created to simplify the playoff system, ending with the Tour Championship at East Lake Country Club in Atlanta with the $15 million finale.

The next five in the rankings will begin at four under par, with scores regressing by one shot for every five players until those ranked between 26th and 30th, who will start at level par.

Most of the usual suspects are here, with the notable exception of Jordan Spieth, who misses the TOUR Championship for the first time in his career. "And, of course, the 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".

Speaking of money, the Tour also announced a $25 million increase to the FedEx Cup bonus pool. Monahan said that might encourage players to enter the final regular-season event, the Wyndham Championship, to try to secure the No. 1 seed or at least improve positions going into the playoffs.

The victor at East Lake will also claim the FedExCup. And he knows a victory this week at East Lake guarantees him the 2018 FedEx Cup trophy and its $10 million prize.

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The last named is joint favourite alongside Rose to actually win the FedEx Cup, both men available to back at 5/2.

The top 10 players throughout the regular season will divvy up the $10 million pot with the No. 1 player taking home a $2 million check down to the No. 10 receiving $500,000.

"We now have a single leaderboard", said Andy Pazder, the tour's chief of operations. The top 10 are expected to average just over $12 million, and the top 50 players will earn more than $5 million in earnings and bonuses.

The other big change was the Wyndham Rewards Top 10 program, which pays out $10 million to the top 10 players in the regular season. "So we wanted it to be something that our players embraced and fully supported".

Congressional, across the Potomac River in Bethesda, Maryland, previously hosted the 1976 PGA Championship won by Dave Stockton, whose 1-over 281 remains the last time no one broke par at the PGA Championship'.

See below as we run through the tournament for you including facts, odds and picks from our own golfing professional Cliff Jackson and Betfair. "With two big weeks coming up, it's kind of more precautionary than anything".

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