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Who won the Fedex Cup 2021 today?

Patrick Cantlay, Clutch Again, Wins the 2021 FedEx Cup and a Cool $15 Million. 'Patty Ice' won the Tour Championship by a shot over Jon Rahm at East Lake to earn the first-place prize in the 2021 FedEx Cup playoffs. Sports IllustratedPatrick Cantlay, Clutch Again, Wins the 2021 FedEx Cup and a Cool $15 Million

Where does the Fedex Cup prize money come from?

The purse at this year's tournament is $46 million. This means the champion will receive a little over 30 percent of the total purse. That's quite an incentive. The money comes from the FedEx Cup bonus pool after 2019, when the FedEx Cup aligned with the Tour Championship. Sporting NewsPGA Tour Championship purse, payouts: How much does the FedEx Cup winner make in 2021?

Pro records a scoring mark that hasn't been done in at least 41 years

Golf.com 05 September, 2021 - 03:58pm

Sungjae Im hits his tee shot on Sunday on the 1st hole at East Lake Golf Club.

Sungjae Im first set a PGA Tour record. Then, he maybe carded another personal one. 

Im, on the par-3 2nd at East Lake Golf Club, hit his tee shot to 21 feet, hit his putt, then watched as his ball fell over the front of the cup during Sunday’s final round of the Tour Championship. He pumped his fist three times. 

No player, in 41 years of tracking, had now made as many birdies as Im had in a PGA Tour season. To celebrate, the normally stoic Im did something he likely hadn’t done in his 23 years of living. Three fist pumps from Im? Though Labor Day weekend doesn’t traditionally have fireworks, consider this an explosion. 

Im would tack on birdies on 10, 12, 14 and 18, and he’d finish with 498 birdies, five more than Steve Flesch’s previous mark, set in 2000. Since the Tour began tracking birdie totals in 1980, only three players have had 480 birdies or more in a season — Im this year, Flesch, Vijay Singh in 2004 (484) and Im in 2019 (480).

Im, no doubt, was helped both by the fact that this is the first — and likely only — PGA Tour “super season,” with 50 events, starting with the U.S. Open last September, and the fact that Im is a super workhorse — he’s played 127 rounds over 35v tournaments. Still, one does not make birdies just by entering an event.  

“Who knows if that’ll be the Joe DiMaggio record on the PGA Tour,” announcer Dan Hicks said on NBC’s broadcast, referencing baseball’s record 56-game hitting streak. 

A look at the birdie leaders on the PGA Tour since tracking began in 1980:

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The top 30 in the Tour Championship are qualified for the 2021 Masters. Here's 18 more ways to get in the field

usatoday.com 04 September, 2021 - 02:00am

Players who made the trip to Atlanta this week for the Tour Championship at East Lake Golf Club qualified for more than just a chance to win $15 million.

The Masters Tournament, held every April, is the most coveted event for almost every player not only on the PGA Tour, but all tours worldwide. The privilege of driving down Magnolia Lane is something every golfer grows up dreaming about.

What you may not know is there are 19 different ways a player can qualify for the opportunity to win the green jacket. One of them is to make the top 30 who advance to the final stage of the FedEx Cup Playoffs.

List taken directly from Masters.com:

There are a few qualifications that have yet to be determined, including the top 50 in the OWGR at the end of 2021. However, there are several players who have already punched their ticket for the very first time.

Guido Migliozzi started playing on the European Tour in 2014, but up until the start of the 2019 season, had only teed it up in six events. But in ’19, he played in 28 tournaments, making 18 cuts, and hoisting two trophies.

His first appearance on the PGA Tour came just a few months ago at Torrey Pines for the U.S. Open. Thanks to a final round 68, he finished the week 2 under, good enough for T-4.

The top four finishers (including ties) at the U.S. Open make it to Augusta.

Harry Higgs, who has quickly become a fan favorite on Tour, has missed more cuts this season than he’s made. However, you only need one magical week to get into the Masters.

After a stretch from the Valero Texas Open to the AT&T Byron Nelson where he missed four of five cuts (T-59 at the RBC Heritage), Higgs traveled to Kiawah Island for his major championship debut. You could say he took advantage of the opportunity.

Harry carded three rounds of even par or better for a week total of 2 under, good enough for a T-4 finish.

The top four finishers (including ties) at the PGA Championship qualifier for the Masters.

Over the last month, Sam Burns has been one of the hottest players on Tour. He can thank that, and a win at the Valspar Championship earlier this season, for his eventual invitation to the 2022 Masters.

This season alone he’s finished inside the top ten eight times, which includes the aforementioned win, and two runner-up finishes. His performance resulted in a trip to Atlanta for the Tour Championship, an automatic qualifier for the Masters.

Burns currently sits 25th in the OWGR, which would also get him to Augusta.

Other first time qualifiers include James Piot (U.S. Amateur champion), Austin Greaser (U.S. Am runner-up), Cam Davis (winner of the Rocket Mortgage Classic), K.H. Lee (AT&T Byron Nelson), and Garrick Higgo (Palmetto Championship at Congaree).

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