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PGA TOUR Championship is up for grabs

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The PGA TOUR Championship kicks off at East lake Golf Course in Atlanta on Thursday as players rush towards the end of the season and the crowning of the FedExCup champion. With notable past champions in Rory Mcllroy, Patrick Cantlay, and Dustin Johnson as well as a purse of over $18 million, the stakes are high.

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The FedExCup playoffs consist of three events including the FedEx St. Jude Championship, BMW Championship, and the PGA TOUR Championship. After a season-long points competition, the top 70 players made the FedExCup playoffs with cuts after each event falling to 50 and 30 players total. 

Arizona State’s Jon Rahm has been the face of the PGA Tour this season after winning four events in the American Express Tournament, The Genesis Invitational, Sentry Tournament of Champions and the 2023 Masters.

Rahm entered last weekend’s BMW Championship ranked No. 1 but has taken a drastic fall into the No. 4 place and 732 points behind first after two playoff finishes in 31st and 37th-place.

The race between first and second place is extremely tight between Scottie Scheffler and Viktor Hovland with only a 194 point differential. Scheffler overtook the No. 1 spot from his previous No. 2 position after a second place finish at the BMW Championship. 

Viktor Hovland jumped from No. 7 to No. 2 in the FedExCup race after an impressive first place finish at the BMW Championship where the 25-year-old finished 17-under par. 

Mcllroy stayed steady in his No. 3 position, 530 points behind Hovland and 9 points ahead of Rahm.

Each FedExCup Playoff event awards 2,000 points to the first place player. With the large amount of points distributed throughout the playoffs to each player, the PGA TOUR Championship is still up for grabs.

Jon Rahm projected to fall into second in FedExCup rankings

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Taylyn Hadley is a sports and general assignment reporter for Burn City Sports. You can follow her on X via @TAYLYNH11.

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