Congressional named as long-term golf venue: PGA

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QUOTES: Defending FedEx champion Thomas comes into the Tour Championship with a wrist problem, but he insists it is not a major worry. "Everybody can understand that if you finish at 9-under par and I finish at 8-under par, you win the bloody event".

The FedEx Cup finale takes place at East Lake in Atlanta this week and Thomas will tee off on Thursday after having had a few days rest.

Players will be seeded based on points with the leader starting the event at 10-under par; the next four players at 8-under through 5-under; the remaining players will be paired in groups of five to regress from 4-under for Nos.

The tournament schedule will include the Ryder Cup (2036), PGA Championship (2031), Women's PGA Championship (2022 and 2027), Senior PGA Championship (2025, 2033), PGA Professional Championship (2029) and the Junior PGA Championship (Girls and Boys, 2024).

Victory at the 30-man finale would net the Queenslander nearly $US1.6 million, while he would also pocket a $US10 million bonus should he pull off the inconceivable and become the first Australian to win the FedEx title. It probably looks worse than it is.

The PGA of America is bringing its biggest championships to Congressional over the next two decades. Check out our full fantasy preview for The TOUR Championship here. Our gates open for practice rounds tomorrow.

The FedEx Cup has been the de facto Order of Merit tournament for the PGA Tour for over a decade.

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In Portugal, I think we could see another title defence with Lucas Bjerregaard taking the title. The prize for winning the FedEx Cup is increasing to $15 million from $10 million. Try to contain your excitement. 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.

American world number four Justin Thomas said the new system was "very, very weird" and "something that's going to be hard to get used to".

"Yeah, that is cool", Rose said of being paired again with Woods, but added, "There's more on my mind than just playing with Tiger tomorrow, for sure".

The list of likely winners in the 30 man field is rounded out by 20/1 pair, Rickie Fowler and Bryson Dechambeau.

"Win The Tour Championship and you are the FedExCup Cup champion".

There's a good field on the European Tour for the Portugal Masters and it's a wide-open betting heat with Lucas Bjerregaard the 16/1 joint favourite alongside Thorbjorn Olesen. "As play moves on through the week, we're just looking at a scoreboard".

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