Adam Scott eyes off 2013 FedEx Cup, $10 million and POY

The season ending event for the US PGA Tour is upon us and 30 players have a chance to scoop the biggest prize in golf. 

Adam Scott arrives at East Lake Golf club in Atlanta looking to grab the biggest pay-check of his career.

Previous FedEx Cup winners

2012 Brandt Snedeker
2011 Bill Haas
2010 Jim Furyk
2009 Tiger Woods
2008 Vijay Singh
2007 Tiger Woods

Scott is part of the 30-man field that have made it to the season ending Tour Championship event on the PGA Tour which not only boasts a $1.4 million first prize for the winner, but will decide the winner of the FedEx Cup Trophy that brings with it a sweet, but slightly ludicrous $10 million.

Tiger Woods is the highest ranked golfer on the FedEx Cup standings which means he has a slight advantage over the rest of the field in capturing the FedEx Trophy whereby even a Top-5 finish can seem him claim the $10 million.

However every player in the field has a mathematical chance of winning the trophy and Adam Scott is the best placed Australian to do so. Ranked in third place Scott will claim the FedEx Cup if he wins this week but depending on where Woods and Stenson (ranked second) finish can win the trophy with any finish in the top-5.

Jason Day is the other Australian in the field and comes into the event ranked in 14th place. He must rely on golfers ranked higher than him to have a bad week, and have a good week himself to have a shot at winning the FedEx Cup.

No Australian has previously won the lucrative FedEx Cup – or the increasingly honourable award of Player of the Year, handed to the golfer deemed to have played the best golf throughout the year.

A Scott victory this week would almost make sure he will return to Australia in the coming months with not just the green jacket, but a couple of nice looking trophies, a very large bank account and a mighty big grin on his face.

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