Cameron Smith lone Aussie playing for huge purse at PGA Tour finale

The PGA Tour season finishes this week with the ridiculously lucrative TOUR Championship at East Lake Golf Club.

The 30 highest ranked players during 2020/21 PGA Tour season will play out a 72-hole handicapped event to decide who will take home the $15m winner’s cheque at the FedEx Cup Trophy.

The highest-ranked player coming into TOUR Championship is last week’s BMW Championship winner American Patrick Cantlay who will begin the tournament at 10-under par.

Tony Finau will start at 8-under par, followed by Bryson DeChambeau at 7-under and world number one Jon Rahm at 6-under par.

Cameron Smith is the lone Australian who has made it into this season-ending event and will begin the tournament at 5-under.

As Tony Webeck at PGA of Australia outlined, Smith is eyeing off his best season on the world’s biggest golf tour.

If he was to finish the year in fifth position Smith would collect $US2.5m for his efforts with second to receive $US5m, third $US4m and fourth $US3m.

Runner-up at The Northern Trust, Smith’s previous best FedEx Cup finish was 12th in 2018 for which he received $US290,000.

Currently ranked No.23 in the world, the Tour Championship marks the end to Smith’s best year on the PGA Tour to date, five top-five finishes, victory alongside Marc Leishman at the Zurich Classic and $US5,851,867 in prize money that will swell significantly on Sunday.

The TOUR Championship will tee off at 11:40 am in Atlanta on Thursday (1:40 am AEST Friday) and will be broadcast on FoxSports and Kayo Sports from 3:00 am – 8:00 am.

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