The 2020 PGA Tour season officially draws to a close this weekend with the Tour Championship at East Lake Golf Club.
Although two majors still remain on the reshuffled golf calendar, the FedEx Cup playoffs determine the regular season champion across three tournaments, culminating in the Tour Championship. Dustin Johnson enters the weekend outside Atlanta sporting a two-stroke lead after a win at the Northern Trust and a heartbreaking runner-up finish to Jon Rahm in last week’s BMW Championship. Rahm’s clutch 66-foot birdie putt in a sudden death playoff pulled him into second place in the FedEx Cup standings.
The Tour Championship is different from the other two FedEx Cup playoff events because golfers are awarded a handicap based on their points standings.
Johnson, who finished the season with 3,471 points, will start at 10-under par when he tees off in Round 1. Rahm (8 under), Justin Thomas (7 under), Webb Simpson (6 under) and Collin Morikawa (5 under) are within striking distance to round out the top five. Players who ranked 6-10 in points start at 4 under, followed by 11-15 at 3 under, 16-20 at 2 under, 21-25 at 1 under and 26-30 at even par.