The PGA Tour regular season is over and there are now three tournaments left for the best players of the year: the FedEx Cup Playoffs. The first round of these Playoffs will take place in Memphis, the FedEx St. Jude Championship and will qualify the top 70 players for the next stage.

Start of the FedEx Cup playoffs

The FedEx St. Jude Championship, first round of the playoffs – via Twitter @FedExChamp

The PGA Tour season is coming to an end and it's time for the 125 best players of the American Tour season to participate in the first tournament of the playoffs: the FedEx St. Jude Championship. This tournament replaces the usual Northern Trust which was played at the Liberty National Golf Club: the last edition was won by Tony Finau.

The FedEx St. Jude Championship will be played on the TPC Southwind course in Memphis, Tennessee. The total prize pool for the event is $15 million and the winner will earn 2000 FedEx points. The top 70 players in the FedEx standings at the end of the FedEx St. Jude Championship will qualify for the next round in Wilmington: the BMW Championship.

Even if it was necessary to place in the top 125 to access the playoffs, the cards are now redistributed to East Lake since 2000 points are awarded to the winners of the FedEx St. Jude Championship and the BMW Championship. Also, since the format of the Tour Championship has been changed, every player still has a chance to win the FedEx Cup in East Lake.

Only two players have won the American Order of Merit twice: Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods.

For these first rounds, the players' games will be made according to the FedEx Cup ranking. We will therefore find the leaders of the American classification and also number 1 and 2 in the world Scottie Scheffler and Cameron Smith, accompanied by Sam Burns in the same game.

To find the list of starts from the first round of the playoffs: click here.

By Baptiste Laurensou.

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