Field for 2021 Tour Championship: List of the 30 Golfers Who’ve Qualified

Published 08/30/2021, 12:00 PM EDT
PARAMUS, NJ – AUGUST 25: A General view of the Fedex Cup Playoff Logo during the third round of The Northern Trust on August 25, 2018 at the Ridgewood Championship Course in Ridgewood, New Jersey. (Photo by Rich Graessle/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)


After an enthralling finish to the BMW Championship at Caves Valley Golf Course, the FedExCup playoffs move to the season-ending Tour Championship. Meanwhile, Patrick Cantlay won the 2021 BMW Championship after an epic six-hole playoff battle against Bryson DeChambeau. Patrick Cantlay will go into the Tour Championship as the FedExCup points leader and will have a tremendous advantage at the event. 

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Moreover, East Lake Golf Club, Atlanta, will host the Tour Championship as usual. And only the top 30 players from FedExCup rankings following the BMW Championship are going to be in the field. So let us have a look at the players who have made it to the final of the FedExCup playoffs. 

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Here is the list of all the 30 players with their starting strokes 

Jun 4, 2021; Dublin, Ohio, USA; Patrick Cantlay hits his tee shot on the 18th hole during the conclusion of the rain-delayed first round of the Memorial Tournament golf tournament. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports

List of the top 30 players who have qualified for the Tour Championship with their starting strokes.

Patrick Cantlay -10

Tony Finau -8

Bryson DeChambeau -7

Jon Rahm -6

Cam Smith -5

Justin Thomas -4

Harris English -4

Abraham Ancer -4

Jordan Spieth -4

Sam Burns -4

Collin Morikawa -3

Sungjae Im -3

Viktor Hovland -3

Louis Oosthuizen -3

Dustin Johnson -3

Rory McIlroy -2

Xander Schauffele -2

Jason Kokrak -2

Kevin Na -2

Brooks Koepka -2

Corey Conners -1

Hideki Matsuyama -1

Stewart Cink -1

Joaquin Niemann -1

Scottie Scheffler -1

Daniel Berger E

Erik van Rooyen E

Sergio Garcia E

Billy Horschel E

Patrick Reed E

However, even though Patrick Reed has made it to the top 30, there is no confirmation of his availability since he is recovering from bilateral pneumonia. Moreover, if Patrick Reed remains unavailable, the field will be reduced to 29, and no replacement will be allowed.   

Tour Championship format

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Meanwhile, in terms of players who were at the BMW Championship, only Erik van Rooyen and Sergio Garcia were the big movers. Both these players jumped from 45th and 44th spot respectively to 27th and 28th position. Other than these players, no one really from outside the top 30 made their way into the Tour Championship. 

However, the format for the Tour Championship is slightly different. The FedExCup points leader after BMW Championship will begin the Tour Championship with a score of -10. However, the rest of the players will also get a pre-determined score according to their rankings. So, players with high FedExCup rankings will get a huge boost going into this final event of the FedExCup playoff. 

Aug 29, 2021; Owings Mills, Maryland, USA; Patrick Cantlay poses with the trophies after winning the BMW Championship golf tournament. Mandatory Credit: Scott Taetsch-USA TODAY Sports

Moreover, the player with the lowest aggregate score after 72 holes at Tour Championship will win the event and will also be crowned as a FedExCup champion. So, the objective to win the FedExCup playoffs is simple – win the final Tour Championship. Additionally, the Tour Championship winner will earn a bonus of $15 million and a five-year PGA Tour exemption. 

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Amey Kulkarni

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Amey Kulkarni is a Golf writer at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing his Bachelor’s degree in mass media. Before joining EssentiallySports he used to write articles on Golf and Cricket on his personal blog cricgolf.

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