SportsPulse: USA TODAY Sports’ Steve DiMeglio previews the final leg of the FedExCup playoffs, the Tour Championship.
ATLANTA — After 44 regular-season events and three playoff tournaments, the season-long race to the FedExCup and the $10 million bonus comes down to four laps around East Lake Golf Club in The Tour Championship.
And five guys have the pole position.
Bryson DeChambeau, Justin Rose, Tony Finau, Dustin Johnson and defending FedExCup champion Justin Thomas are at the top of the standings and in the driver’s seat for the start of Thursday’s first round at East Lake, a par-70, historic gem where legend Bobby Jones called home.
While the task at hand is difficult, especially with a loaded field that features nine of the top 10 players in the official world rankings and 22 of the top 25, the scenario to win the ultimate monetary prize in golf is simple for the top five guys — win The Tour Championship and you win the FedExCup and $10 million regardless of what anyone…