Instability is the name of the game with this new FedEx Cup point system and this became clear at the end of the business day on Sunday of the tournament championship.
Here's a look at some of the biggest engines – up and down – on the FedEx Cup Points list here for the final event. There was a lot of money buried and left there on Sunday.
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Big climb: It was a very enriching week for Xander Schaufele, who came here in eighth place in the FedEx Cup and ended on Sunday. This is the difference between winning $ 5 million for second and $ 1
Completing four backs of Rory McIlroy on Sunday was not so bad, Schaufele decided. "It was fun. There was a lot of excitement today. The heart rate went up for the most part of the circle. I thought the course was really honest and if you were on the fairway it was ready; and if you weren't, then that's what you thought. Just it was a lot of fun. "
On Thursday, Chez Reavie was 25th in the FedEx Cup. On Sunday, he was 8th. That 17-point increase brought him an extra $ 655,000.
Jason Cochrane just got there to East Lake as the 30th and last qualifier, finishing 14th, paying out $ 620,000 as opposed to a significant consolation and a $ 395,000 prize for last place.
Big drop: Patrick Cantley came in second place in the FedEx Cup ranking, paying $ 5 million, after rounds of 70-71-75-73 for the 21st, and to make $ 478,000 online. Just a guess, but that's probably still enough to clear the profit for the week.
Second Ace of No. 9
Call Architect Rees Jones. It's time to knock down Number 9 at East Lake and start over.
The stunning Pair 3 made no hole in the first for 17 years East Lake to host the Tour Championship. But this is the place of two in the last two days. Schauffele forced him to complete the third round on Sunday morning, joining Reavie in the corner of the conqueror. It was the cornerstone of Schaufele's third round 67.
Schaufele was playing the 5th iron from the 240-meter-high opening. Find the green and roll quietly 20 meters into the center of the hole. It was Schaufele's first career opening and guaranteed five of Rory McIlroy's partner.
"We wanted to play him probably 222 and pulled him lightly, right on the pin and got a good rebound," Schaufele said. "I've never had a hole-in-one, so I guess that's how it happens. You have to get lucky. "
The Snowman Destroys Rose's Hot Cycle
After seven holes, FedEx Cup reigning champion Justin Rose was 4 lower and observers began to ask for the course record. Any such talk of coincidence with the 60s, published by Zack Johnson in 2007, evaporated one hole later when Rose took a four-hole eighth hole magic – without hitting a ball in a nearby lake.
Rose sailed with her shot into the left rough, about 30 feet below the hole, which was cut tightly into the corner of the green. His next three shots grabbed the bank and returned to him. He finally hit the wedge in green and twice for eight.
This was only the second eighth recorded at East Lake this week. Gary Woodland had a triple shaman for eight on Friday's 18th hole.
The disaster derails every moment Rose has made. He made just one more birdie the rest of the time, and had a double shaman of the 3rd 15th denomination and the No. 16 shaman. Rose signed for 72, leaving him tied for 26th at 3 over the tournament.  Just point to DJ as DNP in these playoffs
Dustin Johnson ended the most memorable FedEx Cup playoff season with 73 in Sunday's final round at East Lake. Of the 30 players who made the Tour Championship, his gross of 13 in those four days was the biggest. He was the only player on the field to shoot above par in all four days. The next highest for the tournament was Lucas Glover, 10th over.
Johnson's struggles were hardly surprising given the tendency of his game. He has not hit 70 in any of his last 10 playoff rounds, shooting a combined 15 for that period.
"Mentally, I think I've just been worn out," he told Golfweek after Saturday.
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