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PONTE VEDRA BEACH, FLORIDA - With the upcoming 2018-19 PGA TOUR schedule reflecting previously announced, significant structural changes, PGA TOUR Commissioner Jay Monahan today unveiled further innovations that elevate the entire FedExCup season - from the Regular Season through the FedExCup Playoffs and ultimately, at the Playoffs Finale, the TOUR Championship.

Currently, the Tour Championship has a points reset and five top seeds who can automatically win the FedEx Cup by hoisting the Tour Championship trophy.

Thomas is ranked fifth in the FedEx Cup rankings coming into the TOUR Championship and has a good chance of winning the biggest prize in golf with a solo second finish on Sunday.

TV ratings and fan interest spike whenever he's playing and in the mix. "And, of course, the players will know exactly where they stand at all times while in play, which will ratchet up the drama, outcome and volatility of the competition down the stretch".

After hearing Andy Pazder, the PGA Tour's chief tournament and competitions officer deliver a presentation on the changes, Casey said that he was receptive to the idea of the strokes-based scoring system.

These changes aim to eliminate awkward moments like the one that occurred past year when Xander Schauffele won the Tour Championship but Justin Thomas captured the FedExCup.

Justin Thomas has played down an injury scare ahead of next week's Ryder Cup as he tries to become the first player to win back-to-back FedEx Cup titles. That may happen again. Holding a regulation tournament and giving a player a 10-shot head start didn't sit that well with a few.

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The next five players would be at 4 under, with players 11 to 15 at 3 under, 16 to 20 at 2 under, 21 to 215 at 1 under and players 26 through 30 would start at even par.

The players will also be compensated considerably better in the new format.

Bill Haas at No. 25 had the lowest seed of any FedEx Cup victor when he won in 2011. Players all the way through 150th in the final points standings receive a deferred bonus.

Each player in the top 10 will be invited into Wyndham Rewards at its most exclusive Diamond level. The end of the year will also come with one single champion instead of a possible two.

See below as we run through the tournament for you including facts, odds and picks from our own golfing professional Cliff Jackson and Betfair.

Following the Wyndham, the top 125 players advance to the Northern Trust via the same points system that is in place now.

The course in Maryland has hosted four major tournaments, the U.S Open on three occasions and the US PGA Championship once.

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