Zach Rosen carries the winner's trophy from the first tee box during the final round of the Northern Trust golf tournament, Sunday, Aug. 26, 2018, in Paramus, N.J. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

AP Sources: PGA plans major changes for revamped FedEx Cup

August 26, 2018 - 10:56 pm

PARAMUS, N.J. (AP) — The Associated Press has learned the PGA Tour is putting the final touches on a revamped FedEx Cup for next year.

Five people aware of the discussions tell the AP a cash bonus would be awarded to the player leading the FedEx Cup after the regular season. That would be followed by a new scoring format at the Tour Championship to decide the FedEx Cup champion.

The people spoke on condition of anonymity because the PGA Tour has not announced the change, and because there are still loose ends.

The biggest change is at the Tour Championship. The people say the No. 1 player in the FedEx Cup will open the Tour Championship at 10-under par, and the starting scores to par will be staggered for the rest of the 30-man field.

The winner will be the FedEx Cup champion, and the bonus is expected to be more than the current $10 million prize.

The change eliminates the divided attention from one player winning the Tour Championship and another winning the FedEx Cup.