FedEx Cup: Jordan Spieth, Justin Thomas eye $10m bonusThe best friends head into the Tour Championship in Atlanta ranked first and second in the race for the PGA Tour's season-long FedEx Cup.
This is what we love -- we turned pro and left college early to try to win tournaments, win majors, win FedEx Cups."The pair have certainly enjoyed incredible success this season.
Thomas has five victories to his name, including his first major title at the US PGA Championship, while Spieth clinched the third major of his career at the Open at Royal Birkdale in July."The bonus that comes with the FedEx is nice and all, but a major championship cements you in the history of the game," said the 24-year-old Spieth, who has amassed nearly $35 million in his short career.
"When I finished and had him, Rickie [Fowler] and some other friends and their girlfriends sticking around, that stuff's pretty special and it's pretty cool."'Bragging rights'For the Tour Championship, FedEx Cup points accrued over the season are reset, meaning mathematically any of the 30 competitors in the field can win the title and the $10 million bonus.
"It keeps me working, it keeps me pushing to try beat him because I feel like if I'm beating him in a tournament, I will then have a good chance to win."Regardless of who is celebrating come Sunday evening, both Spieth and Thomas agree that it will not define their seasons and that their respective major triumphs will live longest in the memory.
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