Wyndham Rewards Top 10 creates excitement
Program will provide drama to PGA TOUR's Regular Season finale with $10 million bonus payout
November 14, 2018
- November 14, 2018
Wyndham Rewards Top 10
Starting this season, players will vie for a chance to be part of the new Wyndham Rewards Top 10 - a $10 million bonus that will be split between the PGA TOUR’s FedExCup top 10 Regular Season finishers.
“I think it’s a great change. If you win the Regular Season, you’ve done something really well. It’s another category guys really pay attention,” said Webb Simpson.
The new Wyndham Rewards Top 10 $10 million bonus will recognize the top 10 players who earn the most FedExCup points through the Wyndham Championship, the final event of the Regular Season. The leader will earn $2 million, followed by $1.5 million for the runner-up with the 10th-place finisher earning $500,000.
“Now that they are rewarding the top 10 guys at the end of the season. It’s definitely something I think guys are looking at and adding tournaments to their schedule,” said Tony Finau.
The bonus program will provide additional drama to the Regular Season finale and also place a greater premium on full-season performance, thus elevating the significance of each tournament on the schedule.
"The Wyndham Championship plays a pivotal role in the regular season as it's the last chance players have to secure a spot in the FedExCup Playoffs," said Eliot Hamlisch, vice president and leader of the Wyndham Rewards program. "In joining with the PGA TOUR to introduce the Wyndham Rewards Top 10, we're not only elevating the significance of our own tournament, but also placing a premium on great golf all season long. What's more, as the world's most generous rewards program, we couldn't think of a more fitting way to recognize the PGA TOUR's best of the best than by saying, 'You've earned this.' "