Pros who missed Tour Championship still get these huge FedEx Cup bonuses

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There's big money to be had at East Lake this week.

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There’s some crazy money being thrown around at the Tour Championship this week, with $18 million going to the FedEx Cup champion, $6.5 million to the runner-up and, well, you get the picture — there’s lots of money to be had.

But although the players who qualified for the Tour Championship at East Lake will take home the biggest pay bumps — and receive the added perk of invites to the Masters, PGA Championship, U.S. Open and Open Championship in 2023 — the FedEx Cup bonuses extend beyond the top 30.

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The PGA Tour hands out a total of $75 million in bonuses, with $43,255,000 being paid immediately and $31,745,000 deferred to players’ retirement accounts.

Players you won’t see on TV this week are also cashing in. More than $15 million of that $75 million pool will go to them in separate, deferred bonuses. (The players who qualified for the Tour Championship get a combination of upfront and deferred bonuses, while the players Nos. 31 to 150 in the final FedEx Cup standings all receive deferred money.)

For example, last place at the Tour Championship (30th) will pay out $500,000 — $245,000 up front and $255,000 deferred. But 31st place, which we already know is Shane Lowry, receives $250,000 deferred. The payouts decrease from there all the way down to 150th.

Nos. 101 to 125 in the standings receive $120,000, and Nos. 126-150 (which is conditional status on the PGA Tour) get $85,000 each.

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