The best 30 of the FedEx Cup in the USA

The top 30 FedEx Cup players will vie for the title in this event, which offers a prize pool of $20,000,000, with $4,000,000 going to the winner

by Andrea Gussoni
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The best 30 of the FedEx Cup in the USA
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The world's golfing giants gather in the United States, in Dublin (Ohio), for the 49th edition of the Memorial Tournament. This prestigious PGA Tour event will take place from tomorrow until Sunday, June 9th, at the Muirfield Village Golf Club, a course designed by Jack Nicklaus, a true golf legend.

The competition will feature 73 players, including 9 of the top 10 in the world, with the only exception being Jon Rahm, the Spanish winner of the 2020 Memorial, who has opted for the Arabian Super League.

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The top 30 FedEx Cup players will vie for the title in this event, which offers a prize pool of $20,000,000, with $4,000,000 going to the winner.

Among the favorites in contention is Scottie Scheffler, the current world ranking leader. However, the American player has admitted to still feeling "unsettled" by his arrest, followed by immediate release, which occurred before the second round of the PGA Championship.

At 27 years old, Scheffler has already won four tournaments this year, including The Masters, and aims for another triumph. One of his main rivals is Norwegian Viktor Hovland, the defending champion, who aims to become the first player since Tiger Woods in 2000-2001 to win the title consecutively.

The green will also see 59 winners of at least one PGA Tour event and 15 Major champions. The prediction is open, with Californian Patrick Cantlay, already a winner in 2019 and 2021, seeking a third victory. Among other prominent participants are Rory McIlroy, Xander Schauffele, Wyndham Clark, Ludvig Aberg, Collin Morikawa, and Max Homa.

However, a notable absence will be Woods, the record holder of the competition with five victories (the last of which was in 2012). The PGA Tour is an organization that oversees the major professional golf tours in the United States.

It is headquartered in Ponte Vedra Beach, a suburb of Jacksonville, Florida. Its official name is written entirely in uppercase letters, as "PGA TOUR." The PGA Tour became a separate organization in 1968 when it split from the PGA of America, which now primarily serves as an association for golf professionals such as instructors and club managers.

Tournament players initially formed their own organization, the Association of Professional Golfers (APG). Later, in 1968, the players disbanded the APG and agreed to operate as the PGA "Tournament Players Division," a fully autonomous division of the PGA, under the supervision of a new 10-member Tournament Policy Board. The name officially changed to "PGA Tour" in 1975.

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