10 Million Dollar shootout, Woods v McIlroy

By
Updated: September 20, 2012

The stakes are high this week on the PGA Tour at East Lake in Atlanta, as 14 times Major winner Tiger Woods goes head to head with world no. 1 Rory McIlroy for a cool 10 million dollar bonus in the Fedex Cup standings.

McIlroy is in pole position and is gunning for his 4th win on Tour from 5 starts, a run which began with an 8 shot win at the PGA Championship.

There are a number of players who could win the $10 million bonus, heading into the Tour Championship which will determine the FedEx Cup playoff champion.

The points are reset to give each of the 30 players in the field a mathematical chance, with the higher odds going to the higher seeds.

Any of the top five seeds, McIlroy, Woods, Nick Watney, Phil Mickelson and Brandt Snedeker – need only win the Tour Championship to claim the $10 million bonus.