On five under after the first-round 65 of the Tour Championship, the 14-time major-winner is alongside Rickie Fowler, another star in the United States team who will descend on Paris looking for their first victory on European soil in 25 years.
Tiger Woods is facing long odds of capturing the FedEx Cup and the US$10 million bonus.
'Fans are very familiar with golf leaderboards in relation to par, so they will have a clear understanding of the impact every shot makes during the final run for the FedEx Cup, ultimately leading to a singular champion without conflicting storylines'. At the PGA Championship, Woods made the turn one shot off the lead despite not hitting any fairways, shot a 64 but lost to Brooks Koepka by two strokes.
Monahan said at the Valspar Championship, where Woods finished runner-up behind Paul Casey, ratings had increased from a figure of 3.2 to 5.1.
"Either you get here, or you don't".
"It took forever for that putt to start breaking. but once (the grain) snagged it, it was going straight right". Woods will be on the charter Sunday night to France for his first Ryder Cup since 2012.
Meanwhile, Justin Thomas has played down an injury scare ahead of next week's clash at Le Golf National Ryder as the American bids to become the first player to win back-to-back FedEx Cup titles at East Lake.
While Woods has yet to taste a tournament victory this year, Monahan said the former world number one had nevertheless had a huge impact, boosting television ratings and indirectly raising the profile of other players on tour.
As for the playoffs, they start with a 125-man field at The Northern Trust, and the top 70 advance to the BMW Championship before the field is trimmed to 30 players for the Tour Championship.
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Woods still has 54 holes remaining. With two big weeks coming up it's more precautionary than anything. "I felt in control".
"I'm excited about the Ryder Cup and excited about the FedEx Cup", Finau said last week while in Utah for a tournament supporting his Tony Finau Foundation. But it really does set up for a good ball striker.
"I just haven't put it all together at the same time, but hopefully it will come together this week".
I wouldn't say Woods is relatable. That would be quite an achievement for a guy who just turned 25.
This was so reminiscent of the Woods of old, watching him making a three up the par-five 18th and hearing the crowd roar in approval.
While Smith leads the Australians on the FedEx standings, Jason Day follows in 12th place while Marc Leishman (29th) rounds out the contingent at East Lake. The course of his career has changed since he last played at East Lake. It's obviously great for our sport.
But 14-time major Woods said Thanksgiving Day, which falls on November 22, was a time American players dedicated to spending with their families at home in the US. "Just a little tightness and it probably looks a little worse than it is".
For FedEx Cup leading Bryson DeChambeau the math is very simple.
The golf season changes dramatically next year, with the USPGA Championship moving to May and the FedEx Cup play-offs taking over the month of August. Rose has been a model of consistency for more than a year. It hasn't been like that in several years. Monahan said that might encourage players to enter the final regular-season event, the Wyndham Championship, to try to secure the No. 1 seed or at least improve positions going into the playoffs.