Horschel not the only player who scored big payday

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ATLANTA – While Billy Horschel’s winning haul at East Lake is well documented, those who finished behind the FedEx Cup champion also enjoyed a financial windfall on Sunday.

Horschel collected $10 million for the season-long bonus and $1.44 million for winning the finale, along with the $1.44 million he earned for winning last week’s BMW Championship and $587,000 for his runner-up showing at the Deutsche Bank Championship.


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Chris Kirk, who began the Tour Championship atop the points list, tied for fourth at East Lake and earned $3 million for finishing second in the season-long points race; while Rory McIlroy took third to earn a $2 million bonus.

The top-5 finishers all received bonuses of at least $1 million and even Dustin Johnson, who has not played since the RBC Canadian Open after taking an “indefinite” leave of absence, finished 30th on the points list for a $175,000 bonus.

Although only the top 125 on the point list advance to the playoffs, bonuses of $32,000 are also given to Nos. 126 to 150 on the list.