By Gethin Coolbaugh, The Sports Xchange
Majors season has come and gone, but the FedExCup Playoffs are just heating up as the golf world converges at historic Bethpage Black in Farmingdale, N.Y., for The Barclays, the first of four Playoffs events teeing off Thursday.
The top 125 golfers from the FedExCup standings, highlighted by reigning FedExCup champion Jordan Spieth and 2015 Barclays winner and world No. 1 Jason Day of Australia, battle to gain an early edge on the field.
A $1.53 million winner's share of the $8.5 million purse and 2,000 FedExCup points are awarded to the winner heading into next weekend's second Playoffs event, the Deutsche Bank Championship in Norton, Mass.