Thomas locks up No. 1 seed for revamped Tour Championship
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Justin Thomas will ride his BMW Championship victory into the Tour Championship as the No. 1 seed in the FedEx Cup points list - a spot worth more than it has been in previous seasons.

For the first time, the FedEx Cup leader at East Lake in Atlanta will start the tournament at 10-under par, with staggered scoring implemented as the points list descends. When the leaderboard emerges Thursday prior to any golf being played, Thomas will have a two-shot lead over Patrick Cantlay.

Here is the complete Tour Championship field and starting score based on the new format:

Seed Player Starting Score
1 Justin Thomas -10
2 Patrick Cantlay -8
3 Brooks Koepka -7
4 Patrick Reed -6
5 Rory McIlroy -5
6 Jon Rahm -4
7 Matt Kuchar -4
8 Xander Schauffele -4
9 Webb Simpson -4
10 Abraham Ancer -4
11 Gary Woodland -3
12 Tony Finau -3
13 Adam Scott -3
14 Dustin Johnson -3
15 Hideki Matsuyama -3
16 Paul Casey -2
17 Justin Rose -2
18 Brandt Snedeker -2
19 Rickie Fowler -2
20 Kevin Kisner -2
21 Marc Leishman -1
22 Tommy Fleetwood -1
23 Corey Conners -1
24 Sungjae Im -1
25 Chez Reavie -1
26 Bryson DeChambeau E
27 Louis Oosthuizen E
28 Charles Howell III E
29 Lucas Glover E
30 Jason Kokrak E

This ensures that the winner at East Lake is also the FedEx Cup champion and is expected to simplify scoring for both fans and players.

The Tour Championship begins Aug. 22 with the $15-million first-place prize on the line.

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