Golf notebook: PGA Tour uses season finale to spotlight new schedule

AP photo by Steve Helber / Scottie Scheffler practices on the 14th hole of Atlanta’s East Lake Golf Club on Wednesday, a day ahead of the Tour Championship that will decide the PGA Tour’s FedEx Cup champion.

ATLANTA — All over the golf map, Scottie Scheffler has enjoyed so many new experiences this year.

He posted his first PGA Tour victory in Phoenix. He earned his first major championship at Augusta National. And now the Masters champion is back in Georgia, this time at East Lake Golf Club for the Tour Championship and another strange sensation.

He can't remember the last time he was given a strokes advantage by anyone, much less Patrick Cantlay.

"It's been a while, yeah," said Scheffler, the No. 1 seed in the FedEx Cup standings with the PGA Tour's postseason finale set to tee off Thursday. "It's nice being on this end of the strokes versus having to give them up to everybody, like I have to do at home."

No one ever complains about the money from the FedEx Cup.