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Tour Championship truths and falsehoods

Updated: October 30, 2006, 4:29 PM ET
By Brett Avery | Golf World

The PGA Tour isn't rolling out the anniversary folderol just yet, but this year's Tour Championship marks the 20th time the top 30 money winners have gathered for a season-ending wallow in largesse. Its 1987 inception was known as the Nabisco Championships of Golf, paid a then-gaudy $2 million purse and presented two-stroke winner Tom Watson with a tour-record payout of $360,000 (that's $605,180 in today's dollars). It was christened the Tour Championship in 1991, and the purse is up to $6.5 million ...

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