Scott is among four Australians needing to make up ground at this week’s BMW Championship in Delaware to qualify for the elite 30-man field at East Lake, where the minimum pay day is $US500,000 ($A712,000).
The winner of the Tour Championship this year will pocket a cheque for $US18 million ($A26m).
Scott is a long way off contending for that right now but a tie for fifth at last week’s FedEx St Jude Championship at least earned the former World No.1 a start in the second FedExCup Playoffs event.
The Tour veteran climbed from 77th to 45th in the standings with only the top-70 making the BMW Championship field.
After a solid season featuring four top-10s from 18 events and top-15 finishes at the last two majors, Scott admits he felt especially driven to extend his campaign by at least another week.
Scott’s recent good play will likely remove some…