So with the $720,000 first-place check, Love had a head start on what he hopes will be a lucrative year.
But the leaders were happy they still had a chance to win the $450,000 first-place check.
The $720,000 first-place check is the biggest on the Tour.
The $540,000 first-place check increased Woods's 2000 earnings to more than $2.58 million.
At least Scott received the trophy and the first-place check.
She was determined not to let the victory and the $180,000 first-place check slip away.
The tournament will feature a 78-player field, no cut and a first-place check of $1 million.
But the race for the $540,000 first-place check will apparently not include the two men who have dominated the game this year.
All have a tremendous chance to win Sunday's $720,000 first-place check, and each of the leaders has something important at stake.
Four players will start the final round within two strokes of the lead and the $540,000 first-place check.