Sep 5th, 2016
The FedEx Cup: Who's in and who's out?
We've broken it down to make it more interesting
Words: Tim Southwell Photography: Getty Images
Who's currently in and out of the Top 70 for the Barclays?...
Who's gonna get what?
1st: $10,000,000.00 (Currently Patrick Reed)
2nd: $3,000,000.00 (Jason Day)
3rd: $2,000,000.00 (Dustin Johnson)
4th: $1,500,000.00 (Rory McIlroy)
5th: $1,000,000.00 (Adam Scott) (Where did he come from?! – Ed)
What happens now
- After the Deutsche Bank the field will be cut to the Top 70 who then play in the third event, the BMW in Chicago which has no cut.
- The finale, the TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola in Atlanta, will be comprised of the top-30 qualifiers following the BMW Championship.
Notables just outside the Top 125
(At the end of the normal season and had to clear off before The Barclays last week)
Matt Jones (126)
Retief Goosen (141)
Ian Poulter (174)
Notables who didn't finish in the Top 100
(And so had to clear off before the Deutsche Bank started this week)
Shane Lowry (102nd)
Keegan Bradley (103rd)
Francesco Molinari (111th)
Boo Weekley (114th)
Notables who didn't make the Top 70
(And won't be going to the BMW Championship in Chicago next week)
Ricky Barnes. Probably quite annoyed...
Ricky Barnes (71st) (Ouch – Ed)
Steve Stricker 76th)
Freddie Jacobson (81st)
Jim Furyk (86th)
Webb Simpson (90th)
Danny Willett (93rd)
Vijay Signh (99th)
Notables not currently in Top 30
(Who need a big performance at the Barclays this week or they won't be going to the TOUR Championship in Atlanta)
Smiley Kaufman (33rd)
Branden Grace (37th)
Tony Finau (38th)
Louis Oosthuizen (44th)
Graeme McDowell (45th)
Justin Rose (50th)
Billy Horschel (62nd)
Zach Johnson (56th)
Luke Donald (60th)
Full detals of exactly what is going on at the end of this article. Explained by the good people of the PGA Tour.
Good luck to everyone and happy dollar hunting.
The FedEx Cup: What you need to know
These guys (PGA Tour) created all this so they can explain exactly what the Fed Ex Cup is...
The FedExCup Playoffs determine the season-long champion on the PGA TOUR.
The four Playoffs events will offer $32 million in prize money, meaning a total of $67 million is on the line over the four weeks of FedExCup Playoff competition.
The PGA TOUR entered a new era in 2007 with the introduction of the FedExCup, a season-long points competition, offering $35 million in bonus money and culminating with the PGA TOUR's first-ever Playoff system.
The PGA TOUR entered a new era in 2007 with the introduction of the FedExCup, a season-long points competition offering $35 million in bonus money and culminating with the PGA TOUR’s first-ever Playoff system. The four Playoffs events offer $32 million in prize money, meaning a total of $67 million is on the line over the four weeks of FedExCup Playoff competition.
Over the span of 46 events, players vie to become the FedExCup Champion, which distinguishes the one player who not only performs well during the 43-tournament PGA TOUR Season, but also excels through the pressure of the four-event FedExCup Playoffs. Tiger Woods won the inaugural FedExCup in 2007 and its $10-million top prize and won again in 2009. Others to hoist the FedExCup trophy include Vijay Singh (2008), Jim Furyk (2010), Bill Haas (2011), Brandt Snedeker (2012), Henrik Stenson (2013), Billy Horschel (2014) and Jordan Spieth (2015).
During the PGA TOUR Season, TOUR members earn points based on their results, with a strong emphasis placed on winning and high finishes. Once the PGA TOUR Season concludes, the top-125 players advance to the FedExCup Playoffs, a series of four $8-million tournaments offering quadruple points relative to PGA TOUR Season events.
The Playoffs feature a progressive cut, beginning with The Barclays in the New York/New Jersey area (125 players), continuing with the Deutsche Bank Championship in Boston (100 players) and the BMW Championship in Indianapolis (70 players). A reseed takes place, seeding the top-30 players for the culminating TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola in Atlanta, where the FedExCup Champion is crowned.
PGA TOUR SEASON
The PGA TOUR Season is contested from October through August. Points are awarded at four levels:
• Official PGA TOUR events played during the PGA TOUR Season each award 500 FedExCup points to the winner.
• The Masters Tournament, THE PLAYERS Championship, U.S. Open, The Open Championship and the PGA Championship award 600 FedExCup points to the winner.
• World Golf Championships award 550 FedExCup points to the winner.
• Additional events (played the same week as other tournaments) award 300 FedExCup points to the winner.
The PGA TOUR Season points standings will carry over to the FedExCup Playoffs.
Limited field events during the FedExCup competition will not redistribute the points for places that do not play. Those points are not awarded to the field and the total points distributed will be slightly less than the total points as defined above. For example, if the Hyundai Tournament of Champions has a field of 30 players, the points awarded will be based on the points that would be awarded to each individual position in a full-field event from positions 1 to 30. This will result in the points that would have otherwise been awarded from positions 31-70 in a regular event not being awarded in the tournament.
Another example is the World Golf Championships-Dell Match Play, a 64-player field. In this limited-field event, points for positions 65 and beyond would not be awarded.
The FedExCup Playoffs consist of four events immediately following the PGA TOUR Season -- The Barclays, Deutsche Bank Championship, BMW Championship and the TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola. The PGA TOUR Season standings determine the top-125 players who qualify for the first event, The Barclays. Each playoff event offers 2,000 points (quadruple the PGA TOUR Season). The second event, the Deutsche Bank Championship outside Boston, will have a 100-player field. The third tournament, the BMW Championship in Chicago, will have 70 players (with no cut). The finale, the TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola in Atlanta, will be comprised of the top-30 qualifiers following the BMW Championship.
Following a 30-man reseed, those players will compete for the FedExCup, with one to be crowned the FedExCup champion. Each tournament will have an $8 million purse in addition to the $35-million FedExCup bonus pool.
Note: In case of ties, reseed points will be distributed between the tying positions using the same methods for dealing with ties during events -- the total points for each of the tying positions are divided equally among all players in the tying position. In the event that a player who qualifies for a Playoff event chooses not to play in that event, there will be no alternates, and the field will be shortened. FedExCup points are subject to change.
POINTS BREAKDOWN FOR THE PGA TOUR SEASON