The FedExCup is a season-long competition in which players accumulate points in each eligible FedExCup Points event. At the end of the season, the winning player will be crowned the PGA TOUR FedExCup Champion.
The PGA TOUR season is currently divided into two segmenst -- the PGA TOUR season and the FedExCup Playoffs. Begining in 2013-14, there will also be five "season opening events" that award FedExCup points. This will be the first time the TOUR goes to a wrap-around schedule.
The Playoffs include four events from the middle of August to the middle of September with the FedExCup points leader following the TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola winning the season-long competition and its $10 million bonus.
The 2013 PGA TOUR Season will feature 36 events before the FedExCup Playoffs starting with the Hyundai Tournament of Champions in Hawaii and ending with the Wyndham Championship in Greensboro, N.C.
The 2013 FedExCup Playoffs will consist of The Barclays, Deutsche Bank Championship, BMW Championship and the TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola with a break coming between the second and third events.
Points Distribution: FedExCup Season
• Official PGA TOUR events each award 500 FedExCup points to first place.
• The Masters Tournament, THE PLAYERS Championship, U.S. Open Championship, British Open and the PGA Championship award 600 FedExCup points to first place.
• The first three World Golf Championships events award 550 FedExCup points to first place. The WGC-HSBC Champions will be included in the 2013-14 schedule.
• Additional events played during the FedExCup Season (those played the same week as a major or World Golf Championships) award 300 FedExCup points to first place.
Limited-field events during the FedExCup Season 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 2013 Hyundai Tournament of Champions has a field of 30 players, the points awarded will 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-Accenture Match Play Championship, a 64-player field. In this limited-field event, points for positions 65 and beyond are not awarded. All players losing in the first round would receive points for a T33 finish. All players losing in the second round receive points for a T17 finish. All players losing in the third round receive points for a T9 finish. All players losing in the fourth round receive points for a T5 finish.