Final FedExCup standings vs. Playoff starting positions

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August 16, 2013

The race for the FedExCup is like a series of qualifiers leading up to the big finale -- the TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola -- in which all 30 who have survived the cuts following the PGA TOUR Season, The Barclays, the Deutsche Bank Championship and the BMW Championship have an opportunity to win the FedExCup.

Just 125 players qualify for the FedExCup Playoffs and anyone who qualifies has an opportunity to take home the hardware at East Lake. The system does reward strong showings in the PGA TOUR Season, however. No one who entered the Playoffs outside the FedExCup top 20 has won the FedExCup under the current format (which dates back to 2009).

In that four-year span, 29 players have moved from outside the top 30 at the start of the Playoffs into the TOUR Chamionship field, giving those competitors an opportunity to win the FedExCup with a good week at East Lake. Just two of those competitors (Heath Slocum at 124th in 2009 and Kevin Na 102nd in 2010) qualified for the TOUR Championship after entering the Playoffs outside the FedExCup top 100.

Below is a look at the Playoff starting positions for each of the finishers 1-125 in the FedExCup standings since the current point system was instituited in the 2009 season.

Playoff starting positions for FedExCup finishers 1-125
Final FedExCup
Position
(After Playoffs)
Positions at the start of the Playoffs
2009 2010 2011 2012
1 1 3 15 19
2 6 9 3 3
3 2 22 4 1
4 16 77 19 49
5 10 11 44 14
6 3 27 12 12
7 66 2 20 34
8 124 28 18 26
9 4 1 1 16
10 61 24 76 51
11 42 95 7 64
12 13 29 14 4
13 8 4 50 5
14 19 39 22 2
15 30 5 6 17
16 47 34 13 13
17 5 16 10 33
18 11 7 2 9
19 12 32 26 6
20 78 15 9 10
21 9 35 5 8
22 21 8 11 23
23 7 23 39 24
24 31 10 79 7
25 27 102 25 32
26 23 41 8 11
27 14 12 24 15
28 15 17 36 18
29 26 6 16 25
30 24 13 43 37
31 34 26 17 22
32 37 19 21 21
33 64 52 109 57
34 17 18 48 70
35 29 38 23 78
36 25 21 60 20
37 28 40 38 40
38 89 54 63 35
39 39 49 57 55
40 77 20 32 92
41 82 14 49 29
42 35 112 33 27
43 38 74 28 62
44 52 48 59 58
45 20 67 40 60
46 33 50 45 28
47 22 36 29 68
48 67 60 55 82
49 32 66 34 80
50 46 99 68 74
51 36 25 42 97
52 18 30 41 38
53 54 43 37 106
54 49 51 35 72
55 70 44 58 44
56 53 69 27 54
57 107 65 31 41
58 40 37 51 103
59 50 70 74 30
60 43 45 46 36
61 48 83 106 90
62 85 33 30 43
63 41 56 64 50
64 55 31 67 31
65 56 61 87 96
66 72 80 62 39
67 68 53 118 53
68 63 76 54 108
69 62 115 80 67
70 65 42 77 79
71 45 73 47 101
72 84 58 71 81
73 71 55 93 94
74 57 47 53 46
75 44 46 52 86
76 86 88 72 42
77 99 59 61 100
78 125 107 73 65
79 93 98 92 87
80 51 96 65 52
81 59 57 100 63
82 75 78 56 47
83 58 108 125 45
84 74 72 88 59
85 91 94 103 48
86 69 62 66 76
87 79 63 114 113
88 83 64 95 84
89 80 75 124 98
90 60 79 69 56
91 108 114 85 75
92 98 68 70 66
93 73 71 75 61
94 88 93 78 102
95 76 85 81 69
96 81 86 86 71
97 100 81 83 73
98 96 82 82 77
99 87 84 84 83
100 90 87 104 85
101 92 89 91 88
102 94 90 110 89
103 119 91 89 111
104 112 92 90 91
105 95 117 94 95
106 97 97 111 93
107 109 124 96 116
108 101 100 97 119
109 102 101 123 110
110 116 105 98 99
111 103 103 99 117
112 104 104 101 109
113 105 106 105 118
114 106 109 102 104
115 115 110 107 105
116 110 111 108 107
117 111 120 112 114
118 113 113 113 112
119 114 116 115 115
120 117 118 116 120
121 120 119 117 121
122 118 121 119 122
123 121 122 120 123
124 122 123 121 124
125 123 125 122 125
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