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OVERVIEW

OVERVIEW
FEDEXCUP 101

What you need to know

• The 2021-22 PGA TOUR Season marks the 16th edition of the FedExCup

• The FedExCup is a season-long points competition which culminates with the FedExCup Playoffs, a series of three events to determine the FedExCup Champion

• The top 125 players in the FedExCup standings are eligible for the FedExCup Playoffs with the three events featuring a progressive cut with fields of 125, 70 and 30

• The FedExCup Playoffs finale, the TOUR Championship, features FedExCup Starting Strokes, a staggered, strokes-based system which represents the final FedExCup standings, recognizing players for their Regular Season performance, as well as their play in the first two FedExCup Playoffs events

• The total bonus pool for the FedExCup Playoffs is $75 million, with the FedExCup Champion earning $18 million

OVERVIEW

Established in 2007, the FedExCup is a season-long points competition offering $75 million in bonus money and culminating with the FedExCup Playoffs in August. Players vie to become the FedExCup Champion, which distinguishes the one player who not only performs well during the FedExCup Regular Season, but also excels through the pressure of the FedExCup Playoffs. Players to hoist the FedExCup trophy include Tiger Woods (2007 and 2009), Vijay Singh (2008), Jim Furyk (2010), Bill Haas (2011), Brandt Snedeker (2012), Henrik Stenson (2013), Billy Horschel (2014), Jordan Spieth (2015), Rory McIlroy (2016 and 2019), Justin Thomas (2017), Justin Rose (2018), Dustin Johnson (2020) and Patrick Cantlay (2021).

FEDEXCUP REGULAR SEASON 

The 2021-22 FedExCup Regular Season features 47 official FedExCup events beginning with the 2021 Fortinet Championship and running through the 2022 Wyndham Championship. TOUR members earn FedExCup points based on their finish at each tournament, with an emphasis placed on wins and high finishes.

FedExCup Points Distribution

• Official PGA TOUR events award 500 FedExCup points to first place

• THE PLAYERS Championship, Masters Tournament, PGA Championship, U.S. Open and The Open Championship award 600 FedExCup points to first place

• World Golf Championships events and The Genesis Invitational, Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by Mastercard, and the Memorial Tournament presented by Workday award 550 FedExCup points to first place

• Additional events award 300 FedExCup points to first place

• For the first time, three tournaments will be co-sanctioned during the 2021-22 season and therefore count on both the PGA TOUR’s FedExCup and the European Tour’s Race to Dubai: the Barbasol Championship and the Barracuda Championship award 300 FedExCup points to first place; the Genesis Scottish Open awards 500 FedExCup points to first place

FedExCup Points are awarded by finish position as defined in the point distribution tables. Limited field events during the FedExCup competition will not redistribute the points for places that do not play. For example, if the Sentry 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 31–65 in a regular event not being awarded in the tournament.

Another example is the World Golf Championships-Dell Technologies Match Play, a 64-player field. In this limited-field event, points for positions 65 and beyond would not be awarded.

Ties – Points will be distributed to those in tying positions using the same method currently used to distribute prize money when there is a tie. That is, the total points for each tying position will be averaged and that average will be distributed to each player in the tying position.

FEDEXCUP PLAYOFFS

At the conclusion of the Regular Season (following the 2022 Wyndham Championship), the top 125 players in the FedExCup standings will be eligible to play in the FedExCup Playoffs, a series of three events over the month of August (prior to 2019, the FedExCup Playoffs included four events). Points earned during the FedExCup Regular Season carry over to the first two Playoffs events. Players will compete in the FedExCup Playoffs for their share of the $75 million total in bonus money, with the FedExCup Champion taking home $18 million.

The FedExCup Playoffs feature a progressive cut, with fields of 125 for the FedEx St. Jude Championship (TPC Southwind, Memphis, Tennessee), 70 for the BMW Championship (Wilmington Country Club, Wilmington, Delaware) and 30 for the TOUR Championship (East Lake Golf Club, Atlanta, Georgia), where the FedExCup Champion will be determined. In the event an eligible player is unable or chooses not to play, the field will be shortened and no alternates will be added.

The FedEx St. Jude Championship will cut the field to low 65 and ties after 36 holes, while the BMW Championship and TOUR Championship are no-cut events.

The first two Playoffs events award 2,000 points to the winner (quadruple points of Regular Season events), while the Playoffs Finale, the TOUR Championship, features a strokes-based system (FedExCup Starting Strokes) instituted for the first time in 2019.

TOUR Championship and FedExCup Starting Strokes

At the TOUR Championship, the player with the lowest stroke total over 72 holes when combined with his FedExCup Starting Strokes will be crowned the FedExCup Champion, be credited with an official victory at the TOUR Championship, earn a bonus of $18 million and a five-year PGA TOUR exemption.

The FedExCup points leader after the first two Playoffs events will begin the TOUR Championship at 10-under par. The No. 2 player will start at 8 under. The No. 3 player starts at 7 under; the No. 4 player starts at 6 under; the No. 5 player starts at 5 under. Players 6-10 start at 4 under; players 11-15 start at 3 under; players 16-20 start at 2 under; players 21-25 start at 1 under; and players 26-30 start at even par.

In the event there are tied players at any position going into the TOUR Championship, tied players will be awarded the same number of Starting Strokes for round one. For example, if two players are tied for second position, both players would start at 8 under and the No. 4 player would start at 6 under.

Any professional that is qualified for the TOUR Championship but unable to participate will not be awarded Starting Strokes and Starting Stroke positions for the remaining players will not be reallocated. Any professional who is unable to play, is disqualified or withdraws for any reason will finish in last position for the TOUR Championship.

Other Notes

FedExCup points are distributed to players earning official money. Only players who are PGA TOUR Members or become members during the season will be listed on the FedExCup Points List. Special Temporary Members and Non-Members who earn FedExCup points will not appear on the FedExCup Points List, but will be tracked on a Non-Member FedExCup Points List. Amateurs will not be eligible to earn FedExCup points.

Points won by Non-Members and Special Temporary Members who subsequently become PGA TOUR Members during the season will be counted on the FedExCup Points List, along with any FedExCup Points earned as a Non-Member (excluding those won at the 2022 Barbasol Championship, 2022 Barracuda Championship and World Golf Championships events as a Non-Member).

FEDEXCUP STARTING STROKES FOR TOUR CHAMPIONSHIP

TOUR CHAMPIONSHIP SEED
FEDEXCUP STARTING STROKES
1 -10
2 -8
3 -7
4 -6
5 -5
6-10 -4
11-15 -3
16-20 -2
21-25 -1
26-30 Even

POINT DISTRIBUTION FOR THE FEDEXCUP PLAYOFFS

POSITION POINTS POSITION POINTS POSITION POINTS POSITION POINTS
1 2,000 5 440 9 320 13 240
2 1,200 6 400 10 300 14 228
3 760 7 360 11 280 15 220
4 540 8 340 12 260 16 212

FEDEXCUP BONUS STRUCTURE

POSITION PAYOUT
1 $18,000,000
2 $6,500,000
3 $5,000,000
4 $4,000,000
5 $3,000,000
6 $2,500,000
7 $2,000,000
8 $1,500,000
9 $1,250,000
10 $1,000,000

COMCAST BUSINESS TOUR TOP 10 BONUS STRUCTURE

POSITION PAYOUT
1 $2,000,000
2 $1,500,000
3 $1,200,000
4 $1,100,000
5 $1,000,000
6 $850,000
7 $700,000
8 $600,000
9 $550,000
10 $500,000