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OVERVIEW

OVERVIEW
FEDEXCUP 101

What you need to know

• 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 total bonus pool for the FedExCup Playoffs is $60 million, with the FedExCup champion earning $15 million.

• A $10 million Regular Season bonus pool, the Wyndham Rewards Top 10, recognizes the 10 players who earn the most FedExCup points through the Wyndham Championship, with the Regular Season champion earning $2 million.

• 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.

OVERVIEW

Established in 2007, the FedExCup is a season-long points competition offering unprecedented 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 PGA TOUR Regular Season, but also excels through the pressure of the FedExCup Playoffs. Players to hoist the FedExCup trophy since the inception of the FedExCup 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) and Justin Rose (2018). Using FedExCup Starting Strokes for the first time in 2019, McIlroy joined Woods as the only multiple winners of the FedExCup.

PGA TOUR REGULAR SEASON 

The PGA TOUR Regular Season includes 46 events beginning in September 2019, with A Military Tribute at The Greenbrier, and ending in August 2020 at the Wyndham Championship. TOUR members earn FedExCup points based on their finish at each tournament, with an emphasis placed on wins and high finishes. 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 PLAYERS Championship, Masters Tournament, PGA Championship, U.S. Open and The Open Championship award 600 FedExCup points to the winner
• World Golf Championships events award 550 FedExCup points to the winner
• Additional events (played the same week as other tournaments) award 300 FedExCup points to the winner

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 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 31-70 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.

At the completion of the Wyndham Championship, $10 million in bonus money for Regular Season performance is awarded through the Wyndham Rewards Top 10, a PGA TOUR program that recognizes the 10 players who earn the most FedExCup points through the Wyndham Championship, with the Regular Season champion earning $2 million. In 2019, Brooks Koepka won the inaugural Wyndham Rewards Top 10 as the Regular Season leader in FedExCup points. Click here to learn more about the Wyndham Rewards.

FEDEXCUP PLAYOFFS

At the conclusion of the season, 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 (from 2007 to 2018, the FedExCup Playoffs included four events). Points earned during the PGA TOUR Regular Season carry over to the Playoffs. 

Players will compete in the FedExCup Playoffs for their share of the $60 million total in bonus money, with the FedExCup champion taking home $15 million

The FedExCup Playoffs events feature a progressive cut, with fields of 125 for THE NORTHERN TRUST (TPC Boston, Norton, Massachusetts), 70 for the BMW Championship (Olympia Fields Country Club, Olympia Fields, Illinois) 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. Points from the missing positions will not be awarded.

THE NORTHERN TRUST will cut the field to low 70 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. The player with the lowest total score will win the FedExCup and be credited with an official victory in the TOUR Championship competition.

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.

At the TOUR Championship, the player with the lowest aggregate score over 72 holes when combined with his FedExCup Starting Strokes will win the TOUR Championship and also be crowned FedExCup champion. The TOUR Championship win will be considered an official victory and the FedExCup champion will also earn a bonus of $15 million and a five-year PGA TOUR exemption.

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 15 224
4 540
8 340 12 260 16 220

FEDEXCUP BONUS STRUCTURE

POSITION PAYOUT
1 $15,000,000
2 $5,000,000
3 $4,000,000
4 $3,000,000
5 $2,500,000
6 $1,900,000
7 $1,300,000
8 $1,100,000
9 $950,000
10 $830,000

WYNDHAM REWARDS 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