The FedEx Cup is a season-long points competition that was introduced to the PGA TOUR in 2007. Over the season’s 46 events, players fight to become the FedEx Cup Champion.
Tiger Woods won the inaugural FedEx Cup in 2007 and 2009, the only player to ever win twice. Other winners include Vijay Singh (2008), Jim Furyk (2010), Bill Haas (2011), Brandt Snedeker (2012), Henrik Stenson (2013), Billy Horschel (2014), Jordan Spieth (2015), and Rory McIlroy (2016).
During the PGA Tour, players receive points based on their results, with an emphasis on winning and high finishes. Players who win an official PGA TOUR event are rewarded with 500 FedExCup points, and winners of one of the 4 majors are rewarded with 600 FedExCup points. During TOUR events, second place are rewarded with 300 points, third place with 190 points and fourth place with 135 points.
Once the PGA TOUR is finished, the 125 best players can move on to the playoffs. The last TOUR event is the Wyndham Championship (taking place this week). The points earned before the playoffs will carry on during the playoffs. Winners of the first three playoff events will receive 2000 points. Players finishing second; 1,200 points, players finishing third; 760, players finishing fourth; 540 points.
Here are the most current PGA Tour stats going into this final week:
The playoffs are progressive, starting with the Northern Trust event in the New York area, with 125 players. It then moves on to the Dell Technologies Championship in the Boston area, with 100 players. The following event is the BMW Championship outside of Chicago, with 70 players. Finally, it is in Atlanta during the TOUR Championship that the 30 top players will fight to become the 11th FedEx Cup Champion.
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