The FedEx Cup is a championship trophy for the PGA Tour. Unsurprising the competition is named after its sponsor: FedEx.
Who qualifies for the the FedEx Cup
Through the first part of the season, the “regular season” from October through August, PGA Tour players earn points in each event they play.
The number of points for winning each tournament varies from 250 to 600, depending on the quality of the field for each event, with the typical tournament awarding 500.
The goal is to be among the top 125 points leaders following the final event of the regular season.
At the end of the regular season, the top 125 players participate in the playoffs. Points won in playoff events are added to those for the regular season, and the fields are reduced as the playoffs proceed.
The number of points awarded for winning each playoff event is 2000, which is four times the amount awarded for a typical regular season tournament.
What Are The FedEx Cup Play Off Competitions
There are two play-offs competitions before the season ending tour Championship, during which the field is reduced, from 125 at The Northern Trust, to 70 at the BMW Championship and then to the final 30 for the Tour Championship
- The Northern Trust
- The BMW Championship
- The Tour Championship
For the Tour Championship, only the top 30 points leaders after the BMW Championship are eligible.
If for any reason, a player among the top 30 does not compete in the Tour Championship, he will not be replaced.
Listed below are the Tour Champs and the Playoff Winners since 2019
|Year||The Northern Trust||BMW Championship||Tour Championship|
|2021||Tony Finau||Patrick Cantlay||Patrick Cantlay|
|2020||Dustin Johnson||Jon Rahm||Dustin Johnson|
|2019||Patrick Reed||Justin Thomas||Rory McIlroy|
Previous to this there was also the Dell Technologies Championship which was removed from the schedule after the 2018 season
Listed below are the Playoff Winners. including the Dell Technologies
|Year||Northern Trust||Dell Technologies Championship||BMW Championship||Tour Championship|
|2018||Bryson DeChambeau||Bryson DeChambeau||Keegan Bradley||Tiger Woods|
|2017||Dustin Johnson||Justin Thomas||Marc Leishman||Xander Schauffele|
|2016||Patrick Reed||Rory McIlroy||Dustin Johnson||Rory McIlroy|
|2015||Jason Day||Rickie Fowler||Jason Day||Jordan Spieth|
|2014||Hunter Mahan||Chris Kirk||Billy Horschel||Billy Horschel|
|2013||Adam Scott||Henrik Stenson||Zach Johnson||Henrik Stenson|
|2012||Nick Watney||Rory McIlroy||Rory McIlroy||Brandt Snedeker|
|2011||Dustin Johnson||Webb Simpson||Justin Rose||Bill Haas|
|2010||Matt Kuchar||Charley Hoffman||Dustin Johnson||Jim Furyk|
|2009||Heath Slocum||Steve Stricker||Tiger Woods||Phil Mickelson|
|2008||Vijay Singh||Vijay Singh||Camilo Villegas||Camilo Villegas|
|2007||Steve Stricker||Phil Mickelson||Tiger Woods||Tiger Woods|
How Much Do The Players Win In The FedEx Cup
From 2019, the player with the most points after the Tour Championship wins the FedEx Cup itself and receives $15 million of a $70 million bonus fund.
- Winner $15 million
- Runner-up $5 million
- 3rd place $4 million
- 4th place $3 million
- 5th place $2.5 million
- $1.9 million
- $1.3 million
- $1.1 million
Five Year PGA Tour Exemption
The winner of the FedEx Cup also receives a five-year exemption on the PGA Tour, mirroring the exemption that was given to the tour’s leading money winner prior to 2017.
Before the change in format in 2019 that made it impossible for the FedEx Cup and the Tour Championship to be won by two different players, the Tour Championship winner received a three-year exemption. Winners of other playoff events receive only the standard 2-year exemption.
Since 2013 the top 125 on the FedEx Cup points list also retain their tour cards for the following season
Beginning with the 2013 season, non-exempt players who finish 126th-150th in the FedEx Cup are given conditional PGA Tour status, but can attempt to improve their priority rankings through the Korn Ferry Tour Finals.