How the FedEx Cup points system works
In 2007, the PGA TOUR enters a new era in golf with an season-long
points competition called the FedEx Cup. This competition, spanning
37 weeks, will dramatically change the PGA Tour, offering fans a
new competitive element while giving the sport a more defined "season."
The PGA Tour season will now be divided into two parts, the FedEx
Cup and the PGA Tour Fall Series:
1. FedEx Cup
PGA Tour Regular Season (33 weeks)
The Regular Season will consist of 36 events in 33 weeks from the
beginning of January to the middle of August. Players will accumulate
FedEx Cup points which will determine their seeding for the PGA
Tour Playoffs for the FedEx Cup.
PGA Tour Playoffs for the FedEx Cup (4 weeks)
The Playoffs will consist of four events between late-August and
mid-September. These four events will determine the winner of the
FedEx Cup. In addition, the top 30 finishers will be guaranteed
exemption for the following year.
2. PGA Tour Fall Series
Between late September and early November, a Fall Series of seven
tournaments will be conducted to finalize the following year's eligibility
for players who do not finish in the top 30 of the FedEx Cup. Players
will vie for positions 31-125, based on final season earnings.
How points are earned
PGA Tour Regular Season FedEx Cup Points
Official PGA Tour events played during the Regular Season will award
25,000 FedEx Cup points. More points will be allotted to certain
The Masters, The Players Championship, U.S. Open, British
Open and PGA Championship will award 27,500 FedEx Cup points.
World Golf Championships events will award 26,250 FedEx
For a complete listing of points for every position in every event,
please click here.
How Points are Distributed
This table shows the specific number of FedEx Cup points awarded
to each position in a standard Regular Season event.
Position Points awarded
Additional events played during the Regular Season will award 12,500
FedEx Cup points. Additional events are those that are played the
same week as the World Golf Championships and British Open.
How The Playoffs Work
At the conclusion of the Regular Season, each player's points total
determines his position, or "seed," going into the PGA
Tour Playoffs for the FedEx Cup. All points will be "reset"
for the Playoffs, as shown below. The top 144 players will be eligible.
The leader will start the playoffs with a slim advantage - 100,000
points, compared with 99,000 points for the player in second player.
The drop-off is 500 points for every place through No. 5, 250 points
through No. 10, 150 points through No. 30, and 75-point reductions
for every place through No. 144.
Regular Season Point Total
PGA Tour Playoffs for the FedEx Cup
The Playoffs will consist of four events:
Tournament Location Field Size
The Barclays New York 144
Deutsche Bank Ch'ship Boston 120
BMW Championship Chicago 70
The Tour Ch'hip Atlanta 30
The PGA Tour Playoffs for the FedEx Cup will feature a progressive
cut through the first three events to determine the final 30 players
who will qualify for The Tour Championship presented by Coca-Cola,
where the FedEx Cup Champion will be determined. The Barclays opens
the playoffs with 144 players, followed by the Deutsche Bank Championship
with 120 and the BMW Championship with 70.
FedEx Cup Points in the Playoffs
All Playoff events will award 50,000 total points, as shown below.
The final Playoff event,The Tour Championship presented by Coca-Cola,
awards slightly more points per position due to the smaller 30-player
Position First three events The Tour Championship
1 9,000 10,300
2 5,400 6,200
3 3,400 3,900
4 2,400 2,800
5 2,000 2,300
10 1,350 1,550
30 340 395
70 100 N/A
FedEx Cup Bonus Structure
The FedEx Cup will award a total of $35 million in bonus money at
the conclusion of the Playoffs including $10 million to the FedEx
Cup Champion, the largest single bonus payout in sports.