How does the FedEx Cup Work?

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FedEx Cup

Clue

It pays to be consistent and win some tournaments.

Answer

Every event on the PGA tour awards FedEx Cup points – the number of points a player earns is based on the prizemoney for the tournament and the player’s tournament finish. The player with the most points at the end of the season is crowned the FedEx Cup champion.

More about the FedEx Cup

The FedEx Cup started in 2007. It was designed to be a season long points race that offered unprecedented bonus money and ends with the FedEx Playoffs.

The top 125 players in the FedEx Cup standings at season’s end are eligible for the FedEx Cup Playoffs with the three events featuring a progressive cut, starting with a field of 125, reducing to 70 for the second playoff event and just 30 for the final event.

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