Today I thought I would share with my viewers “The Fed Ex Points System.” The FedExCup is a championship trophy for the PGA Tour. What’s really cool is that when it was first introduced it was the first time that men's professional golf had a playoff system. It hasn’t been around that long actually in 2007 it awarded its first winner. The current champion is Brandt Snedeker.
How it works:
For the first portion of the season, the "regular season", currently from January through the latter part of August (changing in fall 2013 to an October–August cycle), PGA Tour players can 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 ultimate goal is to be among the top 125 points leaders following the final event of the regular season. Only those players who are regular full-time members of the PGA Tour will earn points.
After the final event of the regular season, the top 125 players participate in the playoffs. The number of points awarded for winning each playoff event is 2500, which is five times the amount awarded for a typical regular season tournament. Points won in playoff events are added to those for the regular season, and the fields are reduced as the playoffs proceed.
New for 2013, the top 125 on the FedEx Cup points list will also retain their tour cards for the following season.
After the third playoff event, the top 30 players move to the final event. Points are reset at that time, so the #1 player has 2500 points, the #2 player has 2250 points, down to the #30 player who is given 210 points. The goal is to ensure that any of the 30 players has a chance to win the FedExCup, but give the top players the best chance, with all of the top five players assured of winning the FedExCup by winning the Tour Championship.
For full up to date rankings please visit: http://fedexcup.van.fedex.com/