FedExCup Overview


Established in 2007, the FedExCup is a season-long points competition offering unprecedented bonus money and culminating with the FedExCup Playoffs in August. Players vie to become the FedExCup Champion, which distinguishes the one player who not only performs well during the FedExCup Regular Season, but also excels through the pressure of the FedExCup Playoffs. Players to hoist the FedExCup trophy include Tiger Woods (2007 and 2009), Vijay Singh (2008), Jim Furyk (2010), Bill Haas (2011), Brandt Snedeker (2012), Henrik Stenson (2013), Billy Horschel (2014), Jordan Spieth (2015), Rory McIlroy (2016 and 2019), Justin Thomas (2017), Justin Rose (2018) and Dustin Johnson (2020).

FedExCup Regular Season


The 2020-21 FedExCup Regular Season features 47 official FedExCup events beginning with the 2020 Safeway Open and running through the 2021 Wyndham Championship. TOUR members earn FedExCup points based on their finish at each tournament, with an emphasis placed on wins and high finishes.

FedExCup Points Distribution

  • Official PGA TOUR events each award 500 FedExCup points to first place
  • THE PLAYERS Championship, Masters Tournament, PGA Championship, U.S. Open Championship and The Open Championship will award 600 FedExCup points to first place
  • Each of the four World Golf Championships events and The Genesis Invitational, Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by Mastercard, and the Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide will award 550 FedExCup points to first place
  • Additional events (played the same week as a major or World Golf Championship) will award 300 FedExCup points to first place

FedExCup Points are awarded by finish position as defined in the point distribution tables. Limited field events during the FedExCup competition will not redistribute the points for places that do not play. For example, if the Sentry Tournament of Champions has a field of 30 players, the points awarded will be based on the points that would be awarded to each individual position in a full-field event from positions 1 to 30. This will result in the points that would have otherwise been awarded from positions 31–65 in a regular event not being awarded in the tournament.

Another example is the World Golf Championships–Dell Technologies Match Play, a 64-player field. In this limited-field event, points for positions 65 and beyond would not be awarded.

FedExCup Playoffs


At the conclusion of the season, the top 125 players in the FedExCup standings will be eligible to play in the FedExCup Playoffs, a series of three events over the month of August (prior to 2019, the FedExCup Playoffs included four events). Points earned during the FedExCup Regular Season carry over to the first two Playoffs events. Players will compete in the FedExCup Playoffs for their share of the $60 million total in bonus money, with the FedExCup Champion taking home $15 million

The FedExCup Playoffs feature a progressive cut, with fields of 125 for THE NORTHERN TRUST (Liberty National Golf Club, Jersey City, New Jersey), 70 for the BMW Championship (Caves Valley Golf Club, Owings Mills, Maryland) and 30 for the TOUR Championship (East Lake Golf Club, Atlanta, Georgia), where the FedExCup Champion will be determined. In the event an eligible player is unable or chooses not to play, the field will be shortened and no alternates will be added. Points from the missing positions will not be awarded.

THE NORTHERN TRUST will cut the field to low 65 and ties after 36 holes, while the BMW Championship and TOUR Championship are no-cut events.

The first two Playoffs events award 2,000 points to the winner (quadruple points of Regular Season events), while the Playoffs Finale, the TOUR Championship, features a strokes-based system (FedExCup Starting Strokes) instituted for the first time in 2019. The player with the lowest total score will win the FedExCup and be credited with an official victory in the TOUR Championship competition.

The FedExCup points leader after the first two Playoffs events will begin the TOUR Championship at 10-under par. The No. 2 player will start at 8 under. The No. 3 player starts at 7 under; the No. 4 player starts at 6 under; the No. 5 player starts at 5 under. Players 6-10 start at 4 under; players 11-15 start at 3 under; players 16-20 start at 2 under; players 21-25 start at 1 under; and players 26-30 start at even par.

What you need to know

  • The 2020-21 PGA TOUR Season marks the 15th edition of the FedExCup
  • The FedExCup is a season-long points competition which culminates with the FedExCup Playoffs, a series of three events to determine the FedExCup Champion
  • The top 125 players in the FedExCup standings are eligible for the FedExCup Playoffs with the three events featuring a progressive cut with fields of 125, 70 and 30
  • The FedExCup Playoffs finale, the TOUR Championship, features FedExCup Starting Strokes, a staggered, strokes-based system which represents the final FedExCup standings, recognizing players for their Regular Season performance, as well as their play in the first two FedExCup Playoffs events
  • The total bonus pool for the FedExCup Playoffs is $60 million, with the FedExCup Champion earning $15 million

At the TOUR Championship, the player with the lowest aggregate score over 72 holes when combined with his FedExCup Starting Strokes will win the TOUR Championship and also be crowned FedExCup Champion. The TOUR Championship win will be considered an official victory and the FedExCup Champion will also earn a bonus of $15 million and a five-year PGA TOUR exemption.

Other Notes

FedExCup points are distributed to players earning official money. Only players who are PGA TOUR Members or become members during the season will be listed on the FedExCup Points List. Special Temporary Members and Non-Members who earn FedExCup points will not appear on the FedExCup Points List, but will be tracked on a Non-Member FedExCup Points List. Amateurs will not be eligible to earn FedExCup points.

Points won by Non-Members and Special Temporary Members who subsequently become PGA TOUR Members during the season will be counted on the FedExCup Points List, along with any FedExCup Points earned as a Non-Member (excluding those won at World Golf Championships events as a Non-Member).

FedExCup Starting Strokes for TOUR Championship


TOUR Championship Seed
FedExCup Starting Strokes
1 -10
2 -8
3 -7
4 -6
5 -5
6-10 -4
11-15 -3
16-20 -2
21-25 -1
26-30 Even

Points Breakdown for the PGA TOUR Season


Position PGA TOUR Events WGC Events, Genesis, API & Memorial Majors Additional Events FedExCup Playoffs
1 500.000 550.000 600.000 300.000 2000.000
2 300.000 315.000 330.000 165.000 1200.000
3 190.000 200.000 210.000 105.000 760.000
4 135.000 140.000 150.000 80.000 540.000
5 110.000 115.000 120.000 65.000 440.000
6 100.000 105.000 110.000 60.000 400.000
7 90.000 95.000 100.000 55.000 360.000
8 85.000 89.000 94.000 50.000 340.000
9 80.000 83.000 88.000 45.000 320.000
10 75.000 78.000 82.000 40.000 300.000
11 70.000 73.000 77.000 37.500 280.000
12 65.000 69.000 72.000 35.000 260.000
13 60.000 65.000 68.000 32.500 240.000
14 57.000 62.000 64.000 31.000 228.000
15 55.000 59.000 61.000 30.500 220.000
16 53.000 57.000 59.000 30.000 212.000
17 51.000 55.000 57.000 29.500 204.000
18 49.000 53.000 55.000 29.000 196.000
19 47.000 52.000 53.000 28.500 188.000
20 45.000 51.000 51.000 28.000 180.000
21 43.000 48.733 48.733 26.756 172.000
22 41.000 46.467 46.467 25.511 164.000
23 39.000 44.200 44.200 24.267 156.000
24 37.000 41.933 41.933 23.022 148.000
25 35.500 40.233 40.233 22.089 142.000
26 34.000 38.533 38.533 21.156 136.000
27 32.500 36.833 36.833 20.222 130.000
28 31.000 35.133 35.133 19.289 124.000
29 29.500 33.433 33.433 18.356 118.000
30 28.000 31.733 31.733 17.422 112.000
31 26.500 30.033 30.033 16.489 106.000
32 25.000 28.333 28.333 15.556 100.000
33 23.500 26.633 26.633 14.622 94.000
34 22.000 24.933 24.933 13.689 88.000
35 21.000 23.800 23.800 13.067 84.000
36 20.000 22.667 22.667 12.444 80.000
37 19.000 21.533 21.533 11.822 76.000
38 18.000 20.400 20.400 11.200 72.000
39 17.000 19.267 19.267 10.578 68.000
40 16.000 18.133 18.133 9.956 64.000
41 15.000 17.000 17.000 9.333 60.000
42 14.000 15.867 15.867 8.711 56.000
43 13.000 14.733 14.733 8.089 52.000
44 12.000 13.600 13.600 7.467 48.000
45 11.000 12.467 12.467 6.844 44.000
46 10.500 11.900 11.900 6.533 42.000
47 10.000 11.333 11.333 6.222 40.000
48 9.500 10.767 10.767 5.911 38.000
49 9.000 10.200 10.200 5.600 36.000
50 8.500 9.633 9.633 5.289 34.000
Position PGA TOUR Events WGC Events, Genesis, API & Memorial Majors Additional Events FedExCup Playoffs
51 8.000 9.067 9.067 4.978 32.000
52 7.500 8.500 8.500 4.667 30.000
53 7.000 7.933 7.933 4.356 28.000
54 6.500 7.367 7.367 4.044 26.000
55 6.000 6.800 6.800 3.733 24.000
56 5.800 6.573 6.573 3.609 23.200
57 5.600 6.347 6.347 3.484 22.400
58 5.400 6.120 6.120 3.360 21.600
59 5.200 5.893 5.893 3.236 20.800
60 5.000 5.667 5.667 3.111 20.000
61 4.800 5.440 5.440 2.987 19.200
62 4.600 5.213 5.213 2.862 18.400
63 4.400 4.987 4.987 2.738 17.600
64 4.200 4.760 4.760 2.613 16.800
65 4.000 4.533 4.533 2.489 16.000
66 3.800 4.307 4.307 2.364 15.200
67 3.600 4.080 4.080 2.240 14.400
68 3.400 3.853 3.853 2.116 13.600
69 3.200 3.627 3.627 1.991 12.800
70 3.000 3.400 3.400 1.867 12.000
71 2.900 3.287 3.287 1.804 11.600
72 2.800 3.173 3.173 1.742 11.200
73 2.700 3.060 3.060 1.680 10.800
74 2.600 2.947 2.947 1.618 10.400
75 2.500 2.833 2.833 1.556 10.000
76 2.400 2.720 2.720 1.493 9.600
77 2.300 2.607 2.607 1.431 9.200
78 2.200 2.493 2.493 1.369 8.800
79 2.100 2.380 2.380 1.307 8.400
80 2.000 2.267 2.267 1.244 8.000
81 1.900 2.153 2.153 1.182 7.600
82 1.800 2.040 2.040 1.120 7.200
83 1.700 1.927 1.927 1.058 6.800
84 1.600 1.813 1.813 0.996 6.400
85 1.500 1.700 1.700 0.933 6.000
86 1.450 1.650 1.650 0.880 5.800
87 1.400 1.600 1.600 0.830 5.600
88 1.350 1.550 1.550 0.780 5.400
89 1.300 1.500 1.500 0.730 5.200
90 1.250 1.450 1.450 0.680 5.000
91 1.200 1.400 1.400 0.630 4.800
92 1.150 1.350 1.350 0.580 4.600
93 1.100 1.300 1.300 0.530 4.400
94 1.050 1.250 1.250 0.480 4.200
95 1.000 1.200 1.200 0.430 4.000
96 0.950 1.150 1.150 0.380 3.800
97 0.900 1.100 1.100 0.330 3.600
98 0.850 1.050 1.050 0.280 3.400
99 0.800 1.000 1.000 0.230 3.200
100 0.750 0.950 0.950 0.180 3.000