How Are FedEx Cup Points Determined on PGA Tour?

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FedEx Cup signage during the second round of the Tour Championship golf tournament, Friday, Aug. 25, 2023, in Atlanta.
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Ryan Hannable @RyanHannable Oct 26, 2023, 9:54 AM

FedEx Cup points are a big deal on the PGA Tour.

Not only do they determine status for each year, but also being able to play in the PGA Tour’s signature events as well as the FedEx Cup Playoffs.

These points are available for every tournament, but how are they determined?

How Are FedEx Cup Points Determined on PGA Tour?

In short, FedEx Cup points on the PGA Tour are determined by how a player finishes in a tournament each week.

Golfers receive 500 points for winning normal PGA Tour events, while signature events are worth 550. The winners at the four majors and Players Championship earn 600 points.

Lastly, The Zurich Classic of New Orleans, a two-man team event, awards 400 points each to the tournament winners, and lesser events, usually opposite signature events, give 300 points to the winner.

Winning isn’t the only way to earn points.

Players that make the 36-hole cut automatically receive points. However, point totals progressively decrease the further down the leaderboard a player drops, so just making a cut doesn’t guarantee they will earn a ton of points.

For example, at a regular PGA Tour event, second place earns 300 points, third place 190 points, all the way down to 65th place earning just four points.

FedEx Cup Playoffs Format

On the PGA Tour, the FedExCup is a season-long points competition that culminates with the FedExCup Playoffs, a series of three events in August to determine the FedExCup Champion.

The three playoff events are the FedEx St. Jude Championship, BMW Championship and the TOUR Championship.

The TOUR Championship features a staggered, strokes-based system that represents the FedExCup standings going into the final event.

The winner at the TOUR Championship is declared the FedEx Cup champion.

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Ryan Hannable

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Ryan Hannable is a Content Managing Editor on the Web Content Team for BetMGM. Previously, he was a New England Patriots beat writer for WEEI in Boston. He also has published a golf book, “The Ultimate Book of Golf Trivia: 600 Questions and Answers.”

Ryan Hannable is a Content Managing Editor on the Web Content Team for BetMGM. Previously, he was a New England Patriots beat writer for WEEI in Boston. He also has published a golf book, “The Ultimate Book of Golf Trivia: 600 Questions and Answers.”