Your FedExplanation

By Golf Channel DigitalAugust 18, 2008, 4:00 pm
FedExCupIt's Year 2 of the FedExCup. And if you're still not exactly sure what's going on, well here's a FedExplanation.
 
The Barclays Classic at Ridgewood Country Club in Paramus, N.J., will commence the 2008 FedExCup playoffs. The series will include four tournaments, culminating with the TOUR Championship. The player with the most points accumulated after the conclusion will be awarded a $10 million bonus, which does not count toward to the money list.
 
Last year, the bulk of that money was deferred to the winner's (Tiger Woods) retirement fund, which can't be accessed until the player turns 45. This year, however, the top 10 finishers will receive most of their FedEx Cup bonuses in cash.
 
For example, the 2008 champion will receive $9 million up front and $1 million in his tax-deferred retirement account. FedExCup bonuses to finishers below the top 10 will be paid solely into the players' retirement accounts.
 
The Playoffs will begin with 144 players, who qualified based on a season-long (33 weeks) points competition. Points were awarded to regular TOUR members based on their finishes in PGA TOUR events, with major championships and THE PLAYERS counting for 10 percent more; World Golf Championship events 5 percent more; and opposite-field events 50 percent less.
 
Entering the Playoffs, players will keep their final ranking positions, 1-144, but will be reassigned a points total. The player at No. 1, Tiger Woods, will be assigned a starting number of 100,000 points.
 
Of course, Woods will not be competing in any of the four events due to arthroscopic knee surgery.
 
Kenny Perry will start out at No. 2 with 99,500 points. The rests breaks down as follows:
 
Playoff Points System

Regular Season Finish Points at Reset

 
1. 100,000

 
2. 99,500

 
3. 99,250

 
4. 99,000

 
5. 98,750

 
30. 96,630

 
70. 95,030

 
120. 93,030

 
144. 92,070

 
The field will be reduced from 144 to 120 for event No. 2, the Deutsche Bank Championship in Boston. Event No. 3, the BMW Championship year at Bellerive CC in St. Louis, will have 70 participants. And the finale, the TOUR Championship at East Lake in Atlanta, will be cut down to the final 30 points earners.
 
Here is how the points are distributed for the four playoff events:
 
Playoff Points Awarded

First Three Events TOUR Championship

 
1. 10,300 9,000

 
2. 6,200 5,400

 
3. 3,900 3,400

 
4. 2,800 2,400

 
5. 2,300 2,000

 
10. 1,550 1,350

 
30. 395 340

 
Unlike last year, the Playoffs will not be contested in a four-week stretch. Due to the Ryder Cup, TOUR officials decided to delay the TOUR Championship until after the Matches. That means there is a week off after the BMW Championship, followed by the Ryder Cup, followed by the Playoffs finale.
 
All monies earned via the FedExCup is in addition to what is earned from the event's purse. The winner of the Barclays will receive $1.26 million of official money, in addition to a big boost in claiming the $10 million prize.
 
Now it's perfectly clear. Right?
 
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    Rose leads halted Indonesian Masters; Snedeker WDs

    By Associated PressDecember 15, 2017, 2:04 pm

    JAKARTA, Indonesia - Justin Rose held a three-stroke lead at the Indonesian Masters when bad weather stopped play Friday during the second round.

    The Englishman, who shot a 10-under 62 on Thursday, had completed 13 holes and was 5 under on the day at the Royale Jakarta Golf Club course.

    Kiradech Aphibarnrat (64) was in second place.

    Brandt Snedeker withdrew wit on the 11th hole at 2 under for the day after shooting an opening 72.

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    Justin Thomas and Jordan Spieth. Really good at golf. Really good at vacationing.

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    Spring break veteran Smylie Kaufman joined the party, as did Thomas' roommate, Tom Lovelady, who continued his shirtless trend.

    The gang played all the hits, including shoeless golf in baketball jerseys and late nights with Casamigos tequila.

    Image via tom.lovelady on Instagram.

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