2019 FedEx Cup Playoffs

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2019 FedEx Cup Playoffs
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Tournament information
DatesAugust 8–25, 2019
LocationLiberty National Golf Club
Medinah Country Club
East Lake Golf Club
Tour(s)PGA Tour
Statistics
Field125 for The Northern Trust
70 for BMW Championship
30 for Tour Championship
Prize fund$60 million (bonus money)
Winner's share$15 million (bonus money)
Champion
Northern Ireland Rory McIlroy
−18
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The 2019 FedEx Cup Playoffs, the series of three golf tournaments that will determine the season champion on the U.S.-based PGA Tour, was played from August 8–25. It included the following three events:[1]

They were the 13th FedEx Cup playoffs since their inception in 2007.

The point distributions can be seen here.

Changes for 2019[edit]

There were a number of changes in the format compared to previous years.

  • The playoffs were moved to an earlier date, finishing by the end of August rather than in late September.
  • There were only 3 events rather than 4. with the Dell Technologies Championship being dropped. The leading 70 players after the The Northern Trust qualified for the BMW Championship whereas previously the leading 100 qualified for the Dell Technologies Championship, after which the leading 70 qualified for the BMW Championship.
  • An additional bonus pool, the Wyndham Rewards Top 10, was distributed among the leading 10 players after the Wyndham Championship which ended the regular season. The pool was $10 million with the leader receiving $2 million.[2]
  • The FedEx Cup bonus pool was increased from $35 to $60 million, with the winner's share increasing from $10 to $15 million.
  • Major changes were made to the Tour Championship format. In the new system players will receive a stroke advantage based on their position in the FedEx Cup rankings after the BMW Championship. The FedExCup leader will start the Tour Championship at −10, number two at −8, number three at −7, number four at −6 and number five at −5. Players ranked 6 to 10 will start at −4, 11 to 15 at −3, 16 to 20 at −2, 21 to 25 at −1 and 26 to 30 will start from 0. The winner of the Tour Championship will be the FedEx Cup winner.
    (Previously each player's points total was reset after the BMW Championship based on their position in the rankings at that stage. These reset points, added to the points earned in the Tour Championship, determined the final FedEx Cup rankings.)
  • For the purposes of the Official World Golf Ranking, the stroke advantages in the Tour Championship will be ignored.

Regular season rankings[edit]

# Player Country Points Events Wyndham Rewards
Top 10 bonus ($)
1 Brooks Koepka  United States 2,887 18 2,000,000
2 Rory McIlroy  Northern Ireland 2,315 16 1,500,000
3 Matt Kuchar  United States 2,313 19 1,200,000
4 Xander Schauffele  United States 1,858 18 1,100,000
5 Gary Woodland  United States 1,795 21 1,000,000
6 Patrick Cantlay  United States 1,730 18 850,000
7 Dustin Johnson  United States 1,686 16 700,000
8 Paul Casey  England 1,629 20 600,000
9 Webb Simpson  United States 1,619 18 550,000
10 Jon Rahm  Spain 1,447 17 500,000

Source:[2]

The Northern Trust[edit]

The Northern Trust was played August 8–11. Of the 125 players eligible to play in the event, four did not play: Paul Casey (ranked 8th), Rafa Cabrera-Bello (59), Henrik Stenson (85) and Sam Burns (89), reducing the field to 121. 85 players made the second-round cut at 141 (−1).

Patrick Reed won by a stroke over Abraham Ancer. The top 70 players in the points standings advanced to the BMW Championship.[3] This included four players who were outside the top 70 prior to The Northern Trust: Troy Merritt (ranked 72nd to 59th), Joaquín Niemann (74 to 70), Wyndham Clark (90 to 68), and Harold Varner III (102 to 29). Four players started the tournament within the top 70 but ended the tournament outside the top 70, ending their playoff chances: Sergio García (ranked 65th to 72nd), Danny Lee (66 to 73), Kevin Streelman (68 to 75), and Matthew Wolff (70 to 74).[4]

FedEx Cup rank
# Player Country Score To par Winnings ($) After Before
1 Patrick Reed  United States 66-66-67-69=268 −16 1,665,000 2 50
2 Abraham Ancer  Mexico 67-65-68-69=269 −15 999,000 8 67
T3 Jon Rahm  Spain 64-68-69-69=270 −14 536,500 5 10
Harold Varner III  United States 67-67-68-68=270 29 102
5 Adam Scott  Australia 68-69-69-65=271 −13 370,000 14 21
T6 Rory McIlroy  Northern Ireland 65-68-70-69=272 −12 299,469 3 2
Louis Oosthuizen  South Africa 68-65-70-69=272 28 51
Brandt Snedeker  United States 71-67-63-71=272 22 33
Jordan Spieth  United States 67-64-74-67=272 44 69
T10 Ian Poulter  England 68-66-71-68=273 −11 240,500 43 60
Justin Rose  England 65-68-69-71=273 12 11
  • Par 71 course

BMW Championship[edit]

The BMW Championship was played August 15–18. Of the 70 players eligible to play in the event, only Kevin Na (ranked 55th) did not play, reducing the field to 69. There was no second-round cut.

Justin Thomas won by 3 strokes from Patrick Cantlay. The top 30 players in the points standings advanced to the Tour Championship. This included three players who were outside the top 30 prior to the BMW Championship: Jason Kokrak (ranked 32nd to 30th), Hideki Matsuyama (33 to 15), and Lucas Glover (41 to 29). Three players started the tournament within the top 30 but ended the tournament outside the top 30, ending their playoff chances: Shane Lowry (25 to 33), Harold Varner III (29 to 38) and Andrew Putnam (30 to 34).[5]

FedEx Cup rank
# Player Country Score To par Winnings ($) After Before
1 Justin Thomas  United States 65-69-61-68=263 −25 1,665,000 1 15
2 Patrick Cantlay  United States 66-67-68-65=266 −22 999,000 2 6
3 Hideki Matsuyama  Japan 69-63-73-63=268 −20 629,000 15 33
4 Tony Finau  United States 67-66-68-69=270 −18 444,000 12 19
T5 Jon Rahm  Spain 68-69-66-69=272 −16 351,500 6 5
Brandt Snedeker  United States 66-71-67-68=272 18 22
T7 Corey Conners  Canada 69-66-69-69=273 −15 298,312 23 27
Lucas Glover  United States 66-69-69-69=273 29 41
T9 Kevin Kisner  United States 68-68-69-69=274 −14 259,000 20 21
Adam Scott  Australia 67-71-69-67=274 13 14
  • Par 72 course

Points after BMW Championship[edit]

# Player Country Points Events
1 Justin Thomas  United States 3,475 19
2 Patrick Cantlay  United States 3,157 20
3 Brooks Koepka  United States 3,119 20
4 Patrick Reed  United States 2,946 24
5 Rory McIlroy  Northern Ireland 2,842 18
6 Jon Rahm  Spain 2,517 19
7 Matt Kuchar  United States 2,339 21
8 Xander Schauffele  United States 2,030 20
9 Webb Simpson  United States 1,946 20
10 Abraham Ancer  Mexico 1,940 26

Tour Championship[edit]

The Tour Championship was played August 22–25. 30 golfers qualified for the tournament. There was no second-round cut. Rory McIlroy won the event, finishing four strokes ahead of Xander Schauffele. McIlroy had started the tournament at −5, a one stroke advantage over Schauffele who started at −4.[6]

# Player Country Round scores Starting
score
Final
score
FedEx Cup Rank Winnings ($)
After Before
1 Rory McIlroy  Northern Ireland 66-67-68-66=267 −5 −18 1 5 15,000,000
2 Xander Schauffele  United States 64-69-67-70=270 −4 −14 2 8 5,000,000
T3 Brooks Koepka  United States 67-67-68-72=274 −7 −13 T3 3 3,500,000
Justin Thomas  United States 70-68-71-68=277 −10 1
5 Paul Casey  England 66-67-68-72=273 −2 −9 5 16 2,500,000
6 Adam Scott  Australia 68-70-71-66=275 −3 −8 6 13 1,900,000
7 Tony Finau  United States 70-69-70-67=276 −3 −7 7 12 1,300,000
8 Chez Reavie  United States 71-64-70-70=275 −1 −6 8 25 1,100,000
T9 Kevin Kisner  United States 71-70-68-68=277 −2 −5 T9 20 843,333
Hideki Matsuyama  Japan 66-75-66-71=278 −3 15
Patrick Reed  United States 70-70-73-68=281 −6 4
  • Par 70 course

For the full list see here.

Table of qualified players[edit]

Table key:

  Win
  Top-10 finish
  Did not advance to next tournament
  Played way into next tournament
Player Pre-Playoffs The Northern Trust BMW
Championship
Tour Championship
Points Rank Finish Rank
after
Finish Rank
after
Starting
score[7]
Final
score
Final
rank
United States Brooks Koepka 2,887 1 T30 1 T24 3 −7 −13 T3
Northern Ireland Rory McIlroy 2,315 2 T6 3 T19 5 −5 −18 1
United States Matt Kuchar 2,313 3 CUT 4 T52 7 −4 −1 T16
United States Xander Schauffele 1,858 4 CUT 7 T19 8 −4 −14 2
United States Gary Woodland 1,795 5 T52 9 T31 11 −3 −2 15
United States Patrick Cantlay 1,730 6 T12 6 2 2 −8 +1 T21
United States Dustin Johnson 1,686 7 T24 10 T57 14 −3 +10 T29
England Paul Casey 1,629 8 DNP 13 T24 16 −2 −9 5
United States Webb Simpson 1,619 9 T18 11 T24 9 −4 −1 T16
Spain Jon Rahm 1,447 10 T3 5 T5 6 −4 −4 T12
England Justin Rose 1,423 11 T10 12 T52 17 −2 +3 T26
Australia Marc Leishman 1,415 12 CUT 16 T19 21 −1 +2 T24
United States Rickie Fowler 1,391 13 CUT 17 T11 19 −2 E T19
United States Chez Reavie 1,309 14 T38 18 T57 25 −1 −6 8
United States Charles Howell III 1,279 15 CUT 23 T37 28 E +4 28
United States Tony Finau 1,279 16 T30 19 4 12 −3 −7 7
United States Justin Thomas 1,247 17 T12 15 1 1 −10 −13 T3
United States Bryson DeChambeau 1,203 18 T24 20 T48 26 E −4 T12
England Tommy Fleetwood 1,193 19 T43 24 T11 22 −1 −1 T16
Republic of Ireland Shane Lowry 1,137 20 T52 25 T48 33 33
Australia Adam Scott 1,124 21 5 14 T9 13 −3 −8 6
United States Kevin Kisner 1,098 22 T12 21 T9 20 −2 −5 T9
South Korea Im Sung-jae* 1,097 23 T38 26 T11 24 −1 E T19
United States Ryan Palmer 1,088 24 T77 31 T43 35 35
Italy Francesco Molinari 1,054 25 82 34 T61 40 40
United States Scott Piercy 1,025 26 T67 35 T37 39 39
United States J. T. Poston 1,015 27 T59 36 T16 32 32
United States Tiger Woods 1,003 28 WD 38 T37 42 42
South Korea Kang Sung-hoon 986 29 CUT 42 T63 45 45
Japan Hideki Matsuyama 969 30 T30 33 3 15 −3 −5 T9
Canada Corey Conners 962 31 T21 27 T7 23 −1 +3 T26
United States Lucas Glover 947 32 T43 41 T7 29 E +10 T29
United States Brandt Snedeker 934 33 T6 22 T5 18 −2 +2 T24
United States Phil Mickelson 903 34 T71 46 T48 47 47
Taiwan Pan Cheng-tsung 900 35 T24 37 T31 37 37
Slovakia Rory Sabbatini 895 36 T43 45 T16 36 36
United States Keith Mitchell 884 37 T64 47 T52 50 50
United States Andrew Putnam 873 38 T12 30 T43 34 34
United States Jim Furyk 865 39 T52 48 T57 51 51
Australia Jason Day 865 40 CUT 50 T52 54 54
United States Kevin Tway 863 41 T24 40 T11 31 31
United States Jason Kokrak 854 42 T12 32 T19 30 E −3 14
United States Nate Lashley* 836 43 CUT 54 69 57 57
United States Billy Horschel 835 44 T21 39 T37 43 43
South Korea Kim Si-woo 832 45 84 53 T28 46 46
Canada Adam Hadwin 818 46 T43 51 T43 52 52
United States J. B. Holmes 815 47 T52 52 T65 56 56
United States Kevin Na 815 48 T77 55 DNP 61 61
United States Collin Morikawa* 780 49 T52 57 T48 59 59
United States Patrick Reed 774 50 1 2 T19 4 −6 −5 T9
South Africa Louis Oosthuizen 754 51 T6 28 T11 27 E +1 T21
United States Max Homa* 742 52 T38 56 T61 60 60
South Africa Dylan Frittelli* 735 53 T43 60 T52 63 63
Northern Ireland Graeme McDowell 729 54 CUT 64 T57 68 68
United States Adam Long* 719 55 CUT 65 T65 69 69
United States Joel Dahmen 716 56 T67 63 T24 55 55
South Korea An Byeong-hun 710 57 T38 61 T28 53 53
United States Keegan Bradley 700 58 T64 66 T43 66 66
Spain Rafa Cabrera-Bello 696 59 DNP 67 T63 70 70
England Ian Poulter 690 60 T10 43 T31 41 41
United States Ryan Moore 690 61 T18 49 T37 48 48
Argentina Emiliano Grillo 673 62 CUT 69 T31 65 65
United States Vaughn Taylor 641 63 T30 62 T16 49 49
United States Cameron Champ* 639 64 T21 58 T65 62 62
Spain Sergio García 637 65 CUT 72 72
New Zealand Danny Lee 625 66 81 73 73
Mexico Abraham Ancer 622 67 2 8 T28 10 −4 +1 T21
United States Kevin Streelman 609 68 CUT 75 75
United States Jordan Spieth 605 69 T6 44 T37 44 44
United States Matthew Wolff* 602 70 T71 74 74
United States Bubba Watson 572 71 CUT 81 81
United States Troy Merritt 569 72 T12 59 T43 58 58
United States Charley Hoffman 567 73 T77 78 78
Chile Joaquín Niemann* 566 74 T30 70 T31 67 67
United States Matt Every 561 75 CUT 86 86
Thailand Kiradech Aphibarnrat* 558 76 T71 83 83
England Tyrrell Hatton 555 77 T59 79 79
United States Brian Stuard 547 78 T52 82 82
Australia Cameron Smith 547 79 T59 84 84
Venezuela Jhonattan Vegas 538 80 T38 76 76
United States Russell Henley 534 81 T59 87 87
United States Chesson Hadley 532 82 T43 80 80
United States Michael Thompson 527 83 CUT 89 89
United States Adam Schenk* 524 84 T24 71 71
Sweden Henrik Stenson 523 85 DNP 90 90
United States Brian Harman 509 86 T52 88 88
United States Luke List 497 87 T77 92 92
South Africa Branden Grace 495 88 T30 77 77
United States Sam Burns* 493 89 DNP 94 94
United States Wyndham Clark* 491 90 T18 68 T31 64 64
Canada Roger Sloan* 489 91 T64 93 93
United States Bud Cauley 482 92 WD 95 95
United States J. J. Spaun 479 93 CUT 99 99
United States Chris Stroud 473 94 WD 102 102
United States Brice Garnett 466 95 CUT 104 104
Canada Mackenzie Hughes 466 96 T67 98 98
United States Talor Gooch* 463 97 T71 101 101
United States Kyle Stanley 460 98 T71 103 103
United States Nick Watney 460 99 T59 97 97
United States Patrick Rodgers 459 100 CUT 105 105
United States Cameron Tringale 459 101 CUT 106 106
United States Harold Varner III 458 102 T3 29 68 38 38
United States Sam Ryder 458 103 CUT 107 107
South Korea Lee Kyoung-hoon* 453 104 CUT 108 108
United States Scott Stallings 452 105 CUT 109 109
Scotland Russell Knox 452 106 CUT 110 110
United States Denny McCarthy* 443 107 CUT 111 111
United States Ryan Armour 434 108 T43 100 100
United States Scott Brown 433 109 76 112 112
England Danny Willett 432 110 T24 85 85
Austria Sepp Straka* 432 111 CUT 115 115
Australia Aaron Baddeley 428 112 WD 116 116
Mexico Carlos Ortiz 428 113 T67 113 113
United States Peter Malnati 423 114 CUT 118 118
United States Matt Jones 423 115 T30 91 91
United States Brian Gay 415 116 CUT 119 119
Canada Nick Taylor 408 117 CUT 120 120
United States Patton Kizzire 406 118 CUT 122 122
Scotland Martin Laird 401 119 83 121 121
United States Aaron Wise 400 120 T43 114 114
United States Kelly Kraft 399 121 CUT 123 123
Sweden Jonas Blixt 392 122 CUT 124 124
United States Andrew Landry 388 123 T30 96 96
Colombia Sebastián Muñoz* 383 124 T43 117 117
United States Pat Perez 376 125 CUT 125 125

* First-time Playoffs qualifier

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hoggard, Rex (September 18, 2018). "FedExCup gets massive overhaul for next season". Golf Channel.
  2. ^ a b "Koepka earns top spot in inaugural Wyndham Rewards Top 10". PGA Tour. August 5, 2019.
  3. ^ Powers, Christopher (August 12, 2019). "Captain America (aka Patrick Reed) once again delivers when he needs it the most". Golf Digest.
  4. ^ Crouse, Karen (August 11, 2019). "Peaking at the Perfect Time, Patrick Reed Wins The Northern Trust". The New York Times. Retrieved August 27, 2019.
  5. ^ DiMeglio, Steve (August 18, 2019). "Justin Thomas in great position to win FedEx Cup after capturing BMW Championship title". USA Today. Retrieved August 27, 2019.
  6. ^ Murray, Ewan (August 25, 2019). "Rory McIlroy pockets richest prize of £12m in winning FedEx Cup title". The Guardian. Retrieved August 27, 2019.
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