2020 FedEx Cup Playoffs

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2020 FedEx Cup Playoffs
2020 FedEx Cup Playoffs Image.png
Tournament information
DatesAugust 20 – September 7, 2020
LocationTPC Boston
Olympia Fields 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
United States Dustin Johnson
−21
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The 2020 FedEx Cup Playoffs, the series of three golf tournaments that determined the season champion on the U.S.-based PGA Tour, was played from August 20 to September 7. It included the following three events:

This was the 14th FedEx Cup playoffs since their inception in 2007.

The point distributions can be seen here.

Regular season rankings[edit]

# Player Country Points Events Wyndham Rewards
Top 10 bonus ($)
1 Justin Thomas  United States 2,458 15 2,000,000
2 Collin Morikawa  United States 1,902 18 1,500,000
3 Webb Simpson  United States 1,878 12 1,200,000
4 Bryson DeChambeau  United States 1,657 14 1,100,000
5 Im Sung-jae  South Korea 1,633 23 1,000,000
6 Patrick Reed  United States 1,426 17 850,000
7 Daniel Berger  United States 1,347 14 700,000
8 Rory McIlroy  Northern Ireland 1,327 12 600,000
9 Brendon Todd  United States 1,316 22 550,000
10 Jon Rahm  Spain 1,295 12 500,000

Source:[1]

The Northern Trust[edit]

The Northern Trust was played August 20–23. Of the 125 players eligible to play in the event, two did not play: Vaughn Taylor (ranked 75th) withdrew with a rib injury and Brooks Koepka (ranked 97th) withdrew with knee and hip injuries, reducing the field to 123.[2] Scottie Scheffler scored 59 for his second round, becoming the 11th player to score under 60 in a PGA Tour event. Dustin Johnson led after two rounds after a second round 60, two ahead of Scheffler and Cameron Davis.[3] 70 players made the second-round cut at 139 (−3).

Dustin Johnson won by 11 strokes over Harris English after further rounds of 64 and 63.[4] The top 70 players in the points standings advanced to the BMW Championship. This included six players who were outside the top 70 prior to The Northern Trust: Alex Norén (ranked 78th to 47th), Harry Higgs (72 to 48), Russell Henley (101 to 61), Robby Shelton (81 to 62), Jason Kokrak (90 to 66), and Louis Oosthuizen (99 to 70). Six players started the tournament within the top 70 but ended the tournament outside the top 70, ending their playoff chances: Doc Redman (ranked 60th to 71st), Kang Sung-hoon (61 to 72), Denny McCarthy (65 to 73), Phil Mickelson (67 to 75), Henrik Norlander (68 to 76), and Zhang Xinjun (70 to 78).

FedEx Cup rank
# Player Country Score To par Winnings ($) After Before
1 Dustin Johnson  United States 67-60-64-63=254 −30 1,710,000 1 15
2 Harris English  United States 64-66-66-69=265 −19 1,035,500 6 27
3 Daniel Berger  United States 66-66-67-67=266 −18 655,500 4 7
T4 Kevin Kisner  United States 65-66-70-66=267 −17 427,500 23 40
Scottie Scheffler  United States 70-59-67-71=267 14 24
T6 Jon Rahm  Spain 69-67-67-65=268 −16 332,500 9 10
Webb Simpson  United States 70-64-68-66=268 3 3
T8 Russell Henley  United States 64-67-70-68=269 −15 277,875 61 101
Alex Norén  Sweden 69-68-64-68=269 47 78
Ryan Palmer  United States 67-67-68-67=269 22 29
  • Par 71 course

BMW Championship[edit]

The BMW Championship was played August 27–30. Of the 70 players eligible to play in the event, one did not play: Webb Simpson (ranked 3rd) withdrew to rest, reducing the field to 69. He was already guaranteed a place in the Tour Championship. There was no second-round cut.

Jon Rahm beat Dustin Johnson with a birdie at the first playoff hole after the two had tied at 276, 4-under-par. The top 30 players in the points standings advanced to the Tour Championship. This included two players who were outside the top 30 prior to the BMW Championship: Joaquín Niemann (ranked 31st to 18th) and Mackenzie Hughes (36 to 28). Two players started the tournament within the top 30 but ended the tournament outside the top 30, ending their playoff chances: Adam Long (27 to 31) and Kevin Streelman (28 to 32).

FedEx Cup rank
# Player Country Score To par Winnings ($) After Before
1 Jon Rahm  Spain 75-71-66-64=276 −4 1,710,000 2 9
2 Dustin Johnson  United States 71-69-69-67=276 1,026,000 1 1
T3 Hideki Matsuyama  Japan 67-73-69-69=278 −2 551,000 10 18
Joaquín Niemann  Chile 72-71-68-67=278 18 31
5 Tony Finau  United States 70-71-73-65=279 −1 384,750 20 29
T6 Matthew Fitzpatrick  England 70-75-68-67=280 E 337,250 36 60
Jason Kokrak  United States 74-71-69-66=280 42 66
T8 Sebastián Muñoz  Colombia 70-75-67-69=281 +1 285,000 15 16
Brendon Todd  United States 73-68-71-69=281 11 13
T10 Lanto Griffin  United States 70-73-70-69=282 +2 247,000 16 15
Mackenzie Hughes  Canada 69-73-69-71=282 28 36
  • Par 70 course

Points after BMW Championship[edit]

# Player Country Points Events
1 Dustin Johnson  United States 3,471 13
2 Jon Rahm  Spain 3,080 14
3 Justin Thomas  United States 2,570 17
4 Webb Simpson  United States 2,163 13
5 Collin Morikawa  United States 2,025 20
6 Daniel Berger  United States 2,007 16
7 Harris English  United States 1,805 19
8 Bryson DeChambeau  United States 1,682 16
9 Im Sung-jae  South Korea 1,650 25
10 Hideki Matsuyama  Japan 1,587 19

Tour Championship[edit]

The Tour Championship was played September 4–7 and was contested by the leading 30 players in the FedEx Cup points standings after the BMW Championship, with no second-round cut. Players were allocated a starting score relative to par based on their position in the standings after the BMW Championship. The points leader started the tournament at 10 under par, number two at 8 under par, number three at 7 under par, number four at 6 under par and number five at 5 under par. Players ranked 6 to 10 started at 4 under par, 11 to 15 at 3 under par, 16 to 20 at 2 under par, 21 to 25 at 1 under par and 26 to 30 started at even par. The winner of the Tour Championship wins the FedEx Cup. For the purposes of the Official World Golf Ranking, points are awarded based on aggregate scores (total strokes taken, ignoring any starting scores).

Dustin Johnson won by three strokes from Xander Schauffele and Justin Thomas. Schauffele, who had started 7 strokes behind Johnson, had the best 72-hole aggregate score of 265, three better than Scottie Scheffler and four better than Johnson and Thomas.[5]

# Player Country Round scores Starting
score
Final
score
FedEx Cup Rank Winnings ($)
After Before
1 Dustin Johnson  United States 67-70-64-68=269 −10 −21 1 1 15,000,000
T2 Xander Schauffele  United States 67-65-67-66=265 −3 −18 T2 14 4,500,000
Justin Thomas  United States 66-71-66-66=269 −7 3
4 Jon Rahm  Spain 65-74-66-66=271 −8 −17 4 2 3,000,000
5 Scottie Scheffler  United States 71-66-66-65=268 −2 −14 5 17 2,500,000
6 Collin Morikawa  United States 71-65-67-69=272 −5 −13 6 5 1,900,000
7 Tyrrell Hatton  England 67-66-71-66=270 −2 −12 7 19 1,300,000
T8 Rory McIlroy  Northern Ireland 64-71-70-67=272 −3 −11 T8 12 960,000
Sebastián Muñoz  Colombia 71-65-70-66=272 −3 15
Patrick Reed  United States 71-66-70-65=272 −3 13
  • 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[6]
Final
score
Final
rank
United States Justin Thomas 2,458 1 T49 2 T25 3 −7 −18 T2
United States Collin Morikawa 1,902 2 CUT 5 T20 5 −5 −13 6
United States Webb Simpson 1,878 3 T6 3 DNP 4 −6 −9 T12
United States Bryson DeChambeau 1,657 4 CUT 7 50 8 −4 −3 22
South Korea Im Sung-jae 1,633 5 CUT 8 T56 9 −4 −10 11
United States Patrick Reed 1,426 6 T49 10 T40 13 −3 −11 T8
United States Daniel Berger 1,347 7 3 4 T25 6 −4 −7 T15
Northern Ireland Rory McIlroy 1,327 8 T65 12 T12 12 −3 −11 T8
United States Brendon Todd 1,316 9 64 13 T8 11 −3 −4 T20
Spain Jon Rahm 1,295 10 T6 9 1 2 −8 −17 4
United States Xander Schauffele 1,258 11 T25 11 T25 14 −3 −18 T2
United States Lanto Griffin* 1,159 12 T58 15 T10 16 −2 −5 T18
Mexico Abraham Ancer 1,099 13 CUT 19 T33 22 −1 −5 T18
Australia Marc Leishman 1,086 14 CUT 20 69 25 −1 +2 29
United States Dustin Johnson 1,071 15 1 1 2 1 −10 −21 1
Colombia Sebastián Muñoz 1,045 16 T18 16 T8 15 −3 −11 T8
United States Kevin Na 1,036 17 T39 21 T51 24 −1 +1 T27
Japan Hideki Matsuyama 1,030 18 T29 18 T3 10 −4 −7 T15
England Tyrrell Hatton 1,025 19 T25 17 T16 19 −2 −12 7
United States Cameron Champ 951 20 CUT 25 T65 29 E E T24
United States Adam Long 912 21 T49 27 T56 31 31
United States Kevin Streelman 909 22 T61 28 T51 32 32
United States Tony Finau 907 23 CUT 29 5 20 −2 −6 17
United States Scottie Scheffler* 900 24 T4 14 T20 17 −2 −14 5
United States Billy Horschel 893 25 CUT 30 T33 30 E +4 30
Chile Joaquín Niemann 878 26 CUT 31 T3 18 −2 +1 T27
United States Harris English 867 27 2 6 T40 7 −4 −9 T12
Norway Viktor Hovland* 842 28 T18 24 T40 27 E −4 T20
United States Ryan Palmer 838 29 T8 22 T40 23 −1 E T24
Australia Cameron Smith 807 30 T18 26 T20 26 E E T24
South Korea An Byeong-hun 765 31 CUT 35 T12 33 33
United States Patrick Cantlay 745 32 CUT 37 T12 34 34
United States Gary Woodland 741 33 CUT 39 T33 43 43
United States Matthew Wolff 739 34 T44 33 T16 35 35
United States Tyler Duncan 736 35 T29 32 T48 40 40
Australia Adam Scott 726 36 T58 38 T25 41 41
Canada Nick Taylor 720 37 CUT 40 T51 48 48
United States Joel Dahmen 720 38 CUT 41 T20 38 38
United States Tom Hoge 716 39 CUT 43 T65 50 50
United States Kevin Kisner 710 40 T4 23 T25 21 −1 −1 23
United States Richy Werenski 703 41 68 44 T20 39 39
United States Mark Hubbard 701 42 T29 34 T51 44 44
United States Brendan Steele 669 43 T44 45 T33 47 47
Canada Adam Hadwin 654 44 CUT 49 T40 54 54
Australia Jason Day 653 45 CUT 50 64 57 57
United States Michael Thompson 647 46 CUT 51 T59 59 59
Mexico Carlos Ortiz 630 47 CUT 56 T25 51 51
United States Andrew Landry 626 48 67 53 68 61 61
United States Tiger Woods 604 49 T58 57 T51 63 63
South Africa Dylan Frittelli 604 50 CUT 59 T33 58 58
England Matthew Fitzpatrick* 602 51 CUT 60 T6 36 36
Canada Mackenzie Hughes 597 52 T13 36 T10 28 E −8 14
New Zealand Danny Lee 588 53 T18 42 T33 45 45
United States Jim Herman 581 54 CUT 63 T40 64 64
England Paul Casey 559 55 T49 64 T16 49 49
Canada Corey Conners 535 56 T25 54 T33 53 53
United States Max Homa 526 57 CUT 68 T59 70 70
United States Maverick McNealy* 523 58 T61 67 T40 68 68
United States J. T. Poston 516 59 T39 65 T59 67 67
United States Doc Redman* 514 60 CUT 71 71
South Korea Kang Sung-hoon 512 61 CUT 72 72
United States Talor Gooch 508 62 T18 52 T65 60 60
United States Matt Kuchar 502 63 T18 55 T59 62 62
United States Charles Howell III 492 64 T44 69 T48 69 69
United States Denny McCarthy 489 65 T49 73 73
United States Bubba Watson 489 66 T18 58 T16 46 46
United States Phil Mickelson 488 67 CUT 75 75
Sweden Henrik Norlander* 483 68 CUT 76 76
United States Brian Harman 480 69 T11 46 T12 37 37
China Zhang Xinjun* 474 70 CUT 78 78
Austria Sepp Straka 466 71 CUT 79 79
United States Harry Higgs* 465 72 T11 48 T56 55 55
United States Harold Varner III 457 73 CUT 80 80
United States Bud Cauley 443 74 CUT 83 83
United States Vaughn Taylor 442 75 DNP 85 85
United States Brian Stuard 438 76 CUT 87 87
United States Patrick Rodgers 431 77 70 86 86
Sweden Alex Norén 428 78 T8 47 T40 52 52
United States Pat Perez 421 79 WD 90 90
United States Troy Merritt 419 80 T29 74 74
United States Robby Shelton* 417 81 T13 62 T59 66 66
South Korea Kim Si-woo 409 82 T39 81 81
United States Chez Reavie 408 83 T49 89 89
United States Nate Lashley 395 84 CUT 96 96
England Ian Poulter 392 85 T39 88 88
Australia Matt Jones 388 86 69 95 95
United States Cameron Tringale 381 87 T29 82 82
United States Rickie Fowler 381 88 T49 94 94
England Tommy Fleetwood 380 89 T44 92 92
United States Jason Kokrak 376 90 T13 66 T6 42 42
Australia Cameron Davis* 374 91 T29 84 84
Argentina Emiliano Grillo 373 92 T44 93 93
United States Matthew NeSmith* 372 93 CUT 100 100
United States Scott Harrington* 370 94 T65 98 98
United States Ryan Armour 366 95 CUT 101 101
United States Ryan Moore 360 96 WD 103 103
United States Brooks Koepka 360 97 DNP 104 104
United States Brandt Snedeker 358 98 CUT 106 106
South Africa Louis Oosthuizen 354 99 T13 70 T25 65 65
United States Jordan Spieth 354 100 CUT 107 107
United States Russell Henley 352 101 T8 61 T25 56 56
United States Sam Ryder 349 102 CUT 108 108
United States Sam Burns 345 103 CUT 111 111
United States Zach Johnson 337 104 T49 105 105
United States Keith Mitchell 328 105 T61 112 112
United States Zac Blair 324 106 CUT 113 113
United States Scott Brown 323 107 CUT 114 114
United States Brian Gay 323 108 CUT 115 115
England Justin Rose 313 109 T25 91 91
South Korea Lee Kyoung-hoon 312 110 T29 97 97
United States Charley Hoffman 311 111 T13 77 77
United States Keegan Bradley 309 112 T29 99 99
Northern Ireland Graeme McDowell 305 113 CUT 117 117
United States Adam Schenk 304 114 T39 109 109
United States Lucas Glover 303 115 CUT 118 118
United States Luke List 297 116 CUT 119 119
United States Scott Stallings 296 117 CUT 120 120
United States Brice Garnett 294 118 CUT 121 121
United States Scott Piercy 291 119 T29 102 102
Slovakia Rory Sabbatini 291 120 CUT 122 122
United States Beau Hossler 286 121 T49 116 116
Republic of Ireland Shane Lowry 283 122 CUT 123 123
England Tom Lewis* 281 123 CUT 124 124
United States Bo Hoag* 281 124 CUT 125 125
United States Wyndham Clark 276 125 T29 110 110

* First-time Playoffs qualifier

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Justin Thomas earns top spot in Wyndham Rewards Top 10". PGA Tour. August 17, 2020.
  2. ^ Dusek, David (August 19, 2020). "Brooks Koepka withdraws from Northern Trust due to knee, hip injuries". Golfweek.
  3. ^ "Rookie Scottie Scheffler shoots 59 at TPC Boston". ESPN. August 21, 2020.
  4. ^ "Dustin Johnson dominates to win Northern Trust by 11 shots". Los Angeles Times. August 23, 2020.
  5. ^ "Dustin Johnson Completes Long Climb to Win FedEx Cup". The New York Times. Associated Press. September 7, 2020. Retrieved September 8, 2020.
  6. ^ "How it works: Tour Championship". PGA Tour. Retrieved August 19, 2019.

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