FedEx Cup Format Changes for 2019

by Mark Knight
July 29th 2019, 8:15am

The FedEx Cup playoffs will undergo major changes this year, in an effort to make golf's end of year playoffs more streamlined, and easier to understand.

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The first change is that the playoff schedule will decrease from four events to three. The Dell Championships will not be part of the playoffs for the first time since the cup's inception in 2007.

Starting from this year, the winner of the trophy will be determined solely by the final event - The Tour Championship. Players will start that event on a score, based on their performance in the prior two events.

Tiger Woods

The number one player in the points list will start the event at East Lake on -10. The next four will start at -8 through -5, the next four at -4 and so on through the thirty players in the starting field.

The reasoning behind the changes is said to be to stop any confusion around the final event. For example in 2017, Xander Shauffele won the final event, but Justin Thomas took home the FedEx Cup. The PGA Tour wanted a cleaner finish to the season than that.

FedEx Cup 2019 Schedule

  • August 8-11, 125 players
    The Northern Trust - Liberty National Golf Club, Jersey City, NJ
  • August 15-18, 70 players
    BMW Championship - Medinah Country Club, Medinah, IL
  • August 22-25, 30 players
    Tour Championship - East Lake Golf Club, Atlanta, GA

In addition to all the format changes, the competition also receives a boost in purse. The prize pool will increase to $60 million (up from $35 million), with the champion receiving a cool $15,000,000.

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