2018 FedEx Cup Playoffs Introduction, Standings, and Predictions

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, WV – JULY 5 : Fedexcup sign shown by the 18th green during round one of A Military Tribute At The Greenbrier held at the Old White TPC course on July 5, 2018 in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images) FedEx Cup Playoffs

2018 FedEx Cup Playoffs

 

Introduction

The 2018 FedEx Cup Playoffs start this Thursday with The Northern Trust. PGA Tour golfers have been battling for FedEx cup points throughout the first 42 events of the golf calendar, and now only 4 events remain. The remaining 4 events offer 4 times the points as regular season events, and will shell out 32 million dollars in purse (8 million per tournament). Another 35 million dollars  will be awarded as bonuses for the top-30 players at the end of the playoffs. You better believe these guys will give everything they have the final 4 weeks of the season.

How The FedEx Cup works

During the PGA Tour season, golfers had a chance to win FedEx Cup points at each PGA Tour event. The winner of each regular season PGA Tour golf tournament won 500 points. 600 points were awarded to the winners of the major tournaments and The Players Championship. 550 points were awarded to the winners of the WGC events. 300 points were awarded to the winners of tournaments played the same week as majors and WGC events.

After 42 tournaments, the 125 golfers with the most FedEx Cup points will advance to the FedEx Cup Playoffs. The Northern Trust is the first leg of the FedEx Cup Playoffs and will be held at Ridgewood Country Club in New Jersey. 2,000 points will be awarded to the winner of this event. Only the top 100 golfers after The Northern Trust will advance to the Dell Technologies Championship at TPC Boston the following week. Similar to The Northern Trust, the winner of the Dell Technologies Championship will be awarded 2,000 points. The top 70 golfers based on FedEx Cup points will advance to the BMW Championship at Crooked Stick Golf Club in Carmel, Indiana. Again, 2,000 points will be awarded to the winner of this event.

The final progressive cut is to 30 players after the BMW Championship. The remaining 30 golfers will end their seasons in Atlanta, Georgia at East Lake Golf Club for the Tour Championship. These 30 golfers will be competing for another 8 million dollar purse, FedEx Cup points, and 35 million dollars worth of bonus money (the top 150 FedEx Cup golfers will earn a share of the 35 million dollar pot). 10 million dollars will be awarded to the winner of the FedEx Cup.

OAKVILLE, ON – JULY 30: Dustin Johnson of the United States lines up a putt on the second hole during the final round of the RBC Canadian Open at Glen Abbey Golf Club on July 30, 2017 in Oakville, Canada. (Photo by Minas Panagiotakis/Getty Images)

Current FedEx Cup Standings

PROJECTED RANKGOLFERPROJECTED POINTS
1Dustin Johnson2717
2Justin Thomas2634
3Brooks Koepka2012
4Justin Rose1991
5Bubba Watson1879
6Jason Day1771
7Webb Simpson1710
8Francesco Molinari1682
9Bryson DeChambeau1617
10Patrick Reed1555
11Phil Mickelson1546
12Tony Finau1509
13Jon Rahm1430
14Patrick Cantlay1388
15Patton Kizzire1386
16Paul Casey1319
17Rickie Fowler1302
18Kyle Stanley1198
19Kevin Na1183
20Tiger Woods1162
21Rory McIlroy1154
22Marc Leishman1148
23Tommy Fleetwood1130
24Chesson Hadley1122
25Pat Perez1116
26Andrew Landry1116
27Aaron Wise1086
28Xander Schauffele1081
29Luke List1080
30Brandt Snedeker1077
                                   TOP 30
PROJECTED RANKGOLFERPROJECTED POINTS
31Austin Cook1060
32Brian Harman1056
33Gary Woodland1044
34Ian Poulter1030
35Andrew Putnam1026
36Chez Reavie1020
37Ryan Armour1006
38Brendan Steele998
39Alex Noren989
40Kevin Kisner971
41Billy Horschel960
42Beau Hossler957
43Jordan Spieth945
44Byeong Hun An913
45Emiliano Grillo901
46Si Woo Kim893
47Charles Howell III885
48Brian Gay880
49Keegan Bradley872
50Henrik Stenson868
51J.J. Spaun849
52Zach Johnson839
53Cameron Smith821
54Scott Piercy802
55Ryan Moore795
56Rafa Cabrera Bello784
57Whee Kim764
58Stewart Cink758
59Chris Kirk756
60Ted Potter, Jr.744
61Jimmy Walker719
62Jason Kokrak700
63C.T. Pan693
64Matt Kuchar679
65Joel Dahmen676
66Michael Kim675
67Kevin Streelman673
68Keith Mitchell659
69J.B. Holmes640
70Adam Hadwin638
                                   TOP 70
PROJECTED RANKGOLFERPROJECTED POINTS
71Brice Garnett634
72Kelly Kraft627
73Adam Scott623
74Louis Oosthuizen620
75Troy Merritt616
76Hideki Matsuyama607
77Satoshi Kodaira600
78Kevin Chappell597
79James Hahn596
80Tom Hoge594
81Peter Uihlein593
82Branden Grace590
83Abraham Ancer589
84Russell Knox585
85Kevin Tway577
86Jamie Lovemark576
87Ollie Schniederjans573
88Russell Henley569
89Daniel Berger565
90Jason Dufner557
91Anirban Lahiri555
92Tyrrell Hatton550
93Patrick Rodgers541
94Brandon Harkins528
95Trey Mullinax528
96Charl Schwartzel528
97Rory Sabbatini521
98Charley Hoffman515
99Alex Cejka502
100Ryan Palmer500
                                   TOP 100
PROJECTED RANKGOLFERPROJECTED POINTS
101Richy Werenski498
102Nick Watney491
103Danny Lee481
104Sung Kang480
105John Huh480
106Harold Varner III474
107Scott Stallings470
108Tyler Duncan457
109William McGirt449
110J.T. Poston448
111Bronson Burgoon446
112Vaughn Taylor445
113Martin Laird443
114Sam Ryder442
115Grayson Murray438
116Ryan Blaum433
117Scott Brown422
118Brian Stuard421
119Nick Taylor420
120Sam Saunders420
121Sean O’Hair417
122Bud Cauley405
123Jhonattan Vegas394
124Harris English383
125Seamus Power377

Courtesy of PGATour.com

 

ATLANTA, GA – SEPTEMBER 24: The FedExCup trophy is displayed prior to the final round of the TOUR Championship at East Lake Golf Club on September 24, 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)

FedEx Cup Predictions

The Northern Trust (Ridgewood CC, NJ)

  • Justin Rose

Dell Technologies Championship (TPC Boston, MA)

  • Jason Day

BMW Championship (Crooked Stick GC, IN)

  • Tony Finau

Tour Championship (East Lake GC, GA)

  • Webb Simpson

Predicted 2018 FedEx Cup Champion

Justin Rose

  • Currently sits 4th
  • 12:1 current betting odds (courtesy of golfodds.com)
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