PGA Tour Championship: Schedule, standings for FedExCup playoffs

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FedExCup playoffs (Getty Images)

The 2018 PGA Tour season wraps up with golf’s FedExCup playoffs, which conclude with the Tour Championship in Atlanta. 

But how exactly does the PGA Tour’s playoff system work, and how do golfers qualify?

During the season, golfers are awarded points based on their performance in PGA Tour events. Winning and placing highly in tournaments yields a player a higher amount of points. The amount of points players are awarded depends on the event.

The winner of an official PGA Tour event is awarded 500 FedExCup points. Winning the Masters, Players Championship, U.S. Open, British Open or PGA Championship awards 600 points. World Golf Championship events each award 550 points to winners. Any additional events played during the FedExCup competition (i.e. those played during the same week as a major tournament or WGC event) awards 300 points to the winner. For more details, check out the PGA Tour’s FedEx Cup Playoffs 101. 

Once the PGA Tour season concludes, the top 125 players (and ties) in the FedExCup standings qualify to compete in the playoffs. A progressive cut is featured through the first three tournaments to determine the 30 players eligible for the final event, the Tour Championship.

After the first tournament, the field is cut to 100 players (and ties), then after the second tournament it’s cut to 70 players (and ties), before the final 30 advance to the final tournament. The FedExCup points of those 30 players are reseeded in order to level the playing field before the championship. The points earned from the Tour Championship are then added to the reseeded total and the golfer with the most points wins the FedEx Cup.

Simple, right? Here’s a look at the PGA Tour’s FedExCup playoff schedule and current point standings. 

PGA Tour FedExCup playoff schedule

Here’s the schedule for the PGA Tour’s four playoff tournaments, culminating with the Tour Championship in Atlanta. 

The Northern Trust Ridgewood CC, Paramus, N.J. Aug. 23-26
Dell Technologies Championship TPC Boston, Norton, Mass. Aug. 31-Sept. 3
BMW Championship Aronimink GC, Newtown Square, Pa. Sept. 6-9
Tour Championship East Lake GC, Atlanta Sept. 20-23

2018 FedExCup standings

Here are the FedExCup standings through the PGA Championship. 

Ranking Golfer Points Behind
1 Dustin Johnson 2,717
2 Justin Thomas 2,634 83
3 Brooks Koepka 2,012 705
4 Justin Rose 1,991 726
5 Bubba Watson 1,879 838
6 Jason Day 1,771 946
7 Francesco Molinari 1,682 1,035
8 Bryson DeChambeau 1,617 1,100
9 Patrick Reed 1,555 1,162
10 Phil Mickelson 1,546 1,171
11 Tony Finau 1,509 1,208
12 Webb Simpson 1,465 1,252
13 Jon Rahm 1,430 1,287
14 Patrick Cantlay 1,388 1,329
15 Patton Kizzire 1,386 1,331
16 Paul Casey 1,319 1,398
17 Rickie Fowler 1,302 1,415
18 Kyle Stanley 1,198 1,519
19 Kevin Na 1,183 1,534
20 Tiger Woods 1,162 1,555
21 Rory McIlroy 1,154 1,563
22 Marc Leishman 1,148 1,569
23 Tommy Fleetwood 1,130 1,587
24 Pat Perez 1,116 1,601
25 Andrew Landry 1,116 1,601
26 Chesson Hadley 1,113 1,604
27 Aaron Wise 1,086 1,631
28 Xander Schauffele 1,081 1,636
29 Luke List 1,080 1,637
30 Austin Cook 1,060 1,657
31 Brian Harman 1,056 1,661
32 Gary Woodland 1,044 1,673
33 Ian Poulter 1,030 1,687
34 Andrew Putnam 1,026 1,691
35 Chez Reavie 1,020 1,697
36 Brendan Steele 998 1,719
37 Alex Noren 989 1,728
38 Kevin Kisner 971 1,746
39 Beau Hossler 957 1,760
40 Jordan Spieth 945 1,772
41 Ryan Armour 926 1,791
42 Byeong Hun An 913 1,804
43 Billy Horschel 903 1,814
44 Emiliano Grillo 901 1,816
45 Si Woo Kim 893 1,824
46 Charles Howell III 885 1,832
47 Keegan Bradley 872 1,845
48 J.J. Spaun 849 1,868
49 Zach Johnson 839 1,878
50 Henrik Stenson 826 1,891
51 Cameron Smith 821 1,896
52 Scott Piercy 792 1,925
53 Brian Gay 785 1,932
54 Whee Kim 764 1,953
55 Stewart Cink 758 1,959
56 Ted Potter, Jr. 744 1,973
57 Rafa Cabrera Bello 728 1,989
58 Jimmy Walker 719 1,998
59 Ryan Moore 700 2,017
60 Chris Kirk 699 2,018
61 Jason Kokrak 695 2,022
62 Matt Kuchar 679 2,038
63 Joel Dahmen 676 2,041
64 Michael Kim 675 2,042
65 Kevin Streelman 673 2,044
66 Keith Mitchell 646 2,071
67 J.B. Holmes 640 2,077
68 Adam Hadwin 638 2,079
69 Kelly Kraft 627 2,090
70 Adam Scott 623 2,094
71 Louis Oosthuizen 620 2,097
72 Troy Merritt 616 2,101
73 Satoshi Kodaira 600 2,117
74 Kevin Chappell 597 2,120
75 James Hahn 596 2,121
76 Peter Uihlein 593 2,124
77 Brice Garnett 592 2,125
78 Branden Grace 590 2,127
79 Russell Knox 585 2,132
80 Brandt Snedeker 577 2,140
81 Russell Henley 569 2,148
82 Ollie Schniederjans 568 2,149
83 Daniel Berger 565 2,152
84 Abraham Ancer 558 2,159
85 Anirban Lahiri 555 2,162
86 Jason Dufner 553 2,164
87 Tom Hoge 552 2,165
88 Hideki Matsuyama 551 2,166
89 Tyrrell Hatton 550 2,167
90 Jamie Lovemark 545 2,172
91 Brandon Harkins 528 2,189
92 Charl Schwartzel 528 2,189
93 Kevin Tway 521 2,196
94 Rory Sabbatini 517 2,200
95 Charley Hoffman 515 2,202
96 Patrick Rodgers 510 2,207
97 Trey Mullinax 510 2,207
98 Alex Cejka 502 2,215
99 Ryan Palmer 500 2,217
100 Richy Werenski 491 2,226
101 Nick Watney 491 2,226
102 John Huh 480 2,237
103 Sung Kang 474 2,243
104 Scott Stallings 470 2,247
105 Harold Varner III 467 2,250
106 Tyler Duncan 457 2,260
107 Danny Lee 450 2,267
108 C.T. Pan 448 2,269
109 J.T. Poston 448 2,269
110 Bronson Burgoon 446 2,271
111 Vaughn Taylor 445 2,272
112 William McGirt 444 2,273
113 Grayson Murray 438 2,279
114 Martin Laird 433 2,284
115 Sam Ryder 433 2,284
116 Ryan Blaum 428 2,289
117 Brian Stuard 421 2,296
118 Scott Brown 417 2,300
119 Sean O’Hair 417 2,300
120 Sam Saunders 411 2,306
121 Bud Cauley 405 2,312
122 Jhonattan Vegas 394 2,323
123 Seamus Power 377 2,340
124 Martin Piller 371 2,346
125 Tyrone Van Aswegen 364 2,353
126 Chad Campbell 361 2,356
127 Robert Garrigus 353 2,364
128 Corey Conners 344 2,373
129 Nick Taylor 340 2,377
130 Tom Lovelady 332 2,385
131 Sergio Garcia 331 2,386
132 Harris English 327 2,390
133 Lucas Glover 324 2,393
134 Ben Silverman 323 2,394
135 Derek Fathauer 316 2,401
136 Johnson Wagner 315 2,402
137 Aaron Baddeley 311 2,406
138 Talor Gooch 308 2,409
139 Shane Lowry 296 2,421
140 David Lingmerth 274 2,443
141 Steve Stricker 274 2,443
142 Nicholas Lindheim 272 2,445
143 Graeme McDowell 269 2,448
144 Ben Crane 267 2,450
145 Ben Martin 266 2,451
146 Matt Jones 264 2,453
147 Retief Goosen 261 2,456
148 Thomas Pieters 260 2,457
149 Chris Stroud 255 2,462
150 Bill Haas 253 2,464
151 Denny McCarthy 249 2,468
152 Hudson Swafford 242 2,475
153 Adam Schenk 239 2,478
154 J.J. Henry 239 2,478
155 Shawn Stefani 237 2,480
156 David Hearn 235 2,482
157 Hunter Mahan 234 2,483
158 Michael Thompson 224 2,493
159 Mackenzie Hughes 224 2,493
160 Fabián Gómez 221 2,496
161 Wesley Bryan 219 2,498
162 Martin Flores 211 2,506
163 Stephan Jaeger 208 2,509
164 Peter Malnati 195 2,522
165 Xinjun Zhang 192 2,525
166 Dominic Bozzelli 190 2,527
167 Blayne Barber 188 2,529
168 Zac Blair 176 2,541
169 Lanto Griffin 170 2,547
170 Cameron Percy 169 2,548
171 Jim Furyk 168 2,549
172 Nate Lashley 168 2,549
173 Jonathan Randolph 166 2,551
174 Ricky Barnes 161 2,556
175 Ethan Tracy 157 2,560
176 Robert Streb 155 2,562
177 Jonas Blixt 149 2,568
178 Rob Oppenheim 148 2,569
179 Cody Gribble 141 2,576
180 Steve Wheatcroft 138 2,579
181 Greg Chalmers 133 2,584
182 Ross Fisher 119 2,598
183 Jonathan Byrd 116 2,601
184 Matt Every 113 2,604
185 Graham DeLaet 111 2,606
186 K.J. Choi 110 2,607
187 Andres Romero 104 2,613
188 Roberto Díaz 101 2,616
189 Brett Stegmaier 93 2,624
190 Parker McLachlin 92 2,625
191 Camilo Villegas 90 2,627
192 Daniel Summerhays 89 2,628
193 Conrad Shindler 88 2,629
194 Cameron Tringale 88 2,629
195 Tim Herron 87 2,630
196 Stuart Appleby 84 2,633
197 Morgan Hoffmann 81 2,636
198 John Merrick 79 2,638
199 Smylie Kaufman 74 2,643
200 Rod Pampling 64 2,653
201 Sangmoon Bae 61 2,656
202 Billy Hurley III 60 2,657
203 Bernhard Langer 57 2,660
204 Jerry Kelly 54 2,663
205 Brendon de Jonge 49 2,668
206 Geoff Ogilvy 48 2,669
207 D.J. Trahan 46 2,671
208 Ernie Els 46 2,671
209 Davis Love III 45 2,672
210 Matt Atkins 44 2,673
211 George McNeill 42 2,675
212 Martin Kaymer 42 2,675
213 Luke Donald 42 2,675
214 D.A. Points 40 2,677
215 Brandon Hagy 39 2,678
216 Steve Marino 36 2,681
217 Eric Axley 33 2,684
218 Ken Duke 33 2,684
219 Dicky Pride 30 2,687
220 Padraig Harrington 29 2,688
221 Troy Matteson 28 2,689
222 Jason Bohn 27 2,690
223 Tommy Gainey 26 2,691
224 John Senden 25 2,692
225 Heath Slocum 24 2,693
226 Vijay Singh 24 2,693
227 Zecheng Dou 21 2,696
228 Brian Davis 20 2,697
229 Seung-Yul Noh 19 2,698
230 Fred Couples 18 2,699
231 Andrew Yun 16 2,701
232 Colt Knost 13 2,704
233 Jim Herman 13 2,704
T234 Ángel Cabrera 11 2,706
T234 Derek Ernst 11 2,706
236 Kyle Thompson 10 2,707
237 Mark Wilson 9 2,708
238 Bob Estes 7 2,710
T239 Charlie Beljan 7 2,710
T239 Charlie Wi 7 2,710
241 Daniel Chopra 6 2,711
242 Kris Blanks 6 2,711
243 Rick Lamb 6 2,711
244 Omar Uresti 6 2,711
245 Andrew Johnston 5 2,712
246 John Daly 5 2,712
247 John Rollins 4 2,713
248 Cameron Beckman 4 2,713
249 Arjun Atwal 4 2,713
250 Robert Allenby 4 2,713
251 Paul Goydos 3 2,714
252 Chris Couch 3 2,714
T253 Jay Don Blake 3 2,714
T253 Michael Bradley 3 2,714
255 Olin Browne 3 2,714
256 Jonathan Kaye 2 2,715
T257 Neal Lancaster 2 2,715
T257 Shaun Micheel 2 2,715
259 Mike Weir 2 2,715
260 Trevor Immelman 1 2,716