FedEx Cup Standings - Who's Leading The FedEx Cup Points?
Throughout the course of the PGA Tour season, the FedEx Cup rewards players on their consistent performances. A win will obviously get the most points for the week, which in a typical event will be 500 points; big events such a Major Championships and World Golf Championships will be worth 600 points to the winner. But points for top-five finishes, top-10 finishes, and so on down the line can be every bit as important when it comes to the end of the PGA Tour season and the FedEx Cup playoffs. Players will be able to see how they stand in the rankings after the conclusion of every week, when the new standings are released.
We will have the latest FedEx Cup points available each week as well, and provide analysis of players making big moves up or down the field. Be sure to stick with PGABettingOdds.com this PGA Tour season for all of the latest information about the FedEx Cup standings.
|2014 FedEx Cup Standings: Top-30 Players|
|#1||Chris Kirk 4,314pts||#11||Jordan Spieth 2,517pts||#21||Morgan Hoffman 1,973pts|
|#2||Billy Horschel 4,305pts||#12||Adam Scott 2,412pts||#22||Webb Simpson 1,944pts|
|#3||Bubba Watson 4,058pts||#13||Sergio Garcia 2,325pts||#23||Ryan Palmer 1,895pts|
|#4||Rory McIlroy 3,735pts||#14||Martin Kaymer 2,230pts||#24||Kevin Na 1,893pts|
|#5||Hunter Mahan 3,363pts||#15||Zach Johnson 2,175pts||#25||Geoff Ogilvy 1,854pts|
|#6||Jimmy Walker 3,073pts||#16||Bill Haas 2,139pts||#26||Justin Rose 1,814pts|
|#7||Jim Furyk 3,073pts||#17||John Senden 2,137pts||#27||Brendon Todd 1,812pts|
|#8||Matt Kuchar 2,736pts||#18||Patrick Reed 2,110pts||#28||Hideki Matsuyama 1,780pts|
|#9||Rickie Fowler 2,631pts||#19||Cameron Tringale 2,063pts||#29||Gary Woodland 1,777pts|
|#10||Jason Day 2,549pts||#20||Russell Henley 2,040pts||#30||Dustin Johnson 1,769pts|
*standings as of 9/8/2014
More Info About The FedEx Cup
One of the most exciting parts of the year on the PGA Tour is the race for the FedEx Cup playoffs. The FedEx Cup playoffs were introduced to the Tour back in 2007, as a new concept to place added importance on every event during the season, and not just the four Major Championship and a handful of others. The goal was also to encourage more participation among players throughout the year, to as they can earn more points to reach the playoffs. In 2012 it was Brandt Snedeker who captured the FedEx Cup, winning the TOUR Championship at East Lake in Atlanta to secure the victory; in 2013 it was Henrik Stenson that claimed the FedExCup Championship. Who will it be in 2013-2014?
The FedEx Cup consists of four tournaments at the end of the PGA Tour season. They are The Barclays, The Deutsche Bank Championship, The BMW Championship, and the TOUR Championship.
The playoffs are essentially elimination events, which start at the top-125 points leaders for the season (at The Barclays), dwindling down to eventually the top-30 for the TOUR Championship.
In the six-year history of the FedEx Cup, there have been mixed reviews. Some like it, some don't. But as it's grown and evolved, the FedEx Cup is actually one of the great new traditions on the PGA Tour.
Since its inception back in 2007, the FedEx Cup, like any project, has undergone several changes. The biggest changes took place at the beginning and end of 2008.
The first problem that the FedEx Cup encountered related to scoring, and the difficulty of improving player position towards the end of the season to make a run at the championship. To fix this, more points were weighted towards the playoff events, so that those who qualify, no matter their position, would be able to work their way up. This encouraged more participation in the playoff events because players would be able to climb up to the top of the rankings. This also encouraged players not to skip a playoff event, because the results could hurt their chances at qualifying for the TOUR Championship.
The second change took place in November of 2008. This change was designed so that the winner of the FedEx Cup would be decided based on the result of the TOUR Championship. In 2008, Vijay Singh had a big enough lead that it didn't matter where he finished the TOUR Championship, as long as he completed the tournament. As it stands now, the change was made such that any player in the top-five going into the TOUR Championship will win the FedEx Cup with a victory, effectively controlling their own destiny. Players outside of the top-five will have a shot too, but they will need players to finish in certain positions to do so.
Starting in 2013, rather than going by the top-125 on the money list as the players who automatically retain their PGA Tour card, the PGA Tour will go back FedEx Cup points. This means that any player who qualifies for the FedEx Cup playoffs will retain their card.
What Does The FedEx Cup Winner Get?
Following the TOUR Championship, the player who is at the top of the FedEx Cup Standings will receive a $10 million payout of the $35 million total purse that is paid out all the way down to 125th place. The second place finisher will get $3 million, while the third place finisher will get $2 million.
The winner of the FedEx Cup also gets a five-year PGA Tour exemption
Past FedEx Cup Champions By Year
- 2007 - Tiger Woods
- 2008 - Vijay Singh
- 2009 - Tiger Woods
- 2010 - Jim Furyk
- 2011 - Bill Haas
- 2012 - Brandt Snedeker
- 2013 - Henrik Stenson
Betting On The FedEx Cup
Vegas odds to win the FedEx Cup can be found at a variety of online sportsbooks, and can pop up at anytime during the season. FedEx Cup odds can be quite popular, especially since futures wagers have centered on the four Major Championships in the past. This gives bettors something new to place a wager on and follow throughout the course of the season. Below are a few of the ways to bet on the FedEx Cup (and to put money on golf in general) and below that are some websites where you can actually put money on it.
FedEx Cup Futures - During the season, the oddsmakers and online sportsbooks could feature the odds to win the FedEx Cup. This is a type of futures wager that is formed. The FedEx Cup playoffs will not begin until the late part of August with The Barclays, but you could see odds to win it as early as January or February when the PGA Tour season gets going.
Weekly FedEx Cup Lines - As we get into the playoffs, odds will be formed for each of the four events. The four events that make up the FedEx Cup Playoffs are The Barclays, the Deutsche Bank Championship, the BMW Championship, and the TOUR Championship. The top-125 players make the first event on the playoffs schedule, but that field is reduced as the playoffs advance. From 125, the field goes down to the top-100, to the top-70, and to the top-30 through each event respectively.
Where To Bet On The FedEx Cup Winner/Events
Vegas odds to win the FedEx Cup can be found at a variety of online sportsbooks, and can pop up at anytime during the season. FedEx Cup odds can be quite popular, especially since futures wagers have centered on the four Major Championships in the past. This gives bettors something new to place a wager on and follow throughout the course of the season. Below are a few of the ways to make wagers on the FedEx Cup and below that are some websites where you can actually put money on it.
Sportsbetting - Odds For Majors In Advance
Find FedEx Cup futures betting odds at SportsBetting.ag, and get the latest odds out as they update following the conclusion of each week. A win by a player can have a huge effect on how the odds shape up, and FedEx Cup betting lines can be found all the way up until the playoffs start following the Wyndham Championship.
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