FedExCup News and The Barclays Tee Times

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We answer some of the questions about the FedExCup play-offs, which starts today with The Barclays with A Prize pot of $1,485,000 and a par of 71 on the Plainfield Country Club Course.

The play-offs are four events in consecutive weeks after the end of the regular PGA Tour season; The Barclays, Deutsche Bank Championship, BMW Championship and the TOUR Championship. The aim is to determine who the season-long champion is on the PGA Tour.

The top 125 players in the FedEx standings at the end of the PGA Tour season are able to feature this week, with that then cut to 100 for next week’s Deutsche Bank Championship.

The field is even smaller for the BMW Championship, where only 70 feature, before the top-30 players are reseeded for the season-ending TOUR Championship in Atlanta.

How does the points system work?

Tour members earn points based on their results in all events they feature in, with an emphasis on those finishing higher up the leaderboard.

Each regular PGA Tour event is worth 500 FedExCup points, with 550 awarded to the winners of each of the World Golf Championships and 600 to those who claim a major title or win the Players Championship.

The points from the regular-season events are carried over the play-offs, where the number of points on offer quadruples to 2,000 for each of the four tournaments.

Who misses out?

Tiger Woods and Martin Kaymer were just two of the high-profile names to fail to qualify, with Kaymer losing his PGA Tour card as a result having not made enough starts in America.

Luke Donald, Lee Westwood and Vijay Singh are all in need of a strong week in New Jersey to break in to the top 100 and reach next week’s event, while former world No 1 Adam Scott hovers just above the cut-off point in 91st position.

How do the standings currently look?

Unsurprisingly, world No 1 Jordan Spieth tops the table with four victories and 14 top-10 finishes during a memorable 2015.

What’s up for grabs?

The prize money is significant over the next four events, with a combined $32m on offer during the four tournaments and $1.5m for each winner.

The player with the most points after the TOUR Championship not only takes the FedExCup title, but also claims $10m of an additional $35m in prize money. The runner-up takes $3m, with $2m handed to the player who finishes third and the rest being filtered down to the others who have featured over the four weeks.

Notable Tee Times




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Player Names

Notable wins




Davis Love III

Winner of the Wyndham Championship




Rickie Fowler

Winner of the Players Championship




Dustin Johnson

Winner of the WGC-Cadillac Championship and coming second at the US Open and Northern Trust Open




Jordan Spieth

With four tournment wins notably The Masters and US Open




Jason Day

Winner of the PGA Championship




Bubba Watson

Winner of the Travelers Championship




Zach Johnson

Winner of the Open Championship




Justin Rose

Winner of the Zurich Classic

Notably no Tiger Woods or Rory McIlroy, but Rory will play at the Deutsche Bank Championship which starts on September 4th.

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