The Championship trophy for the PGA Tour “FedEx Cup” was started from August 8 – 25. The 2019 FedEx Cup Playoffs now have just three weeks instead of the typical four, and things are faster than ever before. Also, there are certain things to know about for this year’s FedEx Cup playoffs. So, let’s discuss some of them.
The No.1 golfer will start the Tour Championship with (-10) based on FedEx Cup standings through the BMW Championship followed by, No.2 starts at (-8), No.3 at (-7), No.4 at (-6), and No. 5 at (-5). Whereas the golfers 6-10 will be at (-4), No.11-15 at (-3), No.16-20 at (-2), and the players ranked between 26-30 will start at even par.
As far as the current standings are concerned, Brooks would start with -10 par score, Rory at -8, Dustin at -4, and woods who is 27th, would begin at even par.
At this week’s Northern Trust, the top 125 players off the FedEx Cup points list are on the field. That number for the BMW Championship reduces to 70. Then the Top 30 will advance to the Tour Championship from Medinah to Atlanta.
Few Changes in the FedEx Cup 2019
- The competition has been curtail from four to three weeks
- The playoffs have been hauled a month earlier
- The FedEx Cup bonus pool was increased from $35 to $60 million, and almost 50 % jump in the winner prize from $10 to $15.
Update on Northern Trust
Dustin Johnson is at the 1st spot with a total of (-12) in the Northern Trust leader board, Johnson starts his campaign at No.7 position with (1,686 points) in the FedEx Cup, and if he wins, then he can jump 6 spot to reach the No.1position beating brooks (2,887 points).
The star golfers Henrik Stenson (85th) and Sam Burns (89th) did not play the first round (The Northern Trust) and, thus, are already eliminated.
The official 70 golfers who qualify for the second round (BMW Championship) won’t be known until the end of play on Sunday. Players who started the week outside 70 have no such way to make up the ground and, as such, are done with this season.
Last year’s champion Justin Rose Started the FedEx Cup Playoffs 11th on the points list, but now looking to climb his way into a better position before the TOUR Championship.Posted on: 2019 Aug 10 Sat