2012 PGA TOUR FedExCup Race
The PGA TOUR entered a new era in 2007 with the introduction of the FedExCup, a season-long points competition offering $35 million in bonus money and culminating with the PGA TOUR's first-ever Playoff system. In 2012, the four Playoffs events will offer $32 million in prize money, meaning a total of $67 million is on the line over the final weeks of FedExCup competition.
Over the span of 37 weeks of competition, players vie to become the FedExCup Champion, which distinguishes the one player who not only performs well during the 33-week PGA TOUR Regular Season, but also excels through the pressure of the four-event PGA TOUR Playoffs for the FedExCup. Tiger Woods won the inaugural FedExCup in 2007 and the $10-million top prize and won for a second time in 2009. Vijay Singh won the title in 2008, while Jim Furyk took home the FedExCup in 2010. Most recently, Bill Haas won an exciting playoff at the TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola in 2011 to win the FedExCup.
During the Regular Season, TOUR members earn points based on their finish, with a strong emphasis placed on winning and high finishes. Once the Regular Season concludes, the top-125 players advance to the Playoffs, a series of four $8 million tournaments offering quintuple points relative to Regular Season events.
The Playoffs feature a progressive cut, beginning with The Barclays in New York (125 players), continuing with the Deutsche Bank Championship in Boston (100 players) and the BMW Championship in Carmel, IN (70 players). A reset takes place, seeding the top-30 players for the culminating TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola in Atlanta, where the FedExCup Champion is crowned.