PGA Tour – FedEx Cup

FedEx Cup - PGA Tour

FedEx Cup - PGA Tour


PGA Tour – FedEx Cup

The PGA Tour is an organisation that runs the professional golf tour in the United States. From January through mid-August the golf players compete in a season long tournament which consist of season events which earn them FedEx points in addition to the prize money. When the regular season is concluded the top 125 players on FedEx points are eligible to compete in the playoffs. The playoffs comprising of four events taking place between August and September, these players are finally cut down to the top 30 for the Tour Championship. Points are still earnt in the playoffs and after the Tour Championship event the player in 1st position is the season champion.

The tour in 2010 consists of 49 events spread of 44 weeks, of these 46 events are official money events. The other three events are the Ryder Cup, CIMB Asia Pacific Classic and the HSBC Champions. Players generally play between 20 and 30 events over the course of a season which starts in Hawaii in January and spends the first few months on the west coast of the United States in whats often referred to as the West Coast Swing, then the tour heads south for the Southern Swing followed by heading North in the summer months before heading back South for the later end of the season.