The FedEx Cup is a reflection of the most in-form players throughout the PGA Tour season and one winner will be crowned with a huge cash bonus at the Tour Championship.
The FedEx Cup season includes 47 events which began with the Fortinet Championship and will end this week at the Wyndham Championship. Official PGA Tour events award 500 points to first place.
The Players Championship, The Masters, the PGA Championship, the US Open and The Open all reward 600 FedEx Cup points to first place. WGC events, the Genesis Invitational, the Arnold Palmer Invitational and the Memorial Tournament award 550 points to first place.
How many players compete in the FedEx Cup Playoffs in August and what is each cut off?
After the conclusion of the Wyndham Championship, the top 125 players will progress to the FedEx St. Jude Championship at TPC Southwind in Tennessee. 70 players will progress to the BMW Championship after that at Wilmington Country Club in Delaware.
Just 30 players will progress from the BMW Championship to the Tour Championship at East Lake. It is worth noting that the FedEx St. Jude Championship has a 36-hole cut, whereas the other two Playoff events don't have a cut.
The first two Playoff events award 2,000 points to the winner. At the Tour Championship, the player with the most points accumulated will begin the event on 10-under-par. Here is a break down of what scores each player will start on based on their position in the points standings. This strokes-based system first began in 2019.
How much money is on offer with the FedEx Cup?
A grand total of $75 million will be distributed amongst the top 150 players of the FedEx Cup standings. The winner of the FedEx Cup in 2022 will receive $18 million, which is $12.5 million more than the runner-up.
Here is the purse breakdown of the top 30 players following the conclusion of the FedEx Cup in 2022:
Who is leading the FedEx Cup standings?
Having won four times this season, World No.1 Scottie Scheffler is the current leader. He is 1,221 points ahead of Cameron Smith who has won The Players Championship and The Open Championship in 2022.
Sam Burns, a three-time winner on the PGA Tour this season, is in third place while Xander Schauffele and Patrick Cantlay, the winning pair at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans, make up the top five.
You can find the full FedEx Cup standings here.