FedEx Cup Betting

Who do you think will take the Bob Hope Classic Tournament and, ultimately, the FedExCup?

The FedEx Cup is the championship trophy for the PGA Tour. Sponsored by FedEx, it was awarded for the first time in 2007, to golf star Tiger Woods. “The Big Fijian” Vijay Singh claimed the title at the second event in 2008. The FedEx Cup champion will take a bonus payout of $10 million – the single largest payout in sports – as well as the prized, Tiffany-designed FedEx Cup itself.

The Bob Hope Classic tournament for 2009 is worth a total of 25,000 FedEx Cup points, with 4,500 points going to the tournament winner and the remaining points shared between other top players in the field.

Current Top Ranking FedEx Cup Players

Top 5 ranking players according to the World Golf Rankings, in order, are

  • Tiger Woods
  • Sergio Garcia
  • Padraig Harrington
  • Phil Mickelson
  • Vijay Singh

FedEx Cup odds for these players will be good. For FedEx Cup betting and other live golf betting, we recommend William Hill, one of the world’s leading bookmakers.

FedEx Cup Playoffs

The FedEx Cup Playoffs run for four weeks. The Barclays opens the playoffs, with all 144 top-ranking golfers competing to make it into the top 120, who proceed to the next elimination round – the Deutsche Bank Championship.

At the Deutsche Bank Championship, a further 50 golfers will be eliminated, leaving a field of 70 to move on to the BMW Championship. The BMW Championship determines which 30 players will compete in the ultimate playoff, the TOUR Championship sponsored by Coca Cola.

FedEx Cup Scoring

Each tournament in the PGA Tour, starting with the Mercedes-Benz Championship in January and ending with the Wyndham Championship in August, gives players a chance to win FedEx Cup points. The top 144 players – those with the most FedExCup points – advance to the FedEx Cup playoffs.

Golfers who fall in the top 144 take bonus FedExCup points into the next year. The season leader takes 100,000 points, the runner-up receives 99,000 and all other players receive points calculated using a sliding scale – down to 84,700 points for the golfer who ranks at number 144. Every week, players have to finish as high as possible to stay in the field for the next PGA Tour event, and to stay in the running for the FedExCup. This makes for riveting FedExCup betting and play.

Each tournament in the playoffs has a purse of 50,000 FedExCup points, with 9,000 points for the winner and 10,300 points to the winner of the final event, the TOUR Championship. So players can earn twice the number of FedExCup points in playoff tournaments than in the preceding PGA Tour events.

Only the top 30 remaining players will participate in the final TOUR Championship, and these golfers earn exemption for the next season.