The 2015-16 season marks the 10th playing of the FedEx Cup tournament. Before the PGA Tour Playoffs officially begin tomorrow, here are 8 records to know.
1. Highest Bonus Money Earnings
The FedEx Cup has a purse of $35 million which is distributed to all players right down to the guy ranked 125th in the standings. Tiger Woods obviously leads the all time list with two $10,000,000 pay-outs over the years. His total stands at a mind-blowing $25,275,000.
Not surprisingly, Steve Stricker is the highest bonus money earner among players who haven’t lifted the main trophy. His total stands at $8,500,000 which includes a second place finish and two third-place finishes.
2. Most Wins at the Playoffs
With 3 titles, Tiger Woods has the most wins at the Playoffs – 2007 BMW Championship, 2007 Tour Championship and the 2009 BMW Championship.
Plenty of players have two wins at the Playoffs – Vijay Singh, Camilo Villegas, Steve Stricker, Phil Mickelson, Dustin Johnson, Rory McIlroy, Henrik Stenson, Billy Horschel and Jason Day.
3. Most Weeks Spent as No. 1 in the Standings
Once again, Tiger Woods holds the record for having spent the most weeks ranked as No. 1 in the Playoffs. He’s spent a total of 83 weeks atop the FedEx Cup standings since 2007.
His closest competitor is Jimmy Walker, who held the top spot a total of 48 weeks.
4. Lowest Ranked Player to Win the FedEx Cup
Billy Horschel ranked 69th in the FedEx Cup standings entering the Playoffs in 2014, and then proceeded to miss the cut at The Barclays.
After his MC at The Barclays, Horschel entered the Deutsche Bank Championship ranked 82nd. He then went on one of the most impressive, and unexpected, runs in playoff history. Horschel placed 2nd in Boston, and went on to win the BMW Championship and Tour Championship to take home the FedEx Cup title. He remains the lowest ranked player to ever win the FedEx Cup title.
5. Players to Make the Playoffs Every Year
16 PGA Tour players have made the FedEx Cup playoff tournament every year.
These players are Bill Haas, Matt Kuchar, John Senden, Ryan Moore, Charley Hoffman, Bubba Watson, Jerry Kelly, Luke Donald, Brandt Snedeker, Charles Howell III, Justin Rose, Adam Scott, Jim Furyk, Sergio Garcia, Zach Johnson and Phil Mickelson.
6. Players to Qualify for the Deutsche Bank Championship Every Year
Out of the 16 players above, only 9 have made it to Boston, the 2nd Playoff event, every year. These players are Bubba Watson, Justin Rose, Brandt Snedeker, Charley Hoffman, Jim Furyk, Ryan Moore, Matt Kuchar, Phil Mickelson and Charles Howell III.
7. Players to Qualify for the BMW Championship Every Year
Out of the 9 players above, only 4 have made it to the 3rd Playoff event every year. These players are Bubba Watson, Charley Hoffman, Jim Furyk and Phil Mickelson.
8. Best Finish by a Rookie
Jordan Spieth has the best finish by rookie in the FedEx Cup. In 2013, he finished 7th in the final FedEx Cup standings.