Fixed at $15 million in 2021, the bonus for the winner of the 2022 FedEx Cup has been significantly reassessed. He will thus pocket a check for 18 million dollars. The total bonus of the PGA Tour Playoffs gathering the 125 best players of the regular season is of the order of 75 million dollars!
FedEx Cup, prize money
Like the last Major tournaments for men and women, global prizes are experiencing serious inflation. To the delight of the players concerned. The FedEx Cup 2022 Playoffs which begin this Thursday in Memphis (Tennessee) with the FedEx St. Jude Championship are no exception to the rule.
Thus, the winner of these Playoffs will leave with an impressive check of… 18 million dollars. By way of comparison, Patrick Cantlay, the winner of the 2021 edition, was “content” with 15 million! The prize money for players finishing in the top 10 is also tempting. Thus, the second will leave from East Lake, near Atlanta (Georgia), with 6.5 million dollars while the third is guaranteed to receive 5 million dollars.
The prize-money for the top 10 of the FedEx Cup 2022
1st: $18 million
2nd: $6.5 million
3rd: $5 million
4th: $4 million
5th: $3 million
6th: $2.5 million
7th: $2 million
8th: $1.5 million
9th: $1.25 million
10th: $1 million
FedEx Cup tournaments are attended by players registered in the PGA Tour who at the end of the regular season (end of August, as a rule) occupy the top 125 positions in the Tour points ranking. Each playoff tournament guarantees 2000 points to the winner, which are added to the points already achieved in the regular season. After the first tournament, The Northern Trust, the top 70 players in the points standings continue the playoffs; only the top 30 at the end of the BMW Championship participate in the last tournament, the Tour Championship. Players start this tournament with a score based on the overall ranking at the end of the BMW Championship, called FedExCup Starting Strokes (introduced in 2019): the first in the standings starts with a score of -10, the second with -8, the third with -7, up to the players in positions 21-25 starting with -1 and the last 5 starting at par; the player who achieves the lowest overall score, considering the 72-hole score and the initial bonus, wins the Tour Championship and the FedEx Cup.
The FedEx Cup total prize pool is $ 60 million; 15 million are reserved for the winner of the cup and the rest is divided among the participants in the playoffs