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The 2012 FedEx Cup Playoffs, the series of four golf tournaments that determined the season champion on the U.S.-based PGA Tour, began on August 23 and ended on September 23. It included the following four events:

2012 FedEx Cup Playoffs
Tournament information
DatesAugust 23 – September 23, 2012
LocationBethpage State Park
TPC Boston
Crooked Stick Golf Club
East Lake Golf Club
Tour(s)PGA Tour
Statistics
Field125 for The Barclays
100 for Deutsche Bank
70 for BMW Championship
30 for Tour Championship
Prize fund$35,000,000 bonus money
Winner's share$10,000,000 bonus money
Champion
United States Brandt Snedeker
4,100 points
← 2011
2013 →

Brandt Snedeker won the FedEx Cup by winning the Tour Championship.

These were the sixth FedEx Cup playoffs since their inception in 2007.

The point distributions can be seen here.

Contents

Regular season rankingsEdit

# Player Country Points Events
1 Tiger Woods   United States 2,269 15
2 Jason Dufner   United States 2,110 19
3 Rory McIlroy   Northern Ireland 2,092 12
4 Zach Johnson   United States 2,019 20
5 Bubba Watson   United States 1,777 15
6 Hunter Mahan   United States 1,739 19
7 Carl Pettersson   Sweden 1,691 22
8 Keegan Bradley   United States 1,670 21
9 Matt Kuchar   United States 1,600 18
10 Steve Stricker   United States 1,456 15

The BarclaysEdit

The Barclays was played August 23–26. Of the 125 players eligible to play in the event, two did not enter: Jason Dufner (ranked 2)[1] and Spencer Levin (45).[2] Of the 123 entrants, 75 made the second-round cut at 143 (+1).

Nick Watney won by three strokes over Brandt Snedeker and moved to first place in the standings. The top 100 players in the points standings advanced to the Deutsche Bank Championship. This included six players who were outside the top 100 prior to The Barclays: Graham DeLaet (ranked 106th to 44th), Bob Estes (103 to 62), David Hearn (108 to 67), Jason Day (113 to 88), Tommy Gainey (102 to 91), and Jonas Blixt (101 to 97).[3] Six players started the tournament within the top 100 but ended the tournament outside the top 100, ending their playoff chances: John Mallinger (ranked 88th to 101st), Will Claxton (89 to 102), Chad Campbell (91 to 104), Andrés Romero (93 to 106), Fredrik Jacobson (95 to 105), and Chris Stroud (99 to 110).

FedEx Cup rank
# Player Country Score To par Winnings ($) After Before
1 Nick Watney   United States 65-69-71-69=274 −10 1,440,000 1 49
2 Brandt Snedeker   United States 70-69-68-70=277 −7 864,000 2 19
T3 Sergio García   Spain 66-68-69-75=278 −6 464,000 10 33
Dustin Johnson   United States 67-71-72-68=278 8 26
T5 Graham DeLaet   Canada 75-67-72-65=279 −5 281,000 44 106
Brian Harman   United States 65-75-68-71=279 41 97
Louis Oosthuizen   South Africa 70-71-68-70=279 21 34
Lee Westwood   England 69-72-68-70=279 27 51
9 Greg Chalmers   Australia 70-70-68-72=280 −4 232,000 38 78
T10 Bud Cauley   United States 71-71-72-67=281 −3 160,889 26 35
Tim Clark   South Africa 70-72-67-72=281 35 54
Luke Donald   England 68-74-69-70=281 14 16
Bob Estes   United States 69-66-72-74=281 62 103
Tom Gillis   United States 69-72-68-72=281 57 92
David Hearn   Canada 70-73-67-71=281 67 108
William McGirt   United States 68-74-67-72=281 46 74
Kevin Stadler   United States 72-69-65-75=281 43 70
Bubba Watson   United States 70-70-70-71=281 7 5
  • Par 71 course

Deutsche Bank ChampionshipEdit

The Deutsche Bank Championship was played August 31 – September 3. Of the 100 players eligible to play in the event, two did not enter: Sergio García (ranked 10)[4] and David Toms (89).[5] Of the 98 entrants, 78 made the second-round cut at one-over-par, 145.

Rory McIlroy won by one stroke over Louis Oosthuizen and moved into first place in the standings.[6] The top 70 players in the points standings advanced to the BMW Championship. This included nine players who were outside the top 70 prior to the Deutsche Bank Championship: Jeff Overton (83 to 40), Bryce Molder (93 to 45), D. A. Points (72 to 54), Troy Matteson (78 to 59), Matt Every (75 to 63), Chris Kirk (81 to 66), Charl Schwartzel (71 to 68), Charley Hoffman (86 to 69) and Dicky Pride (96 to 70). Nine players started the tournament within the top 70 but ended the tournament outside the top 70, ending their playoff chances: Josh Teater (64 to 73), John Rollins (58 to 74), Scott Stallings (61 to 75), Ken Duke (60 to 76), Harris English (63 to 79), Jonathan Byrd (69 to 82), Spencer Levin (66 to 83), Charles Howell III (68 to 84) and Brian Davis (70 to 85).

FedEx Cup rank
# Player Country Score To par Winnings ($) After Before
1 Rory McIlroy   Northern Ireland 65-65-67-67=264 −20 1,440,000 1 4
2 Louis Oosthuizen   South Africa 66-65-63-71=265 −19 864,000 5 21
3 Tiger Woods   United States 64-68-68-66=266 −18 544,000 3 3
T4 Dustin Johnson   United States 67-68-65-70=270 −14 352,000 6 8
Phil Mickelson   United States 68-68-68-66=270 9 17
6 Brandt Snedeker   United States 69-70-65-67=271 −13 288,000 4 2
T7 Jeff Overton   United States 64-71-69-68=272 −12 258,000 40 83
Adam Scott   Australia 69-69-68-66=272 25 34
9 Bryce Molder   United States 65-69-68-71=273 −11 232,000 45 93
T10 Ryan Moore   United States 64-68-70-72=274 −10 208,000 35 53
Kevin Stadler   United States 68-71-69-66=274 32 43
  • Par 71 course

BMW ChampionshipEdit

The BMW Championship was played September 6–9. All 70 players eligible to play in the event did so. There was no cut.

Rory McIlroy won his second straight playoff event. He won by two strokes over Phil Mickelson and Lee Westwood.[7] Two players played their way into the Tour Championship: Robert Garrigus (ranked 31 to ranked 20) by finishing tied for 4th, and Ryan Moore (35 to 28) by finishing T-10.[8] Two players played their way out of the Tour Championship: Kyle Stanley (30 to 31) by finishing T-34, and Bill Haas (28 to 32) by finishing T-45.[8] Haas was the defending FedEx Cup champion and this was the sixth straight year that the defending champion failed to make the Tour Championship.[8] Three players, Hunter Mahan, Phil Mickelson, and Steve Stricker, have made the Tour Championship in each year of the playoffs.[8]

The top 30 players in FedEx Cup points after this event advanced to the Tour Championship and also earned spots in the 2013 Masters Tournament, U.S. Open, and (British) Open Championship.

With the FedEx Cup points reset after the BMW Championship, all 30 remaining players have at least a mathematical chance to secure the season crown, and any of the top five players can claim the FedEx Cup with a win in the Tour Championship.

FedEx Cup rank
# Player Country Score To par Winnings ($) After Before
1 Rory McIlroy   Northern Ireland 64-68-69-67=268 −20 1,440,000 1 1
T2 Phil Mickelson   United States 69-67-64-70=270 −18 704,000 4 9
Lee Westwood   England 68-65-68-69=270 8 23
T4 Robert Garrigus   United States 67-69-66-69=271 −17 352,000 20 31
Tiger Woods   United States 65-67-71-68=271 2 3
T6 Dustin Johnson   United States 68-67-67-70=272 −16 278,000 7 6
Adam Scott   Australia 68-68-66-70=272 21 25
8 Vijay Singh   Fiji 65-66-69-73=273 −15 248,000 33 49
9 Jim Furyk   United States 69-70-67-68=274 −14 232,000 18 21
T10 Ryan Moore   United States 66-66-73-70=275 −13 208,000 28 35
Bo Van Pelt   United States 64-69-71-71=275 19 20
  • Par 72 course

Reset pointsEdit

The points were reset after the BMW Championship.

# Player Country Points Reset points Events
1 Rory McIlroy   Northern Ireland 7,299 2,500 15
2 Tiger Woods   United States 4,067 2,250 18
3 Nick Watney   United States 3,586 2,000 24
4 Phil Mickelson   United States 3,420 1,800 21
5 Brandt Snedeker   United States 3,357 1,600 21
6 Louis Oosthuizen   South Africa 3,167 1,400 18
7 Dustin Johnson   United States 3,097 1,200 18
8 Lee Westwood   England 2,726 1,000 14
9 Zach Johnson   United States 2,576 800 23
10 Jason Dufner   United States 2,575 600 21

Tour ChampionshipEdit

The Tour Championship was played September 20–23, after a one-week break. All 30 golfers who qualified for the tournament played, and there was no cut. Brandt Snedeker won the tournament by three shots from Justin Rose, and the FedEx Cup.[9]

FedEx Cup rank
# Player Country Score To par Winnings ($) After Before
1 Brandt Snedeker   United States 68-70-64-68=270 −10 1,440,000 1 5
2 Justin Rose   England 66-68-68-71=273 −7 864,000 6 24
T3 Luke Donald   England 71-69-67-67=274 −6 468,000 9 15
Ryan Moore   United States 69-70-65-70=274 11 28
T5 Webb Simpson   United States 71-68-70-66=275 −5 304,000 16 25
Bubba Watson   United States 69-66-70-70=275 13 11
7 Jim Furyk   United States 69-64-72-72=277 −3 272,000 15 18
T8 Hunter Mahan   United States 68-73-71-66=278 −2 248,000 19 23
Tiger Woods   United States 66-73-67-72=278 3 2
T10 Robert Garrigus   United States 68-69-69-73=279 −1 205,760 23 20
Dustin Johnson   United States 69-67-73-70=279 8 7
Matt Kuchar   United States 67-69-70-73=279 18 16
Rory McIlroy   Northern Ireland 69-68-68-74=279 2 1
Bo Van Pelt   United States 67-68-71-73=279 22 19
  • Par 70 course

Final leaderboardEdit

# Player Country Points Winnings ($)
1 Brandt Snedeker   United States 4,100.0 10,000,000
2 Rory McIlroy   Northern Ireland 2,827.0 3,000,000
3 Tiger Woods   United States 2,662.5 2,000,000
4 Nick Watney   United States 2,215.0 1,500,000
5 Phil Mickelson   United States 2,072.5 1,000,000
6 Justin Rose   England 1,770.0 800,000
7 Louis Oosthuizen   South Africa 1,635.0 700,000
8 Dustin Johnson   United States 1,527.0 600,000
9 Luke Donald   England 1,275.0 550,000
10 Lee Westwood   England 1,205.0 500,000

For the full list see here.

Table of qualifying playersEdit

Table key:

  Win
  Top-10 finish
  Did not advance to next tournament
  Played way into next tournament
Player Pre-Playoffs The Barclays Deutsche Bank BMW Champ. Reset
points
Tour Champ.
Points Rank Finish Rank after Finish Rank after Finish Rank after Finish Final rank
  Tiger Woods 2,269 1 T38 3 3 3 T4 2 2,250 T8 3
  Jason Dufner 2,110 2 DNP 6 T18 7 T28 10 600 T20 14
  Rory McIlroy 2,092 3 T24 4 1 1 1 1 2,500 T10 2
  Zach Johnson 2,019 4 T38 5 T47 8 T12 9 800 T15 12
  Bubba Watson 1,777 5 T10 7 CUT 10 T12 11 480 T5 13
  Hunter Mahan 1,739 6 CUT 12 T39 14 70 23 280 T8 19
  Carl Pettersson 1,691 7 T24 9 T57 11 69 17 360 T20 24
  Keegan Bradley 1,670 8 CUT 13 T13 12 T59 14 420 T23 21
  Matt Kuchar 1,600 9 T38 11 T35 13 T54 16 380 T10 18
  Steve Stricker 1,456 10 T54 16 T13 16 T26 13 440 T22 20
  Ernie Els 1,447 11 T54 18 T26 18 T28 22 290 T27 26
  Justin Rose 1,426 12 T46 15 CUT 22 T16 24 270 2 6
  Webb Simpson 1,424 13 CUT 20 T18 19 T51 25 260 T5 16
  Phil Mickelson 1,373 14 T38 17 T4 9 T2 4 1,800 T15 5
  Scott Piercy 1,304 15 CUT 23 T64 29 T37 30 210 T15 27
  Luke Donald 1,294 16 T10 14 T26 17 T28 15 400 T3 9
  Jim Furyk 1,284 17 CUT 25 T13 21 9 18 340 7 15
  Rickie Fowler 1,246 18 T24 19 T74 24 T41 27 240 T23 28
  Brandt Snedeker 1,194 19 2 2 6 4 T37 5 1,600 1 1
  Johnson Wagner 1,181 20 CUT 28 T51 34 T45 36 36
  Bill Haas 1,181 21 CUT 29 T35 28 T45 32 32
  Kyle Stanley 1,177 22 CUT 30 T42 30 T34 31 31
  Bo Van Pelt 1,175 23 T24 22 T26 20 T10 19 320 T10 22
  Robert Garrigus 1,155 24 T71 31 T42 31 T4 20 310 T10 23
  John Huh* 1,123 25 T36 24 T51 27 T16 26 250 29 29
  Dustin Johnson 1,097 26 T3 8 T4 6 T6 7 1,200 T10 8
  Graeme McDowell 1,037 27 CUT 33 T74 41 T34 42 42
  Marc Leishman 1,003 28 CUT 36 T42 37 T65 46 46
  Ben Curtis 997 29 CUT 37 CUT 47 T24 41 41
  Mark Wilson 986 30 CUT 39 T66 44 T62 59 59
  Martin Laird 976 31 T71 40 CUT 50 T62 64 64
  Adam Scott 966 32 62 34 T7 25 T6 21 300 19 25
  Sergio García 935 33 T3 10 DNP 15 T24 12 460 T15 17
  Louis Oosthuizen* 928 34 T5 21 2 5 T16 6 1,400 T23 7
  Bud Cauley* 902 35 T10 26 T57 33 T56 38 38
  Charlie Wi 901 36 CUT 47 CUT 61 T41 60 60
  John Senden 867 37 T19 32 12 26 T56 29 220 26 30
  Kevin Na 866 38 CUT 51 T69 64 T26 52 52
  Ben Crane 849 39 CUT 52 CUT 67 T41 66 66
  Noh Seung-yul* 827 40 T67 54 T13 38 T16 37 37
  Brendon de Jonge 815 41 CUT 56 T60 65 T28 57 57
  Ken Duke 776 42 CUT 60 CUT 76 76
  Jimmy Walker 763 43 T38 45 T51 46 64 62 62
  Ryan Palmer 745 44 T24 42 CUT 57 T45 55 55
  Spencer Levin 735 45 DNP 66 WD 83 83
  John Rollins 732 46 T54 58 CUT 74 74
  Jonathan Byrd 732 47 CUT 69 77 82 82
  Brian Davis 728 48 CUT 70 CUT 85 85
  Nick Watney 726 49 1 1 T20 2 T45 3 2,000 28 4
  D. A. Points 714 50 CUT 72 T20 54 T56 63 63
  Lee Westwood 713 51 T5 27 T13 23 T2 8 1,000 30 10
  J. J. Henry 713 52 CUT 73 T60 80 80
  Matt Every* 711 53 WD 75 T35 63 T51 67 67
  Tim Clark 707 54 T10 35 CUT 43 T59 56 56
  Ian Poulter 698 55 T36 50 T47 48 T12 39 39
  Cameron Tringale 689 56 CUT 79 CUT 90 90
  Vijay Singh 669 57 T46 59 T26 49 8 33 33
  Jeff Overton 667 58 CUT 83 T7 40 T51 44 44
  Charles Howell III 666 59 T54 68 CUT 84 84
  Troy Matteson 662 60 T65 78 T20 59 T16 44 44
  Ted Potter, Jr.* 647 61 CUT 84 T69 93 93
  Pádraig Harrington 646 62 T19 48 59 56 T16 43 43
  Sean O'Hair 644 63 T54 74 T64 81 81
  Ryan Moore 635 64 T24 53 T10 35 T10 28 230 T3 11
  Aaron Baddeley 635 65 CUT 85 T42 78 78
  Michael Thompson 634 66 T63 82 CUT 92 92
  Charley Hoffman 628 67 CUT 86 T26 69 T54 69 69
  Geoff Ogilvy 624 68 T19 49 T51 53 T28 47 47
  David Toms 623 69 CUT 89 DNP 95 95
  Kevin Stadler 620 70 T10 43 T10 32 T45 34 34
  Bae Sang-moon* 604 71 CUT 92 78 96 96
  Pat Perez 603 72 T38 65 T26 55 T45 54 54
  Rory Sabbatini 602 73 CUT 94 CUT 97 97
  William McGirt 602 74 T10 46 T26 39 68 50 50
  Blake Adams 599 75 T65 87 T60 91 91
  George McNeill 599 76 T67 90 T47 86 86
  K. J. Choi 597 77 T73 95 CUT 98 98
  Greg Chalmers 589 78 9 38 T39 36 T16 35 35
  Dicky Pride* 586 79 CUT 96 T20 70 T59 70 70
  Chris Kirk 574 80 T46 81 T35 66 T12 49 49
  John Merrick 572 81 CUT 98 T20 72 72
  J. B. Holmes 568 82 T19 55 T39 52 T34 48 48
  Daniel Summerhays* 567 83 CUT 99 T69 99 99
  Greg Owen 556 84 T38 76 CUT 88 88
  Martin Flores* 556 85 CUT 100 T69 100 100
  Scott Stallings 554 86 T24 61 T66 75 75
  Harris English* 549 87 T24 63 T69 79 79
  John Mallinger 543 88 CUT 101 101
  Will Claxton* 530 89 CUT 102 102
  Charl Schwartzel 519 90 T24 71 T47 68 T28 61 61
  Chad Campbell 517 91 CUT 104 104
  Tom Gillis 511 92 T10 57 T26 42 T16 40 40
  Andrés Romero 506 93 CUT 106 106
  Josh Teater 506 94 T19 64 T60 73 73
  Fredrik Jacobson 500 95 T67 105 105
  Bryce Molder 495 96 T46 93 9 45 67 65 65
  Brian Harman* 493 97 T5 41 T74 51 T41 51 51
  Ricky Barnes 489 98 T24 77 CUT 89 89
  Chris Stroud 484 99 CUT 110 110
  Roberto Castro* 477 100 T24 80 T51 77 77
  Jonas Blixt* 470 101 T46 97 T20 71 71
  Tommy Gainey 464 102 T38 91 T66 94 94
  Bob Estes 458 103 T10 62 T42 62 T37 58 58
  Kevin Chappell 447 104 CUT 114 114
  Davis Love III 443 105 CUT 115 115
  Graham DeLaet 441 106 T5 44 CUT 60 T37 53 53
  Jeff Maggert 433 107 T73 116 116
  David Hearn 432 108 T10 67 T26 58 T65 68 68
  Kevin Streelman 424 109 T63 112 112
  Brian Gay 424 110 T54 109 109
  Gary Christian* 422 111 T46 103 103
  Robert Allenby 417 112 CUT 118 118
  Jason Day 417 113 T24 88 T51 87 87
  Trevor Immelman 411 114 T67 117 117
  James Driscoll 408 115 75 119 119
  Rod Pampling 398 116 T46 107 107
  Henrik Stenson 394 117 T54 111 111
  Troy Kelly* 394 118 T54 113 113
  Billy Mayfair 393 119 T46 109 109
  Colt Knost* 390 120 CUT 120 120
  Harrison Frazar 387 121 CUT 121 121
  Jerry Kelly 385 122 CUT 122 122
  Boo Weekley 365 123 CUT 123 123
  Heath Slocum 365 124 CUT 124 124
  Jason Bohn 363 125 WD 125 125

* First-time Playoffs participant

ReferencesEdit

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