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The 2016 FedEx Cup Playoffs, the series of four golf tournaments that determined the season champion on the U.S.-based PGA Tour, was played from August 25 to September 25. It included the following four events:

2016 FedEx Cup Playoffs
Tournament information
DatesAugust 25 – September 25, 2016
LocationBethpage Black Course
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
Northern Ireland Rory McIlroy
3,120 points
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These were the 10th FedEx Cup playoffs since their inception in 2007.

The point distributions can be seen here.

Contents

Regular season rankingsEdit

# Player Country Points Events
1 Jason Day   Australia 2,735 16
2 Dustin Johnson   United States 2,701 18
3 Adam Scott   Australia 2,063 16
4 Russell Knox   Scotland 2,001 21
5 Jordan Spieth   United States 1,965 17
6 Brandt Snedeker   United States 1,717 23
7 Patrick Reed   United States 1,575 24
8 Phil Mickelson   United States 1,532 18
9 Kevin Na   United States 1,529 23
10 Justin Thomas   United States 1,512 24

The BarclaysEdit

The Barclays was played August 25–28. Of the 125 players eligible to play in the event, five did not enter: Sergio García (ranked 20), Alex Čejka (59), Danny Willett (75), Shane Lowry (87), and Anirban Lahiri (117).[1][2] Of the 120 entrants, 79 made the second-round cut at 145 (+3). Despite there being more than 78 players making the cut there was no secondary cut after the third round as in regular PGA Tour events, following a change made after the 2014 season.[3]

Patrick Reed won by a stroke over Emiliano Grillo and Sean O'Hair and moved from seventh place to first place in the standings.[4] The top 100 players in the points standings advanced to the Deutsche Bank Championship. This included five players who were outside the top 100 prior to The Barclays: Sean O'Hair (ranked 108th to 15th), Kang Sung-hoon (122 to 88), John Huh (111 to 90), Tyrone van Aswegen (104to 93), and Derek Fathauer (118 to 99). Five players started the tournament within the top 100 but ended the tournament outside the top 100, ending their playoff chances: Shane Lowry (ranked 87th to 102nd), Peter Malnati (93 to 104), Robert Streb (95 to 105), Lucas Glover (96 to 106), and Jonas Blixt (100 to 107).[5]

The tournament was the last qualifying event for the eight qualifying places for the American team in the 2016 Ryder Cup.

FedEx Cup rank
# Player Country Score To par Winnings ($) After Before
1 Patrick Reed   United States 66-68-71-70=275 −9 1,530,000 1 7
T2 Emiliano Grillo   Argentina 67-69-71-69=276 −8 748,000 6 32
Sean O'Hair   United States 69-69-72-66=276 15 108
T4 Jason Day   Australia 68-70-70-69=277 −7 351,333 2 1
Adam Scott   Australia 69-72-65-71=277 4 3
Gary Woodland   United States 71-69-68-69=277 24 42
T7 Rickie Fowler   United States 67-69-68-74=278 −6 264,917 16 28
Jason Kokrak   United States 74-66-69-69=278 43 65
Ryan Moore   United States 69-68-72-69=278 11 23
T10 Jordan Spieth   United States 71-67-72-69=279 −5 221,000 5 5
Justin Thomas   United States 71-71-66-71=279 8 10
  • Par 71 course

Deutsche Bank ChampionshipEdit

The Deutsche Bank Championship was played September 2–5. Of the 100 players eligible to play in the event, three did not play. Kevin Na (ranked 14) withdrew before the event because of the recent birth of his daughter. Alex Čejka (73) withdrew before the event with a lower back injury. Danny Willett (86) did not enter and played in the Omega European Masters instead.[6] Of the 97 entrants, 72 made the second-round cut at 141 (−1).

Rory McIlroy won by two strokes over Paul Casey and moved to fourth in the standings.[7] The top 70 players in the points standings advanced to the BMW Championship. This included six players who were outside the top 70 prior to the Deutsche Bank Championship: Billy Hurley III (77 to 51), David Hearn (92 to 59), Hudson Swafford (82 to 61), Vaughn Taylor (79 to 64), Chris Kirk (75 to 66), and Marc Leishman (71 to 70). Six players started the tournament within the top 70 but ended the tournament outside the top 70, ending their playoff chances: Ricky Barnes (68 to 71), Jerry Kelly (61 to 72), Martin Laird (63 to 77), Johnson Wagner (69 to 78), Colt Knost (65 to 79), and Chez Reavie (70 to 81).[8]

FedEx Cup rank
# Player Country Score To par Winnings ($) After Before
1 Rory McIlroy   Northern Ireland 71-67-66-65=269 −15 1,530,000 4 38
2 Paul Casey   England 66-66-66-73=271 −13 918,000 10 59
3 Jimmy Walker   United States 68-64-70-70=272 −12 578,000 9 25
4 Adam Scott   Australia 67-71-70-65=273 −11 408,000 5 4
T5 Fabián Gómez   Argentina 66-71-68-69=274 −10 301,250 32 48
James Hahn   United States 65-74-66-69=274 39 55
Patrick Reed   United States 68-67-70-69=274 1 1
T8 Kevin Chappell   United States 67-64-71-73=275 −9 212,500 13 13
David Hearn   Canada 68-68-69-70=275 59 92
Billy Hurley III   United States 67-69-69-70=275 51 77
Dustin Johnson   United States 68-66-75-66=275 3 3
Jason Kokrak   United States 70-68-71-66=275 34 43
Ryan Moore   United States 65-70-68-72=275 12 11
Louis Oosthuizen   South Africa 71-69-64-71=275 40 44
  • Par 71 course

BMW ChampionshipEdit

The BMW Championship was played September 8–11. Of the 70 players eligible to play in the event, only Henrik Stenson (knee injury) did not play.[9] There was no cut.

Dustin Johnson won by three strokes over Paul Casey.[10] The top 30 players in the points standings advanced to the Tour Championship. This included four players who were outside the top 30 prior to the BMW Championship: Roberto Castro (53 to 21), Daniel Berger (31 to 26), J. B. Holmes (42 to 28), and Charl Schwartzel (43 to 30). Four players started the tournament within the top 30 but ended the tournament outside the top 30, ending their playoff chances: Rickie Fowler (22 to 31), Sergio García (25 to 32), Brooks Koepka (30 to 35) and Henrik Stenson (24 to 36).[11]

FedEx Cup rank
# Player Country Score To par Winnings ($) After Before
1 Dustin Johnson   United States 67-63-68-67=265 −23 1,530,000 1 3
2 Paul Casey   England 67-66-68-67=268 −20 918,000 5 10
3 Roberto Castro   United States 65-65-74-67=271 −17 578,000 21 53
T4 J. B. Holmes   United States 69-65-68-74=276 −12 323,850 28 42
Matt Kuchar   United States 68-69-68-71=276 16 28
Ryan Palmer   United States 73-64-69-70=276 34 47
Charl Schwartzel   South Africa 70-70-72-64=276 30 43
Adam Scott   Australia 69-69-67-71=276 3 5
9 Jordan Spieth   United States 68-72-68-69=277 −11 246,500 7 6
T10 Daniel Berger   United States 70-68-71-69=278 −10 212,500 26 31
Billy Horschel   United States 73-68-67-70=278 50 62
Chris Kirk   United States 68-66-73-71=278 54 66
  • Par 72 course

Reset pointsEdit

The points were reset after the BMW Championship.

# Player Country Points Reset points Events
1 Dustin Johnson   United States 5,189 2,000 21
2 Patrick Reed   United States 4,203 1,800 27
3 Adam Scott   Australia 3,479 1,600 19
4 Jason Day   Australia 3,409 1,440 19
5 Paul Casey   England 3,252 1,280 21
6 Rory McIlroy   Northern Ireland 3,223 1,120 17
7 Jordan Spieth   United States 2,771 960 20
8 Russell Knox   Scotland 2,465 800 24
9 Emiliano Grillo   Argentina 2,371 640 24
10 Jimmy Walker   United States 2,340 480 24

Tour ChampionshipEdit

The Tour Championship was played September 22–25. All 30 golfers who qualified for the tournament played, and there was no cut. Rory McIlroy won tournament and the FedEx Cup, beating Kevin Chappell and Ryan Moore in a playoff.[12][13][14]

FedEx Cup rank
# Player Country Score To par Winnings ($) After Before
1 Rory McIlroy   Northern Ireland 68-70-66-64=268 −12 1,530,000 1 6
T2 Kevin Chappell   United States 66-68-68-66=268 752,250 8 15
Ryan Moore   United States 70-68-66-64=268 7 14
4 Paul Casey   England 68-70-69-64=271 −9 408,000 5 5
5 Hideki Matsuyama   Japan 66-71-68-69=274 −6 340,000 13 17
T6 Dustin Johnson   United States 66-67-69-73=275 −5 297,500 2 1
Justin Thomas   United States 68-71-69-67=275 12 13
T8 Jason Dufner   United States 73-67-66-70=276 −4 263,500 19 27
Adam Scott   Australia 69-71-71-65=276 4 3
10 Emiliano Grillo   Argentina 73-70-66-69=278 −2 218,620 11 9
Kim Si-woo   South Korea 67-72-74-65=278 17 18
Charl Schwartzel   South Africa 74-67-66-71=278 25 30
Bubba Watson   United States 72-73-66-67=278 21 24
Gary Woodland   United States 72-70-69-67=278 20 20
  • Par 70 course

Final leaderboardEdit

# Player Country Points Winnings ($)
1 Rory McIlroy   Northern Ireland 3,120 10,000,000
2 Dustin Johnson   United States 2,380 3,000,000
3 Patrick Reed   United States 1,986 2,000,000
4 Adam Scott   Australia 1,930 1,500,000
5 Paul Casey   England 1,880 1,000,000
6 Jason Day   Australia 1,440 800,000
7 Ryan Moore   United States 1,336 700,000
8 Kevin Chappell   United States 1,320 600,000
9 Jordan Spieth   United States 1,168 550,000
10 Russell Knox   Scotland 992 500,000

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
  Jason Day 2,735 1 T4 2 T15 2 WD 4 1,440 WD 6
  Dustin Johnson 2,701 2 T18 3 T8 3 1 1 2,000 T6 2
  Adam Scott 2,063 3 T4 4 4 5 T4 3 1,600 T8 4
  Russell Knox 2,061 4 T60 7 T15 7 T17 8 800 23 10
  Jordan Spieth 1,965 5 T10 5 T21 6 9 7 960 T17 9
  Brandt Snedeker 1,717 6 T48 9 T46 11 T13 11 384 T17 15
  Patrick Reed 1,575 7 1 1 T5 1 T13 2 1,800 T24 3
  Phil Mickelson 1,532 8 T13 10 CUT 15 T24 13 352 22 16
  Kevin Na 1,529 9 CUT 14 DNP 23 T20 22 232 29 28
  Justin Thomas 1,512 10 T10 8 CUT 14 T32 12 368 T6 12
  Kevin Kisner 1,491 11 T48 12 T46 17 T39 19 256 26 23
  Hideki Matsuyama 1,468 12 CUT 17 T15 16 T24 17 288 5 13
  Kevin Chappell 1,422 13 T31 13 T8 13 T61 15 320 T2 8
  Henrik Stenson 1,387 14 WD 21 T41 24 DNP 36 36
  Kim Si-woo* 1,382 15 CUT 22 T15 18 T20 18 272 T10 17
  William McGirt 1,360 16 T41 18 CUT 26 T20 23 224 T17 24
  Jimmy Walker 1,352 17 CUT 25 3 9 T13 10 480 28 14
  Matt Kuchar 1,349 18 T64 23 T46 28 T4 16 304 T15 18
  Brooks Koepka 1,348 19 T70 26 T57 30 T32 35 35
  Sergio García 1,306 20 DNP 28 T24 25 T47 32 32
  Jason Dufner 1,273 21 T22 20 T33 19 60 27 192 T8 19
  Daniel Berger 1,254 22 T70 30 T41 31 T10 26 200 T15 26
  Ryan Moore 1,235 23 T7 11 T8 12 T64 14 336 T2 7
  Bubba Watson 1,235 24 T13 19 CUT 27 T20 24 216 T10 21
  Branden Grace* 1,187 25 CUT 33 T41 37 T32 41 41
  Smylie Kaufman* 1,181 26 CUT 34 T24 33 T56 43 43
  Graeme McDowell 1,142 27 CUT 35 CUT 45 T42 48 48
  Rickie Fowler 1,131 28 T7 16 T46 22 59 31 31
  Bill Haas 1,129 29 CUT 36 T67 46 T32 46 46
  Charl Schwartzel 1,127 30 T53 32 70 43 T4 30 168 T10 25
  Jhonattan Vegas 1,119 31 T22 29 T33 29 T24 29 176 T24 29
  Emiliano Grillo* 1,109 32 T2 6 T33 8 T32 9 640 T10 11
  Charley Hoffman 1,087 33 T13 27 CUT 36 T52 44 44
  Scott Piercy 1,077 34 T22 31 T53 35 T24 37 37
  Harris English 1,032 35 T60 41 T41 44 T47 47 47
  Rory McIlroy 973 36 T31 38 1 4 T42 6 1,120 1 1
  Daniel Summerhays 963 37 CUT 47 CUT 55 68 65 65
  J. B. Holmes 956 38 T41 42 T33 42 T4 28 184 27 30
  Charles Howell III 931 39 CUT 50 T24 48 T47 52 52
  Fabián Gómez 924 40 T60 48 T5 32 T47 40 40
  Jim Herman 923 41 T22 39 T33 41 T24 42 42
  Gary Woodland 907 42 T4 24 T15 21 T24 20 248 T10 20
  Jamie Lovemark* 904 43 T22 40 71 49 T32 49 49
  James Hahn 878 44 CUT 55 T5 39 T24 39 39
  Aaron Baddeley 874 45 CUT 56 T67 67 T61 69 69
  Tony Finau 864 46 12 37 T24 38 T66 45 45
  David Lingmerth 859 47 CUT 58 T63 65 T61 67 67
  Luke Donald 849 48 T53 53 T65 60 T39 58 58
  Jon Curran 840 49 T68 60 T67 69 T47 66 66
  Zach Johnson 833 50 T48 52 T57 56 T42 57 57
  Justin Rose 829 51 T31 45 T57 50 T24 51 51
  Kyle Reifers 821 52 T68 62 T41 58 T52 61 61
  Roberto Castro 810 53 CUT 64 T24 53 3 21 240 T17 22
  Colt Knost 803 54 CUT 65 CUT 79 79
  Brendan Steele 791 55 T22 46 72 54 T64 63 63
  Louis Oosthuizen 769 56 T18 44 T8 40 T17 38 38
  Marc Leishman 765 57 CUT 71 T46 70 T52 68 68
  Patton Kizzire* 760 58 CUT 72 CUT 82 82
  Alex Cejka 754 59 DNP 73 DNP 83 83
  Chris Kirk 749 60 CUT 75 T33 66 T10 54 54
  Ben Martin 741 61 T31 54 CUT 68 T66 70 70
  Patrick Rodgers* 739 62 CUT 76 T46 74 74
  Ryan Palmer 731 63 T13 49 T24 47 T4 34 34
  Vaughn Taylor 726 64 CUT 79 T24 64 T42 62 62
  Jason Kokrak 721 65 T7 43 T8 34 T17 33 33
  Ricky Barnes 718 66 T53 68 T53 71 71
  Fredrik Jacobson 714 67 CUT 81 CUT 90 90
  Paul Casey 710 68 T31 59 2 10 2 5 1,280 4 5
  Billy Hurley III 710 69 T64 77 T8 51 T42 55 55
  K. J. Choi 705 70 CUT 83 CUT 91 91
  Danny Lee 699 71 CUT 85 CUT 92 92
  Billy Horschel 694 72 T13 51 CUT 62 T10 50 50
  Kevin Streelman 692 73 T22 57 T57 63 T39 59 59
  Jerry Kelly 692 74 T31 61 CUT 72 72
  Danny Willett* 691 75 DNP 86 DNP 93 93
  Brian Stuard 680 76 T41 66 T21 52 T56 60 60
  Jason Bohn 667 77 77 89 CUT 97 97
  Webb Simpson 666 78 T48 74 CUT 84 84
  Bryce Molder 652 79 CUT 94 T53 89 89
  Spencer Levin 644 80 CUT 96 T57 94 94
  Scott Brown 643 81 CUT 98 T33 80 80
  Harold Varner III* 643 82 T60 87 T33 75 75
  Russell Henley 642 83 T48 78 CUT 87 87
  Adam Hadwin 638 84 T64 91 T46 85 85
  Chad Campbell 633 85 CUT 100 T21 73 73
  Chez Reavie 630 86 T31 70 CUT 81 81
  Shane Lowry* 615 87 DNP 102 102
  Brian Harman 607 88 T22 67 T24 57 T13 53 53
  Martin Laird 605 89 T18 63 CUT 77 77
  Hudson Swafford 603 90 T41 82 T15 61 T56 64 64
  David Hearn 599 91 T53 92 T8 59 T32 56 56
  Johnson Wagner 598 92 T22 69 T63 78 78
  Peter Malnati* 596 93 T78 104 104
  Jim Furyk 591 94 T41 84 T57 86 86
  Robert Streb 590 95 T70 105 105
  Lucas Glover 587 96 T70 106 106
  Vijay Singh 586 97 T53 95 CUT 99 99
  Steve Stricker 583 98 T53 97 T24 76 76
  John Senden 577 99 T31 80 CUT 88 88
  Jonas Blixt 572 100 T74 107 107
  Brett Stegmaier* 559 101 WD 108 108
  Robert Garrigus 558 102 WD 109 109
  Zac Blair 552 103 T74 110 110
  Tyrone van Aswegen* 550 104 T41 93 CUT 98 98
  Francesco Molinari 550 105 CUT 111 111
  Keegan Bradley 545 106 T53 103 103
  Cameron Tringale 539 107 CUT 112 112
  Sean O'Hair 536 108 T2 15 T53 20 T52 25 208 T17 27
  Andrew Loupe* 535 109 CUT 113 113
  Boo Weekley 532 110 CUT 114 114
  John Huh 526 111 T31 90 T65 95 95
  Blayne Barber* 520 112 T41 101 101
  Mark Hubbard* 503 113 CUT 115 115
  Ben Crane 500 114 CUT 117 117
  Michael Kim* 500 115 CUT 118 118
  Kyle Stanley 497 116 T74 116 116
  Anirban Lahiri* 494 117 DNP 119 119
  Derek Fathauer* 491 118 T31 99 CUT 100 100
  Graham DeLaet 487 119 T78 120 120
  Troy Merritt 482 120 CUT 121 121
  Luke List* 481 121 CUT 122 122
  Kang Sung-hoon* 473 122 T18 88 CUT 96 96
  Shawn Stefani 459 123 T64 123 123
  David Toms 455 124 CUT 124 124
  Noh Seung-yul 454 125 CUT 125 125

* First-time Playoffs qualifier

ReferencesEdit

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