Updated FedEx Cup Standings

This info shamelessly lifted from pgatour.com:

The FedExCup points will be reset following the BMW Championship in order to give each of the 30 players who advance to THE TOUR Championship presented by Coca-Cola a chance to win the FedExCup title.

While the points will be reset, however, the seeds will not. The player who ranks first in FedExCup points after the BMW Championship will still rank first after the reset. The player who ranks 30th will still rank 30th. And the player who ranks 31st? He will get the week off — remember, just the top 30 in points after the BMW Championship will advance to East Lake (and no alternates will be added).

Each of the first five seeds going into THE TOUR Championship will control his own destiny — if any of those five seeds wins at East Lake, he will win the FedExCup title. Meanwhile, seeds 6-10 will have an excellent chance of capturing the title with a victory.

The FedExCup points will be reset following the BMW Championship in order to give each of the 30 players who advance to THE TOUR Championship presented by Coca-Cola a chance to win the FedExCup title.

Reset points
Here are the FedExCup points that each player will start with going into THE TOUR Championship presented by Coca-Cola:
Position after
BMW Championship Reset points entering
TOUR Championship
1 Tiger Woods 2,500
2 Steve Stricker 2,250
3 Jim Furyk 2,000
4 Zach Johnson 1,800
5 Heath Slocum 1,600
6 Padraig Harrington 1,400
7 Sean O’Hair 1,200
8 Scott Verplank 1,000
9 Kenny Perry 800
10 Jason Dufner 600
11 Dustin Johnson 480
12 Nick Watney 460
13 Geoff Ogilvy 440
14 Phil Mickelson 420
15 Retief Goosen 400
16 Marc Leishman 380
17 Brian Gay 360
18 Kevin Na 340
19 David Toms 320
20 Lucas Glover 310
21 Y.E. Yang 300
22 Ernie Els 290
23 Hunter Mahan 280
24 Angel Cabrera 270
25 Steve Marino 260
26 Stewart Cink 250
27 Mike Weir 240
28 Luke Donald 230
29 Jerry Kelly 220
30 John Senden 210

Following THE TOUR Championship, the total points each player is awarded in the reset plus the points that player earns based on his finish at THE TOUR Championship will be added together, and the player with the highest point total will be named winner of the FedExCup.

In the event of a tie for first in FedExCup points following THE TOUR Championship, those players tied for first will compete in a playoff to determine the winner of the FedExCup.

So, how many FedExCup points are available at East Lake? THE TOUR Championship will have the same points distribution as the first three Playoffs events, in which point values are quintupled from most regular-season events.

Here is the point distribution for THE TOUR Championship:
Points distribution for THE TOUR Championship
If you finish … Then you get …
1st 2,500 points
2nd 1,500 points
3rd 950 points
4th 675 points
5th 550 points
6th 500 points
7th 450 points
8th 425 points
9th 400 points
10th 375 points
11th 350 points
12th 325 points
13th 300 points
14th 285 points
15th 280 points
16th 275 points
17th 270 points
18th 265 points
19th 260 points
20th 255 points
21st 250 points
22nd 245 points
23rd 240 points
24th 235 points
25th 230 points
26th 225 points
27th 220 points
28th 215 points
29th 210 points
30th 205 points

Thus, if the leader in FedExCup points entering THE TOUR Championship ends up winning at East Lake, he would have 5,000 points (and win the FedExCup). If the No. 5 ranked player wins at East Lake, he would finish with 4,100 points (and also win the FedExCup).

However, if the No. 10-ranked player wins at East Lake, he would finish with 3,100 points. That might be good enough to win the FedExCup title, but there are no guarantees. For instance, if the top seed finishes second at East Lake, he would have 4,000 points.

That’s why it’s important to be ranked in the top five after the BMW Championship. That way, you control your own destiny and are not reliant on how others finish.

Controlling your destiny
If this seeds win in Atlanta The following seeds can still pass him in FedExCup points
1-5 seeds None
6th seed 1st seed
7th seed 1st, 2nd seeds
8th seed 1st, 2nd seeds (3rd seed can tie)
9th seed 1st, 2nd, 3rd seeds (4th seed can tie)
10-14 seeds 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th seeds (5th seed can tie)
15-30 seeds 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th seeds (6th seed can tie)

Obviously, there’s the probability that players will finish in a tie at a certain position. At last year’s TOUR Championship, two players tied for third, three players tied for sixth and five players tied for 10th.

In case of ties, the points distribution will be adjusted accordingly. So if a player has a chance to win the FedExCup should he finish second, he might need to hope that no other players finished tied with him.

Following THE TOUR Championship, the total points each player is awarded in the reset plus the points that player earns based on his finish at THE TOUR Championship will be added together, and the player with the highest point total will be named winner of the FedExCup.

In the event of a tie for first in FedExCup points following THE TOUR Championship, those players tied for first will compete in a playoff to determine the winner of the FedExCup.

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