List of FedEx Cup Champions

By Nick Heidelberger

fedexcup signage at a PGA Tour event

Since 2007, the PGA Tour has used the FedEx Cup Playoffs to determine the season’s champion. Winning the FedEx Cup not only comes with the title of FedEx Cup Champion, but a nice payout as well. In 2020, Dustin Johnson collected a cool $15 million for capturing the title. In all, a bonus pool of $60 million is distributed among the 30 players who reach the Tour Championship, the final stage of the FedEx Cup playoffs.

From 2007 to 2018, the FedEx Cup playoffs consisted of four playoff events to whittle 125 players down to one champion. However, complications arose throughout the Tour Championship as there were two titles in the balance, one for the tournament and another for the season-long FedEx Cup.

In 2019 the PGA Tour addressed this issue with a staggered start format for the Tour Championship. Under the new format, players begin the tournament anywhere from even par up to 10-under, based on their FedEx Cup standing heading into the championship. The winner of the tournament is then also the FedEx Cup Champion and receives a hefty payday. The playoff schedule also shifted from four tournaments to three, but still includes the top 125 players from the FedEx Cup standings.

List of FedEx Cup Winners

Here is the complete breakdown of all-time FedEx Cup winners since the playoffs began in 2007.

Year Winner Score/Points
2021Patrick Cantlay-21
2020 Dustin Johnson -21
2019 Rory McIlroy -18
2018 Justin Rose 2,260 pts
2017 Justin Thomas 3,000 pts
2016 Rory McIlroy 3,120 pts
2015 Jordan Spieth 3,800 pts
2014 Billy Horschel 4,750 pts
2013 Henrik Stenson 4,750 pts
2012 Brandt Snedeker 4,100 pts
2011 Bill Haas 2,760 pts
2010 Jim Furyk 2,980 pts
2009 Tiger Woods 4,000 pts
2008 Vijay Singh 125,101 pts
2007 Tiger Woods 123,033 pts

FedEx Cup Staggered Start Breakdown

Since 2019, the PGA Tour has used the following breakdown to stagger the start of the Tour Championship based on point standings, giving the leader heading into the final event a two-stroke lead on his nearest competitor, and a 10-stroke lead over the bottom last five players to qualify for the finals. Here is the complete breakdown.

Points Rank Starting Score
1 -10
2 -8
3 -7
4 -6
5 -5
6-10 -4
11-15 -3
16-20 -2
21-25 -1
26-30 E

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About the Author

Nick Heidelberger is the Editor of GolfLink. He has a degree in journalism from the University of Idaho and has been an avid golfer for more than 10 years. In the years prior to joining GolfLink, he worked for the New England Section of the PGA of America.