The Playoffs Begin – 2012 FedEx Cup

Its been just a few years since the FedEx Cup came into reality and the golf world was greeted with a playoff system. What was announced in 2005, and first took shape in 2007 has evolved into a points race all leading to the end of the season and a champion named.

The “Playoffs” are made up of four tournaments.

The Barclays – The top 125 after last week.
Deutsche Bank Championship – The Top 100 after the Barclays
The BMW Championship – The Top 70 after the Deutsche Bank
The Tour Championship – Top 30 after the BMW

After the BMW Championship, the top 30 move on to the “finals” and points are reset. The #1 player has 2500 points, the #2 player has 2250 points, all the way down to the #30 player who is given 210 points. By resetting the points, it ensures that any of the top 30 players has a mathematical chance of winning the FedEx Cup. This also gives the advantage to the top seeds (the top 5) by giving them a “Win and you win” situation.

Bill Haas is your defending champion and going into this year, it is really anybody’s race. THP wants to hear from you…Who will win the FedEx Cup in 2012?

Till Next Time

Josh B.

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  • It’s hard to predict a clear winner this early. Everyone has their favorite and my guess would be Tiger being a early choice of many. This should be a great watch in the weeks to follow.

  • Agreed with Shark that it is very tough to pick a winner right now, but for the sake of projections – my vote is for Keegan Bradley.

  • I think it is a two man race between Tiger and Rory they are playing the best golf of anyone on the planet. I think Tiger since it is not a major!

  • Gotta roll with Tiger.

  • I’m going with BVP, he’s been on the edge of greatness for a few years and the playoffs seem to bring out the best in guys like him

  • I really wish Dufner wasn’t taking this event off. OTherwise I would say he wins it.

  • I too think Tiger will walk away a winner at the end of this Playoff. I think he wins either the Deutcshebank or the BMW

  • I think Tigger will win it.

  • Tiger is going to find a way to pull this one off I believe.

  • I agree with the two horse race of Tiger/Rory with Rory getting the edge.

  • I still think it should be a true playoff. Miss the cut and you’re out. Maybe top 10 get bye into 2nd round (regardless of if they play or not).

  • To quote the old song; “Look away, look away, look away down South,” your winner is away down in the FedEx Cup standings. Nick Watney, yes that guy, will shake off the lackluster form of 2012 and rally to victory down South in Atlanta.

  • I’m going with Phil Mickelson, just to be different. He’s done nothing since Augusta, so its about time for him to do something.

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