ST LOUIS (LALATE) – The BMW Championship Leaderboard 2013 live results this week will put all eyes, and scorecards, on the FedEx Cup Playoffs standings. While score results this week in the BMW Championship Live Leaderboard 2013 might be the focus for golf fans, the golfers themselves will be paying also attention to their FedEx Cup standings. But how do the FedEx Cup standings work, and what are the current rankings?
When golfing fans think of Thursday tournaments, the focus is usually tee times, Tiger Woods and leaderboard results. The BMW Championship Leaderboard 2013 is significant for one major threshold: thirty golfers. Thursday’s tournament starts with the top seventy players in current FedEx Cup points. The top thirty in Sunday’s final leaderboard results advance to the Tour Championship next week.
Instituted in 2007, the FedEx Cup playoff system focuses on four weeks of events that count down to the Tour Championship. Earlier in the PGA season, golfers are awarded FedEx points based upon finishes. For example, a first place at a major is worth six hundred points. Any other tournament win is worth five hundred points.
Then, the top 125 golfers from the Wyndham Championship advances to the Barclays. The top one hundred form the Barclays advance to the Deutsche Bank. The top seventy at the Deutsche Bank then head to this weekend’s BMW Championship. And the top thirty of the BMW Championship head to the Tour Championship next week.
When speaking about this week’s course, Tiger said the following. “Obviously it’s very different compared to Cog Hill and Medinah, but it is a nice track”. He also told BBC “All the times I’ve been in Chicago, it’s a great sporting town. They come out and support their events. This will be a fun crowd.” For tee times and live leaderboard results click HERE.