Monday, March 11, 2019

PGA Golf 2019 FedEx Cup Playoffs Prize Money Up for Grabs

The 2019 FedEx Cup Playoffs on the PGA Tour will be played from Thursday, August 8 to Sunday, August 25, 2019. Here is a list of the bonus prize money that is up for grabs for the PGA players to earn in the 2019 FedEx Cup Playoffs. The top 150 players all earn FedEx Cup bonus prize money.



The playoffs consist of three separate tournaments starting on August 8, 2019. The tournaments are the Northern Trust (August 8-11), BMW Championship (August 15-18) and the Tour Championship (August 22-25). Only the top 125 players for the 2019 PGA season are eligible to play in the FedEx Cup Playoffs, however, as listed below players ranked from 126 to 150 do get a FedEx Cup bonus payout.

All 125 eligible players play in the first event and then the field gets cut to 70 for the BMW Championship and then just the top 30 players are eligible to play in the season-ending Tour Championship. At the Tour Championship, the players will start the event with scores based upon their rankings as shown just below


Tour Championship Seeding for 2019 FedEx Cup


  • Top player starts at -10 under

  • 2nd players starts -8 under

  • 3rd starts at -7 under

  • 4th starts at -6 under

  • 5th starts at -5 under

  • 6th thru 10th starts at -4 under

  • 11th thru 15th starts at -3 under

  • 16th thru 20th starts at -2 under

  • 21st to 25th starts at -1 under

  • 26th thru 30th starts at even par


This is a radical change from the previous way the Tour Championship was played. There is also no longer any additional prize money for the Tour Championship. The players are strictly playing in the 2019 Tour Championship just for the FedEx Cup bonus money shown below.

Total bonus prize money up for grabs in the FedEx Cup Playoffs is $70 million. That is a doubling of the prize money from $35 million last year and in all the previous FedEx Cup years. Out of the $70 million, $10 million will be paid out to the top 10 players in the FedEx Cup standings when the regular season ends at the conclusion of the Wyndham Championship on August 4, 2019, just before the playoffs start. The prize money shown below totals $60 million.

The prize money shown here is strictly the FedEx Cup playoff bonus money and does not include any money players might earn from the prize funds for each of the first two playoff tournaments which each offers a prize money fund of $9.25 million. The Tour Championship itself no longer offers additional prize money.



PGA Golf 2019 FedEx Cup Playoff Prize Money Up for Grabs


  • 1st place - $15 million

The winner of the 2019 FedEx Cup Playoffs will earn a huge bonus of $15 million. That's up 50% over the $10 million Justin Rose earned last year when he won the cup. Out of the $15 million the winner will get $14 million in cash and $1 million will be put into their own PGA pension retirement account.

  • 2nd place - $5 million

  • 3rd place - $4 million

  • 4th place - $3 million

  • 5th place - $2.5 million

  • 6th place - $1.9 million

  • 7th place - $1.3 million

  • 8th place - $1.1 million

  • 9th place - $950,000

  • 10th place - $830,000

  • 11th place - $750,000

  • 12th place - $705,000

  • 13th place - $660,000

  • 14th place - $620,000

  • 15th place - $595,000

  • 16th place - $570,000

  • 17th place - $550,000

  • 18th place - $535,000

  • 19th place - $520,000

  • 20th place - $505,000

  • 21st place - $490,000

  • 22nd place - $478,000

  • 23rd place - $466,000

  • 24th place - $456,000

  • 25th place - $445,000

  • 26th place - $435,000

  • 27th place - $425,000

  • 28th place - $415,000

  • 29th place - $405,000

  • 30th place - $395,000

  • 31st place - $200,000

  • 32nd place - $195,000

  • 33rd place - $190,000

  • 34th place - $186,000

  • 35th place - $183,000

  • 36th place - $181,000

  • 37th place - $179,000

  • 38th place - $177,000

  • 39th place - $175,000

  • 40th place - $173,000

  • 41st place - $171,000

  • 42nd place to 60th place - $169,000 minus $1,000 for each spot to $151,000 at 60th

  • 61st to 65th place - $150,000 each

  • 66th to 70th place - $140,000 each

  • 71st to 85th place - $110,000 each

  • 86th to 100th place - $105,000 each

  • 101st to 125th place - $101,000 each

  • 126th to 150th place - $70,000 each


As stated above, even though the 126th  to 150th ranked players cannot play in the FedEx Cup Playoffs each one of those players still gets a FedEx Cup bonus of $70,000. Life is good if you are talented enough to be a PGA Tour golfer in 2019.

Tiger Woods, pictured above, is the only player to win the FedEx Cup twice (2007, 2009).

For more see:

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PGA Golfers Most Money Won and No Wins

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