2008 FedEx Cup Playoffs

2008 FedEx Cup Playoffs

The 2008 FedEx Cup Playoffs, the series of four golf tournaments that determined the season champion on the U.S.-based PGA Tour, were held from August 21 to September 28. They consisted of four events:

These were the second FedEx Cup playoffs since their inception in 2007. After the first three events, Vijay Singh was assured of winning the 2008 FedEx Cup as long as he completed all four rounds of The Tour Championship without disqualification, which he proceeded to do. Tiger Woods, having topped the regular season points list after playing in only six events, did not play in the FedEx Cup Playoffs due to knee surgery.

The point distributions can be seen here.

Regular season rankings

# Player Country Points Events Reset Points
1 Tiger Woods  United States 22,695 6 100,000
2 Kenny Perry  United States 20,878 22 99,500
3 Phil Mickelson  United States 18,241 17 99,250
4 Pádraig Harrington  Ireland 15,555 12 99,000
5 Anthony Kim  United States 15,178 18 98,750
6 Stewart Cink  United States 15,126 18 98,625
7 Vijay Singh  Fiji 15,034 19 98,500
8 Justin Leonard  United States 12,734 20 98,375
9 Ryuji Imada  Japan 10,903 19 98,250
10 Geoff Ogilvy  Australia 10,866 17 98,125

For the full list see here

Final leaderboard

# Player Country Points Winnings ($)
1 Vijay Singh  Fiji 125,101 10,000,000
2 Camilo Villegas  Colombia 124,550 3,000,000
3 Sergio García  Spain 119,400 2,000,000
4 Anthony Kim  United States 114,419 1,500,000
5 Jim Furyk  United States 113,180 1,000,000
6 Mike Weir  Canada 113,118 800,000
7 Phil Mickelson  United States 112,201 700,000
8 Justin Leonard  United States 111,638 600,000
9 Ben Curtis  United States 110,702 550,000
10 K.J. Choi  South Korea 110,646 500,000

For the full list see here

The Barclays

The Barclays was played August 21-24. 144 players were eligible to play but nine did not enter:[1] Tiger Woods (1) - knee, Luke Donald (44) - wrist, Lee Westwood (50) - personal decision, Justin Rose (78) - played KLM Open, Alex Čejka (91) - arm, Jason Bohn (96) - back, Bob Tway (119) - caddied for son Kevin in U.S. Amateur,[2] Bob Estes (124) - getting married,[3] Roland Thatcher (140) - wrist. Of the 135 players who entered the tournament, 72 of them made the cut. The cut was 1-over par. Vijay Singh won in a playoff over Sergio García and Kevin Sutherland. The top 120 players in the points standings advanced to the Deutsche Bank Championship.

FedEx Cup rank
# Player Country Score To par Winnings ($) After Before
1 Vijay Singh  Fiji 70-70-66-70=276 -8 1,260,000 1 7
T2 Sergio García  Spain 70-67-69-70=276 616,000 2 12
Kevin Sutherland  United States 70-69-69-68=276 3 57
T4 Ben Curtis  United States 71-68-70-68=277 -7 289,333 8 27
Mathew Goggin  Australia 67-74-69-67=277 26 76
Kevin Streelman  United States 67-70-68-72=277 37 102
T7 Paul Casey  England 66-71-69-72=278 -6 203,700 38 90
Martin Laird  Scotland 70-69-72-67=278 67 128
Justin Leonard  United States 70-70-71-67=278 5 8
Nicholas Thompson  United States 75-68-68-67=278 20 47
Mike Weir  Canada 72-67-67-72=278 18 43

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Deutsche Bank Championship

The Deutsche Bank Championship was played from August 29 to September 1. 120 players were eligible to play but five did not enter:[4] Tiger Woods (15) - knee, Luke Donald (71) - wrist, Lee Westwood (76) and Justin Rose (103) - played the Johnnie Walker Championship at Gleneagles, Alex Čejka (120) - arm. Of the 115 players who entered the tournament, 86 of them made the 36-hole cut at -3. There was a second, 54-hole cut, that reduced the field to 72 players, again at -3. Vijay Singh, who won the first playoff event, won by shooting a tournament record -22 (262). The top 70 players in the points standings advanced to the BMW Championship.

FedEx Cup rank
# Player Country Score To par Winnings ($) After Before
1 Vijay Singh  Fiji 64-66-69-63=262 -22 1,260,000 1 1
2 Mike Weir  Canada 61-68-67-71=267 -17 756,000 3 18
T3 Ernie Els  South Africa 66-65-69-70=270 -14 406,000 19 52
Camilo Villegas  Colombia 68-66-63-73=270 25 68
T5 Sergio García  Spain 67-64-68-72=271 -13 266,000 2 2
Tim Herron  United States 72-67-67-65=271 48 99
T7 Chad Campbell  United States 67-70-69-66=272 -12 218,167 14 21
Jim Furyk  United States 66-65-69-72=272 5 10
Justin Leonard  United States 69-70-66-67=272 4 5
T10 Ben Crane  United States 72-65-63-73=273 -11 175,000 57 92
Ken Duke  United States 66-67-70-70=273 18 28
Steve Marino  United States 66-66-71-70=273 37 61

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BMW Championship

The BMW Championship was played September 4-7. 70 players were eligible to play but one, Tiger Woods (32) - knee, did not enter.[5] There was no cut for this tournament. Camilo Villegas won by shooting -15. This was Villegas' first win on the PGA Tour. Chad Campbell withdrew after the first round to attend the birth of his first child.[6] He earned no FedEx Cup points but at the end of the BMW Championship he was in 30th place in the standings. The top 30 players in the points standings advanced to The Tour Championship.

FedEx Cup rank
# Player Country Score To par Winnings ($) After Before
1 Camilo Villegas  Colombia 65-66-66-68=265 -15 1,260,000 2 25
2 Dudley Hart  United States 67-69-66-65=267 -13 756,000 14 67
T3 Jim Furyk  United States 70-62-66-70=268 -12 406,000 4 5
Anthony Kim  United States 68-67-66-67=268 6 7
T5 Stephen Ames  Canada 68-69-66-66=269 -11 255,500 31 50
K.J. Choi  South Korea 70-68-64-67=269 8 12
D. J. Trahan  United States 71-63-68-67=269 25 35
T8 Tim Clark  South Africa 67-68-66-69=270 -10 210,000 23 28
Hunter Mahan  United States 69-67-68-66=270 16 20
T10 Aaron Baddeley  Australia 71-64-67-69=271 -9 175,000 43 64
Fredrik Jacobson  Sweden 67-67-72-65=271 44 65
Steve Stricker  United States 66-71-68-66=271 12 13

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The Tour Championship

The Tour Championship was played September 25-28 after a two week break for the Ryder Cup. All 30 players eligible to play did so. There was no cut for this tournament. Camilo Villegas won the tournament on the first playoff hole with Sergio García. Vijay Singh won the FedEx Cup.

FedEx Cup rank
# Player Country Score To par Winnings ($) After Before
1 Camilo Villegas  Colombia 72-66-69-66=273 -7 1,260,000 2 2
2 Sergio García  Spain 70-65-67-71=273 756,000 3 3
T3 Anthony Kim  United States 64-69-72-69=274 -6 409,500 4 6
Phil Mickelson  United States 68-68-69-69=274 7 9
5 Ben Curtis  United States 71-69-68-70=278 -2 280,000 9 10
T6 Ernie Els  South Africa 68-73-70-69=280 E 238,000 13 21
Jim Furyk  United States 72-70-69-69=280 5 4
Mike Weir  Canada 70-69-71-70=280 6 5
9 K.J. Choi  South Korea 69-70-70-72=281 +1 210,000 10 8
T10 Stuart Appleby  Australia 72-71-70-69=282 +2 180,040 17 20
Dudley Hart  United States 73-69-71-69=282 12 14
Trevor Immelman  South Africa 68-73-71-70=282 16 19
Justin Leonard  United States 73-69-73-67=282 8 7
Billy Mayfair  United States 72-71-69-70=282 23 28

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References