2009 FedEx Cup Playoffs

2009 FedEx Cup Playoffs

2009 FedEx Cup Playoffs
Tournament information
Dates August 27 – September 27, 2009
Location Liberty National Golf Club
TPC Boston
Cog Hill Golf & Country Club
East Lake Golf Club
Tour(s) PGA Tour
Statistics
Field 125 for The Barclays
100 for Deutsche Bank
70 for BMW Championship
30 for Tour Championship
Prize fund $35,000,000 bonus money
Winner's share $10,000,000 bonus money
Champion
Tiger Woods
4,000 points
«2008
2010»

The 2009 FedEx Cup Playoffs, the series of four golf tournaments that determined the season champion on the U.S.-based PGA Tour, began on August 27 and ended on September 27. It included the following four events:

For the second time in the three-year history of the playoffs, Tiger Woods won the FedEx Cup.

These were the third FedEx Cup playoffs since their inception in 2007. Substantial changes were made to the point structures, playoff reset of points, and field sizes for 2009.[1][2]

The point distributions can be seen here.

Regular season rankings

# Player Country Points Events
1 Tiger Woods United States 3,341 13
2 Steve Stricker United States 2,155 18
3 Zach Johnson United States 2,019 21
4 Kenny Perry United States 1,943 20
5 Lucas Glover United States 1,742 22
6 Phil Mickelson United States 1,630 14
7 Y. E. Yang South Korea 1,621 19
8 Geoff Ogilvy Australia 1,603 16
9 Brian Gay United States 1,540 21
10 Sean O'Hair United States 1,474 19

The Barclays

The Barclays was played August 27–30. Of the 125 players eligible to play in the event, only one did not enter—Paul Casey (18), due to a rib injury.[3] Of the 124 entrants, 77 made the second-round cut at +5.

Heath Slocum, who only made the top 125 and the tournament field by two FedEx Cup points, won by sinking a 20-foot (6 m) par putt on the final hole, putting him one shot ahead of a distinguished group consisting of Ernie Els, Pádraig Harrington, Steve Stricker, and Tiger Woods. The top 100 players in the points standings advanced to the Deutsche Bank Championship.[4]

FedEx Cup rank
# Player Country Score To par Winnings ($) After Before
1 Heath Slocum United States 66-72-70-67=275 -9 1,350,000 3 124
T2 Ernie Els South Africa 72-68-70-66=276 -8 495,000 11 47
Pádraig Harrington Ireland 67-75-67-67=276 14 66
Tiger Woods United States 70-72-67-67=276 1 1
Steve Stricker United States 69-70-68-69=276 2 2
T6 Nick Watney United States 68-73-69-67=277 -7 260,625 7 13
Fredrik Jacobson Sweden 66-72-68-71=277 48 107
8 Webb Simpson United States 66-68-72-72=278 -6 232,500 41 85
T9 Scott Verplank United States 73-70-68-68=279 -5 202,500 37 61
Ian Poulter England 67-72-70-70=279 21 34
Paul Goydos United States 65-71-68-75=279 33 49

Deutsche Bank Championship

The Deutsche Bank Championship was played September 4–7. Of the 100 players eligible to play in the event, only one did not enter—Paul Casey (27), due to a rib injury.[5] Of the 99 players who entered the tournament, 73 of them made the 36-hole cut at one-under-par. Steve Stricker won by one stroke over Jason Dufner and Scott Verplank and took the lead in the FedEx Cup standings. 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 Steve Stricker United States 63-72-65-67=267 -17 1,350,000 1 2
T2 Jason Dufner United States 66-69-68-65=268 -16 660,000 9 57
Scott Verplank United States 65-68-68-67=268 5 37
T4 Ángel Cabrera Argentina 65-69-70-65=269 -15 310,000 22 38
Pádraig Harrington Ireland 67-67-67-68=269 7 14
Dustin Johnson United States 68-65-70-66=269 10 20
7 Geoff Ogilvy Australia 66-68-70-66=270 -14 251,250 8 12
T8 Jim Furyk United States 63-67-73-68=271 -13 217,500 18 18
Retief Goosen South Africa 65-67-68-71=271 17 17
Sean O'Hair United States 66-64-70-71=271 16 16

BMW Championship

The BMW Championship was played September 10–13. Of the 70 players eligible to play in the event, only one did not enter—Paul Casey (36), due to a rib injury.[6] With a field limited to 70, and 69 actually playing, there was no cut. The top 30 players in FedEx Cup points after this event advanced to the Tour Championship and also earned spots in the 2010 Masters, U.S. Open, and (British) Open Championship.

Tiger Woods blew away the field in Saturday's third round with a course-record 62 and cruised from there to win by eight shots over Jim Furyk and Marc Leishman. Woods retook the lead in the FedEx Cup standings going into the Tour Championship. Furyk moved from 18th in the standings to third, putting him into position to claim the FedEx Cup with a win in the Tour Championship. Leishman, who only made the field for the BMW Championship by making an eagle on the final hole of the Deutsche Bank Championship, placed himself in the field for the Tour Championship.[7]

The real drama was for the 30th and final spot in the Tour Championship. Brandt Snedeker was in the final 30 until disaster struck on the final hole. Needing only a bogey to secure his place in Atlanta, and on the green of the par-4 hole in three, he missed his par putt from 12 feet and then had his 3-foot putt for bogey lip out. Snedeker then two-putted from tap-in range. That opened the door for John Senden and Ian Poulter, but both seemingly tried to throw away their shots at a trip to Atlanta. Senden badly chucked his approach shot to the par-5 15th, and hit a bunker shot into the water on 17 for a double-bogey, but Snedeker's mistake allowed him to sneak into the top 30 by 0.46 points over Poulter, who hit his approach on the 18th hole into the water.[7]

With the FedEx Cup points reset after the BMW Championship, all 30 remaining players had at least a mathematical chance to secure the season crown, and any of the top five players could claim the FedEx Cup with a win in the Tour Championship.

FedEx Cup rank
# Player Country Score To par Winnings ($) After Before
1 Tiger Woods United States 68-67-62-68=265 –19 1,350,000 1 2
T2 Jim Furyk United States 70-70-67-66=273 –11 660,000 3 18
Marc Leishman Australia 67-69-68-69=273 16 67
4 Sean O'Hair United States 70-68-70-68=274 –10 360,000 7 16
5 Zach Johnson United States 73-65-70-68=276 –8 300,000 4 4
T6 Sergio García Spain 71-68-68-71=278 –6 260,625 38 55
Pádraig Harrington Ireland 68-68-69-73=278 6 7
T8 Camilo Villegas Colombia 68-74-71-66=279 –5 225,000 42 52
Kevin Na United States 72-72-65-70=279 18 23
T10 Luke Donald England 70-69-68-73=280 –4 172,500 28 32
Bill Haas United States 71-68-71-70=280 41 47
Matt Kuchar United States 71-68-66-75=280 40 46
Brandt Snedeker United States 69-69-66-76=280 33 42
Mark Wilson United States 69-66-71-74=280 32 41

Reset points

The points were reset after the BMW Championship.
# Player Country Points Reset points Events
1 Tiger Woods United States 7,108 2,500 16
2 Steve Stricker United States 5,692 2,250 21
3 Jim Furyk United States 3,108 2,000 21
4 Zach Johnson United States 3,031 1,800 24
5 Heath Slocum United States 3,005 1,600 26
6 Pádraig Harrington Ireland 2,633 1,400 19
7 Sean O'Hair United States 2,624 1,200 22
8 Scott Verplank United States 2,416 1,000 23
9 Kenny Perry United States 2,318 800 23
10 Jason Dufner United States 2,224 600 25

The Tour Championship

The Tour Championship was played September 24–27, after a one-week break. All 30 golfers who qualified for the tournament played, and there was no cut.

Phil Mickelson claimed his first PGA Tour title since his wife and mother were both diagnosed with breast cancer in spring 2009. This was also his second Tour Championship title, as he won the 2000 edition, also held at East Lake. Mickelson entered the final round four shots behind Kenny Perry, but shot 65 while Perry faded to a 74. Three golfers—top seed Tiger Woods, second seed Steve Stricker, and Mickelson—had a reasonable chance of claiming the FedEx Cup entering the final nine holes, but consecutive birdies by Woods on the 15th and 16th holes secured his second-place finish for the tournament, three shots behind Mickelson. Since Mickelson was not among the top five seeds entering the Tour Championship, this was enough for Woods to secure the FedEx Cup and its $10 million prize.[8]

FedEx Cup rank
# Player Country Score To par Winnings ($) After Before
1 Phil Mickelson United States 73-67-66-65=271 –9 1,350,000 2 14
2 Tiger Woods United States 67-68-69-70=274 –6 810,000 1 1
3 Sean O'Hair United States 66-70-70-69=275 –5 517,500 5 7
T4 Pádraig Harrington Ireland 67-69-71-69=276 –4 330,000 7 6
Kenny Perry United States 72-66-64-74=276 9 9
6 Steve Stricker United States 70-72-66-69=277 –3 270,000 3 2
T7 Jim Furyk United States 72-68-71-67=278 –2 247,500 4 3
Steve Marino United States 69-71-67-71=278 15 25
9 Ernie Els South Africa 71-66-71-71=279 –1 225,000 16 22
T10 Lucas Glover United States 68-71-72-69=280 E 202,500 17 20
Jerry Kelly United States 71-67-71-71=280 22 29
John Senden Australia 70-70-69-71=280 24 30

Final leaderboard

# Player Country Points Winnings ($)
1 Tiger Woods United States 4,000 10,000,000
2 Phil Mickelson United States 2,920 3,000,000
3 Steve Stricker United States 2,750 2,000,000
4 Jim Furyk United States 2,437 1,500,000
5 Sean O'Hair United States 2,200 1,000,000
6 Zach Johnson United States 2,072 800,000
7 Pádraig Harrington Ireland 2,050 700,000
8 Heath Slocum United States 1,855 600,000
9 Kenny Perry United States 1,450 550,000
10 Scott Verplank United States 1,245 500,000

For the full list see here.

Table of qualifying players

Table key:

  Win
  Top-10 finish
  Did not advance to next tournament
  Played way into next tournament
Player Pre-Playoffs The Barclays Deutsche Bank BMW Champ. Reset
points
Tour Champ.
Points Rank Finish Rank after Finish Rank after Finish Rank after Finish Final rank
Woods, TigerTiger Woods 3,431 1 T2 1 T11 2 1 1 2,500 2 1
Stricker, SteveSteve Stricker 2,155 2 T2 2 1 1 T53 2 2,250 6 3
Johnson, ZachZach Johnson 2,019 3 T28 4 T19 4 5 4 1,800 T16 6
Perry, KennyKenny Perry 1,993 4 T52 5 T46 6 T45 9 800 T4 9
Glover, LucasLucas Glover 1,742 5 CUT 9 T36 14 66 20 310 T10 17
Mickelson, PhilPhil Mickelson 1,630 6 T52 10 T27 12 T30 14 420 1 2
Yang, Y. E.Y. E. Yang 1,621 7 T20 6 T67 15 65 21 300 18 23
Ogilvy, GeoffGeoff Ogilvy 1,603 8 CUT 12 7 8 T55 13 440 T16 13
Gay, BrianBrian Gay 1,540 9 T12 8 T54 13 T55 17 360 T28 21
O'Hair, SeanSean O'Hair 1,474 10 CUT 16 T8 16 4 7 1,200 3 5
Goosen, RetiefRetief Goosen 1,459 11 T70 17 T8 17 T23 15 400 23 18
Toms, DavidDavid Toms 1,394 12 T31 13 T36 19 T23 19 320 T13 19
Watney, NickNick Watney 1,388 13 T6 7 T46 11 T30 12 460 T13 12
Mahan, HunterHunter Mahan 1,282 14 T20 15 T36 21 T38 23 280 24 27
Cink, StewartStewart Cink 1,225 15 T28 19 CUT 25 T23 26 250 T19 28
Furyk, JimJim Furyk 1,188 16 T15 18 T8 18 T2 3 2,000 T7 4
Sabbatini, RoryRory Sabbatini 1,163 17 CUT 26 CUT 35 T18 34 34
Casey, PaulPaul Casey 1,161 18 DNP 27 DNP 36 DNP 52 52
Johnson, DustinDustin Johnson 1,155 19 T15 20 T4 10 T30 11 480 27 14
Rollins, JohnJohn Rollins 1,112 20 T73 31 CUT 39 T38 45 45
Kelly, JerryJerry Kelly 1,068 21 T52 28 T11 24 T49 29 220 T10 22
Moore, RyanRyan Moore 1,023 22 T70 35 CUT 48 T30 47 47
Na, KevinKevin Na 1,021 23 T24 22 T11 23 T8 18 340 T30 26
Donald, LukeLuke Donald 993 24 T31 25 T54 32 T10 28 230 T25 30
Clark, TimTim Clark 980 25 T24 24 CUT 33 T30 36 36
Weir, MikeMike Weir 968 26 T31 29 T23 27 T20 27 240 T25 29
Cabrera, ÁngelÁngel Cabrera 968 27 CUT 38 T4 22 T45 24 270 T13 25
Hoffman, CharleyCharley Hoffman 963 28 T31 30 T27 28 T61 37 37
Kim, AnthonyAnthony Kim 957 29 T52 34 T36 34 T23 35 35
Marino, SteveSteve Marino 938 30 T15 23 T27 26 T18 25 260 T7 15
Senden, JohnJohn Senden 937 31 T64 39 T11 29 T20 30 210 T10 24
Howell CharlesCharles Howell III 937 32 T70 42 T54 49 T30 49 49
Perez, PatPat Perez 920 33 CUT 43 T27 38 T49 46 46
Poulter, IanIan Poulter 907 34 T9 21 CUT 30 T20 31 31
Villegas, CamiloCamilo Villegas 886 35 CUT 50 T61 52 T8 42 42
Love DavisDavis Love III 851 36 T46 40 T49 44 T49 51 51
Wilson, MarkMark Wilson 848 37 T58 47 T27 41 T10 32 32
Allenby, RobertRobert Allenby 846 38 T15 32 CUT 40 29 43 43
Leonard, JustinJustin Leonard 838 39 T31 36 T19 31 T49 39 39
Davis, BrianBrian Davis 823 40 CUT 52 T49 53 T45 58 58
Green, NathanNathan Green 822 41 CUT 53 CUT 65 T53 63 63
Dufner, JasonJason Dufner 787 42 CUT 57 T2 9 T30 10 600 T19 11
Mallinger, JohnJohn Mallinger 775 43 T46 49 CUT 57 T38 60 60
Merrick, JohnJohn Merrick 762 44 CUT 62 CUT 75 75
Quigley, BrettBrett Quigley 760 45 T67 59 T61 71 71
Van Pelt, BoBo Van Pelt 743 46 T31 45 CUT 54 T15 50 50
Els, ErnieErnie Els 733 47 T2 11 CUT 20 T38 22 290 9 16
Crane, BenBen Crane 727 48 T41 51 T69 58 T45 61 61
Goydos, PaulPaul Goydos 725 49 T9 33 CUT 43 T67 54 54
Campbell, ChadChad Campbell 703 50 T46 54 CUT 70 T23 59 59
Baird, BrinyBriny Baird 695 51 CUT 70 T61 80 80
Sutherland, KevinKevin Sutherland 693 52 T52 58 T15 45 T23 44 44
Wi, CharlieCharlie Wi 683 53 T67 69 T19 50 T38 56 56
Watson, BubbaBubba Watson 677 54 CUT 72 T32 59 T15 53 53
Molder, BryceBryce Molder 669 55 CUT 74 T36 66 T55 64 64
Austin, WoodyWoody Austin 667 56 CUT 75 T36 68 T55 65 65
Goggin, MathewMathew Goggin 662 57 CUT 76 T46 74 74
Henry, J. J.J. J. Henry 657 58 T67 73 T61 83 83
Singh, VijayVijay Singh 647 59 CUT 78 T54 81 81
Klauk, JeffJeff Klauk 645 60 CUT 79 CUT 90 90
Verplank, ScottScott Verplank 641 61 T9 37 T2 5 T38 8 1,000 22 10
Holmes, J. B.J. B. Holmes 635 62 T31 55 68 62 68 69 69
Bohn, JasonJason Bohn 631 63 CUT 81 T32 69 T59 68 68
Snedeker, BrandtBrandt Snedeker 617 64 T12 44 T32 42 T10 33 33
Estes, BobBob Estes 611 65 T46 65 T49 64 WD 70 70
Harrington, PádraigPádraig Harrington 608 66 T2 14 T4 7 T6 6 1,400 T4 7
Day, JasonJason Day 599 67 T12 46 T19 37 T59 48 48
Overton, JeffJeff Overton 598 68 T73 82 T23 61 T61 67 67
Letzig, MichaelMichael Letzig 597 69 CUT 84 T49 86 86
Ames, StephenStephen Ames 592 70 CUT 87 T23 63 T15 55 55
Weekley, BooBoo Weekley 590 71 T41 64 T54 73 73
Byrd, JonathanJonathan Byrd 581 72 T24 56 T61 60 T61 66 66
Purdy, TedTed Purdy 580 73 CUT 88 CUT 93 93
Couples, FredFred Couples 569 74 T41 67 CUT 84 84
McCarron, ScottScott McCarron 566 75 CUT 90 T36 82 82
Stadler, KevinKevin Stadler 557 76 CUT 92 CUT 95 95
Kuchar, MattMatt Kuchar 555 77 T28 60 T15 46 T10 40 40
Leishman, MarcMarc Leishman 547 78 CUT 93 T15 67 T2 16 380 T28 20
Chalmers, GregGreg Chalmers 543 79 CUT 94 T36 87 87
Petrovic, TimTim Petrovic 543 80 T46 77 CUT 89 89
Trahan, D. J.D. J. Trahan 542 81 CUT 95 T69 96 96
Haas, BillBill Haas 535 82 T24 61 T15 47 T10 41 41
Piercy, ScottScott Piercy 531 83 CUT 96 T36 88 88
Points, D. A.D. A. Points 531 84 T31 68 T49 72 72
Simpson, WebbWebb Simpson 519 85 8 41 CUT 51 T61 62 62
Streelman, KevinKevin Streelman 518 86 T58 89 T32 76 76
O'Hern, NickNick O'Hern 512 87 CUT 98 CUT 99 99
Nitties, JamesJames Nitties 507 88 T58 91 CUT 94 94
García, SergioSergio García 501 89 T31 71 26 55 T6 38 38
Imada, RyujiRyuji Imada 499 90 CUT 99 73 100 100
Rose, JustinJustin Rose 492 91 T41 80 T54 85 85
Choi, K. J.K. J. Choi 492 92 CUT 101 101
Janzen, LeeLee Janzen 491 93 T20 63 CUT 79 79
Curtis, BenBen Curtis 491 94 CUT 102 102
McNeill, GeorgeGeorge McNeill 480 95 CUT 105 105
Beckman, CameronCameron Beckman 469 96 T58 97 CUT 98 98
Bettencourt, MattMatt Bettencourt 463 97 CUT 106 106
Pampling, RodRod Pampling 452 98 T41 86 CUT 92 92
Owen, GregGreg Owen 448 99 T15 66 T61 77 77
Chopra, DanielDaniel Chopra 441 100 T58 100 60 97 97
Allen, MichaelMichael Allen 440 101 CUT 108 108
Garrigus, RobertRobert Garrigus 433 102 CUT 109 109
Baddeley, AaronAaron Baddeley 431 103 CUT 111 111
Driscoll, JamesJames Driscoll 428 104 CUT 112 112
Quinney, JeffJeff Quinney 425 105 CUT 113 113
Herron, TimTim Herron 421 106 CUT 114 114
Jacobson, FredrikFredrik Jacobson 418 107 T6 48 T69 56 T30 57 57
Johnson, RichardRichard Johnson 417 108 T31 85 72 91 91
Lunde, BillBill Lunde 414 109 T64 107 107
Cejka, AlexAlex Čejka 412 110 T73 116 116
Calcavecchia, MarkMark Calcavecchia 411 111 CUT 117 117
Frazar, HarrisonHarrison Frazar 400 112 T52 104 104
DiMarco, ChrisChris DiMarco 391 113 CUT 118 118
Flesch, SteveSteve Flesch 389 114 CUT 119 119
Taylor, VaughnVaughn Taylor 386 115 T64 115 115
Scott, AdamAdam Scott 379 116 T58 110 110
Stroud, ChrisChris Stroud 379 117 CUT 120 120
Mathis, DavidDavid Mathis 377 118 CUT 122 122
Riley, ChrisChris Riley 377 119 T46 103 103
Ogilvie, JoeJoe Ogilvie 373 120 76 121 121
Hamilton, ToddTodd Hamilton 365 121 77 123 123
Thatcher, RolandRoland Thatcher 364 122 CUT 124 124
Maggert, JeffJeff Maggert 363 123 CUT 125 125
Slocum, HeathHeath Slocum 355 124 1 3 CUT 3 T38 5 1,600 T19 8
Matteson, TroyTroy Matteson 354 125 T20 83 T36 78 78

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  5. ^ Notebook: Casey withdraws
  6. ^ Casey's Playoffs end with withdrawal from BMW
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