As a passionate fan of the PGA Tour, I’ve followed the Fedex Cup since its inception in 2007.
The FedEx Cup is a prestigious annual golf tournament that culminates in the crowning of the FedEx Cup Champion.
The tournament consists of a series of events throughout the year, with players earning points based on their performance in each event.
At the end of the season, the top 70 players qualify for the FedEx Cup Playoffs, where they compete in a series of tournaments to determine the winner.
Unlike the Major Golf Tournaments, the Fedex Cup is a culmination of the entire golf season. (Combination of all tournaments played).
Fedex points fluctuate in value based on the tournament played and final scoring positions of golfers.
Three Tournaments make up the Fedex Cup Playoffs at the end of the season:
- FedEx St. Jude Championship (Top 70 in point rankings)
- BMW Championship (Top 50 in point rankings)
- Tour Championship (Top 30 in point rankings)
- Rory McIlroy – 3 (2016, 2019, 2022)
- Tiger Woods – 2 (2007, 2009)
In this article, we will take a look at the list of FedEx Cup winners since its inception in 2007.
2007 – Tiger Woods: The inaugural FedEx Cup was won by the legendary Tiger Woods. He dominated the playoffs, winning two out of the four events and securing his place at the top of the standings.
2008 – Vijay Singh: Vijay Singh emerged as the winner of the FedEx Cup in 2008. He had a consistent performance throughout the playoffs, finishing in the top 10 in all four events.
2009 – Tiger Woods: Tiger Woods reclaimed the FedEx Cup title in 2009. Despite not winning any of the playoff events, his consistent performance throughout the season earned him enough points to secure the championship.
2010 – Jim Furyk: Jim Furyk had a remarkable season in 2010, winning three events and finishing in the top 10 in two others. His strong performance in the playoffs solidified his position as the FedEx Cup winner.
2011 – Bill Haas: Bill Haas surprised everyone in 2011 by winning the FedEx Cup. He secured his victory in a dramatic playoff against Hunter Mahan, which he won on the third extra hole.
2012 – Brandt Snedeker: Brandt Snedeker had a fantastic season in 2012, winning two events and finishing in the top 10 in three others. His consistent play throughout the playoffs earned him the FedEx Cup title.
2013 – Henrik Stenson: Henrik Stenson had a remarkable year in 2013, winning the FedEx Cup as well as the Race to Dubai on the European Tour. He had a strong finish in the playoffs, winning two out of the four events.
2014 – Billy Horschel: Billy Horschel had a sensational end to the 2014 season, winning the final two playoff events to secure the FedEx Cup. His strong performance in the playoffs catapulted him to the top of the standings.
2015 – Jordan Spieth: Jordan Spieth had a breakout year in 2015, winning two major championships and finishing in the top 4 in the other two. His consistent play throughout the season and playoffs earned him the FedEx Cup.
2016 – Rory McIlroy: Rory McIlroy put on a dominant display in the 2016 playoffs, winning two events and finishing in the top 10 in the other two. His strong performance secured him the FedEx Cup title.
2017 – Justin Thomas: Justin Thomas had a breakout season in 2017, winning five events, including his first major championship. He continued his impressive form in the playoffs and emerged as the FedEx Cup champion.
2018 – Justin Rose: Justin Rose had a stellar season in 2018, winning two events and finishing in the top 10 in nine others. His consistent play throughout the season and playoffs earned him the FedEx Cup.
2019 – Rory McIlroy: Rory McIlroy became a two-time FedEx Cup winner in 2019. He had a strong season, winning three events and finishing in the top 10 in 14 others. His performance in the playoffs secured him the championship.
2020 – Dustin Johnson: Dustin Johnson had a dominant season in 2020, winning three events, including the FedEx Cup Playoffs. He finished in the top 10 in all three playoff events, securing his place as the FedEx Cup winner.
2021 – Patrick Cantlay: Patrick Cantlay had his best season ever as a professional in 2021. Finishing it off with the Fedex Cup trophy in his hands. He solidified his place as one of the world’s best players in 2021.
2022 – Rory McIlroy: Rory McIlroy grabbed his record setting third Fedex Cup title in 2022. Something tells me he’s not done either. By winning his third title, he set himself apart from all other champions, including Tiger Woods with his win in 2022.
2023 – Viktor Hovland: Viktor Hovland blitzed the field in 2023 to win his first ever Fedex Cup. At the young age of 25, he secured an $18M bonus along with a mountain of other benefits for winning. He was the best player for two weeks in a row at the perfect time.
These are the deserving champions who have etched their names in the history of the FedEx Cup.
Each winner has showcased their skills and determination throughout the season and playoffs, solidifying their status as the best in the world of golf.
As the FedEx Cup continues to grow in popularity, we can expect to see more thrilling competitions and deserving winners in the years to come.
List of Fedex Cup Champions