The FedEx Cup Playoffs – The Best Time of The Year For Golf

Why the FedEx Cup Playoffs are the best time for golf all year

Rory McIlroy The FEDEX CUP PLAYOFFS – The Best Time of The Year For Golf

The PGA Tour Season is coming to a close, and it means that four great tournaments with a super strong field can be viewed by the golf viewing public.

The FedEx Cup Playoffs – The Best Time of The Year For Golf

Finally it is the time of the year where we can sit down for every week for a month (Yes I know there is a week break before the Tour Championship) and be guaranteed to watch drama unfold between the best players in the world.

I have been fed up of not seeing the strongest players in the world teeing it up against each other, now that the FedEx Cup Playoffs are here that changes.

Here are the reasons why:

1 The reason the field will be super strong is that the winner of each event get over $1.5 million and of course there is a $10 million bonus for the FedEx Cup winner – that’s enough to get any top player interested… even a partially injured Rory McIlroy.

If we compare the field to some of the events that go alongside the Playoffs, there will only be a handful of the World’s Top 100 players… the Made In Denmark tournament on the European Tour has one of the World’s Top 50 (Thomas Pieters) playing.

2 There is drama at both ends of the field – with players trying to qualify for the following week’s tournament it means that it is not only the leaders who we can concentrate on.

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3 Spot the chokers from the potential Major winners - the Playoffs are a great way to test how strong some of the world’s best are. If players are competing and flourishing then the chances are that if they haven’t won a Major before then they are going to – just look at Henrik Stenson following his 2013 victory.

There are of course exceptions – Bill Haas and Billy Horschel for example.

4 The Crowds – Yes they can be loud and obnoxious at times, but seeing huge galleries follow the action really adds to the atmosphere and tension of the events.

These are proper golf events with a strong field and with a real and important prize to be won.

I cannot wait!

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Thomas Patrick Clarke
Sports Digital Editor

Tom Clarke joined Golf Monthly as a sub editor in 2009 being promoted to content editor in 2012 and then senior content editor in 2014, before becoming Sports Digital Editor for the Sport Vertical within Future in 2022. Tom currently looks after all the digital products that Golf Monthly produce including Strategy and Content Planning for the website and social media - Tom also assists the Cycling, Football, Rugby and Marine titles at Future. Tom plays off 16 and lists Augusta National (name drop), Old Head and Le Touessrok as the favourite courses he has played. Tom is an avid viewer of all golf content with a particularly in depth knowledge of the pro tour.