Ladies and gentlemen, it’s the inaugural race to the FredEx Cup!
ABOUT THE FREDEX CUP
A season-long money race between teams of our choosing. Specifically, Neil, Tron, DJ, Soly and I all drafted teams of six players each from the group of 50 Web.com Tour graduates moving up to the PGA Tour for the 2018-19 season. Said draft can be heard via Episode 22 of the TrapDraw podcast for anybody interested. The Race to the FredEx Cup will chart the cumulative money earned in official PGA Tour events, with the winning team having the most money earned by all of its members.
The FredEx Cup is a prestigious trophy dedicated to all Freds everywhere, with special recognition to Freddie Schuster, Freddie Mitchell, Fred Smith, Fred Smoot, Fred Thompson, and Fred Ridley. The actual, physical trophy is in fact a ‘donated’ plastic sippy cup courtesy of Freddie Schuster.
The stakes couldn’t be higher for this season’s FredEx Cup. In addition to the aforementioned trophy, the winning captain will be allocated funds to throw a celebratory pizza party for his team (wives and significant others included!) at the completion of the tour season. Conversely, the last place team gets to take a Wonderlic test with the results being published on our channels.
Additionally, there are two mid-race ‘goodies’ during the course of the Race to the FredEx Cup:
MASTERS WEEK ADD/DROP: the team in last place may choose to utilize this at their discretion. The add/drop allows for one player to be dropped from the roster and replaced with a player who was not originally drafted. (Update: Neil utilized the add/drop to bring on Lucas Glover and send Joey Garber packing).
BMW CHARITY PRO-AM SPOTS: Competitor spots will be awarded to the two captains whom have their teams in first and second place, respectively, on Monday, May 13th prior to the Web.com BMW Charity Pro-Am next June in Greenville, SC. The bottom two captains will serve as caddies for playing participants. (Update: DJ and Soly will be playing in the BMW Pro-Am, with Neil caddying for DJ and Randy on the bag for Soly. Tron should be caddying but weaseled out of it. Not good).
Lastly, at the conclusion of the season, each team will get to retain one player as an Honorary Captain on a go-forward basis for future FredEx Cup teams.
Each team and their players are as follows (draft position in parenthesis):
Roberto Castro (Round 1, 1st overall)
Anders Albertson (Round 2, 10th overall)
Seth Reeves (Round 3, 11th overall)
Sepp Straka (Round 4, 20th overall)
Joey Garber (Round 5, 21st overall)
Jim Knous (Round 6, 30th overall –Mr. Irrelevant)
Lucas Glover (Masters week add)
Max Homa (Round 1, 2nd overall)
Wyndham Clark (Round 2, 9th overall)
Stephan Jaeger (Round 3, 12th overall)
Dylan Frittelli (Round 4, 19th overall)
Matt Jones (Round 5, 22nd overall)
Jose de Jesus Rodriguez (Round 6, 29th overall)
Curtis Luck (Round 1, 3rd overall)
Cameron Champ (Round 2, 8th overall)
Scott Langley (Round 3, 13th overall)
Adam Long (Round 4, 18th overall)
Hunter Mahan (Round 5, 23rd overall)
Carlos Ortiz (Round 6, 28th overall)
Sam Burns (Round 1, 4th overall)
Robert Streb (Round 2, 7th overall)
Chase Wright (Round 3, 14th overall)
Cameron Davis (Round 4, 17th overall)
Sebastian Munoz (Round 5, 24th overall)
Hank Lebioda (Round 6, 27th overall)
Sungjae Im (Round 1, 5th overall)
Denny McCarthy (Round 2, 6th overall)
Kramer Hickok (Round 3, 15th overall)
Sangmoon Bae (Round 4, 16th overall)
Peter Malnati (Round 5, 25th overall)
Adam Schenk (Round 6, 26th overall)
FREDEX CUP LEADERBOARD