The Fedex Cup Series will commence this month in Qatar. The event which is a spin off event from the PGA Tour will be held at the two Championship Golf Courses in Qatar; Doha Golf Club and Education City Golf Club. The tournament series will span a period of 7 months and will be open to members of the golf clubs.
The participants will have the opportunity to accumulate points each month with the series that will see 15 players from Doha Golf Club and 15 Players from Education City golf club participate in the Fedex Cup Series Final to be held in May 2020. This is the first time such an event has occurred in Doha for amateur golfers competing over the two golf courses.
Michael Braidwood General Manager of Education City Golf Club stated, “ The Fedex Cup Series for Qatar will be a highlight in the tournament calendar for members of both clubs and we look forward to seeing who will be the champion golfer in 2020, our thanks go out to Fedex for bringing this event to the Amateurs of Qatar.”
The Qualifying Criteria for the playoffs
For those looking to participate in the Fedex Cup series, golfers must be a member of either Doha Golf Club or Education City Golf Club with a valid handicap to participate. Points will be accumulated each month at the players home club with double points available in the final event. Gary McGlinchey General Manager of Doha Golf Club commented “Since Doha Golf Club has been open since 1998 this is the first time an event of this magnitude will take place over 2 courses in Qatar. We are excited to be working alongside Education City Golf Club in bringing this tournament to the members of both clubs.”
The Qualifying Dates for the playoffs
The season structure will be formulated between the two golf clubs with rotating monthly qualifiers. Through the season players earn points in each event they play, the goal is to be among the top15 to progress to the finals. The tournaments will be conducted over the clubs as follows:
8th November – Education City Golf Club
22nd November - Doha Golf Club
6th December – Education City Golf Club
10th January - Doha Golf Club
7th February - Education City Golf Club
13th March – Doha Golf Club
3rd April – Education City Golf Club
17th April – Doha Golf Club
FedEx Final – 29th May – Education City Golf Club – Round 1
FedEx Final – 30th May – Doha Golf Club – Round 2
The Top 15 players from Doha Golf Club and Education City Golf Club will progress to the playoffs being held on the 29th and 30th May 2020. With 2 rounds of golf over both Championship Courses the Fedex Cup Series Champion will be decided.
The General Manager of Fedex, Doha stated “We are excited to be bringing this event to not only Qatar but to the Middle East for the first time. The tournament will showcase the best golfers in Qatar to claim the Fedex Cup Series. Our thanks goes out to both golf clubs for creating the event for the community of Qatar. “