The BMW Championship was full of some truly great golf. Bryson almost achieved the rarely seen 59, missing it my one shot. Not a bad score for the leader of most of the tournament, but we were all hoping to see him sink that putt.
Now, the Tour Championship is all set with the top 30 players in the FedEx Cup standings. Competition is fierce with an eye-popping $15 million for the top spot. Of course, last place doesn’t get a bad payout either fetching a cool $395,000. All 30 golfers will also receive exemptions that could come in handy down the line.
Here are some golfers who were close to the bubble:
1. Daniel Berger
Winning the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am in January, Daniel Berger looked to be one who would manage to grab one of the top spots. He finished the BMW Championship at 13 under which tied him for 26th in the tournament.
2. Sergio Garcia
Sergio Garcia played well over the weekend and finished tied for 6th place at 20-under. Considering he was number 44 in the standings before last week’s tournament, his performance gave him and impressive bump up to number 28.
3. Billy Horschel
Horschel wrapped up his final round at Caves Valley with no bogeys and 5-under par. He is projected to lock in the 29th on the leaderboard. He was the 2014 FedEx champion, so he is likely to put up a fight to recapture the title.
4. Erik van Rooyen
Van Rooyen won his first PGA Tour title at the beginning of this month, but don’t count him out of the top 30. With no bogeys in his final round in the BMW Championship and ended in 5th place for a 20-under. He is currently projected to come in 27th in the standings.
We are Surprised These Golfers Didn’t Make it to the FedEx Playoffs
Playoffs kicked off a couple of weeks ago and there are a few familiar faces that didn’t make the cut. While this year looked a little different due to pandemic restrictions causing the PGA Tour to reschedule thirteen events in 2020, we are still a little surprised we won’t be seeing them competing this year.
1. Henrik Stenson
Playing just five qualifying events during his time on the Tour, Stenson may not be the most shocking name on this list. He does play on both the PGA and European Tours so his FedEx Cup standings have taken a hit as a result. He was at number 201 at the beginning of playoffs, which gave him a longshot at the FedEx Cup this year.
2. Jim Furyk
At 50 years old, Furyk is a Ryder Cup Captain and still a force to be reckoned with on the PGA Tour Champions. He is also still technically defending runner up at the Players championship due to some of the scheduling changes, so we are a little disappointed he didn’t get a shot at some more points.
3. Matt Wallace
Last year, Wallace was near the top 25 in the standings after having an incredible performance to tie for third at the 2019 PGA Championship. More recently, he finished tied for 4th at the Memorial Tournament, but it wasn’t enough for him to make the cutoff for playoffs.
4. Charl Schwartzel
Back in 2020, Schwartzel grabbed two top-5 finishes making him the most shocking player who didn’t make the cut this year. However, he did have some disappointments by missing another seven cuts out of ten events.