Wyndham Championship: Last call for FedEx Cup places

Open champion Shane Lowry and former Masters winner Danny Willett are among those looking to extend their PGA Tour seasons this weekend in North Carolina.

Matthew Crist

This weekend’s Wynham Championship at Sedgefield Country Club marks the final event of the regular PGA Tour campaign with only the top 125 in the FedExCup standings progressing to the FedExCup play-offs.

Four-time major champion Brooks Koepka is one of three players from the world’s top 10 in the field, his sixth event in as many weeks, with former FedExCup winners Justin Rose and Jordan Spieth also in action.

But the spotlight will be on a number of big names who remain on the cusp of qualifying for the lucrative season-ending play-offs, knowing that a good performance here could see them break into that illustrious group.

At least two players have done just that in each of the last five editions of the event, with Andrew Landry and Patton Kizzire both securing their spots after top-20 finishes last year.

Brooks Koepka

Two of those looking to book their place are Champion Golfer of the Year Shane Lowry and former Masters champion Danny Willett who could extend their seasons in Greensboro this weekend.

Lowry, the 2019 Open champion currently sits 131st in the standings following a share of sixth at the WGC-FedEx St Jude Invitational with a disappointing week at the PGA Championship, meaning he has to finish in the top 30 finish in North Carolina to stand a chance of breaking into the top 125.

As for 2016 Masters winner, Danny Willett, he’s currently in 143rd position after missing the cut at the opening major of the year last week and must also post a good performance if he is to avoid an early end to his season.

Of the others looking to make the play-offs, former Masters champion Charl Schwartzel currently sits 125th in standings with Scotland’s Russell Knox one point ahead of him following a tied-25th finish at the Barracuda Championship.

Justin Rose Golf

England’s Tom Lewis sits in 120th position after finishing second in Memphis two weeks ago, while Tommy Fleetwood is in 85th spot and Graeme McDowell – 108th in the rankings – will be looking for good showings before the season finale.

Those who make the top-125 in the FedExCup standings will tee it up at the Northern Trust next week, the first of three play-off events, before the top-70 then move-on to the BMW Championship on August 27.

The PGA Tour season then reaches its climax at the Tour Championship on September 4 where the remaining 30 players in the field have a chance of winning the FedExCup and the $15 million jackpot.


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