Wyndham Championship: Justin Rose is one of the golfers that failed to qualify for the FedExCup Playoffs

Wyndham Championship
Source: Skysports

At the Wyndham Championship, Roger Sloan, Scott Piercy, and Chesson Hadley all breakthrough into the top-125 in the FedExCup standings; Justin Rose loses out on a berth in the season-ending Playoffs by a whisker.

Following a dismal finish at the Wyndham Championship, Justin Rose missed out on the FedExCup Playoffs for the first time in his PGA Tour career.

The former world number one, who won the FedExCup in 2018, began the week at 138th and needed a top-10 finish at Sedgefield Country Club to breakthrough into the top-125 and extend his season.

Rose temporarily shared the lead during the final round in North Carolina after holing a 35-foot eagle at the fifth after two birdies in his first three holes, before cancelling out a three-putt bogey from the edge at the seventh with a 40-footer at the tenth.

The 41-year-old added a tap-in gain at the 13th to boost his chances of winning for the 11th time on the PGA Tour, only to drop a shot at the next and then miss a five-footer to preserve par at the last.

When Rose finished his final round 67, he was still in the predicted top 125, only for Chesson Hadley, who had a hole-in-one at the par-three 16th, to birdie his final hole to finish with a round-of-the-day 62 and leapfrog him into the 125th slot.

“I did what I needed to do for the most part this week and just had a disappointing ending there,” Rose remarked. “For the most part of the day, I wasn’t trying to finish in the top 125; I was trying to win the golf tournament.”

“It’s difficult to know exactly what you need to do out there, but you know how vital each shot is.” I was making some decent putts and getting some excellent looks. I was a little startled to see 15 under par tied for the lead on 18, which makes finishing 13 all the more heartbreaking.

Hadley’s finish gave him a share of 15th place and qualified him for the Northern Trust, the opening tournament of the FedExCup Playoffs, next week. Scott Piercy and Roger Sloan were the other two players to make significant improvements in the standings.

Sloan finished in a tie for second place in the six-man play-off won by Kevin Kisner, moving him up to 92nd place, while Piercy moved up from 126th to 116th place with a tied-15th place result.

Patrick Rodgers, Ryan Armour, and Bo Hoag all fell out of the top-125 after missing the cut in the season’s final regular tournament, while Rickie Fowler also withdrew early, missed the playoffs for the first time since 2009.

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