PGA Tour: Who received a hurried invitation to the Wyndham Championship FedExCup Playoffs? Which athletes didn’t successfully extend their seasons? Important questions before the final three PGA Tour events…
Who was successful?
Joohyung Kim had already secured his PGA Tour card for the upcoming season, but because he wasn’t a full-time member of the PGA Tour, he wasn’t initially qualified to participate in the playoffs. However, after his spectacular victory at the Wyndham Championship, he was granted full player status.
The 20-year-old came back from quadruple-bogeying his opening hole of the week to win by five shots, becoming the second-youngest PGA Tour champion since World War Two. He also moved up to 34th position in the season-long rankings as a result of the triumph.
“I would love to play three weeks in a row again,” Kim said after his victory. “It’s going to be my eighth week in a row if I make it to the Tour Championship. It’s a lot of golf, but I’m enjoying it and I’m honoured to play on the PGA Tour – it’s incredible.”
Max McGreevy, the only other player to secure a last-minute play-off, began the week in 126th position but moved up 21 spots after finishing the week in the top five at Sedgefield Country Club, earning him a ticket in the FedExCup Playoffs in his first season.
“I think my goal was just to play good golf,” McGreevy said. “I wasn’t trying to get a certain amount of points or finish top-30 or something like that. I haven’t played good golf in a long time, so I was just trying to play good golf and I thought it could take care of itself.”
Two players who did not enter the week in the top 125 in the FedExCup move in and qualify for the FedExCup Playoffs:
Joohyung Kim (entered the week as a Special Temporary Member)
Max McGreevy (entered the week at No. 126)
— PGA TOUR Communications (@PGATOURComms) August 7, 2022
Several players who had previously been outside the top-125 were now inside the play-off positions as a result of the LIV Golf members who had been suspended by the PGA Tour being removed from the eligibility standings.
Despite not finishing the North Carolina tournament last week, Matthias Schwab, Patton Kizzire, and Webb Simpson were among the winners, and Rickie Fowler managed to hang onto 125th position despite missing the cut.
Who was left out?
Matt Wallace plummeted to 126th after Kim’s victory and his addition to the rankings caused everyone below him to lose a position, eliminating him from the playoffs after missing the cut.
Doc Redman finished the regular season in a tie for 21st place after shooting a bogey-free 64 on the final day, but only moved up to 128th in the rankings. Justin Lower, whose final-hole bogey dropped him to a tie for 36th, broke down in tears.
Danny Willett, a former Masters champion, and Cameron Champ, a three-time PGA Tour winner, both fell in the standings after missing the cut, ending their PGA Tour seasons. Other players, including Ryder Cup captains Zach Johnson and Luke Donald, were unable to crack the top 125.
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