OWINGS MILLS, Md. – Patrick Cantlay’s stunning playoff win in excess of Bryson DeChambeau at the BMW Championship has ensured he will start off the TOUR Championship as the leading seed in the race for the FedExCup.
Cantlay outlasted DeChambeau to assert victory on the sixth playoff gap immediately after earlier producing a large 21-foot birdie on the remaining hole of regulation to drive further holes. It came just a hole just after he identified the water off the tee on the 17th hole to seemingly get rid of off his hopes.
But DeChambeau’s putter enable him down in the closing extend and in the course of the playoff as he skipped several putts that could’ve shut the match. When Cantlay linked on the 18th inexperienced again from 17 toes on the sixth gap of sudden death, DeChambeau skipped from 8 toes, 9 inches and it was in excess of.
Cantlay will now head to East Lake knowing he will get started the four-day chase for the PGA TOUR’s final prize at 10-beneath, two pictures obvious of THE NORTHERN Have confidence in champion Tony Finau who starts next at 8 underneath.
“The most essential matter for subsequent week is treating it like a common match and striving to shoot just the lowest rating you can shoot each and every day,” Cantlay reported.
“I consider not obtaining caught up in the two strokes in advance or whatever it is is the ideal way to take care of that predicament.”
DeChambeau will settle for third spot at 7 underneath, Jon Rahm slots in fourth at 6 below and Cameron Smith rounds out the best five at 5 underneath.
Subsequent on the ultimate 25 gamers who certified start out in groups of 5 a shot further back for each pod.
At 4 underneath will be Justin Thomas, Harris English, Abraham Ancer, Jordan Spieth and Sam Burns.
At 3 below are Collin Morikawa, Sungjae Im, Viktor Hovland, Louis Oosthuizen and defending FedExCup champion Dustin Johnson.
The 2-underneath starters include two-time winner Rory McIlroy, Olympic gold medalist Xander Schauffele, Jason Kokrak, Kevin Na and Brooks Koepka.
At 1 under are Corey Conners, Hideki Matsuyama, Stewart Cink, Joaquin Niemann and Scottie Scheffler.
And ultimately at even par will be Daniel Berger, Erik Van Rooyen, Sergio Garcia, Billy Horschel and Patrick Reed.
Garcia, van Rooyen make leap to East Lake
Veteran Sergio Garcia has no doubt grabbed the attention of European Ryder Cup captain Padraig Harrington right after battling his was into the TOUR Championship.
Garcia was 1 of just two gamers to pressure their way in from outside the prime 30, joining South African Erik van Rooyen who not long in the past was not even within the best 125 to make the Playoffs at all.
Garcia, the all-time Ryder Cup details earner, shut with a 3-below 69 on Sunday at Caves Valley to shift to T6 for the tournament, great plenty of to transfer him from 44th in the FedExCup to 28th.
“It’s very remarkable. Obviously just after last 7 days I set myself in a hard place but confirmed a great deal of guts this 7 days. Played some good golfing,” Garcia mentioned.
Thinking about the Spanish star manufactured a disastrous double bogey on the drivable par-4 fifth gap when it took 3 shots to extricate himself from a greenside bunker the surge house was certainly a clutch energy.
“To occur back immediately after what transpired on 5 and not give up and retain at it and play as tough as I did these last 3 holes, the two up-and-downs I built on 16 and 18, they ended up really pleasant,” Garcia included.
“Obviously I failed to have the biggest of lies (in the bunker). It was type of like very small bit downhill. I desired to give myself yet another birdie and variety of preserve at it, and it arrived out just a little bit way too smooth. Just hit the lip and arrived again.
“Then the future one I strike it and there was a pebble, and the ball just failed to appear out. It comes about. The very good point is that immediately after that I started hitting some great pictures, some wonderful putts…, and we’re in East Lake, so it truly is terrific.”
Van Rooyen sat outside the house the best 125 in the FedExCup when he arrived by to acquire his initially TOUR function at the Barracuda Championship in early August, moving him to 78th. He entered THE NORTHERN Have confidence in in 76th needing to leap inside of the best 70 to endure and did just that with a seventh-location end.
Then when once more on the outside seeking in at 45th coming into the BMW Championship, van Rooyen was clutch on his way to ending fifth with a 7-beneath 65 to near.
“It’s a superb location to be. Obviously it is really my initially entire 12 months on the PGA TOUR, and it was a purpose of mine to get there,” Van Rooyen reported of his vacation to East Lake.
“Six months back or so I wasn’t even sniffing it. Just seriously happy of myself. It truly is most likely the ideal of the very best that make it to Atlanta, and genuinely satisfied to be component of the group.”
McIlroy’s tilt at history 3rd FedExCup continue to alive
Rory McIlroy started off the BMW Championship in 28th place on the FedExCup list, not confirmed a area at the TOUR Championship by any extend.
But the 2016 and 2019 FedExCup winner will have a possibility at a document third title just after he finished fourth at the BMW Championship to go up to 16th in the factors listing.
In 2019 he won the Cup despite setting up five shots driving. This time he will be eight back again.
“All I wanted to do was get to East Lake subsequent 7 days, and it’s awesome that I’ve moved up a handful of spots, as nicely, and possibly start a couple of shots nearer to the chief,” McIlroy claimed.
Two in signifies two out
Even though Sergio Garcia and Erik Van Rooyen were being cheering their attempts to get to East Lake it wasn’t a great week for the players they changed in Charley Hoffman and Max Homa.
Hoffman dropped from 29th to 32nd in the factors record right after finishing T38 at Caves Valley even though Homa dropped from 30th to 35th with his T63.
Im helps make big jump
The major go within the top 30 from the BMW Championship was former Rookie of the 12 months Sungjae Im.
Im’s 3rd position complete at Caves Valley shot him from 25th to 12th, up 13 places heading to East Lake.
Reed hangs on as Lee falls a shot small
Patrick Reed was unable to participate in the BMW Championship owing to pneumonia which set his spot at the TOUR Championship less than danger.
In the end, Reed survived as the final gentleman to East Lake when K.H. Lee fell just a shot shorter of the mark he wanted to pressure his way in.
Lee finished in a tie for 12th at Caves Valley, killed off by a bogey on the 18th gap that arrived right after a wild tactic from the fairway that finished up in the indigenous region ideal of the environmentally friendly and pressured a penalty drop.
Stop of the highway
The subsequent gamers had been formally eliminated from the season and completed in buy from 31st to 70th in the FedExCup for year 2020-21.
K.H. Lee, Charley Hoffman, Alex Noren, Si Woo Kim, Max Homa, Hudson Swafford, Cam Davis, Kevin Kisner, Keegan Bradley, Webb Simpson, Brian Harman, Marc Leishman, Cameron Tringale, Harold Varner III, Shane Lowry, Lucas Glover, Matt Jones, Carlos Ortiz, Aaron Smart, Lee Westwood, Charl Schwartzel, Paul Casey, Sebastian Munoz, Tom Hoge, Branden Grace, Russell Henley, Cameron Champ, Maverick McNealy, Emiliano Grillo, Robert Streb, Jhonattan Vegas, Chris Kirk, Patton Kizzire, Kevin Streelman, Keith Mitchell, Harry Higgs, MacKenzie Hughes, Talor Gooch, Ryan Palmer, Phil Mickelson.