Justin Rose has narrowly missed the Wyndham playoffs as Scott Piercy, Chesson Hadley, and Roger Sloan make it to the top-125 FedExCup playoffs.
Justin failed to qualify for the FedExCup playoffs in the PGA Tour for the first time in his career. The 41-year old finished at number one and won the FedExCup in 2018, but he has recorded a disappointing finish which made him lose the FedEx playoffs list.
Rose aimed for the top ten spots at Sedgefield Country Club to make it to the top-125 list to extend his season run. Instead, he was among the disappointed golfers after Chesson Hadley blocked his 2021 PGA Tour Campaign.
Rose started with positive results among the leading golf players during the North Carolina final round before bogeying in the 14th hole. He then fell back to 14-under-par, ending his ambitious tour.
The Englishman began the final round behind Russel Henley, who was five shots ahead of him. However, Rose had started well with two birdies and an impressive eagle at the 5th hole, which made him one of the favorite players to make it in the top-125 list in North Carolina.
Rose believes he was almost there because all he needed was to make it through the week. However, he noted that he was not playing to target the top-125 but to win the tournament.
According to him, it is difficult to know what you need to do on the field; all that the player knows is that every shot is essential. “I had some good putts, some good looks coming in. Slightly surprised when I saw 15 under was tied for the lead there on 18, which is even more gut-wrenching really to finish 13, “Rose said.
Some of the Top Golfers Who Missed and Who Made it to the Playoffs
After Hadley denied Rose the 2021 PGA playoffs, he finished 15th to become one of the three golfers to make it to the playoffs list. The win also saw Hadley join Roger Sloan and Scott Piercy in next week’s Northern Trust, the first FedExCup Playoffs event.
Now let’s look at some of the stars who missed out on the playoffs.
Rickie Fowler was among the golfers that missed out on the playoffs for the first time since 2009. Other players that failed to proceed include Patrick Rodgers, Bo Hoag, and Ryan Armour, who missed the cut during the season’s final event.
Another prominent golfer to miss out on the list was Rory Sabbatini. Rory, who holds an Olympic silver medal, finished at 133rd place. Finally, Tommy Fleetwood also failed to make it to the next stage for the first time after being dropped in the 137th position.
How the PGA Tour’s FedEx Cup Playoffs Work
The PGA Tour’s FedEx Cup Playoffs are divided into three events. These events end in the Tour Championship, where the winner walks away with $15 million as a prize.
In addition, 2021 is the playoffs’ 15th season for the PGA Tour where players have been playing through 50 events. During the 2021 season, only the top-125 golfers made it to the postseason.
Some of the top players on top of the list include Collin Morikawa, who recorded two wins and eight top-10s. He also recorded 2,171 points to occupy the number one spot in the FedEx Cup. Additionally, Collin is at the top of the tour’s money list with more than $7,039,768.
Jordan Spieth holds the second position in terms of FedEx points. Then Patrick Cantlay follows in third place and Harris English at fourth. Finally, fifth place is currently held by the number one golfer Jon Rahm.
Players will play the Northern Trust at the Liberty National Golf Club in New Jersey from 19-22 August. After the tournament, the first 70 out of 125 players will proceed to the BMW Championship, which will take place on August 26-29 in Maryland at the Caves Valley Golf Club.
The top 30 players from the BMW championship will proceed to the end of the season tour in September. Although there will be no reward at the BMW or the championship tours, the final winner will be declared FedEx Cup champion and take away a $15 million prize as stated above.
Other players also have a chance to win bonuses from a total of $60 million from the event.
During the PGA Tour, players will play using the FedEx Cup Starting Strokes system. The system started in 2019, and it involves giving the top players an advantage of starting first in the Tour Championship. Let me explain how the system works. The top golfer begins at 10 under, while the second one starts at 8 under. It follows this sequence until the last golfer is reached.
Justin won the FedEx Cup once in 2018 to join prominent golfers like Tiger Woods and Rory Mcllroy in the list of FedEx Cup winners. Tiger Woods has won the cup twice: 2007 and 2009, while Rory won it in 2016 and 2019. Tiger and Rory are the only players to win the cup twice.
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