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McIlroy wins FedEx Cup, Scott finishes 6th

Aug 27, 2019

The FedEx Cup final encountered some wild weather, lightning strikes and a red hot Rory McIlroy, who swept away the world’s best to win his second FedEx Trophy and an obscene USD$15 million winner’s cheque.
Starting the season finale in 5th position, five shots behind leader Justin Thomas, he clawed back the deficit over three days to enter the final round just one shot behind new leader and world number one Brooks Koepka. Over the eschewing 18 holes, McIlroy pounded drives down the centre of the fairway and on the greens he was deadly, making every important putt to keep relentless pressure on the rest of the field. At the end of the day he found himself five shots ahead of Koepka who had slipped back to third and four shots ahead of runner up Xander Schauffele. His closing round 66 was the equal best score of the day alongside Australia’s Adam Scott. Scott wound back the clock this year and he finished inside the Top 10 in all three FedEx playoffs. The only other Aussie in the exclusive 30 man field was Marc Leishman who wrapped up his season finishing T24.
The Tour takes a month’s rest now before resuming in mid-September for the 2019/20 season.
On the Champions Tour, Stephen Leaney had his best result in his rookie season on the old man’s Tour, finishing T7 and picking up a handy USD$61,320. The consistent mid-field finisher David McKenzie finished T25.
On the secondary Korn Ferry Tour, Cameron Percy finished T11 and moved to 12th on the overall standings safely securing his card on the main PGA Tour for season 2019/20. Cameron Davis finished T25 and he is now in 34th position on the OOM – he needs to finish Top 25 to earn a golden ticket to the main dance next season. He’ll get that chance at next week’s Tour Championship with a strong showing.
The China and Canadian Tour seasons are over and recommence in September.
On the LPGA Tour, South Korean J.Y. Ko won the CP Women’s Open on -26, five shots ahead of second place. She fired a closing -8 to leave the field in her wake, including Minjee Lee who was way back on -10 in T25, sharing the Top 25 finish with fellow Australians Katherine Kirk and Su-Hyun Oh. US Open winner Hannah Green had a disappointing week missing the cut on +7.


PGA TOUR-Affiliated Tours, Australian Player Results, Week of August 19, 2019
The PGA TOUR and its affiliated Tours boasts a large roster of Australians as members. Here is the recap from this past week’s action and the Australians’ performances.

PGA Tour                 
TOUR Championship

East Lake Golf Club, Atlanta, Georgia
Purse: $60,000,000 ($15,000,000 to the winner)

Next tournament: A Military Tribute at the Greenbrier
The Greenbrier Resort (The Old White TPC), White Sulphur Springs,
West Virginia, September 12-15

             Player

Result

Earnings

FedExCup

Standing

Notes

Marc Leishman

T24 (+2)

N/A

24

Made his third consecutive trip to East Lake Golf Club and fourth overall. Has finished inside the top 30 in all four starts at this event, with T21 in 2018 as his best finish. Ended the season at No. 24 in the FedExCup, recording seven top-10s, highlighted by a win at the CIMB Classic.

Adam Scott

6th (-8)

N/A

6

Finished inside the top 10 in all three FedExCup Playoffs events (THE NORTHERN TRUST/5th, BMW Championship/T9) to finish the season at No. 6 in the FedExCup standings. Recorded his sixth top-10 at the TOUR Championship in his 11th appearance.

PGA Champions Tour
Boeing Classic
The Club at Snoqualmie Ridge, Snoqualmie, Washington
Purse: $2,100,000 ($315,000 to the winner)

Next Tournament: Shaw Charity Classic
Canyon Meadows Golf and Country Club, Calgary, Alberta, Canada,
August 30-September 1

             Player

Result

Earnings

Charles Schwab Cup

Standing

Notes

Stephen Leaney

T7 (-10)

$61,320

51

Recorded his best finish of the season, finishing inside the top 10 for the second time in nine starts. Finished T8 at the American Family Insurance Championship in June.

David McKenzie

T25 (-6)

$19,582

46

Notched his third consecutive top-25 finish of the season, after a T5 at the Senior Open Championship and a T24 at the DICK’S Sporting Goods Open.

PGA Korn Ferry Tour
Albertsons Boise Open presented by Kraft Nabisco
Hillcrest Country Club, Boise, Idaho
Purse: $1,000,000 ($180,000 to the winner)

Next Tournament: Korn Ferry Tour Championship presented by United Leasing & Finance
Victoria National Golf Club, Newburgh, Indiana, August 30-September 2

             Player

Result

Earnings

Finals

Standing

Notes

Jamie Arnold

CUT (+3)

--

18

 

Brett Coletta

CUT (E)

--

34

 

Cameron Davis

T25 (-11)

$7,946

34

Made his second Korn Ferry Tour start of the season, following a T56 at the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship. Currently sits at No. 34 with 75.6 points in the Finals standings. The projected threshold to earn a TOUR card through The Finals 25 is 200 points.

Rhein Gibson

CUT (E)

--

--

 

Curtis Luck

CUT (-2)

--

15

Missed the cut following a T7 finish at last week’s Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship.

Cameron Percy

T11 (-13)

$18,666

12

Secured his return to the PGA TOUR for the 2019-20 season with the T11 finish. Notched his seventh top-25 finish of the season.

PGA Mackenzie Tour CANADA     
No Tournament this Week
Next Tournament: Mackenzie Investments Open
Elm Ridge Country Club (North Course), Montreal, Quebec, Canada, 
September 5-8

PGA China Tour       
No Tournament this Week
Next Tournament: Haikou Classic
Mission Hills Haikou, Haikou, Hainan, China, September 12-15