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Rose rises to World #1

Sep 12, 2018

In the third FedEx Cup playoff event, the BMW Championship, Keegan Bradley won in a playoff on the first hole – pipping Justin Rose for the top prize. However it wasn’t all bad news for Justin, as he leapt into the World #1 ranking and second in the overall FedEx Cup standings with one week to go – behind leader Bryson DeChambeau.
Jason Day was the best placed Aussie at the BMW finishing in T24, but he fell to 12th spot in the FedEx race. Cameron Smith advanced and is the best placed Australian in 10th spot after a disappointing T65. Meanwhile Marc Leishman advanced to the last event and Adam Scott was eliminated.
The Champions and web.com Tour enjoyed a week off, however in China two Aussies tied in 4th place, James Marchesani and Max McCardle. McCardle has had a great run on this tour, finishing in the Top 25 in five of the last six events and he currently sits in 15th on the OOM.
And finally in Canada, Brett Coletta flew the flag finishing a strong T5, with both Matthew Goggin and Ruben Sondjaja finishing in the money.
The FedEx Cup resumes with the final event, the Tour championship September 20, with the Ryder Cup following a week later.


PGA TOUR-Affiliated Tours, Australian Player Results, Week of September 3, 2018
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.

BMW Championship
Aronimink Golf Club, Newton Square, Pennsylvania
Purse: U.S. $9,000,000
($1,620,000 to winner)

Next Tournament: TOUR Championship
East Lake Golf Club, Atlanta, Georgia September 20-23

Note: The BMW Championship is the third event of the FedExCup Playoffs, where the top-70 players on the PGA TOUR Season FedExCup points list through the Dell Technologies Championship qualified. The top-30 finishers advanced to the final Playoffs event—the TOUR Championship.

Player

Result

Earnings

FedExCup

Standing

Notes

Jason Day

T24 (-11)

$74,700

12

ADVANCED

Fell two spots in the FedExCup standings. Advanced to the TOUR Championship for the eighth time. Best record at East Lake Golf Club is a T4 in 2014.  

Marc Leishman

T41 (-6)

$34,200

29

ADVANCED

Fell seven spots in the FedExCup standings and narrowly advanced to the final Playoffs event for the third time.

Adam Scott

T51 (-4)

$21,465

51

ELIMINATED

After a first-round 74 at Aronomink, rebounded with sup-par rounds of 68-66-68 in the next three days. Last appearance at a TOUR Championship was in 2016, where he finished T8.

Cameron Smith

T65 (+2)

$18,810

10

ADVANCED

Fell two positions in the FedExCup standings. Advanced to the TOUR Championship for the first time in his career.

PGA Champions Tour
No tournament this week

Next Tournament: The Ally Challenge
(Warwick Hills G&CC, Grand Blanc, Michigan, September 10-16)

Players

Result

Earnings

Notes

Steve Elkington

 

 

 

Peter Lonard

 

 

 

Greg Norman

 

 

 

David McKenzie

 

 

 

PGA Web.com Tour
No tournament this week

Next Tournament: Albertsons Boise Open
(Hillcrest CC, Boise, Idaho, September 13-16)

Note: The top-25 players in the Regular Season money list earned their PGA TOUR cards for the 2018-19 season after the conclusion of play at the Winco Foods Portland Open presented by Kraft-Heinz. Players Nos. 26-100 on the money list qualified for the Web.com Tour Finals, a set of four tournaments that feature these Web.com Tour players and PGA TOUR players Nos. 126-200 on the FedExCup standings—those who didn’t qualify for the FedExCup Playoffs. The top-25 money-winners in these four tournaments will earn their 2018-19 PGA TOUR cards.

Player

Result

Earnings

Finals

Money List Position

Notes

Stuart Appleby

 

 

 

 

Aaron Baddeley

 

 

 

 

Cameron Davis

 

 

 

 

Brett Drewitt

 

 

 

 

Rhein Gibson

 

 

 

 

Matt Jones

 

 

 

 

Curtis Luck

 

 

 

 

Cameron Percy

 

 

 

 

John Senden

 

 

 

 

PGA China Tour
Qinhuangdao Championship
Qinhuangdao Golf Club, Qinhuangdao, China
Purse: ¥1,500,000 (¥270,000 to the winner)

Next Tournament: Macau Championship
(Macau, China, September 27-30)

Players

Result

Earnings

Notes

Sam Earl

MC

--

 

James Gibellini

DNP

--

 

Corey Hale

T10 (-5)

¥36,000

After posting two consecutive top-25 finishes in Beijing and Suzhou, recorded his best finish of the season with a T10. Jumped nine spots to No. 44 on the Order of Merit.

Deyen Lawson

T20 (-3)

¥18,100

Followed up a missed cut at Suzhou with his fifth top-25 finish of the season. Fell one spot to No. 28 in the Order of Merit.

DJ Loypur

DNP

--

 

David Lutterus

T36 (+3)

¥6,806

Continued his streak of consecutive cuts made in 2018, with No. 9. Going back to 2016, last season before this one, his streak is at 13. Moved one spot to No. 54 on the Order of Merit.

Bryden Macpherson

T20 (-3)

¥18,100

Has finished no worse than T26 (Suzhou Championship) in his last six starts. Remained No. 38 on the Order of Merit.

James Marchesani

T4 (-8)

¥59,062

Carded his third consecutive top-25 finish and improved eight spots to No. 31 on the Order of Merit.

Peter Martin

DNP

--

 

Max McCardle

T4 (-8)

¥59,062

Finished inside the top-25 in five of his last six starts, with his finish in Qinhuangdao being the best record in that campaign. Moved one spot to No. 15 in the Order of Merit.

Michael Pearce

DNP

--

 

Martyn Roberts

DNP

--

 

Andrew Schonewille

MC

--

 

Sean Underwood

DNP

--

 

Christopher Wood

DNP

--

 

Kevin Yuan

T20 (-3)

¥18,100

Recorded his fourth top-25 finish of the season and made his fourth consecutive cut of the season. Improved two spots to No. 50 on the Order of Merit.


PGA Mackenzie Tour Canada
Mackenzie Investments Open presented by Jaguar Laval
Elm Ridge CC (North Course), Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Purse: $200,000 ($36,000 to the winner)

Next Tournament: Freedom 55 Financial Championship
(London, Ontario, Canada, September 13-16)

Player

Result

Earnings

Notes

Brett Coletta

T5 (-16)

CAD $7,300

Posted four sub-par rounds for the second consecutive event and improved four spots to No. 23 on the Order of Merit.

Mathew Goggin

T45 (-6)

CAD $760

In his third start of the season, advanced to the weekend for the second time. Rebounded from an opening-round 1-over 73 with sub-par rounds of 68-70-71 in the next three days.

Ruben Sondjaja

T39 (-7)

CAD $900