FedEx Cup Playoffs: Half-Time Report
With the Dell Technologies Championship now firmly in the books, the remaining FedEx Cup field sits at the top-70 in the standings with an unfortunate 30 men cut after four days around TPC Boston.
Those still in the hunt for the title of PGA Tour Champion for 2017 will enjoy a well-earned break before recommencing in Illinois in one week’s time.
The BMW Championship will be played at Conway Farms Golf Club and is the penultimate event in the FedEx Cup Playoffs schedule.
The four days of play next week will determine the field for the Tour Championship finale at East Lake in Atlanta, Georgia with 40 players missing out and the 30 best players (according to FedEx Standings) slugging it out for the FedEx Cup title.
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A trio of injured players in Brandt Snedeker, JB Holmes and Scott Piercy had already ended their seasons early, now previous Masters winners Bubba Watson and Adam Scott join them on the sidelines.
Other notable absentees include Branden Grace, Graham DeLaet and Russell Knox who finished just two points behind Anirban Lahiri in 71st position.
Gutsy performances from Argentine Emiliano Grillo, AAM Scottish Open Winner Rafa Cabrera-Bello and 2009 Open Champion Stewart Cink helped propel each man up into the top-70 and on to the third leg of this year's Playoffs
As already mentioned, Anirban Lahiri finished just inside the cut-line extending his season by a further fortnight at least.
Grayson Murray occupied 70th position heading into Boston and eventually managed to secure his place in the next Playoff field at Conway Farms Golf Club with a T-25 finish - despite a birdie-free final round 77.
Remaining Field Focus
A win at TPC Boston has catapulted Justin Thomas into a second-placed position in the FedEx Cup standings. This year's PGA Championship winner secured a fifth win of the season and will be firmly in the mix for the FedEx Cup title as well as the accolade of PGA Tour 'Player of the Year' for 2016/17.
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Dustin Johnson was stalking the leaders at the close of play on Sunday and will have been disappointed with a final round 73 and a T-18 finish. Flashes of brilliance and a bogey-free third round point towards a strong finish for the 2016 U.S. Open Champion and current world number one.
Rory McIlroy will need to perform well at the BMW Championship to ensure he is heading to East Lake for the Tour Championship finale. Having missed the cut at last week's event, Rory sits in 51st position within the updated FedEx Cup standings - a level which is mostly reflective of an injury plagued and stop-start season for the Northern Irishman.
Major champions in Sergio Garcia, Phil Mickelson, Charl Schwartzel and Zach Johnson all need to improve upon their current positions outside the top-30.
It will be an exciting climax to the 2016/17 PGA Tour season, that's for sure.
Now that things are hotting up, who is looking like the PGA Tour Champion this year? Is it Spieth's to lose? Does the format lend itself to a surprise winner from further back? Let us know below.