3. Van Rooyen catapults himself into FedExCup Playoffs
Erik van Rooyen was 139th in the FedExCup standings when he headed to Tahoe figuring out it would take some thing particular to prolong his PGA TOUR period.
The South African shipped with victory in the Barracuda Championship, scoring an extraordinary 16 details in the closing spherical of the modified stableford structure.
His 5-issue victory was completed with an exclamation level birdie on the final and sees him move to 78th in the year extended standings with just a week of the typical period still left ahead of the leading 125 do battle in the FedExCup Playoffs.
“It’s significant. It is enormous,” van Rooyen reported. “It’s been a hard sort of 18 months for me golfing-intelligent. I have not been taking part in properly. There is been glimpses of it the past 6 months. But I have not been in a position to place four superior rounds alongside one another. So I was well informed of the placement I was in going into the Playoffs, understanding that I’ve only acquired eight rounds still left to make that reduce.
“And to gain right here this 7 days, I suggest, under the ailments, you know, the tension that I was below, I’m heading to take so considerably self-assurance from this.”
4. The 2021-22 PGA TOUR year schedule dropped – with a couple surprises
As we head into the closing stretch of this period, the approaching 2021-22 season was launched with a aim on the Strategic Alliance with the European Tour.
The Genesis Scottish Open, Barbasol Championship and Barracuda Championship will now be involved in both equally the FedExCup and Race to Dubai, though the Irish Open will see a major improve in prize money.
The PGA TOUR’s timetable of 48 gatherings also contains the transfer of the first FedExCup Playoffs event to TPC Southwind in Memphis, Tennessee, sponsored by FedEx.
“Since the inception of the FedExCup in 2007, we have manufactured a amount of alterations to greatly enhance the high quality of the FedExCup Playoffs for our players, supporters and associates,” claimed PGA TOUR commissioner Jay Monahan.
“Thanks to the ongoing aid from FedEx as the TOUR’s umbrella lover, we’re proud to carry the get started of the FedExCup to Memphis and a training course beloved by our players. Not only will it be a fantastic exam worthy of Playoff golf, but we also anticipate remarkable enthusiasm from a community that has steadfastly supported the PGA TOUR for more than 60 many years. And, of class, the significant function of St. Jude Children’s Investigation Healthcare facility will keep on to be entrance and heart.
“In totality, the 2021-22 PGA TOUR Plan, put together with the momentum we have with our now-entrenched partnership with the European Tour, places the PGA TOUR in a situation of power in qualified golf like in no way ahead of. We’re self-confident this plan will give the world’s best players the option to do what they do best – encourage and entertain our followers all around the world though encouraging our tournaments make a major effects in their respective communities.”
Go through more and see the complete timetable below.
5. Wolff on track to get Aon Danger Reward Obstacle
Matthew Wolff is just about a lock to win Aon Risk Reward Obstacle, a time-very long level of competition on the PGA TOUR and LPGA Tour that assessments gamers on the most difficult holes.
Initial place pays $1 million.
“It’d be tough for me to lose, but not impossible,” he at the WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational, exactly where he shot a closing-spherical 67 to end 7 beneath in a tie for 17th.
With two birdies at the par-5 16th at TPC Southwind – the competitiveness can take a player’s finest two scores of the 7 days on a designated gap – Wolff secured his big lead more than Louis Oosthuizen and Joaquin Niemann. Now he heads to this week’s Wyndham Championship, which he included to his schedule partly to meet up with the competition’s least number of begins.
He also just likes the event and has because Wyndham tournament director Mark Brazil prolonged him a sponsor exemption in 2019. (Wolff didn’t conclusion up needing it right after winning the 3M Open up.)
“I truly feel like Mark Brazil and absolutely everyone has been actually pleasant, and I haven’t played much too many this year, so I felt like I wished to enjoy it and see all people all over again,” Wolff reported.
Not only that, but by taking part in the Wyndham, which will use the par-5 15th as the Aon Risk Reward hole, he will be certain he is suitable for the seven-figure reward.
“The Aon is a great small reward motive to go due to the fact I need to have that bare minimum,” he claimed. “It’s definitely amazing what Aon is executing it’s a activity inside of a game, which is fairly great to me.”
For Oosthuizen to unseat Wolff he will will need two birdies on the specified hole at Wyndham and Wolff would have to bogey the identical gap on two events.
– PGATOUR.COM’s Cameron Morfit contributed