Morikawa tops FedEx Cup golf rankings as regular season ends

By Dylan Lewis

The season-long race for the FedEx Cup has reached its climax with the top 125 golfers advancing to the playoff stage.

On the green (Photo by Tyler Hendy on Pexels)

American starlet Collin Morikawa leads the way after multiple wins on tour including the 149th Open at Royal St George’s.

The world number three also has eight top ten finishes on the PGA tour with only Jon Rahm and Jordan Spieth having more.

Rivals such as the world number one Rahm and long hitting Bryson DeChambeau made the top ten and will be hoping for a fast start in the first playoff event.

Englishman Tommy Fleetwood missed out on the top 125 and will consequently lose his tour card and will have to apply his trade on the European tour next year. 

Former Olympic champion Justin Rose agonisingly dropped out of the top 125 after a three-putt bogey on the final day of the Wyndham Championship but his WGC win in 2018 means Rose will be on tour until 2022/23.

“I was surprised when I saw 15 under was tied for the lead on 18 which was even more gut-wrenching to finish on 13 under and miss out on the FedEx cup, it couldn’t be a worse result really,” said a disappointed Rose after the Wyndham Championship.

In full swing (Photo by Andrew Shelley on Unsplash)

The first event of the FedEx playoffs is the Northern Trust at Liberty National Golf Course and will take place between August 19 and 22.

Unlike a normal tournament where groupings are draw randomly, the groupings for this event are done by order of merit. Morikawa will be grouped with Spieth and Patrick Cantlay who finished second and third after the regular season.This will continue down the field until no golfers remain. 

The top 70 golfers of the weekend will make it through to the next round of the playoffs at the BMW Championship before the top 30 move onto the Tour Championship at the infamous East Lake Golf Club.

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