Glover jumps 108 spots in two weeks for FedExCup points
Lucas Glover (USA), once thought to be a one-hit wonder, has emerged as a tour newsmaker by winning two U.S. Professional Golf (PGA) Tour events in two weeks.
Glover, 43, jumped to No. 4 in the FedExCup standings after winning the FedExCup Championship, the first event of the FedExCup Playoffs, in a playoff with Patrick Cantlay on Thursday (Aug. 14) at TPC Southwind in Memphis, Tennessee. He now has six career victories.
That earned him a spot in the second playoff BMW Championship, which begins this Thursday, as well as eight signature events next year and a spot in the Tour Championship, which is limited to 30 players. Glover, who entered the Wyndham Championship, the final regular season Tour event of the season, ranked 112th in the FedExCup standings, moved up to No. 49 with his second victory.
Entering the BMW Championship, the second round of the FedExCup Playoffs, Glover was ranked behind Jon Rahm (Spain), Scottie Shaffer (USA) and Rory McIlroy (Northern Ireland). Glover, who was ranked 117th in the world, jumped 87 spots in two weeks to reach No. 30. 메이저놀이터
Cameron Davies also qualified for the next FedExCup event in 45th place after starting the week in 62nd place at St. Jude, shooting a 3-under 67 on the final day to finish tied for sixth. Hideki Matsuyama (JPN) started 57th and shot a 5-under 65 on the final day to finish tied for 16th, earning him the second spot in the playoffs and a spot in next year’s designated event.
Mackenzie Hughes (51st) and Nick Hardy (52nd), on the other hand, fell out of the top 50. Chicago native Hardy finished tied for 49th on the final day, dropping to 52nd in the FedExCup standings and missing out on a chance to qualify for the BMW Championship at his hometown of Olympia Fields. Hughes had to settle for a tie for 58th, dropping from 47th to 51st.
The South Koreans are stable heading into the Tour Championship with Kim Si-woo tied for 17th and Kim Joo-hyung tied for 18th. However, the tournament’s tied sixth-place finisher, Im Sung-jae, is 28th and will need to defend that position at the BMW Championship, while Ahn Byung-hoon, who finished tied 37th, has a lower FedExCup ranking of 38th and will need to finish the tournament on top to qualify for the $75 million bonus feast.