PGA Tour REMOVES LIV Golf Players From FedEx Cup; Rickie Fowler now in the playoffs
The PGA Tour has kicked all LIV Golf players from its FedEx Cup standings ahead of this week’s final regular season event at the Wyndham Championship.
Now that the list has been updated, it means Rickie Fowler, who has only had one top 20 finish all season, enters the all-important top 125 in the rankings.
Fowler will need a strong performance this week to ensure he succeeds, however, as there are plenty of bubble 125 players on the court.
People like Dustin Johnson and Sergio Garcia have already been removed from the list because they gave up their PGA Tour membership, but now those like Bryson DeChambeau and Brooks Koepka, who still want to remain a PGA Tour member, have been removed from FedEx Cup standings this season.
All LIV Golf players, who still wish to retain their PGA Tour cards, have been suspended until further notice by the PGA Tour.
It remains to be seen what action the PGA Tour will take on LIV Golf players who wish to remain PGA Tour members before next season.
How does the FedEx Cup Playoffs work?
The top 125 players in the FedEx Cup standings after this week’s Wyndham Championship will qualify for the FedEx Cup playoffs, which begin immediately next week at FedEx St Jude Championship.
From there, the top 70 in the FedEx Cup standings will compete in the BMW Championship the following week, before the top 30 head to the season finale at the Tour Championship to battle for FedEx Cup glory.
There is a slight plot twist with the final event as the leader starts at 10 under par. Scroll to the bottom of this article to see what the score will look like before the first round of the Tour Championship at the end of this month.
World No. 1 and defending Masters champion Scottie Scheffler, who has won the PGA Tour four times this season, sits No. 1 in the FedEx Cup standings.
Open champion Cameron Smith is in second place, just ahead of Sam Burns, Xander Schauffele and last year’s FedEx Cup champion Patrick Cantlay.
Rory McIlroy sits in sixth place, one spot ahead of back-to-back PGA Tour winner Tony Finau.
Justin Thomas, Cameron Young and Hideki Matsuyama then make up the top 10.
Both Smith and Matsuyama have been heavily linked with moves to LIV Golf in recent weeks.
HERE’S HOW PRE-TOUR CHAMPIONSHIP SCORING WORKS:
|STARTING SHOTS||FEDEXCUP RANK|
|10 cents||No. 1|
|8 under||No. 2|
|6 cents||Number 4|
|4 pennies||No. 6 – No. 10|
|3 pennies||No.11 – No.15|
|2 under||#16 – #20|
|1 penny||No. 21 – No. 25|
|Per pair||No. 26 – No. 30|
HOW MUCH DO THEY ALL MAKE IN THE FEDEX CUP THIS SEASON?