The PGA TOUR and its affiliated Tours boasts a large roster of Australians as members. Here is the recap from this past week’s action and the Australians’ performances.
East Lake Golf Club, Atlanta, Georgia
Purse: $9,000,000 ($1,620,000 to the winner)
Note: The TOUR Championship is the last of four events of the FedExCup Playoffs and the finale to the PGA TOUR season. The top-30 players on the FedExCup standings following the BMW Championship qualified and a “points reset” took place, giving all players in the field a mathematical opportunity to win the FedExCup title.
|Jason Day||18th (-2)||$180,000||16||Finished with a final-round, 2-under 68 in his eighth trip to the TOUR Championship, Concluded the season with five top-10 finishes, highlighted by two victories. Best FedExCup ranking came in 2015, where he finished No. 3.|
|Marc Leishman||T21 (+1)||$163,800||29||Earned best finish in three starts at East Lake and closed at No. 29 in the FedExCup standings.|
|Cameron Smith||20th (E)||$172,800||12||One of six players who made their first trip to the TOUR Championship. Earned third-place finishes in two FedExCup Playoffs events (THE NORTHERN TRUST and Dell Technologies Championship).|
Minnehaha Country Club, Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Purse: $1,800,000 ($300,000 to the winner)
|Peter Lonard||T39 (E)||$8,640||Despite shooting only one round over par, recorded his first result outside the top-30 and carded his worst finish of the season.|
|David McKenzie||T39 (E)||$8,640||In his 19th start of the season, carded a first-round 7-under 63 that gave him a tie for the lead. Fell down the leaderboard after a 77 in the second round.|
Web.com Tour Championship
Atlantic Beach Country Club, Atlantic Beach, Florida
Purse: $1,000,000 ($180,000 to the winner)
Note: The top-25 players in the Regular Season money list earned their PGA TOUR cards for the 2018-19 season after the conclusion of play at the Winco Foods Portland Open presented by Kraft-Heinz. Players Nos. 26-100 on the money list qualified for the Web.com Tour Finals, a set of four tournaments that feature these Web.com Tour players and PGA TOUR players Nos. 126-200 on the FedExCup standings—those who didn’t qualify for the FedExCup Playoffs. The top-25 money-winners in these four tournaments will earn their 2018-19 PGA TOUR cards.
Money List Position
|Stuart Appleby||WD||—||115||Withdrew after rounds of 74-63-77.|
|Aaron Baddeley||CUT (-4)||—||33||Entered the Web.com Tour Championship ranked No. 22 on the Finals Money List but missed the cut by one stroke and played his way out of securing his TOUR card.|
|Cameron Davis||T3 (-18)||$45,100||6||ALREADY SECURED 2018-19 PGA TOUR CARD
One of five players who secured their PGA TOUR cards solely through the Web.com Tour Finals that will be a rookie during the 2018-19 season. Recorded his third top-five finish of the season and jumped three spots to No. 6 after the conclusion of the Web.com Tour Championship.
|Brett Drewitt||T35 (-12)||$5,225||71|
|Rhein Gibson||CUT (+5)||—||83|
|Matt Jones||DNP||—||10||ALREADY SECURED 2018-19 PGA TOUR CARD
Despite not playing in the last Finals event, finished No. 10 on the Finals money list and will return to the PGA TOUR for the 12th consecutive season. Only needed two Finals events to lock up his card by finishing T10 at the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship and adding a runner-up at the DAP Championship.
|Curtis Luck||T8 (-17)||$23,333||18||SECURED 2018-19 PGA TOUR CARD
Recorded his fourth top-10 finish and earned his card to the PGA TOUR. Luck made 12 starts on the PGA TOUR during the 2016-17 season and will not be considered a rookie in the upcoming year.
|Cameron Percy||CUT (-4)||—||63|
|John Senden||CUT (-4)||—||104|
65 JHSF Brazil Open
Fazenda Boa Vista, Porto Feliz, Brazil
Purse: $175,000 ($31,500 to the winner)
|Harrison Endycott||T2||$15,400||Fired weekend rounds of 66-65, including an eagle on the 72nd hole, to record his career-best PGA TOUR Latinoamerica finish. Moved up 18 positions on the Order of Merit, to No. 17.|