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.


TOUR Championship

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.


Player Result Earnings FedExCup


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).





Sanford International

Minnehaha Country Club, Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Purse: $1,800,000 ($300,000 to the winner)



Players Result Earnings Notes
Steve Elkington DNP
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.
Greg Norman DNP  
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.


                             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 Tour Finals, a set of four tournaments that feature these 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.


Player Result Earnings Finals

Money List Position

Stuart Appleby WD 115 Withdrew after rounds of 74-63-77.
Aaron Baddeley CUT (-4) 33 Entered the 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 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 Tour Championship.

Brett Drewitt T35 (-12) $5,225 71
Rhein Gibson CUT (+5) 83

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)


Player Result Earnings Notes
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.
Ryan Gaske DNP
Troy Kennedy DNP
Mitch Krywulycz DNP
Danny List DNP
Ryan McCarthy DNP     —
Ryan Ruffels DNP     —
Joel Troy DNP
Brady Watt DNP     —


About Richard Fellner

A four-time winner of the Australian Golf Media Awards, including Best Photojournalism, Best Opinion, Best Column and Best Photographic Presentation, Inside Golf Group Editor Richard Fellner is the quintessential Golf Tragic, having played the game for over 50 years (but has never gotten any better!) He has played and reviewed courses all over the world, and has interviewed many of the great players of the game (including Jack Nicklaus, Tom Watson and Greg Norman). Richard is a member of both the Australian Golf Media Association and the Golf Society of Australia, and has been a featured guest on many Australian "sports talk" radio shows and networks, including ABC Grandstand, SEN 1116, Melbourne Talk Radio 1377, 2GB and others. Follow Richard Fellner on Quora


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