Here is the recap from this past week’s action and the Australians’ performances.





No tournament this week

Next Tournament: TOUR Championship

(Atlanta, Georgia, September 20-23)



PGA Tour – Champions

The Ally Challenge

Warwick Hills G&CC, Grand Blanc, Michigan

Purse: $2,000,000 ($300,000 to the winner)



Players Result Earnings Notes
Steve Elkington DNP
Peter Lonard DNP
Greg Norman DNP  
David McKenzie T17 (-8) $26,657 Recorded his fifth top-25 finish of the season and carded all three rounds at even-par or better (67-69-72)


Next Tournament: Sanford International

(Minnehaha Country Club, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, September 21-23) Tour

Albertsons Boise Open presented by Kraft Nabisco

Hillcrest CC, Boise, Idaho

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 T58 (-6) $2,590 105 Following eight consecutive missed cuts, Appleby advanced to the weekend for the first time since the El Bosque Mexico Championship by Innova in March. He finished strong with rounds of 69-69 on the weekend.
Aaron Baddeley T17 (-11) $13,085 22 Recorded his third consecutive top-25 finish and moved to No. 22 on The Finals 25 money list. Sitting on the bubble, he will need another strong showing at the Tour Championship to lock up his card for the 2018-19 TOUR season.
Cameron Davis MC (-1) 9 ALREADY SECURED 2018-19 PGA TOUR CARD
Brett Drewitt T43 (-8) $3,155 71
Rhein Gibson T43 (-8) $3,155 64
Curtis Luck T24 (-10) $7,686 18 Despite a missed cut and a T24 in the last two events, a T5 finish in the first Finals event allowed Luck to stay inside the top-20 on The Finals 25 money list.
Cameron Percy T24 (-10) $7,686 50 In his eighth start of the season, recorded his second consecutive top-25 finish, thanks in part to a second-round, 7-under 64. Fell four spots to No. 50 in The Finals 25 money list.
John Senden T43 (-8) $3,155 90 Advanced to the weekend for the first time this season in his fourth overall start.


Next Tournament: Tour Championship

(Atlantic Beach Country Club, Atlantic Beach, Florida, September 20-23)


Mackenzie Tour


Freedom 55 Financial Championship

Highland Country Club, London, Ontario, Canada

Purse: CAN $225,000 (CAN $40,500 to the winner)

Note: The Freedom 55 Financial Championship marked the final event of the Mackenzie Tour- PGA TOUR Canada season and it was the last chance for players to move up on the Order of Merit standings. The No. 1 player on the Order of Merit earned fully-exempt status for the 2019 Tour season, while players Nos. 2-25 earned varying degrees of conditional status on the 2019 Tour season and exemptions into Tour Q-School.


Player Result Earnings Notes
Brett Coletta T12 (-12) CAN $4,410 Following a T5 finish in Montreal, recorded another strong showing for his sixth top-15 finish in 12 overall starts this season. Finished No. 22 on the Order of Merit and will be exempt into Second Stage of Tour Q-School.
Mathew Goggin DNP Finished No. 141 on the Order of Merit and failed to gain any status for the Tour next season.
Ruben Sondjaja T52 (+1) CAN $753 Finished No. 55 on the Order of Merit and failed to gain any status for the Tour next season.


Next Tournament: Aruba Cup

(Noord, Aruba, December 13-15)

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