Sunday, September 13, 2009

The Tour Championship 2009

Tiger Woods has just won the BMW Championship title with a commanding 8 point lead total. This win puts him back to the #1 spot in the FedEx Cup Playoffs. The top 30 players will be battling it out in two weeks for The Tour Championship title at the East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta, Georgia.

Here are the top 30 players:
1. Tiger Woods
2. Steve Stricker
3. Jim Furyk
4. Zach Johnson
5. Heath Slocum
6. Padraig Harrington
7. Sean O'Hair
8. Scott Verplank
9. Kenny Perry
10. Jason Dufner
11. Dustin Johnson
12. Nick Watney
13. Geoff Ogilvy
14. Phil Mickelson
15. Retief Goosen
16. Marc Leishman
17. Brian Gay
18. Kevin Na
19. David Toms
20. Lucas Glover
21. YE Yang
22. Ernie Els
23. Hunter Mahan
24. Angel Cabrera
25. Steve Marino
26. Stewart Cink
27. Mike Weir
28. Luke Donald
29. Jerry Kelly
30. John Senden

The points are reset and these players will be given points from 2500 to 210 entering The Tour Championship.

John Senden, No. 30, got really lucky today at Cog Hill. After a double bogey on the 17th hole and a par on the 18th, he was projected to miss the cut for The Tour Championship. The only thing that could save him was a very bad 18th hole for Brandt Snedeker which Brandt delivered. Snedeker shot a triple bogey on the par-4 18th with a 4-putt. This mistake caused him to miss the cut for The Tour Championship, giving the 30th spot to John Senden.

Like Snedeker, Ian Poulter also did not have lady luck on his side today. His chances of making the cut slowly slipped away as he made bogeys after bogeys. It all boiled down to the 18th hole in which he needed to shoot a birdie to make the cut for Atlanta. Poulter was not able to deliver and shot a bogey on the 18th bringing his rank down to 31st with less than half a point behind John Senden.

The most notable move on today's FedEx Cup Playoffs rank would be Jim "The Dark Horse" Furyk. Jim Furyk played a bogey free round today at Cog Hill, and finished tied for second with Australian Marc Leishman. As a result, Furyk jumped from rank 18th to 3rd entering The Tour Championship.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the post, really looking forward to this tournament!

    Jon Stromberg