Players Who Lost Their PGA TOUR Card After the Wyndham
The Wyndham Championship, the final event of the PGA Tour regular season, has traditionally been the final opportunity for players to play their way into the lucrative FedEx Cup Playoffs and obtain PGA Tour cards for the following season. It’s full of both achievements and tragedy. These tournaments are a great opportunity for online golf betting on Vwin, a major sportsbook available in Asia.
The top 125 players in the FedEx Cup standings at the end of the regular season progress to the Playoffs, and those 125 are exempt from the next season’s competition. Some players who have recently won events are still using such (longer) exemptions, but for the majority of professionals, making the top 125 is critical.
Take, for example, Chesson Hadley, who entered the week 132nd in the FedEx Cup standings. To get into the top 125, he had to climb seven levels. No doubt a daunting task, but he finished with an eight-under 62 on Sunday and moved up to 125th place due to a late Justin Rose three-putt bogey.
Justin Rose (126th) was one of the big names that missed out on the Playoffs, but he didn’t have to worry about retaining his card. Due to a WGC victory, he’ll be superb until 2023-24. Rickie Fowler (134th) is secure through 2022-23 thanks to his Gamers victory, Francesco Molinari (142nd) is still good through 2024-25 thanks to his Open Championship victory, and Jimmy Walker (166th) will profit next season thanks to his PGA victory at Baltusrol.
Five notable names to lose their PGA Tour cards
For certain players, such as the ones listed below, there’s still a chance they’ll be back as regular PGA Trip cards in no time. Here are 5 gamers who, at the very least, have lost their entire standing in the meantime.
Patrick Rodgers (128th)— Rodgers was exempt for the first half of the season, but he fell from 123rd to 128th. He was one of three players signed by Bo Hoag and Ryan Armour who started the week in but left. Roger Sloan, Scott Piercy, and Hadley were the three players that looked into the top 125.
Tommy Fleetwood (137th)—On the PGA Tour this season, Europe’s Ryder Cup standout missed only four of 18 cuts, but he only had four leading 25s. In 88 starts on the PGA Tour, he has failed to win.
Ryan Moore (144th) — Ryan Moore has been on Trip since the beginning, and he’ll almost certainly stay in some capacity, either with conditional status or if he can reclaim his full card via the Korn Ferryboat Trip finals. From 2006 until 2019, he made at least a million dollars every year, but in the last two years, he’s had three leading tens in 32 starts.
Jason Dufner (154th) – Jason Dufner shot a 63 on Sunday to finish 24th at the Wyndham, but it was only his 15th made cut in 29 appearances this season and only his second top-25 finish. Dufner won the Memorial in 2017, but his exemption just came into effect this season.
Byeong Hun An (164th) — A regular on Trip for the past five years, with at least 22 starts in each of those seasons, A struggled in 2021. From 2017 until 2020, he was cut 20 times in total, including 15 times this season.