And then there were two…………
Just two Canadians remain in the FedEx Cup playoffs and will compete this week at the BMW Championships at Medinah Country Club in Illinois.
Corey Conners enters the BMW Championship at No.27 in the FedEx Cup standings. He moved into the all important top 30 after a solid performance at the Northern Trust where he finished T21 after rounds of 66-71-70-69.
Adam Hadwin also advanced this week after he finished T43 with rounds of 67-71-73-69 at Liberty National.
Heading into the playoffs, five Canadians had qualified but only Conners and Hadwin remain.
Congrats to the 5 Canadians 🇨🇦 who will make the FedEx Cup playoffs this year. 🙌 Adam Hadwin, Corey Conners, MacKenzie Hughes, Nick Taylor & Roger Sloan. pic.twitter.com/Xk46LG2W6D
— GOLF TALK CANADA (@GolfTalkCanada) August 4, 2019
Only the top 30 players at the BMW Championship will advance to the Tour Championship at East Lake the following week.
There is plenty of financial motivation for the remaining players in the FedEx Cup playoffs.
According to PGATour.com,
A doubling of the total FedExCup bonus pool money from the current $35 million to $70 million starting next season. The FedExCup winner’s share will have the largest increase, from $10 million to $15 million.
Among that $70 million will be a $10 million regular season bonus pool (sponsored by Wyndham), tied to the final regular-season FedExCup standings. The new Wyndham Rewards Top 10 $10 million bonus will recognize the top 10 players who earn the most FedExCup points through the Wyndham Championship, the final event of the regular season. The leader will earn $2 million, followed by $1.5 million for the runner-up with the 10th-place finisher earning $500,000.
They are also going with a different format for the Tour Championship at East Lake.
The No. 1 player in the FedExCup standings will receive a 10-stroke head start going into East Lake. In other words, he will tee off for the first round at 10 under.
The No. 2 player will start at 8 under. The No. 3 player starts at 7 under; the No. 4 player starts at 6 under; the No. 5 player starts at 5 under. Players ranked 6-10 start at 4 under; players 11-15 start at 3 under; players 16-20 start at 2 under; players 21-25 start at 1 under; and players 26-30 start at even par.
That’s some life changing money available for Conners and Hadwin in Atlanta in two weeks.