Three tournaments before FedEx Cup playoffs
With Open Championsip number 150 and Cameron Smith’s stunning victory filed, it’s time for the PGA Tour to turn the pages and focus on the last three tournaments before the FedEx Cup playoffs begin. We kick off this week with the 3M Open event.
which will take place on Blaine’s TPC Twin Cities course in Minnesota.
FedEx Cup playoffs, situation
The proximity to an important tournament like the last major of the season meant that the field is not of the highest level.
In an event in which the elite of world golf will therefore be missing, there will be players of the highest quality who will be hunting for success, as well as a great battle to snatch decisive points to enter the 125 that will be played in the playoffs and above all who will have a card for next season.
Among the favorites of the week will be South Korean Sungjae Im, a true workaholic on the circuit who rarely misses a tournament. With him also the Americans Tony Finau, Sahith Theegala or players in great shape like Chez Reavia, JT Poston or Davis Riley.
There will be no Italian players present at the start. The TPC Twin Cities is a par 71 of 7,431 yards, with the lake water coming into play in almost all the holes played (15/18). The par 5 of the 12 (593 yards) is the easiest hole and historically more than 50% of the time the player manages to take home the birdie, while it is necessary to carefully respect the following par 3 of the 13, which immediately presents the bill to who relaxes.
The FedEx Finals 2021 was a series of three golf tournaments that marked the end of the PGA Tour 2020/21. The playoffs were the 15th FedEx playoffs and were held from August 19 to September 5, 2021. The Northern Trust was held 19-23 .
August with 123 players on the starting line. Louis Oosthuizen (8th place) was over the tournament due to a neck injury, while Patrick Reed (22nd place) withdrew before the tournament due to an ankle injury. The BMW Championship was held 26-29 .
August with 69 players on the starting line. Patrick Reed (26th place) had to withdraw from the tournament after being hospitalized with double pneumonia. The Tour Championship was held 2-5. September with 30 players on the starting line.