FedExCup Update: Lucas Glover cracks top 5 with win at first FedExCup Playoffs event
TOUR Championship returns to East Lake Golf Club, August 23-27
ATLANTA – Lucas Glover secured his place at the TOUR Championship on Sunday after holding off some of the best players in the world and defeating Patrick Cantlay in a playoff to win the FedEx St. Jude Championship, the first of three FedExCup Playoffs events. The win moved him to No. 4 in the FedExCup standings with one week until the TOUR Championship.
It was the Clemson product’s sixth career PGA TOUR victory and second in as many weeks after claiming the Regular Season finale at the Wyndham Championship. Glover, 43, will advance to the TOUR Championship and East Lake Golf Club for the third time and first since 2019.
With the top 50 players moving on to this week’s BMW Championship in Chicago, some joined Glover in securing their spot among the top 30 at East Lake with their stellar play in Memphis, including Tommy Fleetwood, who finished T3 to jump to No. 10 in the FedExCup standings.
The top three in the standings remain unchanged after the first Playoffs event, with Jon Rahm (T37) holding onto a slim lead over Scottie Scheffler (T31), while Rory McIlroy (T3) made a final-round charge that left him one stroke out of the playoff between Glover and Cantlay.
Four players from the University of Georgia are currently inside the top 30. Brian Harman (No. 9) and Russell Henley (No. 15) have locked up their spots, while Sepp Straka (No. 24) and Chris Kirk (No. 29) need solid finishes at the BMW Championship to punch their tickets to East Lake.
The current FedExCup Playoffs Eligibility and Points List is available here.
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