Justin Thomas assured $2 million after profitable Wyndham Rewards
SAN FRANCISCO – Justin Thomas shot just one spherical within the 60s at Harding Park, tied for 37th and misplaced the No. 1 rating that he had held all of 1 week.
The week wasn’t a complete loss.
Thomas has performed so properly this 12 months with a PGA Tour-best three victories that he’s assured of being the No. 1 seed when the FedEx Cup postseason begins. That additionally means he wins the Wyndham Rewards for main after the common season, which comes with a $2 million bonus.
So he earned $45,000 from the PGA Championship, picked up $2 million and certain will lose $5,000 or so from lacking a putt (not due to lacking the putt, however due to his verbal response to why the ball did not go into the cup).
The remainder of the payout from the Wyndham Rewards – it goes by means of 10th place – has not been determined. 4 gamers from the highest 10 are within the subject on the Wyndham Championship: Webb Simpson (No. 3), Sungjae Im (No. 5), Patrick Reed (No. 6) and Brendon Todd (No. 9).
Lanto Griffin and Abraham Ancer usually are not far out of the highest 10 and could have an opportunity to select up an additional bonus.
In any other case, the ultimate occasion of the common season would not maintain fairly as a lot strain because it usually us. At stake is an opportunity to maintain enjoying within the profitable playoff occasions. However nobody can be dropping his full card. Due to the coronavirus pandemic that shut down golf for 3 months, the tour mentioned in late April that gamers not less than will hold the identical standing they’d in the beginning of the 2019-20 season, with a chance to enhance it primarily based on their play.
That is excellent news for somebody like Russell Knox, who had a streak of 10 missed cuts – earlier than and after the shutdown – and is No. 124 within the FedEx Cup going into the Wyndham Championship.
For others, it is merely an opportunity to enhance their standing going into the postseason. This would be the second 12 months of solely three postseason occasions. The highest 125 go to The Northern Belief, however solely the highest 70 make it to the BMW Championship.
That makes the week notably vital for Brooks Koepka, whose 74 on Sunday on the PGA Championship was a misplaced alternative for a historic three-peat and the FedEx Cup. Koepka, scheduled to play his sixth straight occasion, moved up solely 4 spots to No. 92.