Justin Thomas (USA) did not advance to the playoffs after all.
In the final round of the PGA Tour Wyndham Championship (total prize money 토토사이트of $7.6 million) held at Sedgefield Country Club (par 70) in Greensboro, North Carolina, USA on the 7th (Korean time), Thomas had 1 eagle, 1 birdie, I tied one bogey and wrote a 2 under par 68 strokes.
Thomas, who recorded a final total of 11 under par 269, finished the tournament in a tie for 12th. He raised his FedEx Cup points from 79th to 71st, but ultimately failed to qualify for the FedEx Cup for the first time in his debut as he failed to finish in the top 70.
He missed out on advancing to the playoffs right in front of his eyes, leaving regret over his one stroke. Thomas, who knew the importance of that one stroke better than anyone else, struck a decisive blow on the 18th hole (par 4) on the last day.
He attempted an approach in front of the green with about 30m left to the hole. If this birdie goes in, he could get into the top 10 and finish in the FedEx Cup 70th. The ball flew sharply in the direction of the hole, but after bouncing a few times, it hit the flagpole and came out.
After failing to birdie, Thomas let go of the club and lay down. He aimed to advance to the FedEx Cup more than anyone else, and normally would not have participated in the 3M Open or the Wyndham Championship because he was preparing for the FedEx Cup after The Open.
“I did everything I could,” said a frustrated Thomas. “You can turn adversity into an opportunity and face it head-on. It’s been a tough season, but I enjoyed fighting and playing golf this week. That’s why we play golf. I’m upset that I missed it, but I’m proud because I worked hard.”
In addition to Thomas, Adam Scott (Australia) also tried to advance to the FedEx Cup, but he finished 72nd and was unable to participate in the playoffs. Among Korean players, Lee Kyung-hoon (32) and Kim Seong-hyun (25) finished the season in 77th and 83rd place in the FedEx Cup, respectively.
1st place in the FedEx Cup is John Rahm (Spain), and among Korean players, Kim Joo-hyung (21) is the highest at 14th. Next, Kim Si-woo (28) and Lim Seong-jae (25) ranked 18th and 32nd, respectively, followed by Ahn Byeong-hun (32), who ranked 37th and confirmed his advance to the playoffs.