Stretch run for PGA Tour players affiliated with Cartersville CC's Scott Hamilton Golf Academy
Including this weekend’s WGC-Bridgestone Invitational at Firestone Country Club in Akron, Ohio, the 2015 FedExCup regular season is down to only three tournaments before the playoffs begin.
Jordan Speith currently leads the standings by 1720 points over Bubba Watson, but several current and former players affiliated with Cartersville Country Club’s Scott Hamilton Golf Academy are in contention for the 2015 FedExCup title.
Scott Hamilton (photo) is the Director of Golf at Cartersville Country Club and has many prominent golf professionals who are affiliated with his academy for teaching, instruction, and guidance. CURRENT FEDEXCUP STANDINGS FOR SCOTT HAMILTON GOLF ACADEMY PLAYERS 19th — Steven Bowditch 26th — Chris Kirk 44th — Harris English 45th — Russell Henley 48th — Brendon Todd 60th — Boo Weekley 133rd — Tom Gillis 208th — Jim Renner
Former SH Academy player and Acworth resident, Jason Bohn, is currently 32nd in the standings. Bowditch, Henley, and Todd are active this week at Firestone. Gillis and Renner are playing this week at the Barracuda Championship in Reno, NV.
The FedExCup playoffs consist of four events immediately following the PGA TOUR Season, starting with The Barclays (August 27-30), Deutsche Bank Championship (Sept. 4-7), BMW Championship (Sept. 17-20) and the TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola (Sept. 24-27). The PGA TOUR regular season standings determine the top-125 players who qualify for the first event, The Barclays. Each playoff event offers 2,000 points (quadruple the PGA TOUR Season). The second event, the Deutsche Bank Championship outside Boston, will have a 100-player field. The third tournament, the BMW Championship in Chicago, will have 70 players (with no cut). The finale, the TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola in Atlanta, will be comprised of only the top-30 qualifiers following the BMW Championship.
Following a points reset, those players will compete for the FedExCup, with one to be crowned the FedExCup champion. Each tournament will have an $8 million purse in addition to the $35-million FedExCup bonus pool. On other tours, SH Golf Academy’s Joe Durant is currently sixth in the Charles Schwab Cup points on the PGA Champions Tour. The tour schedule and championship for the senior players continues through November 8. Hunter Hamrick (98th), Kelvin Day (100th), Mark Silvers (110th), and Brent Witcher (129th) are Scott Hamilton Golf Academy affiliated players on the web.com Tour which concludes October 1-4 at the web.com Tour Championship.