English in top 20 headed into final round at Wyndham
Each week, Bartow Sports Zone tracks professional golfers affiliated with the Scott Hamilton Golf Academy headquartered out of Cartersville Country Club.
Hamilton is the Director of Golf at CCC and works with many prominent touring professional players. Through Saturday's rounds, Harris English is tied for sixteenth at the PGA Tour's Wyndham Championship for the best performance so far this weekend among the SHGA players. Several affiliated players missed the 36-hole cut at this final tour stop before the FedEx Cup playoffs begin next week. SHGA's Joe Durant made the cut on the senior Champions Tour, while Hunter Hamrick and Mark Silvers made the weekend on the WEB.com Tour.
The PGA Tour's FedEx Cup playoffs begin next week with only the Top 125 players. Currently, the Scott Hamilton Golf Academy will have six players in the playoffs. Acworth resident and former SHGA player, Jason Bohn, will also begin the playoffs next week.
FedEx Cup Playoff Standings for SHGA-affiliated players (as of Aug. 20):
21st — Steven Bowditch
29th — Chris Kirk
35th — Jason Bohn (Acworth resident, former SHGA)
38th — Russell Henley 46th — Harris English
52nd — Brendon Todd
60th — Boo Weekley
138th — Tom Gillis
210th — Jim Renner
The FedExCup Playoffs include four events at the end of the PGA TOUR Season -- The Barclays, Deutsche Bank Championship, BMW Championship and the TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola. The PGA TOUR Season standings determine the top-125 players who qualify for the first event, The Barclays. Each playoff event offers 2,000 points (quadruple the number of points during the PGA TOUR Regular 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 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.
CURRENT STANDINGS ON TOURS THIS WEEK
PGA Tour Wyndham Championship August 20-23 / Sedgefield CC / Greensboro, NC
Leader thru 54 holes: Jason Gore (-15) Scott Hamilton Golf Academy Players
T16 — Harris English (-10)
MC — Tom Gillis
MC — Jim Renner
MC — Boo Weekley
MC — Brendon Todd
Champions Tour Boeing Classic
August 21-23 / TPC Snoqualmie Ridge / Snoqualmie WA Leader thru 36 holes: Billy Andrade (-10)
Scott Hamilton Golf Academy Players T58 — Joe Durant (+5)
WEB.com Tour News Sentinel Open by Pilot August 20-23 / Fox Den CC / Knoxville, TN
Leader thru 54 holes: Matt Fast (-15)
Scott Hamilton Golf Academy Players
T35 — Hunter Hamrick (-7)
T44 — Mark Silvers (-6)
MC — Brent Witcher
MC — Kelvin Day