FedExCup playoffs continue for five SHGA players
The 2015 FedExCup playoffs on the PGA Tour continue in two weeks for five Scott Hamilton Golf Academy (SHGA) players as the Top 70 move forward to the playoffs' third leg in Chicago. Rickie Fowler (-15) held off Henrick Stenson (-14) to win the Deutsche Bank Championship just outside of Boston on Labor Day Monday where seven SHGA-affiliated players were competing in the playoffs. SHGA is headquartered through Cartersville Country Club where Scott Hamilton is the Director of Golf and coach to many prominent touring professionals.
Of the SHGA players, Harris English made the biggest move up the standings ladder in Boston. English shot 6-under for the week and finished tied for 12th to move up nine spots in the standings at 32nd. Chris Kirk also climbed two spots with a tie for 29th and is now 37th in the FedExCup standings.
Other SHGA players advancing in the playoffs include Steven Bowditch, Russell Henley and Brendon Todd. Todd finished in a tie for 44th at the Deutsche Bank Championship and slipped one spot in the playoff standings to 48th. Bowditch and Henley both missed the cut last weekend, but were high enough in the standings to advance. Bowditch stands 22nd and Henley 58th in the FedExCup. Acworth resident and former SHGA affiliate, Jason Bohn, missed the cut in Boston but moves forward in the playoffs in 28th place. Two SHGA-affiliated players failed to advance after the Deutsche Bank Championship. Boo Weekley tied for 56th in Boston and slipped just out of the playoffs at 76th in the points standings. Hudson Swafford shot 2-under to tie for 33rd and climbed 11 spots in the points, but did not make the Top 70. The BMW Championship will be the third of four FedExCup Playoff events, September 17-20 at Conway Farms Golf Club in Lake Forest, Illinois -- just outside Chicago. Only 70 players will begin the BMW Championship and only the Top-30 in the points standings after that tournament will advance to the 2015 PGA TOUR Championship at East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta, September 24-27. Jason Day has the overall points lead with two events remaining. He is followed by Jordan Spieth and Rickie Fowler.