“Was in control of my destiny and just didn’t have it this week.”— Jordan Spieth who after a T-55 finish that left him out of the top 30 in the FedEx Cup standings and out of the Tour Championship for the first time in his career. Another oh-so-close final round. El Tigre went out in 31 and clawed within one shot of the lead before slipping into a tie for 6th.
Asked last summer how he planned to hone his game for the ’17 FedEx Cup playoffs Rory McIlroy revealed that he wasn’t off to look for answers in the dirt. He was off to meet with Broadie.
According to the PGA Tour’s Strength of Field Regulation if a player plays 25 events in a season he need not add any new events to his playing schedule. If he plays less than 25 then that player must play add a start to his schedule that he hasn’t played in the last four years. The Tour Championship would have been the 24th event of Spieth’s season.