The top 100 in FedEx Cup points standings move on to the Deutsche Bank Championship, the second of four PGA playoff events, but apparently Sergio Garcia, Justin Rose and Graeme McDowell aren’t interesting in winning the PGA Tour this year as they’ve withdrawn from the event.
It’s a crazy month of September for golfers especially if they’re on a Ryder Cup team as Garcia and Rose will be and chose rest over trying to win the championship. Garcia sits at 15 in the standings and Rose sits at 20th, both would have very good chances of winning the tour with a victory at a playoff event but instead want to rest for a much anticipated Ryder Cup.
Graeme McDowell withdrew from the event because his wife gave birth to a girl on Monday, and Paul Casey withdrew because his wife is due with their first child next Monday.
Six players total withdrew from the event including Jason Dufner who is still suffering from a neck injury. This creates a 94-man field for the second PGA Tour playoff event, which is even smaller than the field for The Masters which was a 97-man field this year, the smallest of all major tournaments.
The top 70 players in the FedEx Cup point standings will move on to the BMW Championship at Cherry Hills Country Club in Colorado the following week.