Awarning to the sector at next week’s BMW Championship: If you would like to win the tournament, it’s best you not be leading the event after 54 holes. Not if the recent trend on the PGA Tour keeps holding true.
Not since Phil Mickelson took the PGA Championship title 13 weeks ago features a golfer atop the leader board with 18 holes to play finished off the win within the final round of a tour event. That continued at this week’s Northern Trust when Jon Rahm and Cameron Smith couldn’t close things out on Monday at Liberty National.
With bogeys on two of the ultimate four holes, Rahm shot a two-under 69 within the rain-delayed final round that, which wasn’t enough to debar hard-charging Tony Finau who shot 65 to urge to twenty under, two shots before Rahm. Smith needs to be 20 under, too, shooting closing 67 to force a playoff. But when he hit his drive on the primary extra hole of bounds, Finau pulled out the victory with a par. within the process, he grabbed his second career tour win after numerous close calls since his first victory at the 2016 Puerto Rico Open some 1,975 days ago.
together with his win, Finau, who was five-under for his final seven holes, jumped to first within the FedEx Cup points race with two events to play within the 2020-21 season. He also claimed the $1.71 million first-place prize payout from the general purse of $9.7 million. Here’s the prize payout for every golfer who made the cut in the week. Check back shortly we’ll have updated the list with individual golfers and the way much each earned.