The BMW Championship Wrap-Up
OWINGS MILLS - Patrick Cantlay made a 17’6” putt for birdie on the sixth extra hole to defeat Bryson DeChambeau and win his fifth PGA Tour title. In doing so, Cantlay overtook the No. 1 spot in the FedExCup rankings. Cantlay became the first three-time winner of the 2020-21 season and first 54-hole leader/co-leader to convert for the win since Phil Mickelson at the PGA Championship, a span of 15 events
DeChambeau moved from No. 8 to No. 3 in the FedExCup rankings with his eighth Top-10 finish of the season.
The BMW Championship marked the fourth consecutive week to feature a playoff and 14th of the season.
In his first FedExCup Playoffs start, Erik van Rooyen (5th) closed with a bogey-free 7-under 65 to earn a berth into the Tour Championship; played his final 69 holes without a bogey.
• Sergio Garcia’s T-6 finish results in his first TOUR Championship start since 2017
• Players who moved into Top 30: Erik van Rooyen, Sergio Garcia
• Players who moved outside Top 30: Charley Hoffman, Max Homa
BMW Final Leaderboard:
Patrick Cantlay 66-63-66-66—261 (-27)*
Bryson DeChambeau 68-60-67-66—261 (-27)
Sungjae Im 67-65-66-67—265 (-23)
Rory McIlroy 64-70-65-67—266 (-22)
Erik van Rooyen 67-68-67-65—267 (-21)
*won with a birdie on the sixth hole of sudden death
Final Leaderboard (link)
PGATourBrunch will post at 12:00pm Noon (EDT) Wednesday with a look at the final event of the FedEx Cup Playoffs at the TOUR Championship at East Lake.
This Week: TOUR Championship - The final round of FedEx Cup Playoffs (link)
What They’re Saying:
Cantlay Wins with Wild Ride at BMW Championship (PGATourCom)
“Patty Ice” - (Associated Press/ESPN)
Nothing About Bryson’s Experience is Easy (ESPN)
The 30 Who Advance (ESPN)
Tour Championship: How They’ll Begin at East Lake (PGATourCom)
FedExCup Standings (PGATourCom)
#SportsBiz, Sporting Goods and Golf Industry News:
What’s in Cantlay’s Bag (PGATourCom)
Money Earned at The BMW Championship (Golf Week/USA Today)
Cantlay Win Earns Spot on USA Ryder Cup team (ESPN)
On This Day in Golf History:
August 30, 2015 - Jason Day, in his first start since winning the PGA Championship, won the Barclays Championship in Edison, New Jersey, shooting a final round (62). Day won by six strokes over Henrik Stenson. - Courtesy of Randy Walker, Author of On This Day in Golf History, available via Amazon.com and by clicking HERE
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