Ever So Close

Despite rough finish on Sunday, Colorado native Wyndham Clark advances in PGA Tour Playoffs — by extremely narrow margin

By Gary Baines – 8/14/2022

He had to sweat out the situation on Sunday afternoon far more than anticipated, but Colorado native Wyndham Clark squeaked into the second event of the PGA Tour’s FedExCup Playoffs.

The 2010 CGA Amateur champion was sitting pretty to extend his Tour season through 13 holes of the FedEx St. Jude Championship in Memphis on Sunday. He was 2 under par for the day, 11 under for the event and in the top 10 on the leaderboard in Memphis. But going 4 over par for the last five holes of the day — double bogey with a water ball on 14 and bogeys from bunkers on 16 and 17 — dropped him to a 28th-place finish. He posted scores of 67-67-67-72 for a 7-under-par total.

And with the top 70 in the season-long FedExCup points standings advancing to the BMW Championship, which begins Thursday in Wilmington, Del., Clark ended up — you guessed it — 70th. That gets him into the BMW field, but he’ll have to post a very good finish next week to move into the top 30 and earn a spot in the season-ending Tour Championship.

Wyndham Clark sits 70th in the FedExCup points standings, giving him the final spot in the BMW Championship field.

It will be the second time in his career that the Valor Christian graduate will make it to the BMW Championship as in 2019 he ended his season there.

Meanwhile, the other two players with strong Colorado ties that qualified for this year’s playoffs saw their season come to a close this weekend. Colorado native Mark Hubbard missed the cut in Memphis and finished 94th in the FedExCup standings. Colorado resident and former Colorado State University golfer Martin Laird ended up 57th in Memphis and 101st in FedExCup standings. 

Will Zalatoris, winner of the Korn Ferry Tour’s 2020 TPC Colorado Championship in Berthoud, prevailed in a playoff on Sunday for his first PGA Tour victory.

For all the scores from the FedEx St. Jude Championship, CLICK HERE.

Taylor Montgomery Lands PGA Tour Card: Taylor Montgomery of Las Vegas, son of former Colorado state high school champion Monte Montgomery, earned his PGA Tour card by finishing fifth in the season-long Korn Ferry Tour point list. The top 25 in the regular season, which ended Sunday, land 2022-23 PGA Tour status. Montgomery, who twice barely missed getting his PGA Tour card last year, tied for third in the season-ending Pinnacle Bank Championship in Omaha. For all the scores from Omaha, CLICK HERE.