There are only 18 holes left to play in the FedEx Cup Playoffs’ second event, the BMW Championship. Find out who to watch for on Sunday.
The BMW Championship is through 54 holes, and the fate of many players is still to be determined. As the final round of the second FedEx Cup playoff event approaches, here are a number of players to keep an eye on during Sunday’s round.
Dustin Johnson – For the second straight week, DJ finds himself with a chance to win. After blowing away the course, and the field, last week in Boston, DJ is trying to win on a tough course in a tight tournament this week in Chicago. If he does, it would be extremely impressive.
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Adam Scott – The Australian stayed right in the mix on Saturday with an even-par 70. He’s tied for third with 18 holes to play and has managed to move from 38th to 23rd in the FedEx Cup standings. He’s one round from making it back to East Lake for the Tour Championship.
Joaquin Niemann – He entered the week as the first player out of the Tour Championship, 31st in the FedEx Cup playoff standings. He has quietly vaulted into a tie for third place this week and, in the process, has moved from 31st to 18th in the FedEx Cup standings.
Mackenzie Hughes – Another player who, at the moment, would go from the outside to inside if the tournament ended right now. Hughes has actually shot two rounds under par this week, an impressive feat on an Olympia Fields course that’s playing extremely difficult. Hughes has jumped from 36th to 22nd in the FedEx Cup standings.
Viktor Hovland – The talented youngster continued his slide on Saturday. He now finds himself in 28th place in the FedEx Cup standings and needs to do enough on Sunday to not drop out of the top 30.
Cameron Champ – The first of the players who are heading in the wrong direction, Champ is projected as the first player out of the Tour Championship for next week. Will Champ be able to do enough on Sunday to get back inside the top 30?
Adam Long – Another player who was inside the top 30 but has now slipped out. Long did himself in with a 77 on Friday. He has slipped from 27th to 32nd in the FedEx Cup standings and will need something really special on Sunday if he wants to make it to East Lake next week.
Kevin Streelman – He entered Saturday’s play needing to make something happen, and he did, shooting a 66 on the found. He moved up in the tournament standings, but still finds himself in 33rd place in the playoff standings with one round to play.
Cameron Smith – He bounced back on Saturday with a 68 and is now 29th in the playoff standings with 18 holes to play. He just needs to hold on to that spot on Sunday to make it to East Lake.
Billy Horschel – A former FedEx Cup champion, Horschel is trying to make it back to East Lake for the Tour Championship. He would currently be the last player in the field, as he sits in the 30th position with one round to play.
Marc Leishman – For those who like to watch others suffer, keep an eye on Leishman on Sunday. It has clearly not been his week, and he finds himself 11 shots out of next-to-last place. Just how far behind the rest of the field can Leishman finish?