I’m not sure how long it’ll last, but it’s got to be sweet for Tyler McCumber to see his name in the top 10 of the FedEx Cup.
What has the 29-year-old journeyman done to make it so high up through seven weeks? Contending twice earlier this month was a big help.
McCumber earned solo second at the Corales Puntacana Resort & Club Championship (65-71-69-66) and was just one shot away from forcing a playoff. He backed it up a week later with T-6th at the Sanderson Farms Championship (70-69-66-69). Mind you, these aren’t big events, but both are stepping stones in vying for his first PGA Tour win.
“All the stuff I was working on I feel like I did pretty well this week,” McCumber was quoted by Tee Scripts after Puntacana, “staying patient and staying focused.”
It also goes a long way toward keeping his card. If not for the pandemic that led to the PGA Tour allowing all members to keep their status for 2020-2021. That was good news for McCumber who otherwise would have had to go to Korn Ferry Tour Finals.
He won three times each on the PGA Tour Latinoamerica and Mackenzie Tour since 2014. The next step is getting it done at the highest level.
The Bermuda Championship offers up a low stakes opportunity to do so.
Plus, McCumber is familiar with Port Royal. He posted 69-68-68-72 to finish T-41st.
McCumber is 30th this season in driving distance (313.4) but may scale back a bit this week. He’s 20th in proximity from the fairway (26’3”) compared to 181st from the rough (48’10”).
McCumber is the son of 10-time PGA Tour winner and 1998 Players Champion, Mark McCumber.