This is one of the rare weeks during the PGA Tour season that there is no golf on the schedule, so let’s take a break to see where the FedEx Cup leaders stand as we head to Thanksgiving.
Since the PGA Tour season started back up in September at the Safeway Open, we have seen eleven straight weeks of tournaments. Thanksgiving is the off week on the PGA Tour, and a nice time to take a break, be thankful, and check in on the FedEx Cup Standings.
Okay, I’ll admit, those first two are much more important.
Still, it can be interesting to see where people sit after what is essentially 25% of the PGA Tour season having been played. Two of this years six majors have been played (that sure sounds weird to say), and after the completion of the Masters, the next major that will be played is… the Masters.
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Next week will be part of a short return to action, as there will be just two events before the PGA Tour takes a long break for the holidays, only one of which gives points.
Before we get there, let’s look at the FedEx Cup standings.
The leader is, and probably to no one’s surprise, Dustin Johnson. He finished 2019-2020 incredibly well and hasn’t let off the gas pedal since. After a dominating win at the Masters, he is alone atop the leaderboard, leading Bryson DeChambeau by just over 250 points.
The surprise entrant to the top of the leaderboard is Robert Streb. After a strong performance and his first win since the McGladrey Classic in 2015, Streb vaulted from 148th to 8th place.
There are just two in the top ten yet to secure a victory this season, showing you how well they have been playing. After a second-place finish at the US Open, followed by a T-2nd at the Shriners, Matthew Wolff is the top non-winner so far in the FedEx Cup standings, sitting in 6th place, just 113 points behind DeChambeau who sits in second.
Rounding out the top ten is the man who sat atop the leaderboard for the majority of the year last season. Justin Thomas has been crushing it all season, with three top tens, and a lowly T-12th as his worst finish of the year. He seems like he is going to contend, if not win every week, but the W in 2020-21 hasn’t shown yet, which is why he is in 10th, 414 points behind Dustin Johnson.
These early wins, earned by the likes of Streb, Gay, and Swafford, may not seem like much. I can’t say this enough, but they actually represent a huge boon to those that earn them. Somewhere in the high 300’s will get you into the FedEx Cup playoffs, and all of these men are already there. Mediocre finishes that net them 200 points throughout the remainder of the season will be enough to get them through this first round.
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Take some time to relax, spend time with family if it’s safe and possible for you do to, and be thankful. Happy Thanksgiving everyone.