Monday, August 18

Carl Pettersson Leaps Into FedEx Cup Playoffs

CARL PETTERSSON WON THE WYNDHAM CHAMPIONSHIP with a 21-under total of 259. Pettersson torched the par-70 Sedgefield Country Club in the first three rounds, shooting 64-61-66. On Sunday, Carl coasted home with a 68 and a two-shot victory over Scott McCarron.

It was Pettersson’s third tour title and catapulted him from 58th to 13th in the FedEx Cup Standings.

The four-event playoffs begin next week with a field of 144 at The Barclays in Paramus, New Jersey. The five guys who played there way into the playoffs this past weekend were Rich Beem, Marin Laird, J.J. Henry, Justin Bolli and Lee Janzen. Davis Love III was among the casualties.

Not overly excited about the playoffs? Sorry, it’s all we have left other than the 2008 Ryder Cup. We’ll get through it together. It’s part of the mission.

Here’s some exciting news, at least for me. I’ll be attending the third leg of the playoffs, the BMW Championship at Bellerive Country Club in St. Louis. So I’ll have on-course and media-center reports for you.

−The Armchair Golfer

3 comments :

Bill said...

I have to agree that it does seem the season is over. With the FedEx Cup final and the Ryder Cup still several weeks away it's like that gap between the end of NFL playoffs and the superbowl.

The Armchair Golfer said...

Yep, I agree, Bill. Only the die-hard golf fans will be following the tour during the next few weeks.

OrlandoGolfBlogger said...

That's a pretty big jump for Pettersson... 58th to 13th.

Congratz on the BMW Championship, I look forward to reading some of the reports! You could try live action blogging from the side lines :) Or twittering...