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Shane Lowry narrowly missed out on securing a Tour Championship debut

Shane Lowry narrowly missed out on securing a Tour Championship debut

Shane Lowry painfully missed out on a spot in the PGA Tour’s season-ending Tour Championship, but which players have qualified for East Lake and are still in the running to win the FedExCup?

The top 125 players were eligible to participate in the FedEx St Jude Championship, won by will zalatoris at Memphis, with only the top 70 in qualifying after that week advancing to the BMW Championship.

The first two events awarded 2,000 points to the winner, four times the amount offered for a regular event, with the top 30 qualifying after the conclusion of the second FedExCup Playoff on Sunday and then moving on.

Watch the best of the action from the final round of the BMW Championship at Wilmington Country Club

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Watch the best of the action from the final round of the BMW Championship at Wilmington Country Club

Watch the best of the action from the final round of the BMW Championship at Wilmington Country Club

Lowry entered last week ranked 37th in the all-season standings, but briefly moved into the top 30 during his final round at Wilmington Country Club, when he hit a shot on the par-five 14th to record a fifth birdie of the day. .

The former Open champion made three puts on the 17th for a costly bogey to see him close out a final-round 68, which was enough for him to finish the campaign in 31st place on a day when four players broke the qualifying mark for Atlanta. .

Scott Stallings jumped from 46th to 12th after an impressive second-place finish, having narrowly threatened his first PGA Tour win since 2014, while K H Lee the brilliant final round 65 gave him the tied fifth place required to rise from 33rd to 26th place.

A gorgeous up and down Adam Scott on the final hole ensured that the former world number 1 would join Lee at 10 under par and jump from 45 to 29, with by Aaron Wise part of 15th place enough to sneak up a spot to claim the 30th and final spot.

Wyndham Championship winner Joohyung Kim and American Davis Riley dropped nine places to 34th and 35th respectively after battling to finish tied for 54th, with JJ Spaun and Kevin Kisner the other two players slipping out of the top 30 and saw their seasons come to an end. .

Watch highlights from day four of the TPC Southwind FedEx St. Jude Championship in Memphis

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Watch highlights from day four of the TPC Southwind FedEx St. Jude Championship in Memphis

Watch highlights from day four of the TPC Southwind FedEx St. Jude Championship in Memphis

What are the starting positions for East Lake?

Players receive a stroke-based advantage based on their position in the FedExCup standings for the final event, with the leader starting with a two-stroke lead over second place.

The next three in the standings start at seven, six and five under par, with golfers dropping one stroke for every five in the 30-man field and players starting in the bottom five starting the week 10 strokes off pace.

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world number 1 scottie schefflerA four-time winner on the PGA Tour this season, he notched a tied third-place finish at Delaware on Sunday to climb to the top of the FedExCup standings and ensure he starts 10 under par.

A look at how Masters champion Scottie Scheffler has risen through the ranks to become World No. 1

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A look at how Masters champion Scottie Scheffler has risen through the ranks to become World No. 1

A look at how Masters champion Scottie Scheffler has risen through the ranks to become World No. 1

Scheffler will have a two-shot lead over the reigning FedExCup champion patrick cantlaywho jumped from seventh to second after successfully defending his BMW Championship title, with Zalatori – who retired midway through the round on Saturday due to injury – in third place at seven under par.

Xander Schauffele Y sam burns complete the top five, meaning they will start four and five shots back respectively, while the Champion Golfer of the Year cameron smithThe decision to skip the event to rest from his hip injury means he will start the Tour Championship four under in sixth place.

The full lineup for the PGA Tour's Tour Championship this month at East Lake

The full lineup for the PGA Tour’s Tour Championship this month at East Lake

Rory McIlroy, tony finau, sepp straka Y Sunjae Im are also in that group, while Stallings’ second-place finish sees him start seven behind alongside two of this year’s main champions: Matt Fitzpatrick Y justin thomas- With young cameron and former world number 1 John Rahm.

Former FedExCup Champion jordan spieth is eight behind with max homa, Hideki Matsuyama, Joachim Niemann Y Victor Hovland – who shot a hole-in-one during the final round last Sunday – while the two-time major winner Colin Morikawa he is in 21st place and will start with a low one.

Viktor Hovland makes a hole in one in the final round of the BMW Championship at Wilmington Country Club

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Viktor Hovland makes a hole in one in the final round of the BMW Championship at Wilmington Country Club

Viktor Hovland makes a hole in one in the final round of the BMW Championship at Wilmington Country Club

Lee, Scott and Wise are among the five lowest-ranked players through the final event of the campaign, with the trio starting 10 shots behind along with the PGA Tour rookie. Sahith Theegala Y JT Poston.

The winner of the Tour Championship will also take home the $18 million top prize, three million more than last year’s total. The rest of the $75 million bonus is distributed among the rest of the field and each player is guaranteed a minimum of $500k just for qualifying.

Who will win the FedExCup? Watch the Tour Championship all week live on Sky Sports. Live coverage begins Thursday from 5:30pm on Sky Sports Golf.

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