For major champions Adam Scott and Shane Lowry, the Wyndham Championship marks the beginning of a crucial journey in the FedExCup Playoffs. Unlike previous years, the qualification threshold for the FedEx St. Jude Championship has been shifted to the top 70, leaving both players with a significant challenge to secure their spots.
Adam Scott, who has qualified for the Playoffs every year since its inception in 2007, currently sits at 81st in the FedExCup standings. His focus is on winning the Wyndham Championship, which is what he believes he needs to do to have a shot at making the field in Memphis. A minimum finish of a two-way tie for ninth is likely the baseline requirement, but projections suggest that a three-way tie for third might be necessary.
Similarly, Shane Lowry, the 2019 Champion Golfer of the Year, is ranked 76th in the FedExCup standings. He has multiple mathematical possibilities to have a chance, such as a two-way tie for 23rd or a two-way tie for fifth, based on the TOUR's projections. With a strong record at Sedgefield, Lowry aims to make it into the Playoffs and potentially make a run at the TOUR Championship.
Both players understand the importance of performing well this week. The ultimate reward at the end of the Playoffs is the $18 million bonus, which will be determined at the TOUR Championship in Atlanta when the top 30 players gather in four weeks. With the stakes high and the competition intense, Scott and Lowry are determined to give their best and secure their positions in the FedExCup Playoffs.