Fallen worn world No.1s Jason Day and Adam Scott are the Australians feeling the warmth entering the main week of the US PGA Tour’s $US60 million ($A82 million) FedExCup playoffs, starting on Thursday.
Every one-time winners of the opening playoff tournament in Novel Jersey, Day and Scott are among six Australians teeing it up on the Northern Believe Inaugurate at Liberty Nationwide Golf Club.
And so they’re going to want big showings as soon as again to attain to week two.
Day is under indecent pressure to continue his proud document in the playoffs after enduring his worst season since his rookie campaign in 2008.
The 33-twelve months-extinct now father of four following the beginning of Ozin June, Day limped into the playoffs in 110th put with handiest the finish 70 to development to subsequent week’s BMW Championship in Maryland.
Officials divulge Day would want to gain a better soar into the finish 70 than any player in either 2019 or 2020, the 2 years since the playoffs shifted from four events to three.
The lowest location of any player to gain it from week one to 2 turned into as soon as Harold Varner III, who turned into as soon as 102nd entering the playoffs in 2019.
Scott is more handily positioned following his tie for second on the Wyndham Championship on Sunday however, sitting 82nd, he silent has ground to gain up.
Contesting the playoffs for the 15th consecutive twelve months, Scott silent has designs on qualifying for the elite 30-man Tour Championship, which he won in 2006, the twelve months sooner than the FedExCup series’ inception.
The 41-twelve months-extinct would nearly certainly beget already secured a arrangement on the BMW Championship had he holed a 1.5-metre putt for victory on the main playoff hole at Wyndham.
Countrymen Cameron Smith, in 16th arrangement, Marc Leishman (33rd), Cam Davis (36th) and Matt Jones (39th) are all correctly inside the finish 70 after entering the playoffs on the assist of PGA Tour wins in 2021.
American Collin Morikawa leads the FexExCup standings and the flee to the $US15 million ($A20.5 million) bonus bounty before fellow Individuals Jordan Spieth, Patrick Cantlay and Harris English.