Three Wisconsin golfers make Fed-Ex playoffsWisconsin Sports
- Three Wisconsin golfers have qualified for the PGA's Fed-Ex Cup Playoffs that begin on Thursday.
Three Wisconsin golfers have qualified for the PGA's Fed-Ex Cup Playoffs that begin on Thursday.
Steve Stricker and Jerry Kelly, both of Madison, and Appleton native J.P. Hayes are among the Top-125 in the season point standings. And they've earned the right to compete in the first of four Fed-Ex tournaments, the Barclays in Paramus New Jersey. Stricker is second in the standings, trailing only Ernie Els. Kelly is 90th, and Hayes 108th.
Pewaukee native Mark Wilson is 131st in the point totals, and he missed the playoffs by six spots. Fox Point native Skip Kendall is 178th. Both Hayes and Kendall were part-timers on the PGA Tour this year. The top-70 at the Barclays will advance to the next Fed-Ex tournament, the Deutsche Bank Championship on Labor Day weekend near Boston. The Top-30 will square off in the playoffs' final event, The Tour Championship beginning September 23rd near Atlanta. The final winner gets $10-million.
Jerry Kelly tied for 34th at the PGA's Wyndham Championship that ended yesterday in Greensboro North Carolina. Kelly shot a one-under-par 69 in his final round and finished at 12-under-268. That was 12 strokes behind the winner, Arjun Atwal. Mark Wilson was tied for 41st at minus-11. Skip Kendall tied for 65th. He shot seven-under for the tournament at 273.
On the PGA Champions Tour, Rhinelander native Dan Forsman was 53rd at the JELD-WEN Tradition tournament in Sunriver Oregon. Forsman shot a two-over-par 74 in his final round yesterday and finished at plus-seven-295. Fred Funk won the event at 12-under.
Sherri Steinhauer of Madison tied for 29th at the LPGA’s Safeway Classic in North Plains Oregon. Steinhauer shot an even-par 72 in her third-and-final round yesterday. And she finished at one-under-215 – 10 strokes behind tournament winner Ai Miyazato.