The fields for those events are top 60 available in the FedEx Cup. Phil Mickelson, who won his $9 million winner-take-all match against Tiger Woods at Shadow Creek two years ago, is at No. 75.
Koepka, who withdrew from the first playoff event, is at No. 104. Spieth failed to reach the BMW Championship for the first time and finished at No. 107. Justin Rose ended his season at No. 81, while Rickie Fowler was at No. 94.via Yahoo Sports
If you want to talk about how crazy the FedEx Cup has been this year, all you have to do is look at the players who missed out on the BMW Championship. The list reads more like a Major Tournament Leaderboard than a list of players that missed cut!
- Phil Mickelson – 75th
- Justin Rose – 91st
- Tommy Fleetwood – 92nd
- Rickie Fowler – 94th
- Brooks Koepka – 104th
- Jordan Spieth – 106th
- Shane Lowry – 123rd
When you look at this list, you have to ask what the heck happened?!?! For some players like Rose, Fleetwood, and Lowry, they split their times between the two tours. One week, they might play a PGA event, the next they might play a European event. With the COVID-19 pandemic, Tommy Fleetwood did not play stateside until the 3M Open, so his catch-up to even make the top 125 is pretty remarkable.
Then, you have players like Phil, Rickie and Jordan, who simply didn’t have great years. Jordan had only one top-10 since returning from the COVID-19 restart, while Rickie had four missed cuts and zero top-10s during that time. These players are usually grabbing top-10s like candy, so to see them playing this way has been unheard of.
Finally, you have the case of Brooks Koepka. This is an interesting one: Brooks only played 13 tournaments all year and then missed three cuts since the COVID restart. There have been many reports of injuries, and you could see throughout many tournaments he didn’t quite look like himself. This was all but confirmed when he withdrew from the Northern Trust to concentrate on the US Open.
So while these players had down years for a plethora of different reasons, there is a bright side to this: the season re-starts in two weeks! They can go ahead and do what Brooks is doing: rest, recover, and concentrate on getting back to playing good golf.