September 9 2012
CARMEL, Ind. – With the final pairing of the day, co-leaders Phil Mickelson and Vijay Singh, about an hour away from teeing off, here are a few updates from Sunday’s final round of the BMW Championship:
> Geoff Ogilvy is 6 under through 13 holes and 9 under for the tournament. Ogilvy started the week 53rd in points and is currently projected to 44th. It’s doubtful he can make up enough strokes to finish in the top 30 in points. Right now, he’ll need to make up six more strokes on the field in his final five holes.
> Greg Chalmers is also 6 under through 13 holes and is projected at 35th. He needs to make up 3 strokes down the stretch.
> Jason Dufner is 4 under through 10 holes and is 8 under for the tournament. Just one of Dufner’s first three rounds were under par.
> Watch John Huh’s round today. The PGA TOUR rookie came into the week ranked 27th in points is currently projected at 28th. He’s 1 under through six holes and 8 under for the tournament.
> Scott Piercy was hoping to keep his spot inside the top 30 and shot a 4 under 68 on Sunday. But that appears to not be enough. He came into the week ranked 29th but is now projected at 33 after finishing at 5 under for the tournament.
> Hunter Mahan struggled this week in his first tournament since not being named to the U.S. Ryder Cup team. Mahan shot an 8-over 80 on Saturday, and followed that up with a 5-over 77 on Sunday. That leaves him at 12 over for the tournament, four strokes worse than any other player in the field. But thanks to those two early wins, Mahan is safely into the TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola. He’s projected at 22nd in FedExCup points after starting the week in 14th.
> Likewise, Carl Pettersson also will advance despite having a tough week. Pettersson finished at 8 over for the tournament after shooting a 79 on Sunday. He’s now projected at 17th in points.
> Players who are finished with their final rounds and will be eliminated for the Playoffs: Charley Hoffman, Mark Wilson, Jimmy Walker, Marc Leishman, David Hearn, Bryce Molder and William McGirt