KORN FERRY TOUR FINALS
Field study: 2019 Korn Ferry Tour Finals qualifiers
August 14, 2019
By Stewart Moore, Zephyr Melton, Sean Wildhack, Preston Smith and Kevin Prise , PGATOUR.COM
- August 14, 2019
- Oklahoma State alum Viktor Hovland will play the Korn Ferry Tour Finals in his quest for a PGA TOUR card. (Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
It’s time for the seventh iteration of the Korn Ferry Tour Finals, the three-event series that will determine PGA TOUR eligibility for the 2019-20 season. After six seasons of a four-event Finals, we have shortened the series to three events.
Korn Ferry Tour Points will be doubled for the Finals, with 1,000 Points awarded to the winner of each event. (Winners of Regular Season events receive 500 Points, with the exception of the Regular Season-ending WinCo Foods Portland Open presented by KraftHeinz, which awards 600 Points to the winner, and a 20 percent Point boost across the board.)
The Finals begin at the Nationwide Children's Hospital Championship in Columbus, Ohio, August 15-18, to be contested at the venerable The Ohio State University Golf Club (Scarlet Course), the only track which will host a Finals event for the seventh consecutive year.
We'll head out west to Boise, Idaho for the Albertsons Boise Open presented by Kraft Nabisco at Hillcrest CC, August 22-25, a long-running Korn Ferry Tour event that will assume a Finals spot for the fourth time.
The Finals will conclude at the Korn Ferry Tour Championship presented by United Leasing & Finance at Victoria National GC in Newburgh, Indiana, outside Evansville, with a Friday-Monday format (August 30-September 2) featuring a Labor Day finish. Victoria National had previously hosted a Korn Ferry Tour Regular Season event from 2012-2018, and is known as one of the sternest tests on Tour, with holes 14-18 providing a particularly demanding finish that is certain to bring high levels of drama down the stretch.
The top 25 players on the Korn Ferry Tour Regular Season Points List have already earned their PGA TOUR card for the 2019-20 season, and their Points List (Bucket A) will continue through the Finals, with Priority Ranking determined upon the conclusion of the Korn Ferry Tour Championship. The rest of the field – Nos. 26-75 on the Korn Ferry Tour Points List; Nos. 126-200 in the TOUR FedExCup standings – will battle for the 25 remaining TOUR cards (Bucket B). Priority Ranking will alternate between top finishers from Bucket A and Bucket B, from the No. 1 spot to the No. 25 spot on each Points List. The only way to cross over from Bucket A to Bucket B is by winning the Finals Points List (The Finals 25), which has been accomplished by Derek Fathauer in 2014 and Grayson Murray in 2016. (Chesson Hadley won both The 25 and The Finals 25 in 2017.)
Winners of The 25 and The Finals 25 will receive fully exempt PGA TOUR status in 2019-20, as well as spots in the 2020 PLAYERS Championship.
We broke down the players eligible to compete in this year's Korn Ferry Tour Finals. Take a look below.
Korn Ferry Tour Points List (in order from 1 to 75).
* Bolded players have secured PGA TOUR cards via The 25 and will play the Finals to better their 2019-20 TOUR Priority Ranking
Rank Player Comment 1. Xinjun Zhang Native of Shanxi, China. Won two events (Dormie Network Classic at Briggs Ranch and Lincoln Land Championship) during the 2019 season, led the Tour in scoring average and was second in birdie average. Missed the cut in all four Finals events last year but secured his 2019 Korn Ferry Tour card via a T3 finish at Q-School. 2. Robby Shelton Former University of Alabama star posted five top-10 finishes including victories at Nashville Golf Open Benefiting the Snedeker Foundation and Knoxville Open. Mobile, Alabama, native finished third at the 2015 Barbasol Championship as an amateur, marking the best TOUR finish by an amateur since Phil Mickelson famously won the Tucson Open in 1991. 3. Scottie Scheffler Dallas native led the Korn Ferry Tour in birdies during a stellar rookie season, earning his first professional victory at the Evans Scholars Invitational in May. During a standout career at the University of Texas, qualified for the U.S. Open in 2016 and 2017, earning low-am honors in the latter. 4. Kristoffer Ventura Fluent in three languages, Ventura played in just eight events but secured victories at the Utah Championship presented by Zions Bank and Pinnacle Bank Championship presented by Chevrolet to run away with a 2019-20 PGA TOUR card. Was a key member of Oklahoma State’s 2018 NCAA Championship team, joining recent TOUR phenoms Matt Wolff and Viktor Hovland in rounding out one of the best teams in Cowboy golf history. 5. Harry Higgs Kansas City native posted 11 top-25 finishes and missed just four cuts during 2019 Korn Ferry Tour season, winning the Price Cutter Charity Championship for first victory. Currently resides in Dallas where he was a teammate of Bryson DeChambeau’s on Southern Methodist University’s golf team. 6. Lanto Griffin Won his second-career Korn Ferry Tour title at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail Championship in a playoff over Robby Shelton – one of four top-10 finishes in 2019. Will be making his second trip to the PGA TOUR this fall after notching just one top-25 as a rookie during the 2017-18 season. 7. Bo Hoag Former Ohio State golfer received a call from Jack Nicklaus after winning the Regular-Season-ending WinCo Foods Portland Open to lock up his 2019-20 PGA TOUR card. Notched 60 starts over his last three years on the Korn Ferry Tour, but owns just three career starts on TOUR. 8. Nelson Ledesma Argentinian won on the Korn Ferry Tour in 2018 but didn’t earn his PGA TOUR card. Will be headed to the TOUR this fall after a dramatic 72nd-hole birdie delivered a win at the inaugural TPC Colorado Championship at Heron Lakes. Finished the Regular Season ranked second on Tour in putting average. 9. Mark Hubbard Former San Jose State golfer and longtime Denver resident will return to the PGA TOUR after winning the LECOM Suncoast Classic earlier this season. Will be making his fifth career appearance in the Korn Ferry Tour Finals. 10. Rhein Gibson Australian notched an impressive eight top-10 finishes in 2019, including a win at the BMW Charity Pro-Am presented by SYNNEX Corporation. Gibson became a household name in 2012 when Guinness formally recognized a 16-under 55 he posted at River Oaks Golf Club in Edmond, Oklahoma, as a World Record. 11. Henrik Norlander Recorded three top-10 finishes in 2019 including a win at the Wichita Open Supporting Wichita’s Youth, where he survived a five-man playoff that spilled into Monday morning. Former Augusta State golfer was the No. 1 player on the team’s 2010 NCAA Championship team, with current PGA TOUR star Patrick Reed slated as the No. 2 player. 12. Zac Blair Former BYU golfer and Utah native will return to the PGA TOUR this fall after winning the Ellie Mae Classic at TPC Stonebrae earlier this month. Will be making his third straight appearance in the Korn Ferry Tour Finals and the fourth of his career. Earned his PGA TOUR card once before at the Finals, thanks to a runner-up finish at the 2014 Korn Ferry Tour Championship. 13. Ryan Brehm Headed back to the PGA TOUR thanks to a playoff win at the LECOM Health Challenge. Played college golf at Michigan State and spent time shortly thereafter as an assistant coach and for a brief time, interim head coach, before turning his focus back to the pro ranks. 14. Mark Anderson Former University of South Carolina star will head back to the PGA TOUR after winning the Country Club de Bogota Championship earlier in the year. Only made 13 starts on the Korn Ferry Tour in 2019, but will make the 150th start of his Tour career when he tees it up in Columbus this week. 15. Chase Seiffert Made 14 cuts in 19 starts highlighted by a T2 finish at the Dormie Network Classic at Briggs Ranch. Former Florida State standout was teammates with Brooks Koepka in Tallahassee, and made history in 2012 by becoming the first player to win Florida’s triple crown of amateur golf in the same year: Florida Amateur, Florida Open and the Amateur Match Play Championship. 16. Sebastian Cappelen Two top-10s in 19 starts, including a win at the REX Hospital Open. University of Arkansas alum. Will be a TOUR rookie. 17. Michael Gligic Two top-10s in 20 starts, including a win at the Panama Championship. The Canadian will be a TOUR rookie. 18. Rafael Campos Two top-10s in 18 starts, including a win at The Bahamas Great Abaco Classic at The Abaco Club. Virginia Commonwealth University alum. Will be a TOUR rookie. 19. Scott Harrington Four top-10s in 21 starts, including a solo-second at the WinCo Foods Portland Open presented by KraftHeinz. Northwestern University alum. The 38-year-old will be a TOUR rookie. 20. Vince Covello Three top-10s in 18 starts, including a win at the Chitimacha Louisiana Open presented by MISTRAS. University of North Florida alum. Will be a TOUR rookie. 21. Michael Gellerman Two top-10s in 21 starts, including a win at the KC Golf Classic. University of Oklahoma alum. Will be a TOUR rookie. 22. Tyler McCumber Four top-10 finishes in 19 starts. 2018 Mackenzie Tour – PGA TOUR Canada Order of Merit winner. Will be a TOUR rookie. 23. Maverick McNealy Three top-10s in 20 starts, including a solo-second at the LECOM Suncoast Classic. Stanford University alum. Former No. 1-ranked amateur in the world. Will be a TOUR rookie. 24. Tim Wilkinson Five top-10s in 21 starts. Will return to the PGA TOUR for the first time since 2017. 25. Vincent Whaley Three top-10s in 22 starts, including a solo-second at The Bahamas Great Abaco Classic at The Abaco Club. Georgia Tech alum. Will be a TOUR rookie. 26. Chris Baker Six top-10s in 22 starts, including 16 made cuts throughout the year. Iowa State University alum. 27. Brett Coletta Three top-10s in 19 starts, including a solo-second at the TPC Colorado Championship at Heron Lakes. Native of Melbourne, Australia. 28. Marty Dou Two top-10s in 21 starts, including a win at The Bahamas Great Exuma Classic at Sandals Emerald Bay. 29. Joshua Creel Three top-10s in 22 starts, including a runner-up finish at the Utah Championship presented by Zions Bank. University of Central Oklahoma alum. 30. Brian Campbell Four top-10s in 21 starts, including a pair of T3s at the Savannah Golf Championship and BMW Charity Pro-Am presented by SYNNEX Corporation. University of Illinois alum. 31. Dan McCarthy Won the Savannah Golf Championship. Making his second-consecutive Finals appearance. 32. Joseph Bramlett Two-top-10 finishes and eight top-25 finishes in 20 starts. Season-best T4 finish at Pinnacle Bank Championship presented by Chevrolet in July. 33. Kevin Dougherty Registered two top-5 finishes in 2019. Ranked third on the Korn Ferry Tour in driving distance. 34. Chad Ramey The Mississippi State alum is making the first Finals appearance of his career. Had career-best T2 finish at Pinnacle Bank Championship presented by Chevrolet. 35. Rob Oppenheim The 39-year-old had seven top-25 finishes in 22 events. Finished solo sixth at the season-ending WinCo Foods Portland Open presented by KraftHeinz. 36. Drew Weaver Season was highlighted by his second-place finish at Country Club de Bogota Championship. Ranked fourth on the Korn Ferry Tour in sand save percentage. 37. Jonathan Randolph Making a Finals appearance for the sixth-consecutive year. Looking to return to the PGA TOUR. 38. Jamie Arnold The 36-year-old is gunning for his first PGA TOUR card. Eight top-25 finishes and four top-10 finishes in 20 starts in 2019. 39. Erik Compton Two-time heart transplant recipient. Chipped in on the 72nd hole of the Wichita Open Supporting Wichita’s Youth to get into a five-man playoff. 40. Charlie Saxon Ranked fifth on the Korn Ferry Tour in driving distance in 2019. Four top-25 finishes in his last six starts. 41. Jimmy Stanger Made 12 cuts in 19 events in 2019. Ranked in the top-10 on the Korn Ferry Tour in putting average. 42. Steve LeBrun The 41-year-old opened the season with a T2 performance at The Bahamas Great Exuma Classic at Sandals Bay. Favorite course is TPC Sawgrass. 43. Steve Wheatcroft Ranked seventh on the Korn Ferry Tour in putting average. Season was highlighted by a T2 finish at the Price Cutter Charity Championship. 44. Justin Lower Best finish was solo second at the Chitimacha Louisiana Open in March. 45. Ben Taylor Made the cut in 12 of 19 events played in 2019. Favorite soccer team is Arsenal. 46. Matthew NeSmith Made 13 cuts in 22 starts, including three top-10 finishes. University of South Carolina alum. 47. Marcelo Rozo Runner-up at Evans Scholars Invitational, his only top-10 of the season. Native of Bogota, Colombia. 48. John Oda Back-to-back T4s in the Bahamas to start the year, his only top-10s of the season. Hawaii native. 49. Steven Alker New Zealand native, 48, recorded four top-10s in 17 starts, highlighted by two T4s. 50. Billy Kennerly Clemson product, frequently has sister Wilton on the bag. Six top-25s in 19 starts. 51. Ben Kohles Virginia alum finished T2 at season opener in Bahamas. Hails from Raleigh, North Carolina metroplex. 52. Doug Ghim University of Texas product, former No. 1-ranked amateur. Three top-10s in 18 starts. 53. T.J. Vogel University of Florida product, formerly known as Mr. Monday for PGA TOUR Monday qualifying success. 54. Brandon Crick Nebraska native secured first Finals berth with runner-up at Ellie Mae Classic in early August. 55. Wade Binfield Former substitute teacher set to make first Finals berth after beginning season with conditional status. 56. Martin Flores Texas native, University of Oklahoma alum. Three top-10s in 18 starts. 57. Tyson Alexander University of Florida product played best golf of career over summer, with six top-20s in seven starts. 58. Cameron Percy Made the most of his 10 starts, with five top-25 finishes including a solo fifth in Panama. 59. Carl Yuan University of Washington product made birdie on final four holes of Second Stage last fall to attain status, and took advantage. 60. Will Zalatoris Wake Forest product converted no status into Finals berth with 10 made cuts in 12 starts, including T3 at LECOM Health Challenge. 61. Zack Sucher 10 starts on each of PGA TOUR and Korn Ferry Tour, with a runner-up on each Tour. 62. Andrew Novak Wofford alum will make first Finals berth after recording seven top-25s in 22 starts. 63. Blayne Barber Auburn product finished T3 at LECOM Health Challenge, one of four top-25s. 64. Dawie van der Walt Broke into top-75 with T11 finish at Regular Season-ending Portland Open. South Africa native. 65. Brett Stegmaier University of Florida alum earned first TOUR card via 2015 Finals and will aim to repeat history. 66. Luke Guthrie Torrid summer run for University of Illinois product, including three top-6s in a four-event span and qualifying for U.S. Open. 67. George Cunningham After finishing runner-up on 2018 Mackenzie Tour Order of Merit, recorded six top-25s in 19 starts. 68. Grant Hirschman Famously made 25-foot birdie on final hole of Dormie Network Classic to kick-start a summer that converted conditional status into a Finals berth. 69. Austin Smotherman Southern Methodist product played collegiately with Harry Higgs and Bryson DeChambeau. T3 at Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail Championship. 70. Davis Riley University of Alabama alum converted no status into a Finals berth. Five top-25s in 15 starts. 71. Andrew Svoboda Veteran finished T2 at Price Cutter Charity Championship to make late-season jump inside top-75. 72. Dylan Wu Northwestern product finished runner-up at Lincoln Land Championship, his first career Korn Ferry Tour made cut. 73. Lee Hodges University of Alabama product finished T7 at WinCo Foods Portland Open to make a 19-position jump and secure a Finals berth. 74. Greg Yates Lengthy birdie on final hole of WinCo Foods Portland Open to secure first Finals berth. Texas A&M alum. 75. Nicolas Echavarria Clutch birdie on 72nd hole of WinCo Foods Portland Open that ultimately secured first Finals berth. Arkansas alum.
PGA TOUR FedExCup standings (Nos. 126-200)
Rank Player Comment 126. Richy Werenski Former Georgia Tech standout posted three top-25 finishes in the fall of 2018 but fell a gut-wrenching two points shy of No. 125 in the final FedExCup standings. Werenski returns to the Korn Ferry Tour for the first time since 2016, when he won the BMW Charity Pro-Am presented by SYNNEX Corporation and notched three runner-up finishes. 127. Shawn Stefani Like Werenski, fell two points shy of No. 125 in the FedExCup standings. The 37-year-old journeyman recorded two top-10s during the 2018-19 PGA TOUR season, but will return to the Korn Ferry Tour Finals for the fourth time in his career to try and secure full exempt status. 128. Robert Streb Earned his 2018-19 PGA TOUR card with a win at last year’s Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship, but missed four of his final six cuts of the year to fall three spots shy of No. 125. The former Kansas State golfer, who is one of the few players on TOUR to use a 10-finger grip, will make his third career start in the Korn Ferry Tour Finals with an eye on notching his third win (2012 Mylan Classic) and a fully-exempt card for the 2019-20 season. 129. Alex Noren Not entered in Nationwide Children's Hospital Championship. 130. Austin Cook Exempt as 2017 The RSM Classic winner. 131. Daniel Berger Not entered in Nationwide Children's Hospital Championship. 132. Martin Trainer Exempt as 2019 Puerto Rico Open winner. 133. Peter Uihlein Former World No. 1-ranked amateur and 2010 U.S. Amateur champion will look to capture the same magic he had in the 2017 Korn Ferry Tour Finals, where a win at the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship allowed him to secure his first PGA TOUR card. Finished 64th in the FedExCup his rookie year, but fell to No. 133 this past season with just two top-10 finishes. 134. Wes Roach Owns 127 career starts on the Korn Ferry Tour and will return this month to try and punch his full-status ticket back to the PGA TOUR after finishing No. 134 in the FedExCup. Former Duke golfer and longtime Knoxville, Tennessee, resident posted a career-best T3 at the Rocket Mortgage Classic, but missed eight cuts in just 21 events on the year. 135. Bronson Burgoon The hero from Texas A&M’s magical 2009 NCAA Championship run, Burgoon finished T2 in his second start of the year at the CIMB Classic, solo-fifth at the Barracuda Championship, but missed 11 cuts in 20 starts to earn a return trip to the Korn Ferry Tour Finals. The 32-year old posted two top-five finishes in the 2017 Finals to secure his PGA TOUR card for the 2017-18 season. 136. Jason Dufner Exempt as 2017 the Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide winner. 137. Ryan Blaum One of the most decorated golfers in Duke University history will return to the Korn Ferry Tour Finals, making his first start since 2016, when he notched five top-10 finishes to earn a PGA TOUR card for the first time in his career. An up-and-down 2018-19 season saw him post a career-best T4 at The RSM Classic but miss 10 of 28 cuts to fall outside the top 125. 138. Jim Herman Exempt as 2019 Barbasol Championship winner. 139. Dominic Bozzelli Arguably the best player to come out of Rochester, New York, since Jeff Sluman, Bozzelli climbed as high as No. 43 in the FedExCup following a solo-fifth-place finish at the Desert Classic, but fell to No. 139 after a difficult end to the season. Missed the cut in all four Korn Ferry Tour Finals events in 2018, but was still able to make 24 starts on the PGA TOUR thanks to his conditional status and early-season success. 140. Bill Haas Not entered in Nationwide Children's Hospital Championship. 141. Johnson Wagner Recorded five top-25s during the 2018-19 PGA TOUR season. Returns to the Korn Ferry Tour Finals for the second year in a row. The former Virginia Tech standout has two Korn Ferry Tour titles that both came in 2006 (Chitimacha Louisiana Open presented by MISTRAS & Cox Classic presented by Chevrolet.) 142. Roberto Castro Not entered in Nationwide Children's Hospital Championship. 143. Seamus Power The East Tennessee State University alum made 13 cuts in 27 starts this season on TOUR. He returns to the Korn Ferry Tour Finals for the first time since 2017, where he finished 25th on The Finals 25. 144. Zack Sucher Also qualified via Korn Ferry Tour Regular Season Points List. 145. Beau Hossler Made 16 cuts in 27 starts on TOUR this season. The former University of Texas standout returns to the Korn Ferry Tour for the first time since 2017, where he recorded five top-25s in 14 starts. 146. Josh Teater Made 13 cuts in 24 starts on TOUR this season, including four top-25s. The Morehead State University product returns to the Korn Ferry Tour where he finished 15th in The 25 during the 2018 season. 147. Ted Potter Jr. Exempt as 2018 AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am winner. 148. Hank Lebioda The Florida State University product recorded 15 made cuts in 23 starts during his rookie season on TOUR. Lebioda returns to the Korn Ferry Tour after finishing 25th in The 25 during last year’s Regular Season. 149. Harris English The two-time PGA TOUR winner returns to the Korn Ferry Tour for the first time since 2011. The former University of Georgia product won the 2011 Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship competing as an amateur. 150. Martin Kaymer Not entered in Nationwide Children's Hospital Championship. 151. Jonathan Byrd The Clemson University product recorded six top-25s in 17 starts on TOUR this season. Byrd returns to the Korn Ferry Tour Finals for the second year in a row. In 2017, he went on to win the Korn Ferry Tour Championship presented by United Leasing & Finance. 152. Stephan Jaeger Recorded six top-25s in 26 starts during his second season on the PGA TOUR. The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga product returns to the Korn Ferry Tour where he has four career victories. In 2016, Jaeger recorded the first 58 in a PGA TOUR-sanctioned tournament at the Ellie Mae Classic at TPC Stonebrae. 153. Scott Langley Made 15 cuts in 27 starts on TOUR, including a solo-sixth at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am. Langley returns to the Korn Ferry Tour after finishing third in The 25 last season. 154. Zach Johnson Exempt as 2015 Open Championship winner. 155. Roberto Diaz Made 14 cuts in 23 starts on TOUR, including five top-25s. The University of South Carolina Aiken product returns to the Korn Ferry Tour Finals after finishing 14th in The Finals 25 last season. 156. Chase Wright Four top-25 finishes on the PGA TOUR in 2019, highlighted by a T7 performance at The RSM Classic in the fall. 157. Trey Mullinax Not entered in Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship. 158. Jimmy Walker Exempt as 2016 PGA Championship winner. 159. Tom Hoge Made 17 cuts in 32 events played. Finished solo sixth at the Barracuda Championship in July. 160. Cameron Davis Native of Australia. Two top-25 finishes in his last three starts. Earned 2019 TOUR card via the Finals in 2018. 161. Kramer Hickok The University of Texas alum had four top-25 finishes in 2019. Graduated to the PGA TOUR as a member of The 25 in 2018. 162. Hudson Swafford Not entered in Nationwide Children's Hospital Championship. 163. Tyler Duncan Finished T5 at the AT&T Byron Nelson. One other top-25 finish in 2019. 164. D.J. Trahan Three top-10 finishes and five top-25 finishes in 14 starts. Introduced to the game by his father. 165. Brandon Harkins Seventeen made cuts in 28 starts on TOUR in 2019. 166. Jim Knous Not entered in Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship. 167. Adam Svensson The Canadian had three top-25 finishes in 25 starts. Ranked 19th on TOUR in strokes gained: tee-to-green in 2019. 168. Alex Prugh Made 13 cuts in 26 events on TOUR in 2019. Says Korn Ferry Tour player Andres Gonzales is his idol. 169. Fabian Gomez Played in four Korn Ferry Tour events in 2019, in addition to his PGA TOUR schedule, and had two top-10s. 170. Joey Garber Two top-10 finishes on TOUR in 2019. Graduated to the PGA TOUR via The 25 in 2018. 171. Brendan Steele Exempt as 2017 Safeway Open winner. 172. Anders Albertson Georgia Tech alum. Three top-25s in 25 starts as a TOUR rookie. 173. Sam Saunders Not entered in Nationwide Children's Hospital Championship. 174. David Hearn Native of Ontario, Canada, who played collegiately at the University of Wyoming. Four top-25s in 18 starts. 175. Curtis Luck Australia native posted three top-25s in his rookie TOUR season, including T5 at Zurich Classic with partner Hank Lebioda. 176. Julian Etulain Argentina native recorded two top-25s in 24 starts, including a T14 at the season-opening Safeway Open. 177. Jose de Jesus Rodriguez Mexico native posted three top-25s in 23 starts, including a T11 at the Barbasol Championship. 178. Anirban Lahiri India native recorded two top-25s in 23 starts, highlighted by a T10 at Mayakoba Golf Classic. 179. Stewart Cink Not entered in Nationwide Children's Hospital Championship. 180. Ollie Schniederjans Georgia Tech alum recorded one top-25 finish in 28 starts (T16 at THE PLAYERS Championship). 181. Ben Silverman Native of Ontario, Canada, posted two top-25s in 24 starts, highlighted by T12 in Puntacana. 182. Ernie Els Not entered in Nationwide Children's Hospital Championship. 183. Brendon Todd Four top-25s in 11 starts to secure Finals berth. Winner of AT&T Byron Nelson in 2014. 184. Hunter Mahan Six-time PGA TOUR winner, most recently at THE NORTHERN TRUST in 2014. 185. Satoshi Kodaira Not entered in Nationwide Children's Hospital Championship. 186. John Chin T3 at Barracuda Championship in late July to secure a Finals berth. 187. Kyle Jones Three top-25s in 26 starts. Baylor alum. 188. Seth Reeves Georgia Tech alum. Only top-10 came at Sanderson Farms Championship (T7) last fall. 189. Billy Hurley III Made eight cuts in 13 starts, including T9 at Zurich Classic of New Orleans. Winner of 2016 Quicken Loans National. 190. Whee Kim Made nine cuts in 27 starts, highlighted by T10 at Mayakoba Golf Classic. 191. Luke Donald Not entered in Nationwide Children's Hospital Championship. 192. Charl Schwartzel Not entered in Nationwide Children's Hospital Championship. 193. Cody Gribble Went without a top-20 in 26 TOUR starts. Winner of 2016 Sanderson Farms Championship. 194. Kevin Chappell Set to make first TOUR-sanctioned start since Mayakoba Golf Classic last fall, working his way back from a microdiscectomy. 195. Davis Love III Exempt as PGA TOUR life member. 196. Brady Schnell Two top-25s in 21 TOUR starts. Won 2018 Wichita Open on Korn Ferry Tour. 197. Vijay Singh Exempt as PGA TOUR life member. 198. Nicholas Lindheim Has a Finals title on his resume at the 2017 DAP Championship, one of two career Korn Ferry Tour victories. 199. Chris Kirk Not entered in Nationwide Children's Hospital Championship. 200. Ben Crane Five-time PGA TOUR winner, most recently the 2014 FedEx St. Jude Classic.
Non-TOUR members who would have placed between 126th and 200th in the FedExCup Points List
Player Comment Viktor Hovland Highly touted Oklahoma State alum justified the hype with a torrid TOUR summer, where he recorded five top-16 finishes in six starts between June and early August (including a T12 at the U.S. Open as an amateur). Justin Harding South Africa native won this year's Commercial Bank Qatar Masters on the European Tour, and has captured seven Sunshine Tour titles. David Lipsky 31-year-old Northwestern alum has captured two European Tour titles, including the Alfred Dunhill Championship last December. Shubhankar Sharma 23-year-old India native has captured two European Tour titles, the 2017 Joburg Open and 2018 Maybank Championship. Charlie Danielson University of Illinois product finished T15 at 3M Open and T7 at Barracuda Championship, making late-season charge to Finals berth.
Special medical extension