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Molinari locks up spot in THE NORTHERN TRUST with 500 FedExCup points earned in his win
The race to THE NORTHERN TRUST and the #FedExCup Playoffs is on! This is our monthly update on the FedExCup standings. Don't forget to share the standings with your friends and follow along with THE NORTHERN TRUST social channels for photos and highlights throughout the year.
Italy now has a PGA TOUR champion for the first time since 1947, with 35-year-old Francesco Molinari winning the Quicken Loans National in record-setting fashion. Thanks to scores of 67-65-65-62—259 (-21), which included an eagle-birdie-birdie-birdie-birdie stretch (!!) on Nos. 10-14 in his final round.
Molinari made a massive jump in the FedExCup standings—from No. 123 to No. 42—to punch his ticket to THE NORTHERN TRUST. Molinari has advanced to the FedExCup Playoffs in each of the last three seasons (he elected not to play in 2015 due to the birth of his second child), with his best finish coming last year at No. 37. Of the two previous times he has teed it up at THE NORTHERN TRUST (2016 and 2017), he has missed the cut both times.
Among those also moving up in the FedExCup standings included 27-year-old Abraham Ancer. Making his 43rd career start on TOUR and starting the week at No. 116, Ancer moved to No. 90 thanks to a third-round, career-low 62. He entered the final round tied with Molinari at 13-under-par and posted a final-round 72 for a T4 performance—his third top-10 this season and career-best finish. Ancer also earned an exemption into the 147th Open Championship at Carnoustie by finishing as one of the top-four non-exempt players.
With just 7 events remaining before THE NORTHERN TRUST begins, here’s a look at the current top 20 in the FedExCup standings.
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