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It’s Playoff Time for the PGA Tour, Barclays didn’t get Tiger, but it will Have Davis Love III



For 3 rounds it looked like The Barclay’s that will be held in Edison, NJ this week, would get what it had to want: Tiger Woods in the field for the playoffs.

He had positioned himself atop the leaderboard at the Wyndham after two rounds, but in the third, his bogey on 18 seemed to set the tone for a disappointing fadeout on Sunday despite donning his Sunday red shirt for the first time since August 2nd – he was cut at the PGA Championship.

On Sunday at the Wyndham, a tournament at which he had never before participated, Tiger Woods fired an up-and-down even par round of 70 that featured a triple-bogey 7 perhaps fittingly thanks to shanked chips; an issue he has had this season on more than one occasion.

Tiger’s participation at the Wyndham meant increased security and increased ticket-demand.

USA Today estimated an additional 49,000 tickets were sold at the Wyndham last week thanks to Tiger Woods( ).

While Woods faded, another story was brewing – the emergence of 51-year old Davis Love III creeping up the leaderboard at the Wyndham Championship.

It was win and in for Love who entered the tournament well outside the top 125 in FedEx Cup Standings.

“I wasn’t playing for points, I was trying to get my game back”, Love said in his post tournament conference, and stated that he was “blessed” he didn’t have to worry about keeping his [tour] card as some others in the field.

However, Love turned back the clock and picked up his 21st career tour win, his first since 2008 when he won the Children’s Miracle Classic – a tournament that hasn’t been played since 2012.

The win means Love moved up from 186 to 76th in the FedEx Cup standings which means that he is now in the field at the Barclays.


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