Graham DeLaet moving on in PGA FedEx Cup playoffs
Weyburn's Graham DeLaet came into this weeks stop on the PGA tour needing a low score to move on to the second round of the FedEx Cup playoffs, thanks to an eagle on Sunday, he's done it.
DeLaet's day didn't exactly start the way he wanted it to at the Barclays, with bogeys on the fourth and fifth holes dropped him to three-over. He came into the final round at Bethpage Black projected to finish 98th in the FedEx Cup standings, just barely in the top 100 golfers who would move on to next weeks tournament.
After the bogey on five everything turned around for DeLaet as he would go on to birdie three of the next four holes to be one-under for his final round, and even overall, at the turn.
DaLaet would then keep that momentum rolling into the back nine with a birdie at 11. He would par the next three holes, before making the shot of the round. DeLaet would hole out from 152-yards on the 15th, giving him an eagle. He would also birdie 17 and 18 to close out his round at six-under leaving him five-under overall for the tournament. Good enough for a tie for fifth. American Nick Watney won the tournament at 10-under par.
Thanks to his final round, DeLaet has now jumped to 44th in the FedEx Cup standings, easily moving him into the next round, where a good score next weekend will keep his season alive as the top 70 move on to the third round of the four tourmanent playoff. DeLaet came into the tournament 106th in the FedEx Cup standings, his jump 62 spot jump was the biggest move of the week.
DeLaet also takes home $281,000 in winnings.
Next week DeLaet and the rest of the tour head to Norton, Massachusetts for the Deutsche Bank Championship.