A six over back nine on Saturday at the Wyndham Championship proved disastrous for Waterford’s Seamus Power as he finished the final regular season FedEx Cup event in 130 with the top 125 retaining their cards for 2018.
Opening rounds of 67 and 70 saw him make the cut and a two under par front nine on Saturday had seen the West Waterford GC man get to -2 and looking really good to hold his card but it all went wrong coming home to finish with a 74 and he missed the third round cut under the MDF rule that reduces the field to 70 and ties if more than 78 players have made the halfway cut.
He started the week 123rd in the standings with the top 125 on Sunday night making the first playoff event next week and holding their cards but after Sunday’s play he slipped to 130th. Seamus though has another chance to retain his card as he is entitled to play in the Web.com Tour finals.
“It’s all part of the learning curve. If you are in a big group near the end on the last day, there are a lot of rewards if you play well and it is difficult to block it out of your head,” said Seamus afterwards. Seamus has had a very good first season on the PGA Tour and came so close to retaining his card and he’s not out of it yet. Fingers crossed.
Fellow Irishman Shane Lowry finished in a tie for seventh but just narrowly missed out on the FedEx Cup playoffs as he got to 127th.