Team GGGA pro Morgan Hoffmann solidified his advancement into the third leg of the four-tournament FedExCup playoffs, and earned a trip to the (BMW Championship) for the final event before the Tour Championship.
Hoffmann started the Deutsche Bank Championship on the outside, looking in, needing to qualify to make it to Cherry Hills in Denver. Starting at No. 72 in the points, but a T35 tournament in Boston at 4-under 280 moved him to No. 68 to continue his season for at least one more week.
Hoffmann’s strongest performance came at the end of the third round where he scored a round total of 68, sinking three birdies on the front nine and avoiding any slip ups on the back. This performance elated Hoffmann, and reassured the young pro that he would be able to advance as long as he maintained his composure during the final round.
The final round was challenging for Hoffmann as several players desperately tried to cling onto their top 70 standings, while Hoffmann didn’t exactly come out of the gate like he needed, finishing the front nine with two double bogeys. Luckily, Hoffmann was able to close out the final round with birdies at holes 17 and 18, where he scored a back-nine total of 33.
This has been an uphill battle for the GGGA pro, since he started this four-part championship with a playoff standing at No. 124 in his hometown at The Barclays, which just barely allowed the young player to enter the playoffs.
The final FedExCup Champion will be awarded a $10 million dollar bonus on top of all other tournament winnings, which total up to over $67 million dollars, at the season-ending Tour Championship following this week’s BMW Championship. Hoffmann will need an outstanding showing, however, as only the top 30 qualify.
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