Collin Morikawa will be crowned winner of the Comcast Business TOUR top 10 and in turn will recieve £1.45 million ($2m) in prize money following this week’s Wyndham Championship.
Despite not competing at the event at Sedgefield Country Club the world number three will claim the prize, after none of the remaining top 10 entered the North Carolina tournament leaving Morikawa’s lead uncatchable.
The prize for top spot was set to be decided after this week’s competition, however after eighth-place Louis Oosthuizen pulled out of the event due a neck injury yesterday Morikawa confirmed top spot due to his unassailable lead.
The world number three has enjoyed a remarkable Tour campaign this season, securing eight top 10 finishes and two titles, coming at the WGC-Workday Championship earlier this year, and at last month’s Open Championship at Royal St. George’s.
The American clinched the Claret Jug by two shots, after a final round four-under-par, 66 saw him secure the title on 15-under for the tournament.
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Morikawa’s victory at Royal St. George’s was a record-breaking one, as he became the first ever player to win two major championships on two separate debuts, after he secured his maiden title at the 2020 PGA Championship last year.
Second spot in the Business Comcast TOUR rankings has also been confirmed with Oosthuizen’s withdrawal as Jordan Spieth finishes one spot behind his fellow American, earning him just over £1m ($1.5m) in bonuses.
Spieth has enjoyed an impressive season, with his notable performances coming in his win at the Valero Texas Open in April this year, as well as a second place finish behind Morikawa at last month’s Open Championship on the Kent links.
The remaining eight places in the top 10 are held by Patrick Cantlay, Harris English, Jon Rahm, Abraham Ancer, Bryson DeChambeau, Louis Oosthuizen, Justin Thomas and Sam Burns – none of whom have competed at this week’s Wyndham Championship.
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American Jason Kokrak who is 12th, and Masters champion Hideki Matsuyama in 14th are the only two players from the field at Sedgefield Country Club who can force their way into the top 10, as the pair could go as high as third and fourth respectively.
The Championship is the final event of the regular PGA Tour, before the FedEx Cup play-offs begin next week, where the top 125 players in the FedEx standings head to the Northern Trust for the opening play-off event.
The field is then reduced to the top 70 for the second play-off at the BMW Championship, before the highest ranking 30 battle it out at the FedEx Cup play-off finale at East Lake Golf Club in the Tour Championship on September 2.