New FedEx Cup playoff format may benefit the John Deere Classic

The director of the John Deere Classic in the Quad Cities says a change in the FedEx Cup playoff standings may help next months PGA Tournament. This season only the top 70 golfers in points qualify for the FedEx Cup playoffs. Previously the top 125 in points were included in the playoffs.

That’s tournament director Andrew Lehman(lay-mun). Jason Day committed to play in the John Deere Classic a month ago. He is currently 13th in points on the PGA Tour. Patrick Cantlay is ninth in the world rankings and committed to play in the Quad Cities last week. Lehman frequently will visit other tournaments in hopes of bolstering the JDC with big names.

Lehman says players have until Friday, June 28th to enter this year’s tournament.

Next month’s John Deere Classic is July fourth through the seventh.



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