Justin Rose and Other Prominent Golfers Who Failed to Qualify for the 2021 FedExCup Playoffs

Published 08/16/2021, 11:52 AM EDT
Golf – The Masters – Augusta National Golf Club – Augusta, Georgia, U.S. – April 9, 2021 England’s Justin Rose reacts as he walks up the 1st fairway during the second round REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst


The PGA Tour regular season has come to an end, and it’s time for the 2021 FedExCup playoffs. Recently, Kevin Kisner finished the regular season with a victory in a six-way playoff at the Wyndham Championship. Moreover, Kevin now has jumped from 69th to 29th place in the FedExCup rankings. 

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Meanwhile, this year’s FedExCup playoffs are going to be different. Since only the top 125 ranked players make their way into the FedExCup playoffs, there were quite a few prominent names in this season who did not make it to the top 125. Here are a few big names who will not be in the postseason this year. 

Mar 18, 2021; Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, USA; Rickie Fowler stands on the green of the 8th hole during the first round of The Honda Classic golf tournament at PGA National (Champion). Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

Prominent names missing the FedExCup playoffs this season

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Justin Rose 

Justin Rose finished the season at the 126th spot, which is just one behind the cutoff. He had to make a par on the final hole to get himself in the top 125. But unfortunately, he missed a 5ft par putt by an inch to finish with a bogey and ended up at the 126th spot.

Rory Sabbatini 

The Olympic silver medalist Rory Sabbatini has missed his playoff berth as he finished this season at 133rd spot. Apart from Wyndham Championship, the Slovakian golfer did not play any event after the Olympics. And this is what probably cost Rory a place in the top 125.

Rickie Fowler 

The biggest surprise of this season was Rickie Fowler not qualifying. However, it was his poor performance throughout the season, which was responsible, as he missed the playoffs for the first time in his career. He needed a top 21 finish at the Wyndham Championship, but he failed to even make it to the weekend and finished at the 134th spot after this season. 

Tommy Fleetwood 

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Tommy Fleetwood, even though just played 18 events in this season, we expected a lot better performance from him. However, Fleetwood had a disappointing season both on the PGA Tour and on the European Tour. He finished this season at the 138th spot and missed the playoff berth by a long way.

Will Zalatoris 

Will Zalatoris, who is currently a world no.29 and has good enough results to be at the 26th spot in the FedExCup rankings, is going to miss out on the playoffs due to some bizarre rules. Zalatoris became a special temporary member on the PGA Tour. And he had unlimited sponsor invites instead of seven.

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However, there were no FedExCup points offered to him since he is not a full-time PGA Tour member. So, to become a full-time member, he had to win an event, which unfortunately he couldn’t. But he has secured a place as a full-time member on the PGA Tour for the next season.  

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Amey Kulkarni

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Amey Kulkarni is a Golf writer at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing his Bachelor’s degree in mass media. Before joining EssentiallySports he used to write articles on Golf and Cricket on his personal blog cricgolf.

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