Cameron Davis posted a five-under 65 for the third consecutive day in the final round to finish tied for 15th at the Wyndham Championship, more than enough to secure the Sydneysider’s first career FedExCup appearance at this week’s Northern Trust.
Davis, 25, finished at 14-under 266, seven shots behind winner Jim Herman. The 42-year-old Herman emerged with the third PGA Tour victory of his career after Billy Horschel missed an eight-foot putt at the last hole that would have forced a playoff.
Davis was one of two Australians that advanced to the weekend at Sedgefield Country Club, joining Matt Jones, who carded a final-round 68 to finish tied for 37th. He will enter the postseason 86th in the standings. In 2019, Jones advanced to the 125-man field at the Northern Trust for the first time in four years and finished tied for 30th.
Aaron Baddeley (three-over), Greg Chalmers (three-over), John Senden (four-over), Rhein Gibson (seven-over) and Cameron Percy (withdrew due to rib injury) all saw their 2019-2020 PGA Tour seasons come to an end.
Other Australians slated to join the Davis and Jones this week at TPC Boston are Jason Day, Marc Leishman, Adam Scott and Cameron Smith.
Day remains the only one of the four who has yet to win during the 2019-2020 campaign, but he will arrive in Boston with plenty of confidence, having carded four straight top-10 finishes entering the playoffs, including a tie for fourth in his last start at the PGA Championship.
Scott finished tied for 22nd at TPC Harding Park in what was his first start on tour since the Players Championship was cancelled in mid-March. He returns to TPC Boston with plenty of fond memories, having earned the first win of his career there at the 2003 Dell Technologies Championship. The 40-year-old finished fifth at the 2019 edition of the Northern Trust, played at Liberty National Golf Club, three strokes behind winner Patrick Reed.
Reed is back to defend his title against a field that also features Wyndham Rewards Top 10 winner Justin Thomas, PGA Championship winner Collin Morikawa and past champion Tiger Woods.
Woods has work left to do if he is to qualify for the season-ending Tour Championship, which will feature only the top 30 players after the 70-man BMW Championship. The 82-time tour winner is currently 42nd in the standings.