This is an off-week for the FedEx Cup Playoffs, but fear not, there is still playoff golf to watch. The Web.com Tour continues their playoff format – the Tour Finals – with the Chiquita Classic at River Run Country Club in North Carolina. This is the second event in the junior circuit’s playoff series. After this tournament, entrants will have two more events to try and earn enough money to crack the top 25 in the rankings and earn their PGA Tour cards for next year – the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship and the Web.com Tour Championship.
There are a few players that are on the short list of favorites this week. Bud Cauley is one of the golfers who are believed to have a great chance to take home the title this week. He struggled a bit to close out the season – breaking 70 only once after the month of June – but has come on strong in the playoffs. Cauley managed to string together four sub-70 rounds last week at the Hotel Fitness Championship en route to a tie for fifth.
Kevin Kisner has had an up and down year, to say the least. He went through a stretch in June and July where he missed four consecutive cuts. Then he followed that up with a tie for 21st. Two of his last three starts have found him in the final pairing on Sunday and he has finished inside of the top 10 on both occasions. He missed the cut in the third event. When Kisner gets hot he definitely has the ability to contend for titles. Coming off of a tie for third at Sycamore Hills last week, Kisner is in prime position to make a run this week but he will need to improve on his final round scoring if he hopes to do so.
While there are two more events in the playoff series after this week, much of the 131 player field will need to turn in solid performances this week if they want to have a chance at earning their card for next year.