After dodging a number of near misses from Bryson DeChambeau, Cantlay’s putt from 20 feet at the sixth playoff hole – and DeChambeau’s subsequent miss – sees the American begin the PGA Tour finale at 10-under par, two clear of Northern Trust champion Tony Finau and three clear of DeChambeau.

Smith will start the first round at East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta at five-under-par and in fifth position, the only Aussie in the field of 30 after Cam Davis, Marc Leishman and Matt Jones all failed to progress.

Davis began the final round at Caves Valley Golf Club in 22nd position and needing to improve his standing further to climb into the top-30, a round of three-under 69 resulting in a drop to 29th and a final FedExCup position of 37th.

A final round of 69 saw Leishman fall to 42nd in the FedExCup while Jones ended his best year since 2015 in 47th position, the highlight being his victory at the Honda Classic.

Beginning the week third in the FedExCup standings, Smith was sound but struggled to keep up with the cracking pace set by the tournament front-runners.

A second round of even par 72 saw Smith lose considerable ground, ground he was unable to make up over the weekend despite going seven-under for his final 36 holes to earn a share of 34th.

The pursuit of a PGA Tour card continued at the Korn Ferry Tour Finals with West Australian Curtis Luck moving inside the top-25 courtesy of a tie for 16th at the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship in Ohio.

Two shots off the lead at the halfway mark, Luck bounced back from a 73 on Saturday to shoot 66 on Sunday and move inside the top-25 who will be awarded PGA Tour cards following this week’s Korn Ferry Tour Championship.

Brett Drewitt has already safely secured his return to the PGA Tour next season while Aaron Baddeley will start the Tour Championship in 31st position as he seeks to maintain his PGA Tour status, the pair both finishing in a tie for 22nd at the Ohio State University’s Scarlet Course.

West Australian Whitney Hillier extended her recent run of good form on the Ladies European Tour with a top-10 finish at the Skafto Open in Sweden.

Runner-up in a recent Rose Ladies Series event and tied for 15th at the Women’s Scottish Open, Hillier began the tournament with a three-over-par round of 72 but had just one bogey in her final 36 holes, rounds of 65-65 moving her up into a tie for eighth.

Queenslander Anthony Quayle secured his second top-15 finish in his past three starts on the Japan Golf Tour with a tie for 13th at the Sansan KBC Augusta tournament, Stephen Leaney was the best of the Aussies in a tie for seventh at the PGA Tour Champions Ally Challenge and Robyn Choi was the only Australian to make the cut at the Symetra Tour’s Circling Raven Championship as she continues her pursuit of a LPGA Tour card.


PGA Tour
BMW Championship
: Cam Davis
T34: Cameron Smith
T38: Matt Jones
51: Marc Leishman

European Tour
Omega European Masters
: Min Woo Lee
T40: Bryden Macpherson
T56: Wade Ormsby
T65: Maverick Antcliff
MC: Scott Hend, Jake McLeod

Japan Golf Tour
Sansan KBC Augusta
: Anthony Quayle
T37: Scott Strange
MC: David Bransdon, Todd Sinnott, Andrew Evans, Dylan Perry

Ladies European Tour
Didriksons Skafto Open
: Whitney Hillier
T10: Stephanie Kyriacou
MC: Kristalle Blum, Amy Walsh, Victoria Fricot

Korn Ferry Tour
Nationwide Children's Hospital Championship
: Curtis Luck
T22: Brett Drewitt, Aaron Baddeley
T34: Rhein Gibson
T58: Lucas Herbert
MC: Greg Chalmers

Challenge Tour
B-NL Challenge Trophy
: Blake Windred
MC: Dimitrios Papadatos

Symetra Tour
Circling Raven Championship
: Robyn Choi
MC: Stephanie Na, Soo Jin Lee, Julienne Soo

PGA Tour Champions
The Ally Challenge
: Stephen Leaney
T10: Rod Pampling
T46: Robert Allenby
T52: David McKenzie
T64: John Senden

Senior LPGA Championship
: Jan Stephenson