Sungjae Im crowned 2020 FedEx Cup champion as PGA Tour ends season

Rory McIlroy and Justin Thomas are FUMING with the decision...

Andy Roberts's picture
Wed, 1 Apr 2020

APRIL FOOLS!

We know things are awful right now with a deadly pandemic sweeping the world, but we can still have some (harmless) fun on April Fools' Day.

Don't worry folks, the PGA Tour has not canned its season or decided to award current FedEx Cup leader Sungjae Im the FedEx Cup and lucrative $15 million bonus. Sorry to disappoint if you're reading this, Sungjae. 

Here's how the current season-long FedEx Cup standings look as things stand: 

1 - Sungjae Im - 1,458 pts
2 - Justin Thomas - 1,403 pts
3 - Rory McIlroy - 1,179 pts
4 - Brendon Todd - 1,110 pts
5 - Webb Simpson - 1,083 pts
6 - Patrick Reed - 1,077 pts
7 - Marc Leishman - 1,059 pts
8 - Lanto Griffin - 1,026 pts
9 - Sebastian Munoz - 1,006 pts
10 - Hideki Matsuyama - 869 pts

With the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the PGA Tour has cancelled all events up until May 10. 

The Masters and US PGA Championship have also been postponed for much later in the season, and the US Open is expected to be shuffled back to August or September time. 

Here's the official PGA Tour statement regarding additional tournament cancellations:

"The health and safety of everyone associated with the PGA TOUR and the global community is and will continue to be our No.1 priority as we navigate the ongoing health crisis related to the Coronavirus Pandemic," reads the latest PGA Tour statement. 

"On March 12, the PGA TOUR made the announcement to cancel or postpone four weeks of events on all six Tours through the week of the Valero Texas Open (March 30-April 5). Augusta National Golf Club also announced the postponement of the Masters Tournament (April 6-12).

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"With the most recent recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control, the World Health Organization and the Office of the President of the United States, the PGA TOUR will now cancel four additional events: RBC Heritage (April 13-19); Zurich Classic of New Orleans (April 20-26); Wells Fargo Championship (April 27-May 3); and AT&T Byron Nelson (May 4-10).

"Furthermore, the PGA of America has postponed the PGA Championship (May 14-17) for a date later this year, to be announced. Also announced today, the USGA is currently holding the dates for the 2020 U.S. Open at Winged Foot Golf Club as scheduled (June 18-21) but will, as all of us are, continue to monitor the developing situation and follow recommendations by government authorities.

"As we receive more clarity in the coming weeks, the TOUR will be working with our tournament organizations and title sponsors, in collaboration with golf’s governing bodies, to build a PGA TOUR schedule for 2020 that ensures the health and safety for all associated with our sport and a meaningful conclusion to the season. We will provide further updates when those plans come into focus.

"Today’s cancellation of PGA TOUR events through May 10 applies to all six Tours, although PGA TOUR Champions has rescheduled The Regions Tradition. Originally slated for May 7-10, the event will now be played September 24-27. PGA TOUR Champions previously announced on March 16 that the Mastercard Japan Championship (June 12-14) will not be contested due to the current travel advisories in place from the CDC, the WHO and the U.S. Department of State.

"We will continue to work with the tournaments and partners affected by the schedule changes to make a positive impact in their respective communities and allow those events to come back at full strength in 2021. To give our fans respite from this ongoing situation, the PGA TOUR is working with its partners to make available archives of past PGA TOUR competitions and additional programming for fans. More details will be made available soon."

 

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