PGA Tour: 5 biggest names who lost their Tour cards

Three English golfers lose their PGA Tour cards by not making the top 125 in the FedEx Cup Playoffs. 

PGA Tour: 5 biggest names who lost their Tour cards
PGA Tour: 5 biggest names who lost their Tour cards

Rickie Fowler may have squeezed his way into the FedEx Cup Playoffs by making the top 125 in the PGA Tour 2021-22 standings, but others were not so fortunate including three English players. 

Former Masters champion Danny Willett, four-time DP World Tour winner Matt Wallace and former World No.1 and 2023 European Ryder Cup captain Luke Donald have all lost their PGA Tour cards for next season.

However, all is not lost for them just yet as those ranked 126th to 200th in the FedEx Cup standings are allowed to compete in the Korn Ferry Tour Finals where 25 PGA Tour cards on the line.

Players will also have a chance to enter PGA Tour events next season based on past champion status or sponsor invites.

Wallace agonisingly finished 126th in the standings, one place out of the automatic 125 to earn their cards, after Joohyung 'Tom' Kim won his maiden PGA Tour title and entered the record books in his rookie year to automatically qualify for the FedEx Cup Playoffs

He has already confirmed he will be heading into the Korn Ferry Finals in an attempt to win back his card for next season. 

PGA Tour: 5 biggest names who lost their Tour cards

Willett finished 130th, and he has now used up his 2016 Masters exemption, while Donald finished 159th and he has now used up his all-time money winner exemptions. 

Two other shock absentees from the top 125 include Harry Higgs, who finished 136th, and Rory Sabbatini, who finished 141st.

Higgs had three top-25 finishes on the PGA Tour this season but it's fair to say he will probably be most remembered this year for his shirtless celebration at the Waste Management Phoenix Open at TPC Scottsdale. 

Sabbatini, who won a silver medal at the Olympics last year, was playing this season on his all-time money winner exemption. 

Zach Johnson, the 2023 US Ryder Cup captain, also finished outside the top 125 in 140th place, but the two-time major champion can still use his exemption next season as the 14th all-time money winner. 

The same applies for both Charley Hoffman (150th) and Brandt Snedeker (171), who are ranked 33rd and 22nd in the all-time money list. 

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