Chesson Hadley Makes Final FedEx Cup Spot After Hugely Dramatic Conclusion

Chesson Hadley Makes Final FedEx Cup Spot After Hugely Dramatic Conclusion

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The final round of the Wyndham Championship produced a drama-filled day, as Chesson Hadley overtook Justin Rose to snatch the 125th position in the FedEx Cup standings.

Chesson Hadley Makes Final FedEx Cup Spot After Hugely Dramatic Conclusion

With the top-125 advancing to the playoffs, the Wyndham Championship was the last event where players could make a push for the final placings, so it promised to be an exciting day.

It wasn't just at the top of the leaderboard where we saw drama on Sunday (opens in new tab), as Justin Rose three-putted the 18th hole to drop to 126th in the FedEx Cup standings.

What's even more remarkable is who replaced Rose in the 125th spot. Step forward American, Chesson Hadley, who, only a few hours earlier, had produced an eight-under-par round of 62 to jump nearly 40 places up the leaderboard.

In that stunning round, Hadley achieved his first ever hole in one. We aren't talking professional hole in one; no, we are talking about his first hole in one in his lifetime.

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Playing the par-3 16th, the 34-year-old put his approach several feet past the pin, with the gathering slope looping it back and into the bottom of the cup, sparking massive celebrations.

Hadley, who started 132nd in the FedEx Cup standings, was playing for his future on the PGA Tour, and a back nine of 29 has secured his place in the playoffs.

Watch Rose' (opens in new tab) missed putt and Hadley's incredibly emotional interview below:

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It would be dismay for Rose, on the other hand, with his three-putt at the last costing him a place in the playoffs that start next week at the Northern Trust.

The Englishman has endured a poor season by his high standards, with only three top-10 finishes on the PGA Tour this year.

Related: Justin Rose Opens Up On Potential Ryder Cup Wildcard Pick (opens in new tab)

Now out of the playoffs, his attention will obviously turn to the European Tour, and securing a possible spot on Padraig Harrington's European Ryder Cup team.

Matt Cradock
Staff Writer

Matt joined Golf Monthly in February 2021 covering weekend news, before also transitioning to equipment and testing. After freelancing for Golf Monthly and The PGA for 18 months, he was offered a full-time position at the company in October 2022 and continues to cover weekend news and social media, as well as help look after Golf Monthly’s many buyers’ guides and equipment reviews.

Taking up the game when he was just seven years of age, Matt made it into his county squad just a year later and continues to play the game at a high standard, with a handicap of around 2-4. To date, his best round came in 2016, where he shot a six-under-par 66 having been seven-under through nine holes. He currently plays at Witney Lakes in Oxfordshire and his favourite player is Rory McIlroy, despite nearly being struck by his second shot at the 17th during the 2015 BMW PGA Championship.

Matt’s current What’s In The Bag?

Driver: Honma TW747, 8.75°

Fairway Wood: TaylorMade Rocketballz Stage 2, 15°, 19°

Hybrid: Adams Super Hybrid, 22°

Irons: Mizuno MP54, 5-PW

Wedges: Cleveland 588 RTX 2.0 Tour Satin, 50°, 56°, 60°

Putter: Cleveland TFI 2135 Satin Cero

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x