American Scottie Scheffler heads into the season finale, the Tour Championship, to be held at Atlanta’s East Lake Golf Club next weekend, as a solid world number one and top of the FedExCup table, where Spain’s Jon Rahm fell from first back to fourth after finishing only thirty-first in the BMW Championship.
Scheffler, who finished second to Norway’s Viktor Hovland this Sunday at Olympia Fields in Illinois, continues to lead the overall standings with an average of 11.74 points, ahead of Northern Ireland’s Rory McIlroy (10.98) and Rahm (9.61).
Despite his victory, Hovland remains fifth (7.21) behind his American compatriot Patrick Cantlay (7.35) in standing in which Englishman Matt Fitzpatrick moves up to the eighth place (5.17) after beating Brian Harman (5, 09) and beat Australia’s Cameron Smith (4.72).
The Tour Championship will bring together the top 30 of the FedExCup at the end of the campaign after playing for BMW, a relationship formed by Argentinian Emiliano Grillo, Englishman Tyrrell Hatton, American Jordan Spieth, and Austrian Sepp Straka.
Rahm, who has won four tournaments this season and has been at the top practically since the start of the season, is now fourth behind Scheffler, Hovland, and McIlroy. According to the competition system, the American will start in Atlanta two strokes ahead of the Norwegian, three ahead of the Northern Irishman, and four ahead of the Spaniard.
Emiliano Grillo remains in 35th place in the world rankings, followed by Chilean Joaquín Nieman in 51st place and Spaniard Pablo Larrazabal in 67th place.
Chilean Mito Pereira also drops to 72nd, while Mexican Abraham Ancer rises to 75th, Spain’s Adrián Otaegui, fourth in the Northern Ireland tournament, to 89th and Argentine Alejandro Tosti to 97th .