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Aussie secures debut in 3M PGA playoffs


CAMERON Smith is ecstatic at securing a Tour Championship debut and will direct the Australian cost at the FedExCup finale courtesy of his sizzling get started to the PGA Tour’s million ( million) playoffs.

The Queenslander posted 3rd-area final results in the opening two functions of the playoffs but could not maintain his momentum at the BMW Championship. A remaining spherical 72 at Aronimink Golfing Club dropped Smith to a two-above overall and he concluded around the base of the leaderboard at the elite 70-person celebration.

But it mattered minimal as Smith secured 10th place on the FedExCup standings heading into the 30-person Tour Championship following 7 days.

Right after the Atlanta, Ga celebration, the main details scorer is topped the FedEx Cup winner and pockets a (.9m) reward.

“Yeah it has been a aim of mine all year to make it to the Tour Championships, so I’m really happy to pull it off,” Smith claimed.

“A large amount of challenging operate I have performed with my mentor Grant (Subject) is having to pay off at the correct time of the year.”

Jason Working day, who owns two PGA Tour wins this yr, has rated in the best 5 on the FedExCup standings for most of the yr but a lacklustre enjoy-offs marketing campaign has dropped him to 12th.

The previous globe shut with an even-par 70 at the BMW to share 24th area at 11 beneath.

“It’s not the way I have usually begun the playoffs but I’m continue to in a very good place and, mathematically, every person at the Tour Championships can gain the FedExCup,” Working day claimed.

Marc Leishman is the only other Australian to progress to the Tour Championship and while he is 29th on position he continues to be upbeat about his prospects.

“It’s been a steady year so I’m happy to have produced the Tour Champs with any luck , my very last celebration of the yr will be my most effective and I can get a gain,” claimed Leishman, whose 68 lifted him to a share of 41st at 6 beneath.

Adam Scott’s US Tour year arrived to an close when a 68 gave him a share 51st at 4 beneath, dropping him to 51st on the FedExCup standings.

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