Adam Scott – cut made but still work to do – file photo
Adam Scott has followed his opening round of 66 with a second round 70 at the Wyndham Championship in Greensboro and at the halfway mark of the PGA Tour’s final event of the regular season he is in a share of 41st place.
Scott, who entered the week in a share of 121st in the FedEx Cup standings, has now slipped to 124th in the projected standings so needs a solid weekend if he is to advance into the leading 125 who will be eligible to play next week’s first FedEx Cup playoff event in New Jersey.
“I’m not really thinking about it, I’m more interested in getting my game into the shape I feel it should be, and it’s getting closer,” said Scott earlier in the week when asked about the precarious position he holds in the FedEx Cup standings.
“I would like to play well this week and get a chance to play next week and keep getting my game into place. It’s hard to improve your game when you don’t have a chance to play, so at the moment my goal is to just keep playing week after week.”
Cameron Percy leads the Australians in the event, the US Based Victorian in a share of 23rd position as he chases a place in next week’s field at the Northern Trust.
Percy was in 133rd position heading into this week but has improved to 131st in the projected earnings courtesy of his consecutive rounds of 67 which have him eight shots from the leader, Russell Henley, but just four shots out of 2nd place.
Tied for second place and four from the lead are Rory Sabbatini, Webb Simpson and Scott Piercy.
Percy would need a big weekend if he was to advance to New Jersey but he has at least kept the door open.
Matt Jones, who is secure for the next two FedEx Cup playoffs, was the only other Australian to make the cut and finds himself in 56th place at 3 under where the cut fell.