Time is running out for players to secure status on the PGA Tour for next season.
The FedEx Cup Fall consists of seven Tour events – last week’s Butterfield Bermuda Championship was the sixth – which provide players an opportunity to lock up or improve their positions in priority ranking and secure additional playing opportunities for the 2024 PGA Tour Season, which returns to a calendar-year schedule from January to August.
The top 125 in the FedEx Cup Fall standings through the RSM Classic next week will be exempt into all full-field events and the Players Championship next season.
Nos. 51-60 in the standings at the conclusion of the RSM Classic will qualify for two “Signature Events” in 2024 via The Next 10 (AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, The Genesis Invitational).
Here’s a closer look at who was up and who was down after the 2023 Butterfield Bermuda Championship.
Two weeks ago, Villegas was booked to go to second stage of Q-School. He entered last week’s World Wide Technology Championship at No. 223 in the FedEx Cup standings with 13.661 FedExCup points on the season. A T-2 in Mexico and a win in Bermuda and Villegas is suddenly exempt for the next two seasons. He collected 500 points and moved from No. 147 to No. 75 in the FedEx Cup standings.
Schmid closed in 67 to finish third in Bermuda. He earned his career-best finish in his 35th start. He had only one top-10 on the PGA Tour this season – in January at the American Express – but he’s finding his game just in the nick of time.
The 25-year-old German native has been trending in the right direction, with a final-round 63 in Las Vegas and then finished runner-up in the DP World Tour’s Andalucia Masters. He began the week at No. 148 in the FedEx Cup Fall Standings and moved to No. 120.