Scott has plenty to play for ahead of FedEx finale

Adam Scott has been there from the start. The former World No.1 and 2013 US Masters champion has never missed the FedExCup Playoffs since its inception in 2007.

This week that impressive statistic is now in jeopardy with the 41-year-old sitting precariously at 121st in the FedExCup standings with only the top-125 getting through to the first playoff event, The Northern Trust.

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With only a handful of points separating the lower end of the leaderboard, Scott will need to ensure he finishes strongly in his first showing at the Wyndham Championship since 2015.

He has just the one top-10 finish to his name this year and that was back in late January at the Farmers Insurance Open.

Scot isn’t on his own, however, with the likes of Matt Kuchar (124), Rickie Fowler (130) and this week’s Payne Stewart Award winner, Justin Rose (138) needing a good week to progress.

Of course, they all have other options thanks to previous success on the PGA Tour but as Justin Rose points out, it’s all a matter of pride.

“I do have exemptions and that’s nice to be able to rely on, but from a pride point of view, I think it’s really, really important to make a run into the playoffs,” said the 2018 FedExCup champion.

Scott tees off alongside Brandt Snedeker and Harold Varner III while Rose will be grouped alongside Rickie Fowler and Hideki Matsuyama, who went down in a playoff at last week’s WGC event.

Joining Scott in the field will be fellow Aussies Aaron Baddeley (200), John Senden (220), Cameron Percy (133), Matt Jones (36) and Rhein Gibson (191) with Percy the only real chance of progressing into the playoffs outside of Matt Jones, who enjoyed some solid form earlier in the season.