Sitting in 92nd spot in the PGA Tour’s FedEx Cup standings to start this week’s Deutsche Bank Championship, Brantford’s David Hearn had some work to do. Only the top 70 players would continue on to the BMW Championship at Crooked Stick Golf Club in Indiana.
The Canadian golf Olympian responded nicely at the TPC Boston in Norton, Massachusetts.
Hearn recorded his best finish, and only his second top ten, of the 2016 PGA TOUR season.
Rounds of 68-68-69, and 70 pushed Hearn into a share of 8th place, earning him enough points to jump 33 spots in the FedEx Cup standing and earn his way into the field for next week. This, despite dropping four strokes on the back nine in Boston where at one point he shared 3rd place.
Hearn was pleased with the finish, based on this post to his Twitter account on Monday afternoon.
Hard to describe, but this means so much to me on many levels. Super excited to be moving onto next week!! #FedExCup
— David Hearn (@HearnDavid) September 5, 2016
The only other Canadian in the field, Adam Hadwin, tied for 46th place but only jumped from 91st to 85th place. It will end his playoff run.
Rory McIlroy was the winner of the Deutsche Bank Championship. A 65 in the final round secured the victory by two strokes. It is his 12th victory on the PGA TOUR.