Japan’s Hideki Matsuyama tied for fourth place after climbing the Dell Technologies leaderboard in Monday’s final round, while American Bryson DeChambeau claimed his second straight FedEx Cup win.
Matsuyama shot eight birdies against two bogeys on the final day at TPC Boston for a 6-under-par 65. He ended with a 12-under 272 total and claimed a share of fourth along with Taiwan’s C. T. Pan and Tony Finau of the United States.
The 26-year-old Japanese surged 21 spots up the leaderboard and jumped from 58th to 28th in the FedEx Cup standings, ensuring a place in this week’s BMW Championship.
DeChambeau followed Sunday’s 63 with a 67 and finished at 16-under to claim his second straight trophy after winning last week’s Northern Trust. England’s Justin Rose finished runner-up two strokes back.
Australia’s Cameron Smith was third at 13-under, while 14-time major winner Tiger Woods carded an even round to finish tied for 24th at 7-under.
The FedEx Cup Playoffs began with the Aug. 23-26 Northern Trust, after which the original field of 125 was cut to 100. The race was trimmed to 70 following Monday’s results, and will be narrowed to 30 after the BMW Championship.
The top 30 will compete in the Tour Championship, the final event of the season, on Sept. 20 to 23 at the East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta, Georgia.
All — Kyodo News+