Jordan Spieth’s pockets could get a little lighter soon after he failed to qualify for the Tour Championship on Monday at the BMW Championship.
Unfortunately for the three-time major champion, he finished in a tie for 54th this week. Spieth entered the week 27th on the FedEx Cup points standings but slipped to 31st, with only the top 30 advancing to East Lake.
The ramifications of Spieth missing out on the Tour Championship means he will violate the PGA Tour’s rule that states a player must play in at least 25 events throughout the season, or add a new event they had not played in the last four years.
Spieth did not add a new event, and he has only played in 23 tournaments this season. The Ryder Cup will make 24, but he now has no chance at 25.
“I talked to the Tour a little while back and I didn’t really think much of it, and it becomes a situation then, you know,” Spieth said, via golfchannel.com.
“I obviously accept whatever fine it is and move on and try and add one every year, but it’s kind of tough.”