One Hundred and Twenty Five PGA Tour members have qualified for the 2015 Fed Ex Cup Playoffs. On average, those 125 players have competed in 23 tournaments to date. Will Wilcox, 75th in the standings to start the playoffs, started the season with conditional status and played every event he was eligible for–a grand total of 16 events, seven less than average. Even more impressive, only 15 golfers in the world played 16 events or less during the 2014/2015 PGA Tour Season and qualified for the playoffs, they include Major champions, Hall of Famers, Ryder cup and President Cup contestants:
Rory McIlroy (9 starts)
Henrik Stenson (12)
Tim Clark (12)
Sergio Garcia (14)
Adam Scott (14)
Lee Westwood (14)
Bubba Watson (15)
Jason Day (16)
Justin Rose (16)
Jim Furyk (16)
Phil Mickelson (16)
Ian Poulter (16)
Francesco Molinari (16)
Will Wilcox (16)
Will’s breakthrough regular season on the PGA Tour was highlighted by four Top 10 finishes and 9 Top 25 Finishes: 2nd Place at The Barbasol Championship, 6th Place at The Puerto Rico Open, 8th Place at The John Deere Classic, and 10th Place at The Barracuda Championship, 12th Place at the Fed Ex St Jude Classic, 14th at The Sanderson Farms Championship, 18th at The AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, 21st at Tiger Woods’ Quicken Loans National, and 22nd at The HP Byron Nelson Championship. As a result, Wilcox climbed 193 spots in the world ranking from his first PGA Tour start of 2015 at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am (ranked 315) to this week at the Barclays Championship, ranked 122nd.
Most impressive, is the body of work Wilcox put together for his stats for the regular season. In a year of headlines dominated by Jordan Spieth, Will quietly put together a body of performance that has him ranked #1 in the All-Around Ranking (combination of all key stats from tee to green) at the end of the 2014/2015 PGA Tour Regular Season.
- #1 on the PGA Tour in “All-Around” Ranking
- #2 in Total Driving (combination of distance and accuracy).
- #2 in Ball Striking.
- #2 in Scoring Average, behind only Jordan Spieth.
- #2 in Sunday Final Round Scoring Average
- #2 in Par 4 Scoring Average
- #4 in Par 3 Scoring Average
- #4 in Greens in Regulation Percentage
- #6 in Sand Save Percentage
- #17 in Scrambling
- #22 in Proximity to the Hole
- #46 in Total Putting
- Doubled Prize Money Earned in 2015 vs 2014 with same number of starts (16).
- And who could forget, Drake’s #1 Fan on the PGA Tour
After his playoff debut, starting this week at The Barclays Championship, Wilcox will enjoy full status and access for the 2015/2016 PGA Tour, including the 2016 Players Championship at TPC Sawgrass.