The PGA Tour’s season-long miscalculation of President’s Cup standings affected Edmond’s Robert Streb in a negative way more than any other golfer, dropping him from 11th to 16th on the list with two tournaments left before the standings are final. He fell to 18th after the Wyndham Championship this weekend, an event in which he did not play.
Streb addressed the matter on the Swing Fit Golf Oklahoma Hour Saturday, saying it was disappointing but that he could still play his way on to the team with a victory in the next two weeks. You can hear the entire interview
Streb, who enters the beginning of the Fed-Ex Cup playoffs sixth in Fed-Ex Cup points, is nearly guaranteed to make his first appearance in the Tour Championship. Playing his way onto the President’s Cup team is also still not outside the realm of possibility. His tie for 10th in the PGA Championship marked his eighth top-20 finish in his last nine events, including four top-10s.
PGA Tour officials informed a collection of potential U.S. Presidents Cup players last Tuesday that the list, which is based on points earned over a two-year period, had been incorrectly calculated and a new list, published Wednesday afternoon, showed a different lineup.
Players had been incorrectly awarded two points for every FedEx Cup point they earned starting with last fall’s events when they should have earned only one point for last fall’s finishes. The Tour switches over in January to award two points for every FedEx Cup point earned.
Streb won last fall’s McGladrey Classic and had two other top-10 finishes before January. Instead of receiving double points for those, they were switched back to single points.
Listen to the Golf Oklahoma radio interview with Robert Streb
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