The third annual FedEx Cup took place last weekend and former Bulldog star, Nick Watney, was a big contender in the tournament. Watney entered the tournament ranked 28th in the PGA tour, and finished the tournament in 12th place with 880 points, just 2,100 points behind the champion.
The winner of the tournament was Jim Furyk, who ended the cup with 2,980 points. Furyk turned pro back in 1992 and has been playing great golf during his journey on the PGA tour. Watney turned pro in 2003 and has shown that he can keep up with all of the best veteran golfers. Furyk and Watney both have seven top ten finishes in the 2010 season.
Watney made his mark at the 2010 FedEx Cup by setting all sorts of records over the weekend. He played the best round of the week earning a score of 63. Watney played the best back nine that the golf course has ever seen in its' history with a score of 28 and played the best overall East Lake Golf Course nine holes which tied him with Tiger Woods' score at the course. Watney also had the lowest nine hole score for the season.
The records he set didn't stop there. Watney's nine birdies that he shot at the FedEx Cup were the most par breakers he's ever had in his career. This was also the most birdies that a tour championship has ever seen since 1990. The former Bulldog star shot birdies consecutively from hole 8-13 which has him tied for the best birdie streak of the season.
Watney's PGA tour success can be followed at www.pgatour.com.