After Pseudo ‘Hole-in-One,’ McCarthy Sets Sights on Advancing in FedExCup Playoffs

Denny McCarthy is in the midst of a career year on the PGA Tour. The 29 year-old Georgetown Prep and University of Virginia alum has five top 10 finishes this season, is ranked 36th in the FedExCup standings and 83rd in the world. He’s still in search of his first win on the PGA Tour but his earnings so far this season, $2,778,521, are already a career high.

On Sunday at the WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational, the first round of the FedExCup playoffs, McCarthy garnered some attention for a “hole in one.” Well, sort of.

After getting a free drop without a penalty, McCarthy hit his second shot to 35 feet from the hole. He proceeded to make the putt for a very unlikely birdie.

McCarthy (66-65-71-70) finished tied for 20th place, seven shots back of the lead. Will Zalatoris won in a playoff with Sepp Straka.

If you were wondering if he’s ever had a real hole-in-one, the answer is yes. McCarthy had his first actual hole-in-one last March at The Players Championship (see story below).

This week, McCarthy is one of 68 golfers to qualify for the second round of the playoffs at the BMW Championship in Wilmington, De. McCarthy tees off on Thursday at 1:35 pm.

If he finishes in the top 30, McCarthy advances to the Tour Championship — the finale of the FedExCup playoffs played at East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta — next week.


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