Power targets East Lake spot

10 August 2021 20:44:13 GMTPlus11
Seamus Power intends making the Tour Championsip field in Atlanta.

Ireland's Seamus Power, who started the year ranked 429 in the world, has set his sights firmly on next month's Tour Championship as he prepares to tee it up at the Wyndham Championship.

The 34-year-old is a 51.00 chance at the Wyndham, the last counting event before the money-spinning FedEx Cup, where Power believes he can be a genuine contender.

Summer of success

Power has enjoyed an extraordinary summer and is certainly going to be heading into the season-ending FedEx Cup full of confidence.

Back-to-back top-ten finishes at last month's Rocket Mortgage Classic and John Deere Classic were followed by a breakthrough Tour win at the Barbasol Championship in Kentucky, where he outlasted JT Poston in a six-hole playoff.

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From starting the year outside the world's top 400 he now finds himself at 116 in the rankings.

Playoffs place assured

But more importantly he has soared up to 72nd place in the FedEx Cup standings, guaranteeing him a place in the top 125 and an invite to the first of the three play-off events at the Northern Trust later this month.

The top 70 then make it to the BMW Championship with the top 30 after that heading for East Lake and the life-changing prospect of a shot at the megabucks Tour Championship.

Perks of East Lake

"There's a lot of perks for getting to the BMW and a lot of perks for getting to the Tour Championship, it opens up a lot of doors for getting into tournaments next year," Power told the Irish Times. "That's the goal. It would change my next season.

"I've always believed that's where I want to play, and that's where I'm going to play. I'm very confident I'm going to be right in contention multiple times soon."

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