RICHMOND, Virginia — For awhile Sunday afternoon, Jerry Kelly was poised to climb one step closer to the top of the Charles Schwab Cup standings even though the Madison golfer was going the other direction on the leaderboard.
Unfortunately for Kelly, two more late bogeys left him right where he started: No. 3 in the PGA Tour Champions season-long points standings as the Charles Schwab Cup Playoffs head to California for the second of three events.
Kelly finished with a final-round 75 and fell 15 spots into a tie for 34th place at 2-under 214 — nine shots behind winner Woody Austin (69), who birdied his final hole to win by one shot over No. 1 Bernhard Langer (70). Miguel Angel Jiménez remained No. 2 in the Schwab Cup standings despite a closing 77.
Before Kelly bogeyed Nos. 14 and 15, he was projected to flip-flop spots with Jiménez, who had bogeyed the same two holes playing four groups ahead of him. As it was, he went from 14,916 points behind Jiménez to 10,400.
During the three Playoffs events, each dollar earned is worth two points, and those points will be added to a player’s regular-season point total. The top 54 players advanced to this week's Invesco QQQ Championship in Thousand Oaks, California. The top 36 players after this week's event will qualify for the season-ending Charles Schwab Cup Championship.