By virtue of his three wins on the Web.com Tour this year, Mexico's Carlos Ortiz will graduate to the PGA Tour for the 2014-15 season, carrying a nation's hopes along the way, writes ESPN.com's Farrell Evans.
With three captain's picks still outstanding, several players -- including Brandt Snedeker -- hope to catch Tom Watson's eye with strong finishes before the Sept. 2 selections, writes ESPN.com's Farrell Evans.
Rory McIlroy could have easily mailed it in after starting Friday outside the top 100 at the Barclays. After a bogey-free 65 in Round 2, he clearly has no plans to exit the playoff opener early, writes ESPN.com's Bob Harig.
After winning his past three events, including both the Open Championship and the PGA Championship, Rory McIlroy said on Wednesday that he wants to end his season on a high note by taking the four-event FedEx Cup playoff series.