Sept. 20, 2012
Pettersson TOUR Report | Leaderboard | Broadcast Schedule
Carl Pettersson, former NC State standout and five-time winner on the PGA TOUR, will tee it up this afternoon at the TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola at East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta, Ga.
No. 17 in the FedExCup standings heading into the fourth and final tournament of the playoffs, only the top 30 in the standings will play this week for a chance at $8 million in prize money.
A long shot to win the FedExCup, he must win the TOUR Championship and have the following scenarios fall into place:
> Rory McIlroy (No. 1) finishes in a 3-way tie for 10th or worse
> Tiger Woods (No. 2) finishes in a 3-way tie for 4th or worse
> Nick Watney (No. 3) finishes in a 3-way tie for 3rd or worse
> Phil Mickelson (No. 4) finishes 3rd or worse
> Brandt Snedeker (No. 5) finishes T-2 or worse
Pettersson has had one of his best seasons on tour in 2012, finishing third or better four times and had a total of six-top 10s. He won the RBC Heritage just two weeks after finishing second at the Shell Houston Open.
He also tied for third at the PGA Championship, where he held at least a share of the lead after the first two rounds. He also opened with a 62 the following week on the way to a tie for fourth at the Wyndham Championship in Greensboro, N.C.
Pettersson, ranked 34th in the Official World Golf Rankings, will tee off Thursday at 12:35 p.m., with Jim Furyk.
The native of Sweden who became an American citizen in January has earned $3.3 million in 2012.
Golf Channel will have coverage Thursday from 1-6 p.m., and from 8:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m. Sirius-XM will be on the air from 12-6 p.m.