Sloan cashes in at John Deere Classic, climbs FedExCup standings

Roger Sloan kept it rolling at the John Deere Classic on the weekend in Silvis, Ill.

The 32-year-old Merritt golfer finished tied for 10th, good for a pay day of $133,000, the most-lucrative of his PGA Tour career, edging the $112,100 snared after a T2 result in February at the Puerto Rico Open.

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Sloan, who finished with a four-day total of 15-under-par, picked up 64 FedExCup points to improve to 103rd from 108th in overall standings.

His career earnings are listed at $1.697,712 on pgatour.com.

Dylan Frittelli shot 21-under-par to win the John Deere and claim a paycheque for nearly $1.1 million.

Sloan seems to have found excellent form in time for the final month of the regular season, with T21, T15 and T10 finishes in his last three tournaments.

He is taking this week off before returning to action for the final two events of the regular season — the Barracuda Championship, which runs from July 25 to July 28 in Reno, Nev., and the Wyndham Championship, which runs from Aug. 1 to Aug. 4 in Greensboro, N.C.

There are three events on the FedExCup post-season slate in 2019, down from four last year, part of scheduling changes that helped the PGA Tour shorten its season to avoid competing with NFL Sundays in September.

The top 125 in overall standings after the Wyndham get into the Northern Trust in Jersey City, N.J., and earn tour exemption for 2019-2020.

Golfers who remain in the top 70 after the Northern Trust will compete at the BMW Championship in Medinah, Ill.

There are quadruple FedExCup points (2,000) up for grabs in the first two playoff events.

The Tour Championship in Atlanta, GA., will feature the top 30 vying for the title of FedExCup champion, which comes with $15 million.

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