Cameron Tringale is a man at peace, and it showed at the first event of the FedExCup Playoffs. Tringale turned 27-years-old on Sunday, and got into the mix with a three-under 32 on the front nine at Ridgewood CC. He then briefly tied for the lead with three straight birdies on 15, 16, and 17 before bogeying the last to fall into a tie for second place with Jason Day and Stuart Appleby at 12-under total.
A little over a week ago, Tringale DQ’d himself from a T33 finish at the PGA Championship because of an incident on the par-3 11th green during the final round. He signed for a 4, but there was doubt as to whether or not he initially whiffed the 3-inch putt for bogey. Fortunately, he cleared it up with a DQ, and spoke about the incident after his final round 66 at the Barclays.
“You don’t want to be thinking what if on the golf course. That’s about the worst thing you can do. I just decided to get it behind me and like I said earlier, I try and live my life above reproach and just seems like the right thing to do. I was able to come out this week with a clear head and play some golf.”
Cameron’s finish is projected to move him 51 spots in the FedExCup standings to 10th place. He is putting together his best year on the PGA TOUR, and is on his way to contending for the most lucrative prize in golf. “I’ve played well in some big tournaments, and that’s what I need to do to try and get myself to that next level.”