Preview of The Wyndham Championship
COURSE: Sedgefield Country Club - (Greensboro, NC)
ARCHITECT: Donald Ross
YARDS/PAR: 7,131 yards/Par 70
PRIZE Money/First Place Winnings: $6,400,000/$1,157,000
DEFENDING CHAMPION: Jim Herman (2020)
PAST RESULTS: (link)
PAST CHAMPIONS: (link)
FEDEx CUP Points Total/Winner: 2,989/500
SOCIAL MEDIA: #PGATour #FedExCup @WyndhamChamp
OFFICIAL SITE: (Wyndham Championship)
TV COVERAGE: Today, August 12 and Friday, August 13: Coverage from 3:00pm to 6:00pm (EDT) on Golf Channel.
On Saturday, August 14, Round 3 coverage 1:00pm to 3:00pm (EDT) on Golf Channel. Then, CBS takes over from 3:00pm to 6:00pm (EDT). On Sunday, August15: Golf Channel opens final round coverage 1:00pm to 3:00pm (EDT) and CBS wraps it up from 3:00pm to 6:30pm (EDT).
PGA TOUR LIVE STREAMING: Streaming coverage today and Friday, from 7:00am (EDT) to 6:00pm (EDT) on PGA Tour Live. Twitter coverage from 7:00am-8am today and Friday.
On Saturday and Sunday, PGA Tour Live will stream 8:00am (EDT) to 6:00pm (EDT). Twitter will stream 8:00am-9:15am (EDT) on Saturday and 8:30-9:45am (EDT) on Sunday.
PGA TOUR RADIO COVERAGE: SiriusXM Radio will have live radio coverage from the Wyndham today and Friday broadcasts from 12:00pm Noon (EDT) to 6:00pm (EDT). Weekend coverage on Sirius XM Radio begins at 1:00pm (EDT) until 6:00pm (EDT) on Saturday and 1:00pm to 6:30pm (EDT) or conclusion on Sunday. PGA Tour Radio is available on Sirius 208/XM 92)
How to Watch: In case of changes, visit: (PGATourCom)
The Wyndham Championship: Notebook
The Wyndham Championship is the final regular-season event of the 2020-21 FedEx Cup season with tee-off today at the Sedgefield Country Club in Greensboro, N.C.
Nine players have qualified for the FedExCup Playoffs in each season. Six of them are in the field this week but four are on the bubble (125) to qualify for the Playoffs: Adam Scott (121st), Matt Kuchar (124th), Justin Rose (138th) and Ryan Moore (142nd).
The bottom three spots in the FedEx Cup standings are currently held by Patrick Rodgers, Matt Kuchar and Bo Hoag, with No. 126-130 occupied by Scott Piercy, Nate Lashley, Michael Thompson, Camillo Villegas and Rickie Fowler.
The FedEx Cup Playoff Schedule:
August 22 - THE NORTHERN TRUST $1,710,000 (2000 FedEx Cup points)
August 29 - BMW Championship $1,710,000 (2000)
September 5 - TOUR Championship
(The NFL regular season begins September 9th).
Late scratches: Henrik Norlander (back injury) is a WD prior to R1 of the tournament and he’ll will be replaced by Johnson Wagner. Wagner enters the week No. 219 in the FedExCup ranking.
Louis Oosthuizen (neck) WD and is replaced in the field by Wes Roach. Roach enters the week No. 208 in the FedExCup.
Tournament Tee Times begin today at 6:50am (EDT) to 2:27pm (EDT).
Weather: Today’s forecast is for partly cloudy and muggy conditions. Heat index is 99-103-degrees (F). No rain in the morning (7am) but increasing to a 40% chance of rain with thundershowers likely in the afternoon. SW breeze 6-12 mph.
PGATourBrunch will post at 7:00am (EDT) on Friday.
Next Week: Northern Trust - the first round of FedEx Cup Playoffs (link)
Wyndham - Field Updates and Tee Times:
Kevin Stadler OUT - Ben Martin IN
Patrick Reed OUT - Josh Teater IN
Akshay Bhatia IN (unrestricted sponsor)
Henrik Norlander (back injury) WD prior to R1/OUT -
Johnson Wagner IN
Louis Oosthuizen (neck) WD/OUT - Wes Roach IN
Alex Trebek/ Rest In Peace/ - Mike Richards and Mayim Bialik/ IN
The Field - (link)
Tee Times: (link)
What They’re Saying:
Big Names with Work to Do (ESPN)
Zalatoris: Win or Go Home (Golf Week/USA Today)
Justin Rose to Receive Payne Stewart Award (ESPN)
How to Watch This Week (PGATourCom)
FedExCup Standings (PGATourCom)
#SportsBiz, Sports Gambling and Golf Industry News
Expert Picks for Wyndham - (PGATourCom)
Sleeper Picks for Wyndham - (PGATourCom)
PGA Tour 2021-22 Schedule (PGATourCom)
New Ranking System for 2022 (ESPN)
On This Day in Golf History:
August 12, 2012 - Rory McIlroy won his second major in torrid fashion at the PGA Championship in Kiawah Island, SC. McIlroy crafted an eight stroke victory by not making bogey on his final 23 holes. - Courtesy of Randy Walker, Author of On This Day in Golf History, available via Amazon.com and by clicking HERE