The Wyndham Championship
COURSE: Sedgefield Country Club - (Greensboro, NC)
PRIZE Money/First Place Winnings: $6,400,000/$1,157,000
DEFENDING CHAMPION: Jim Herman (2020)
SOCIAL MEDIA: #PGATour #FedExCup @WyndhamChamp
OFFICIAL SITE: (Wyndham Championship)
TV COVERAGE: Today, 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 Sunday via PGA Tour Live from 8:00am (EDT) to 6:00pm (EDT). Twitter will stream 8:00am-9:15am (EDT) today and 8:30-9:45am (EDT) on Sunday.
PGA TOUR RADIO COVERAGE: Weekend coverage on Sirius XM Radio begins at 1:00pm (EDT) until 6:00pm (EDT) today 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 After 36
Note: Due to technical (hardware) difficulties that will continue until next week, PGA Tour Brunch will be slightly shortened and might be late. We’ll do our best to post on Sunday by 9am.
Russell Henley recorded a second-round (64) and extended his lead to four strokes. In doing so, Henley’s 36-hole score of (126) tied Stewart Cink (RBC Heritage) for the lowest 36-hole score on Tour this season.
Four players at T-5 or better entered the week outside the Top 125 in the FedExCup standings and three are currently projected to qualify for the FedExCup Playoffs: Rory Sabbatini (T-2), Scott Piercy (T-2) and Justin Rose (T-5).
Rickie Fowler (MTC) failed to qualify for the FedExCup Playoffs for the first time in his 12-year PGA Tour career.
Three players that entered the week between No. 122-125 in the FedExCup standings missed the cut and are currently projected to miss the FedExCup Playoffs. They are: Ryan Armour, Patrick Rodgers, Bo Hoag.
Wyndham Leaderboard (After 36 Holes):
Russell Henley - 62-64—126 (-14)
Rory Sabbatini - 66-64—130 (-10)
Webb Simpson - 65-65—130 (-10)
Scott Piercy - 64-66—130 (-10)
Justin Rose - 66-65—131 (-9)
Tyler Duncan - 69-62—131 (-9)
Brian Stuard - 65-66—131 (-9)
Full Leaderboard (link)
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
Tournament Tee Times began today at 7:45am (EDT) and go to 1:55pm (EDT).
Weather: Today’s forecast calls for mostly sunny skies in the morning, but turning partly cloudy with 40% chance of isolated afternoon showers and T-storms. Temps ranging from 75-degrees in the morning to 91-degrees with 50-75% humidity. Breezes 5-8 mph.
PGATourBrunch will post at 9:00am (EDT) on Sunday.
Next Week: Northern Trust - the first round of FedEx Cup Playoffs (link)
Wyndham - Field and Tee Times:
The Field - (link)
Tee Times: (link)
What They’re Saying:
Henley Holds Halfway Lead at Wyndham (ESPN)
Henley Ties Season-Low Score for 36 Holes (PGATourCom/Associated Press)
Fowler Ready to “Get After It” After MTC (PGATourCom)
Rose Rises in FedEx Cup Standings (PGATourCom)
FedExCup Standings (PGATourCom)
On This Day in Golf History:
August 14, 1994 - Nick Price became the first player since Tom Watson (in 1982) to win back-to-back majors in a season when he won the PGA Championship by six strokes at Southern Hills Country Club in Tulsa, OK. Price, a month earlier, won The Open Championship at Turnberry, also becoming the first player since Walter Hagen in 1924 to win both The Open and the PGA in the same year. - Courtesy of Randy Walker, Author of On This Day in Golf History, available via Amazon.com and by clicking HERE