The PGA Tour’s last regular season event comes at the Wyndham Championship
The race to the 2019-2020 FedEx Cup Playoffs has been cut by 13 weeks due to COVID-19. However, the season finale is still intact as we arrive to the Wyndham Championship.
A field of 156 players will look to improve their spot in the standings while taking on Sedgefield Country Club.
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This event has been held in the Greensboro, North Carolina area since 1938. Sedgefield has played host since 2008.
It’s a Donald Ross course measuring 7,127 yards for a par 70. All types of playing styles can find success here.
More plodding types like JT Poston and Brandt Snedeker are the last two champions, as well as 3-wood aficionado Henrik Stenson in 2017.
Big hitters can still have success by taking advantage of two drivable par-5s. The fairways aren’t overly generous, but the rough is usually managable and recovery shots from the trees can be pulled off. The likes of Brooks Koepka will have some options on when to lay back and when to push the issue.
Strokes gained approach is a key stat to watch this week. Along that line, so is proximity from within 150 yards. Eight of the par-4s are between 400-450 yards.
Putting on Bermuda grass (i.e. at the WGC-FedEx St. Jude and most of the Florida Swing ) is also a good area to take a peek at.
While Sedgefield is more of a second short course, recent winners have been toward the top in driving accuracy.
The field is relatively weak given its position on the schedule. Most big names played the previous two weeks at the WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational and the PGA Championship. They’ll use this week to rest before up three straight playoff events.
There are still some notables to watch, including three of the world’s top 10 and six of the top 25.
There’s incentive to climb into the top 10 of the FedEx Cup standings as those players at the end of the regular season earn a Wyndham Rewards cash bonus.
There’s a chance for rain every day this week in Greensboro, so expect a soft Sedgefield.
Winning score has been 14-under or better every year at this venue. Tournament record 22-under was set in 2017 by Stenson and 2019 by JT Poston.
Who will be able to take advantage at this dart fest? Let’s dive in and see: