photo courtesy: Wyndham Championship
The Wyndham Championship returns to Greensboro, North Carolina’s Sedgefield Country Club this weekend, August 1-4. This is the PGA Tour’s last event before the FedEx Cup Playoffs and many golfers will be looking to make up points and qualify for next week’s Northern Trust. The Wyndham Championship is the 6th oldest event on the PGA Tour, with roots dating back to 1938. Showing it's history, the tournament has seen many great former champions including Byron Nelson, Davis Love III, Sam Snead, Patrick Reed and 2018 champion Brandt Snedeker.
2018 Champion Brandt Snedeker
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When Brandt Snedeker teed off in 2018, he was competing as a former champion having won the event in 2007. The Tennessee native had already achieved much, racking up 8 PGA Tour wins, PGA Tour Rookie of the Year and taking home the 2012 FedEx Cup. Snedeker began the tournament with only the 10th sub-60 round in PGA Tour history when he shot a 59. However, Snedeker couldn’t seal the victory until the final day as C.T. Pan remained tied with Snedeker heading into the final hole. Pan, finishing in the group ahead of Snedeker, hit his tee shot out of bounds and was forced to settle for a double bogey, while Snedeker finished the final hole with a birdie. This gave him a 3 stroke victory and his 9th PGA Tour win.
Snedeker will face a strong field while trying for his 3rd Wyndham Championship. All eyes will be on Shane Lowry as he tees up for the first time since winning the Open Championship. Other strong contenders are Jordan Spieth and Paul Casey. Given the significance of the event to the FedEx Playoffs, a lot of attention will be on the golfers around the 125th spot, with 13 players currently within 50 points of the cutoff line. Currently Patton Kizzire stands at 125 while Daniel Berger is right outside that in 126th. Time will tell who and how many golfers will see their chance at the playoffs realized or lost.
Television coverage is provided by the Golf Channel and CBS. The first 2 rounds will be on the Golf Channel Thursday and Friday, 2-6pm ET. Saturday and Sunday coverage starts on the Golf Channel 1-2:45pm ET before switching to CBS 3-6:30pm ET. PGA Tour Live will also be streaming coverage of select holes and groups throughout all 4 days of play. Radio coverage is provided by PGA Tour RAdio on SiriusXM satellite radio and streaming online at PGATour.com.