2020 Wyndham Championship: Field Preview

By Ryan Watson


The PGA Tour heads to Greensboro, North Carolina for the Wyndham Championship this August 13-16. The Wyndham is the last event before the FedExCup Playoffs kick off with next week’s Northern Trust. There are always some last minute moves as FedExCup points come into play providing action throughout the field as dozens of hopefuls vie to remain in or move into the top-125. The Wyndham Rewards Top-10 will also be decided, with $10 million up for grabs for the top-10 regular season FedExCup points leaders. The tournament is played on the classic Donald Ross course at the Sedgefield Country Club and golfers will expect a round of pure strategical golf to challenge every club in their bag. 

 

2019 Champion J.T. Poston 

Last year’s tournament was one to remember for native-son J.T. Poston. Poston was born in North Carolina, learning to play the game just 90 minutes from Greensboro and playing his college golf for Western Carolina University. Poston played himself onto the Web.com Tour in 2016 after having had no standing on any tour, and finished the year with a PGA Tour card following his consistent play. Poston’s grit and determination was on display last year in his first and currently only PGA Tour win when he became the first golfer to win an event without a single bogey since Lee Trevino in 1974. A final round 62 was a cherry on top that gave Poston a 1-stroke win over Webb Simpson that tied the Wyndham Championship’s record for lowest score with -22. 

 

Field Preview

J.T. Poston enters the tournament 58th in the FedExCup standings with his spot in the Playoffs secure. Standing in his way of a repeat is a strong field that includes Brooks Koepka, who will look to bounce back from his worst finish in a major championship in recent memory (still a respectable T29). Webb Simpson can overtake Collin Morikawa for the number 2 spot in the rankings, and will look to build momentum heading into the playoffs. Other notable participants are Jordan Spieth, Tommy Fleetwood, and Patrick Reed. With only a 67 point difference between 120the and 140th, there is plenty of room for golfers to rise or fall out of the top 125. Golfers on the bubble like 126th ranked Nick Watney, now fully recovered covid-19, will take heart that most years 1-3 golfers earn a spot in the playoffs at the Wyndham. 

 

Media Coverage

Television coverage is provided by CBS and Golf Channel. Thursday and Friday rounds are on Golf Channel 2-6pm ET. Saturday coverage starts on Golf Channel 1-3pm ET before switching to CBS from 3-6pm ET. The final round is on Sunday and begins 12:30-2:30pm ET on Golf Channel before finishing up on CBS from 2:30-6pm ET. The event is also streaming select holes and groups on PGA Tour Live. Radio coverage provided by PGA Tour Radio on SiriusXM satellite radio and streaming online.  

 

 


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About The Author

Ryan Watson is a freelance sportswriter and history professor. He has been an avid fan of golf since his father signed him up for golf camp as a young child. Ryan enjoys following the professional game and learning about new equipment and gadgets.

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