PGA Tour’s bubble players take center stage at Wyndham


Ben Silverman, Corey Conners, Nick Taylor and David Hearn have one last chance to get inside the top 125 on the FedEx Cup standings at the Wyndham Championship in Greensboro, N.C., the final event of the PGA Tour's 2017-18 regular season.

Snedeker rolled in a 20-foot birdie putt at his final hole, the par-4 ninth, to join one of golf's most exclusive clubs. Furyk will name his four wild cards on September 3 after the Dell Technologies Championship.

Eight of the 10 previous winners of this event since its crosstown move to Sedgefield in 2008 are here, and Stenson is the field's top player in the world golf rankings at No. 17.

The Wyndham Championship is the largest sporting event annually here in the Piedmont Triad. "So you know what you have to do when you step up on the first tee - put the ball in play and give yourself some opportunities".

Henrik Stenson returns to Sedgefield Country Club after setting the tournament record of 258 a year ago to edge out Ollie Schniederjans on an exciting final day in North Carolina.

"For us, the exposure and things during the week, and allowing us to raise a little money and raise some awareness and be a part of the Wyndham Championship during the weekend is great for us", Harvick said Monday.

"It's going to turn into a birdie-fest like it always does, because the course is in great shape", 2007 victor Brandt Snedeker said Wednesday. His lack of distance is less of a factor at Sedgefield, and he's solid once he gets it close (10th in SG: Around-the-Green). He broke Si Woo Kim's 2-year-old Wyndham record of 60 and had the best opening round in this event's history.

"If you play well", Peter Uihlein said, "you jump up quite a bit".

Snedeker, who began his round on the back nine, reeled off four consecutive birdies on Nos.

"Could have been even more special", he said, "but happy with the way everything turned out".

A really interesting tournament here, the FedEx Cup has really given it an extra edge and for that reason I can see Sergio Garcia doing well, but I also believe Henrik Stenson needs to be watched - he loves this course. "I kind of took that mindset of, well, better get out there and make some birdies if you don't want to be 10, 11 shots behind by the end of this day".