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Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Twofer Tuesday: Wyndham Championship

Twofer Tuesday heads home to North Carolina for this week's tournament, the Wyndham Championship.

Defending champion J.T. Poston

Sedgefield Country Club in Greensboro is a classic Donald Ross design, the only Ross design that regularly hosts a Tour event. It's just a par-70 playing 7127 yards. And it's not unusual for first-time winners to get that first win here, as defending champion J.T. Poston did last year.

There's a lot on the line this week, as this is the final event before the FedExCup Playoffs and all the different points lists (and money prizes) will be finalized on Sunday. That means the real interest this week will be centered around the guys making the cut and hopefully the playoffs. And the Wyndham Rewards Top 10 competition will also get a few pros' attention.

But Twofer Tuesday is about the Top10 at this event, so let's get to it.

  • Webb Simpson is one of those players who got his first Tour win at this event (2011), and he already has two wins this season. Given that he's been T3 or better each of the last three years, and T11 or better eight of the last ten, you know who I'm picking. I need to get my stats up!
  • And I'm falling back on a player I've often picked to win when he's playing well, only to have him plagued by bad luck. Paul Casey is playing some of his best golf in quite a while, and an old-style course like Sedgefield suits him. Coming off his runner-up finish at Harding Park, I like his chances to put up another strong finish.

GC's live coverage begins Thursday at 2pm ET. It's always fun to watch the guys try their luck on a classic course and, with the loaded fields we've seen since the restart, combined with the last-minute pressure of the points lists, this should be a killer week to end the regular season.

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