Sun, 17 Jan 2021

Koepka, Spieth, Rose paired at Wyndham Championship

Field Level Media
11 Aug 2020, 11:40 GMT+10

The PGA Tour announced the four featured groups for the Wyndham Championship on Monday, setting the stage for the final event of the regular season.

Each of the four featured groups is stocked with players hoping to make the cut for the FedEx Cup Playoffs, a series of three events to determine the FedEx Cup champion and featuring a bonus prize pool of $60 million.

Full groupings and starting times for the first two rounds of the Wyndham Championship will be released officially Tuesday afternoon.

The featured groups announced Monday include former FedEx champions Justin Rose, Jordan Spieth, and Brandt Snedeker, and four-time major winner Brooks Koepka.

Koepka (ranked No. 92 in FedEx Cup rankings), Spieth (94) and Rose (103) will be one of the featured groups. Koepka hasn't played at the Wyndham since 2015 and broke into the top 125 of the FedEx Cup standing two weeks ago. Spieth won the 2015 FedEx Cup title, and is also seeking to qualify for the TOUR Championship for the first time since 2017. Rose moved inside the top 125 cutoff line for the FedEx Cup standings with his ninth place finish at the PGA Championship.

Webb Simpson (No. 3), Sungjae Im (5) and Brendon Todd (9) will be the highest ranked grouping in the field. Simpson has seven top-10 finishes in 11 starts at the Wyndham Championship. Im, meanwhile, led the FedEx Cup standings before the season was suspended in the spring. Todd, who held the co-lead after the first round at the PGA Championship, is one of four players with multiple victories this season.

J.T. Poston (58), Snedeker (96) and Sergio Garcia (134) all have at least one Wyndham Championship title to their credit. Poston's first career PGA Tour win came at the 2019 Wyndham Championship. Snedeker, winner of the 2012 FedEx Cup, won his second Wyndham title in 2018. This season will only be the second time Garcia will enter the event ranked outside the top 125. In 2018, Garcia came in ranked No. 131 in the FedEx Cup and left at No. 128, missing the FedEx Cup for the first time in his career.

Patrick Reed (6) and Paul Casey (54) will enter with their spots for the FedEx Cup intact, while Shane Lowry (131) will need to move up. Reed won his first PGA Tour title at the 2013 Wyndham Championship and could finish as high as No. 3 in the FedEx Cup standings with a win. Casey, second at the PGA Championship, jumped 67 spots (from No. 121 to No. 54) with his performance in San Francisco. Lowry has reached the FedEx Cup Playoffs twice before, in 2016 and 2019.

--Field Level Media

More Middle East News

Access More

Sign up for Mid East News

a daily newsletter full of things to discuss over drinks.and the great thing is that it's on the house!