LAST TOURNAMENT: WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational (Brooks Koepka)
THIS WEEK: Wyndham Championship, Aug. 1-4
Sedgefield Country Club, Greensboro, N.C. (Par 70, 7,127 yards)
Purse: $6.2 million (Winner: $1.08 million) — Based on 2018
Defending champion: Brandt Snedeker
FedEx Cup leader: Koepka
Television: Thursday-Friday, 2-7 p.m. ET (Golf Channel). Saturday-Sunday, noon-1:45 p.m. (GC), 2-6 p.m. (CBS).
NOTES: The field includes only nine of the top 30 players in the FedEx Cup standings, but all but 10 from Nos. 85-185 in the final event before the playoffs. There are 13 players within 50 points of the cutoff line at No. 125. An average of 2.7 players have gained a last-tournament playoff spot in Greensboro since the playoffs began 12 years ago. However, only four players have arrived at Greensboro ranked 140th or lower and earned a playoff spot … England’s Paul Casey is the only entrant among the top 10, while Webb Simpson (No. 17) is the highest-ranked player in the field. … The Open champion Shane Lowry is in the field after withdrawing from last week’s WGC event. … Norway’s Viktor Hovland will play on a sponsors invite. … Sedgefield is the only Donald Ross original design to host a regular Tour stop.
BEST BETS: Simpson is not only the highest-ranked player in the field, he is coming off a T2 at last week’s WGC event and has not finished worse than T30 since the Masters in April. … Casey enters at No. 19 in the world. He won earlier this year at the Valspar, one of four top-five finishes in his past 10 events. … Hovland has watched fellow rookies Collin Morikawa and Matthew Wolff claim their maiden victories already, but the former Oklahoma State star has arguably the most well-rounded game of the three. … SungJae Im dominated the Web.com Tour last year and appears poised for a breakthrough. Before a missed cut at The Open, he had posted five consecutive T21 or better finishes. He also had three top 10s in a four-event stretch in the spring. … Dylan Frittelli is the hot hand in a softer field. He won the John Deere three weeks ago and was on the first page of the leaderboard at The Open before falling off over the weekend to a T32.
NEXT WEEK: The Northern Trust, Jersey City, N.J.