The Wyndham Championship represents the finale of the PGA Tour regular season. And, while many of the Tour’s biggest names are resting up for the upcoming FedEx Cup playoffs, the Wyndham never fails to deliver on drama and intrigue.
This is the last-ditch effort for many PGA Tour professionals, who are not playing with qualifying exemptions, to earn enough FedEx Cup points to secure a spot in the top 125 of the FedEx Cup Standings.
Finishing in the top 125 means their season continues with a trip to the FedEx Cup playoffs, as well as securing their full status Tour card for the following season.
The pros who are unlucky to finish outside of the top 125 will either play on the PGA Tour next season via a restricted conditional status, lose their card altogether or be forced to earn their spot through the Korn Ferry Tour (previous Web.com) Finals.
After winning the Wyndham Championship last weekend, the 26-year-old J. T. Poston, from Hickory, North Carolina, won’t have to worry about any of that for the next two seasons. This breakout moment could be a springboard for the young Tour pro. On top of the million-dollar payday, Poston gained a two-year Tour exemption and invitations to the 2020 Masters, PGA Championship and PLAYERS Championship.
Poston was already on his way to the FedEx Cup playoffs before securing his first career win, but the 500 points he banked this week vaulted him up the standings to 27th. Those valuable points will give him an opportunity to make a deep run into this year’s playoffs.
A Titleist brand ambassador, these are the clubs J. T. Poston used to win the Wyndham Championship (As reported by PGATOUR):
Titleist 716 T-MB 3-5
Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400
Women’s British Open
Sometimes fairytales become reality. This week at the Women’s British Open, 20-year-old Hinako Shibuno won a major championship in her LPGA Tour debut and was all smiles.
Birdies on five of her final nine holes, including a lengthy putt on 18, gave the Japanese LPGA Tour rookie a one-stroke victory over Lisette Salas.
Last week’s Evian Championship winner, Jin Young Ko, fell two shots back of Shibuno in her quest to win back-to-back major championships. A feat only accomplished by the truly elite of the game.
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