A leader who finished with a hole-out from 147 yards. Rain, thunder and lightning. And bubble boys. Saturday’s play at the Wyndham Championship at Sedgefield Country Club in Greensboro, N.C., ran the gamut. Let’s take a look.
Sungjae Im and Brandon Wu lead
While the story of the day was the storms — third-round play was stopped at about 4:15 p.m. ET and was eventually postponed until Sunday — the shot of the day came at about 4:14.
Then, from the 147 out on the par-4 11th, Brandon Wu dropped his iron shot about 20 feet short of the pin, his ball rolled those 20 feet, and it dropped for an eagle two — and it gave him a share of the lead when the horns sounded. Wu and Sungjae Im shared a one-stroke lead, at 12-under, while John Huh and Joohyung Kim are two shots back, and Kiradech Aphibarnrat, Brian Stuard, Anirban Lahiri, Davis Riley, Russell Henley and Ryan Moore are three behind.
Rain, thunder and lightning
Of the 86 players who made the cut, only 12 completed their rounds, including Aphibarnrat, who made seven birdies and no bogeys on his way to a seven-under 63.
Among the other nine players who were within three shots of the lead or better, all were under par for the day when play was stopped. Im was four-under, and Wu three-under; Huh was three-under, and Kim was two-under; and Stuard, Lahiri and Riley were three-under, Henley two-under and Moore one-under.
FedEx Cup bubble
The Wyndham also is the last event of the Tour’s regular season, with the top 125 players in the season-long FedEx Cup standings moving on to the start of next week’s playoffs. So who’s on the bubble?
According to the Tour’s live tracker, players No. 120-130 on Saturday night were: No. 120 Stuard; No. 121 Lucas Glover (who is two-over through 14 and is tied for 61st); No. 122 Webb Simpson (who withdrew on Friday); No. 123 Kramer Hickok (one-under through 16 and tied for 35th); No. 124 Nick Taylor (one-under through 17 and tied for 66th); No. 125 Justin Lower (four-under through 15 and tied for 23rd); No. 126 Rickie Fowler (who missed the cut); No. 127 Matt Wallace (who missed the cut); No. 128 Austin Smotherman (who missed the cut); No. 129 Danny Willett (who missed the cut); and No. 130 Nick Hardy (who missed the cut).
Notably, the live tracker does not include any of the players who have left for LIV Golf and are suspended. It is unclear how the standings will officially look after Sunday’s play, though Golf Digest is reporting that the playoffs will include 125 Tour players.
Also to be determined is the fate of the three LIV players — Talor Gooch, Hudson Swafford and Matt Jones — who have petitioned a court to issue a temporary restraining order allowing their participation in the playoffs. That case will be heard on Tuesday.
The Tour’s live tracker can be found here.