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Golf Glance: Final push for playoff spots at Wyndham

8/3/2022 2:21:29 PM EST

Field Level Media's Golf Glance provides weekly news and storylines from each of the major North American golf tours.

PGA TOUR
LAST TOURNAMENT: Rocket Mortgage Classic (Tony Finau)
THIS WEEK: Wyndham Championship, Greensboro, N.C., Aug. 4-7
Course: Sedgefield Country Club (Par 70, 7,131 yards)
Purse: $7.3M (Winner: $1.314M)
Defending Champion: Kevin Kisner
FedExCup Leader: Scottie Scheffler
HOW TO FOLLOW
TV: Thursday-Friday, 2-6 p.m. ET (Golf Channel); Saturday-Sunday, 1-3 p.m. (GC), 3-6 p.m. (CBS)
Streaming: Four daily stream feeds on ESPN+
Twitter: @WyndhamChamp
NOTES: This is the final event of the regular season, with the FedEx Cup playoffs beginning next week. ... Since the current points structure was implemented in 2009, an average of 2.5 players per year have entered the Wyndham outside of the top 125 and played their way into the playoffs. ... Alex Smotherman holds the 125th spot in the rankings with the top three players currently outside of the playoff "bubble" being Max McGreevy, Danny Willett and Justin Lower. ... No. 148 Charlie Hoffman needs to finish in the top four or better to continue his streak of qualifying for the playoffs in every season.
BEST BETS: Sungjae Im (+1400 at BetMGM) is coming off a T2 at the 3M Open. ... Shane Lowry (+1600) is teeing it up for the first time since a T21 at The Open Championship that followed a T9 at the Irish Open. ... Will Zalatoris (+1600) is the top-ranked player in the field at No. 14 as he seeks his first career PGA Tour victory. ... Billy Horschel (+1800) is also teeing it up for the first time since a T21 at The Open and won the Memorial in June. He finished second in the Wyndham in 2020.
NEXT TOURNAMENT: FedEx St. Jude Championship, Memphis, Aug. 11-14

LPGA Tour
LAST TOURNAMENT: Women's Scottish Open (Ayaka Furue)
THIS WEEK: AIG Women's Open, East Lothian, Scotland, Aug. 4-7
Course: Muirfield (Par 72, 6,680 yards)
Purse: $7.3M (Winner: $1.095M)
Defending Champion: Anna Nordqvist
Race to the CME Globe leader: Minjee Lee
HOW TO FOLLOW
TV: Thursday-Friday, 6 a.m.-1 p.m. ET (USA); Saturday-Sunday, 8 a.m.-12 p.m. (USA), 12-3 p.m. (NBC)
Twitter: @AIGWomensOpen
NOTES: The R&A announced the new prize fund this week that represents a nearly 26 percent increase from last year's total of $5.8 million. The second-place finisher will receive $720,028, while the third-place representative will pocket $521,498. ... The event was elevated to major status in 2001. ... Lizette Salas has finished second two of the past three years while Lee has consecutive top-5 finishes in the event. ... Jin Young Ko leads the tour with a 70.34 scoring average in majors since the beginning of 2019, while Nelly Korda leads with an average of 2.64 strokes gained per round. ... Karen Stupples holds the tournament scoring record of 269 set in 2004.
NEXT TOURNAMENT: ISPS Handa World Invitational, Antrim, Northern Ireland, Aug. 11-14

Champions Tour
LAST TOURNAMENT: The Senior Open Championship (Darren Clarke)
THIS WEEK: Shaw Charity Classic, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, Aug. 5-7
Course: Canyon Meadows Golf & Country Club (Par 70, 7,086 yards)
Purse: $2.35M (Winner: $352,500)
Defending Champion: Doug Barron
Charles Schwab Cup leader: Steven Alker
HOW TO FOLLOW
TV: Friday, 9:30-11:30 p.m. ET; Saturday-Sunday, 3-6 p.m. (All times Golf Channel)
Twitter: @ShawClassic
NOTES: Padraig Harrington is second in the Cup standings and is coming off a victory at the U.S. Senior Open as he makes his tournament debut. He has five top-10 finishes in eight starts this season. ... Jerry Kelly has seven top-10 finishes in 15 events, including a win at the Senior Players Championship. ... The field includes four World Golf Hall of Fame members: Fred Couples, Colin Montgomerie, Mark O'Meara and Vijay Singh.
NEXT TOURNAMENT: Boeing Classic, Snoqualmie, Wash., Aug. 12-14

--Field Level Media

NFL

Mon, 15 Aug 2022 20:16:36 EST Rams RBs Cam Akers, Darrell Henderson battling injuries
Mon, 15 Aug 2022 19:45:24 EST Report: Bucs, DE Carl Nassib agree to one-year deal
Mon, 15 Aug 2022 17:37:14 EST Saints sign veteran LB Jon Bostic
Mon, 15 Aug 2022 17:02:22 EST Brother of Aqib Talib arrested on murder charge
Mon, 15 Aug 2022 16:10:36 EST Eagles trade WR J.J. Arcega-Whiteside to Seahawks
Mon, 15 Aug 2022 14:35:23 EST Bucs sign RB Patrick Laird
Mon, 15 Aug 2022 14:25:16 EST QB Battle Odds: Favorites strengthen grips in Pittsburgh, Seattle
Mon, 15 Aug 2022 14:25:42 EST Report: Titans LB Bud Dupree gets probation for assault
Mon, 15 Aug 2022 13:10:48 EST Browns' Denzel Ward off PUP list, cleared to practice
Mon, 15 Aug 2022 13:17:06 EST 49ers S Jimmie Ward sidelined by hamstring injury

MLB

Tue, 16 Aug 2022 00:35:25 EST MLB roundup: Rangers top A's after firing manager
Mon, 15 Aug 2022 22:57:15 EST White Sox use late rally to edge Astros
Mon, 15 Aug 2022 23:37:07 EST Julio Urias wins 10th straight as Dodgers blank Brewers
Mon, 15 Aug 2022 23:47:39 EST Rangers edge A's in first game after firing manager
Mon, 15 Aug 2022 21:36:30 EST Field of Dreams game audience takes hit compared to 2021
Mon, 15 Aug 2022 23:22:31 EST Max Kepler ends slump, leads Twins past Royals
Tue, 16 Aug 2022 00:10:13 EST Braves power to 13-1 rout of Mets in series opener
Mon, 15 Aug 2022 23:06:58 EST Orioles continue mastery of Blue Jays
Mon, 15 Aug 2022 22:24:29 EST Nelson Cruz leads Nats past Cubs
Mon, 15 Aug 2022 23:07:16 EST Ryan Yarbrough leads Rays over spiraling Yankees

NBA

Mon, 15 Aug 2022 18:38:33 EST Report: Sixers reach deal with Ben Simmons in $20M dispute
Sat, 13 Aug 2022 13:18:18 EST Report: Warriors to host Lakers on NBA opening night
Fri, 12 Aug 2022 12:05:50 EST Report: Bulls rookie F Justin Lewis suffers knee injury
Thu, 11 Aug 2022 15:40:33 EST NBA to retire the late Bill Russell's No. 6 leaguewide
Wed, 10 Aug 2022 12:14:52 EST Trial over Kobe Bryant crash photos begins
Tue, 09 Aug 2022 14:32:10 EST Spurs sign veteran C Gorgui Dieng
Mon, 08 Aug 2022 20:48:37 EST Reports: NBA players need vaccine to play in Canada in '22-23
Mon, 08 Aug 2022 21:50:28 EST After Kevin Durant's ultimatum, Nets owner backs coach, GM
Mon, 08 Aug 2022 12:29:25 EST Hawks sign G Trent Forrest to 2-way contract
Fri, 05 Aug 2022 11:24:50 EST Lakers, LeBron James reportedly talk $98M extension

NHL

Mon, 15 Aug 2022 15:03:13 EST Jonathan Huberdeau to donate brain for CTE research
Mon, 15 Aug 2022 14:06:50 EST Veteran F Colton Sceviour signs with Swiss club
Sat, 13 Aug 2022 13:24:31 EST Sharks D Nikolai Knyzhov (Achilles) out months
Fri, 12 Aug 2022 11:43:58 EST Blackhawks reach deals with D Caleb Jones, F Philipp Kurashev
Thu, 11 Aug 2022 13:07:06 EST Vegas G Robin Lehner (hip) expected to miss season
Wed, 10 Aug 2022 13:41:56 EST Blackhawks sign first-round pick Kevin Korchinski
Wed, 10 Aug 2022 12:42:02 EST Jets F David Gustafsson agrees to two-year contract
Wed, 10 Aug 2022 11:36:01 EST Maple Leafs great Borje Salming battling ALS
Tue, 09 Aug 2022 21:51:05 EST Max Pacioretty to undergo Achilles surgery
Tue, 09 Aug 2022 19:58:59 EST Hurricanes retain Martin Necas with two-year deal