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VOLUME 8, NUMBER 163                                                       
Tuesday, August 21, 2018

ANY IDEA WHO SAID THIS? “Your position going into the Playoffs dictates a lot of your chances of winning the FedExCup Playoffs, dictates how you can think and play, your realistic chances of winning or not winning. As somebody who's been fortunate enough to win before, I realize how important it is to be in a good position going into the Playoffs and also to play well when you're there. To be perfectly frank, I didn't have any chance at all of winning the FedExCup Playoffs when I showed up last week and there's just no way, as far back as I was, I didn't see it happening. After last week I feel like I have a chance, I feel like I kind of put myself in position where three good weeks going to East Lake, you never know what's going to happen.”

BRAIN TEASER: What was the name of the event that is now called THE NORTHERN TRUST?

A REFRESHER: Everyone is battling for position at THE NORTHERN TRUST as the FedEcCup playoffs begin. Every spot counts, starting with getting into, or staying in, the top 100 in the standings to move on to the next event at the Dell Technologies Championship. From there, players want to get inside the top 70 to advance to the following event, the BMW Championship. Every player includes reaching East Lake Golf Club and the season-ending TOUR Championship as a major goal for the season, which means getting into the top 30. With 2,000 points available to the winner of each Playoffs event, players can move into the coveted top five in the standings. A spot in the top five means that with a win at the TOUR Championship, a player is guaranteed the FedExCup trophy and the $10 million that comes with it.

WHO YOU LIKELY WON’T SEE MUCH OF ON TV THIS WEEK:
Players on the bubble entering the week
Pos. Player                                                       
100 Ryan Palmer
101 Richy Werenski
102 Nick Watney
103 Danny Lee
104 Sung Kang
105 John Huh
106 Harold Varner III
107 Scott Stallings
108 Tyler Duncan
109 William McGirt
110 J.T. Poston
111 Bronson Burgoon
112 Vaughn Taylor
113 Martin Laird
114 Sam Ryder
115 Grayson Murray
116 Ryan Blaum
117 Scott Brown
118 Brian Stuard
119 Nick Taylor
120 Sam Saunders
121 Sean O'Hair
122 Bud Cauley (WD)
123 Jhonattan Vegas
124 Harris English
125 Seamus Power

WINNER’S CLUBS: It was an eventful week for Brandt Snedeker, especially opening with a 59. “It's been a really emotional and stressful week, to say the least, to start the way I did at a tournament that means so much to me,” he said afterwards. “To have your first Tour win, which I don't care, you ask anybody out here on Tour, it's always special to him. To be able to come back here year after year and get close several times, not be able to do it. To be a Wyndham guy now for, this is my 12th, 13th year with them, wanting so desperately to win this tournament, it was just a lot of emotion this week. And to be able to cap it off the way I did today, to play pretty much a flawless round of golf except for the three-putt on 13, so proud of myself and so proud of the way I was able to hang in there. Just means the world to me that I was able to do it here in Greensboro with Wyndham Worldwide being the sponsor, it just means the world to me.”

Here is what was in Brandt Snedeker bag to win the 2018 Wyndham Championship

Driver: Bridgestone JGR prototype, 9.5 degrees
Fairway Woods: TaylorMade M3, 15 degrees, 19 degrees
Irons: Bridgestone J15 CB (4-9), Bridgestone J40 (PW)
Wedges: Bridgestone J15 (51, 55 degrees); Titleist Vokey prototype (60 degrees)
Putter: Odyssey White Hot XG Rossie
Ball: Bridgestone Tour B X

Brandt Snedeker’s– Numbers for the week:
Eagles: 2
Birdies: 24
Pars: 39
Bogeys: 7
Double Bogeys: 0
Cumulative Score: 259

Henrik Stenson / 2017 Wyndham Championship
Driver: None
Fairway Woods: Callaway Diablo Octane Tour (13 degrees), Callaway XR Pro, )18 degrees)
Irons: Callaway Legacy Black (3-PW)
Wedges: Callaway Mack Daddy Forged (50, 56 degrees); Callaway Mack Daddy MP Grind (60 degrees)
Putter: Odyssey White Hot XG #7H
Ball: Pro V1

Henrik Stenson’– Numbers for the week:
Eagles: 0
Birdies: 29
Pars: 37
Bogeys: 5
Double Bogeys: 1
Cumulative Score: 258

Si Woo Kim / 2016 Wyndham Championship:
Driver: TaylorMade M1 460, 8.5 degrees
Fairway Metal: TaylorMade M1, 14 degrees, TaylorMade M2, 18 degrees
Irons: TaylorMade Tour Preferred MB 14 (3-9)
Titleist Vokey SM6 (PW)
Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM6 (54 degrees); Titleist Vokey prototype (59 degrees)
Putter: Odyssey Works 7
Golf Ball: TaylorMade Tour Preferred X

Si Woo Kim’s– Numbers for the week:
Eagles: 1
Birdies: 26
Pars: 38
Bogeys: 7
Double Bogeys: 0
Cumulative Score: 259

WEB GEMS:

NORWAY’S FIRST: Viktor Hovland’s week at the U.S. Amateur went so well that even when he made rare mistakes with drives into hazards, it didn’t end up hurting him at all. Hovland recovered from one to take the lead for good on the fourth hole of the 36-hole final and another to halve the final hole of the morning round and maintain a four-stroke lead. Hovland rolled from there to become the first Norwegian to win the U.S. Amateur, beating UCLA sophomore Devon Bling 6 and 5 on Sunday to cap a dominant week at Pebble Beach. READ MORE>>>

ANSWERS: “Your position going into the Playoffs dictates a lot of your chances of winning the FedExCup Playoffs, dictates how you can think and play, your realistic chances of winning or not winning. As somebody who's been fortunate enough to win before, I realize how important it is to be in a good position going into the Playoffs and also to play well when you're there. To be perfectly frank, I didn't have any chance at all of winning the FedExCup Playoffs when I showed up last week and there's just no way, as far back as I was, I didn't see it happening. After last week I feel like I have a chance, I feel like I kind of put myself in position where three good weeks going to East Lake, you never know what's going to happen.” --Brandt Snedeker.

The Northern Trust was formerly The Barclays.

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