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VOLUME 9, NUMBER 146                                                       
Monday, August 5 2019

ANY IDEA WHO SAID THIS? “I thought the Wyndham Rewards was a great initiative to reward guys for their regular season play. Only seems right. You know, everything starts a little slow, the fact I'm the only guy here out of the top-10 is one thing, but it's certainly got guys' attention. For me skipping next week, I really feel I need the energy going into TOUR Championship because I think TOUR Championship's going to be incredibly volatile with the new system they've got, kind of like a handicapping system. So I was willing to sacrifice one and save the energy for the BMW and then the TOUR Championship and take my chances that way. I just felt that there was no way I could really compete if that was going to be my sixth in a row. And Wyndham is important to me. They've been great, so good to me through the years, I really wanted to come here and support this event.”

BRAIN TEASER: J.T. Poston became the first player since 1974 to win a 72-hole stroke-play event on tour without any bogeys or worse. Who was the last player to do it?

BALL GO FAR!! The scoring averages for the week at the 2018 Wyndham Championship was 68.399. The front-9 was 33.675, while the back-9 was 34.724. In 2019, the field played 7,127-yard, Sedgefield Country Club at 68.175. You have to wonder if the R&A/USGA will decipher this data in determining whether there is a direct relationship between scoring and distance?

MEMBERSHIP HAS ITS REWARDS! As the saying goes, its good work if you can get it. The top 10 in the FedExCup after the Wyndham Championship share a $10 million bonus through the Wyndham Rewards Top 10 program. Take note of the number of players receiving the bonus payout that participated in the Wyndham. Here’s the final payout:

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CHANGE IS CONSTANT: When the Wyndham Championship rolls around next year, there will likely be fewer golfers playing on the weekend because of a new rule regarding the cut line. Starting next season, the top 65 golfers and ties will make it for the weekend instead of the top 70 and ties. On Friday there were 83 golfers who made it to the weekend who were 4 under or better. Another change in the rules is the cut for Sunday will be eliminated. That rule cost Jordan Spieth who struggled and did not make the cut for the final round. READ MORE>>>

WEB GEMS:

DREAMS CAN COME TRUE: ‘Smiling Cinderella’ Hinako Shibuno completed a fairytale week by winning the Women’s British Open in her first LPGA event at Milton Keynes on Sunday. READ MORE>>>

NEUTRAL TURF? International captain Ernie Els says he will have no say in the set-up of Royal Melbourne for the Presidents Cup but still thinks his knowledge of a venue where he holds the course record could help his players in their quest for victory. READ MORE>>>

KID’S PLAY! J.T. Poston kept racking up birdies and pars — but no bogeys — at the Wyndham Championship. They added up to his first PGA Tour victory — and a first-time-in-decades achievement. Poston shot an 8-under 62 on Sunday for a one-stroke victory at the tour’s regular-season finale. “I probably haven’t had that many bogey-free rounds this year,” Poston said. “To be able to do four in a row is pretty special, and finish it off with a 62 on Sunday is pretty awesome.” The native North Carolinian began his round three strokes back, took the lead for good with — what else? — a birdie on the par-5 15th hole, then finished with three straight pars to earn $1,116,000 and 500 FedEx Cup points. READ MORE>>>

ANSWERS: “I thought the Wyndham Rewards was a great initiative to reward guys for their regular season play. Only seems right. You know, everything starts a little slow, the fact I'm the only guy here out of the top-10 is one thing, but it's certainly got guys' attention. For me skipping next week, I really feel I need the energy going into TOUR Championship because I think TOUR Championship's going to be incredibly volatile with the new system they've got, kind of like a handicapping system. So I was willing to sacrifice one and save the energy for the BMW and then the TOUR Championship and take my chances that way. I just felt that there was no way I could really compete if that was going to be my sixth in a row. And Wyndham is important to me. They've been great, so good to me through the years, I really wanted to come here and support this event.”--Paul Casey.

J.T. Poston became the first player since Lee Trevino in 1974 to win a 72-hole stroke-play event on tour without any bogeys or worse.

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