Wyndham Championship 2012: Tee Times, Date and TV Schedule
With the aftermath of the PGA Championship still looming large and the FedEx Cup just one event away, most of golf's superstars will be taking off this week's Wyndham Championship. Newly crowned world No. 1 golfer Rory McElroy, Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson will all be foregoing Wyndham to prepare their bodies (and minds) for the impending four-week gauntlet.
Those who are participating include some major stars looking to atone for being cut in Kiawah last week, including 2011 Wyndham champion Webb Simpson and Sergio Garcia. Also looking for glory this week is Jason Dufner, who is looking to continue a career-best year with his third win of 2012.
With that in mind, here is your complete guide to the 2012 Wyndham Championship, including a television schedule, golfer tee times and which men you should be on the lookout for this week.
Where: Sedgefield Country Club in Greensboro, N.C.
When: Thursday, Aug. 16 - Sunday Aug. 19
TV Networks: GOLF Channel and CBS
TV Schedule (All Times EST)
Thursday, Aug. 16: 3:00 p.m. - 6 p.m. (GOLF)
Friday, Aug. 17: 3:00 p.m. - 6 p.m. (GOLF)
Saturday, Aug. 18: 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. (GOLF) and 3 p.m. - 6 p.m. (CBS)
Sunday, Aug. 19: 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. (GOLF) and 3 p.m. - 6 p.m. (CBS)
Tee Times (All Times EST)
|7:40 a.m.||Webb Simpson||Carl Pettersson||Davis Love III|
|7:50 a.m.||Y.E. Yang|| |
|12:10 p.m.||Chad Campbell|| |
|12:40 p.m. ||Jason Dufner||Brandt Snedeker||Bill Haas|
|12:50 p.m.||Bryce Molder||David Toms||Rory Sabbatini|
|12:50 p.m.||Charl Schwartzel|| |
|7:10 a.m.||Chad Campbell||Jeff Overton||Kevin Streelman|
|7:40 a.m.||Jason Dufner||Brandt Snedeker||Bill Haas|
|7:50 a.m.||Charl Schwartzel|| |
|7:50 a.m.||Bryce Molder|| |
|12:40 p.m.||Webb Simpson||Carl Pettersson||Davis Love III|
|12:50 p.m.||Y.E. Yang|| |
Golfers to Watch
Simpson comes into Wyndham with two goals: fine-tune his game after a horrible performance at the PGA Championship and successfully defend his victory from 2011. If the 27-year-old is able to carry out both goals, he should move into the top-five in FedEx Cup points.
Top-five positioning becomes more vital as FedEx Cup play moves along as only those players control their own destiny for the massive pot of money sitting for the champion.
Last season Simpson vaulted into third place after his win at Wyndham before finishing second to eventual champion Bill Haas. And with the field not boasting a lot of top competitors, Simpson comes in as a co-favorite at 12/1 with Jason Dufner (via Bovada.lv). If Simpson again hopes to become a dark-horse FedEx Cup, it begins with taking advantage in Greensboro.
The world's ninth-ranked golfer, Dufner hopes to round out a brilliant PGA Tour season with a win at Wyndham. But a second-place or better finish does the unthinkable for the 35-year-old: puts Dufner in first-place in the FedEx Cup standings.
In the FedEx Cup's short five-year history, the leader in points heading into four-tournament gauntlet has won twice—the only multi-time position winner.
Granted, both times it was Tiger Woods taking home the FedEx Cup from the pole position, but there is no better place than first place. If Dufner can take control at Wyndham, he will be the only star on tour who controls his own destiny.
Boy, it's been a long fall from grace for Garcia's professional career, hasn't it? Once thought to be the heir apparent to the Tiger crown, Garcia heads into Wyndham ranked 102nd on the FedEx Cup points list, having played in only 12 events in 2012 and boasting just one top-10 finish.
After a 2011 that saw Garcia return to championship form, it's been a long road full of cuts, injuries and massive disappointments this year. A solid finish at Wyndham would not only go toward making up for a poor 2012, but also put Garcia in a position to put a little extra money in the pocket during FedEx Cup play.
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