Final Round Update – PGA Tour – Wyndham Championship – Sedgefield Country Club – Greensboro, North Carolina –
Tiger Woods lost his 54-hole co-lead at the Wyndham Championship but sits just two back of the lead heading into Sunday’s final round.
Woods, looking for his 80th career PGA Tour victory, shot 68 Saturday at Sedgefield Country Club in North Carolina while “Moving Day” produced a host of new challengers in Tiger’s way including Jason Gore and Jonas Blixt.
Gore shot 62 Saturday to reach 15-under overall and leads the field in Strokes Gained Putting this week. With just one PGA Tour victory in 2005, Gore has seven career Web.com Tour titles and nearly won the U.S. Open a decade ago.
The 150-to-1 long shot betting pick to start the week at labdrokes.com, Gore tees off at 2:05 p.m. local time in Greensboro in the final pairing alongside Blixt, who sits T-2 at 13-under.
Blixt, a two-time PGA Tour champion, is also trying to get inside the Top 125 to earn a spot in the PGA Tour Playoffs next week. An 80-1 betting selection, Blixt has always been a hot putter and this week has his ball striking in order. His 62 Saturday was his career-low round.
Woods, 187th in the FedEx Cup Standings heading into the week, needs to win to earn a spot in the Playoffs. He opened the week as a 40-1 betting pick.
Two dozen players have a shot to win Sunday — all within five shots of the lead. After 62s Saturday and Brandt Snedeker’s Friday 61, low scores are possible. The group at T-5 and 12-under includes Paul Casey, Jim Herman, Snedeker, Cameron Percy and Webb Simpson, who carded a 64 Saturday. Webb was T-5 here last season.
Today, anything could happen. Last year’s 54-hole leader was Nick Watney shot 70 and ended up T-5. Look for Snedeker, a co-favorite coming into the week at 14-1 odds, to challenge the lead and have a chance to win late Sunday.
Other Golf news:
- Lydia Ko and Candie Kung share the overnight lead at 12-under in Vancouver at the LPGA Tour’s Canadian Pacific Women’s Open. Ko is a two-time champion at this event. Rookie Alison Lee, who appears now to be a lock for the U.S. Solheim Cup team, shot 66 in round three and sits third at 10-under and two back with 18 holes to play.
- Billy Andrade (10-under) leads by three shots at the Champions Tour’s Boeing Classic in Seattle. He plays the final round with Jeff Freeman and Bernhard Langer, who are both 7-under. Andrade was a 40-1 pick to start the week.
- David Horsey (13-under) held on to capture the European Tour’s Made in Denmark. He let a four-shot lead slip away over the weekend and shot 73 in the final round. It marked his fourth European Tour title.
- The U.S. Amateur championship — a 36-hole match play finale — pits Bryson DeChambeau against Derek Bard. DeChambeau is trying to become just the fifth player with win this title and the NCAA Individual crown in the same season. That feat would put him alongside Jack Nicklaus, Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson and Ryan Moore.