GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Patrick Reed continues to lead but John Huh has pulled within a shot with six holes remaining in the Wyndham Championship.
Reed made the turn in 31 to get to 14 under and has parred his last three holes. Huh, who is playing with Reed, trailed by three at the turn but he's narrowed the gap with a 4-footer for birdie at No. 10 and an 8-footer at the 12th.
Brian Harman and Jordan Spieth are 12 under, through 14 and 13 holes, respectively. Matt Jones, who reeled off five straight birdies starting at No. 12, is finished at 11 under aftre shooting 62 on Sunday. Matt Every is also 11 under with four holes remaining.
Four others are in double digits under par on the back nine at Sedgefield at 10 under. Rory Sabbatini has completed 16 holes, Brendan Steele is through 13, Robert Garrigus has played 13 and Zach Johnson has played 12.
Webb Simpson won the 2012 U.S. Open
By Helen Ross, PGATOUR.COM
GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Webb Simpson gained some momentum heading into the FedExCup Playoffs with a sizzling 63 on Sunday at Sedgefield.
Simpson, who won the Wyndham Championship two years ago, was tied for ninth at 9 under when he finished. Should he remain there, it will be the North Carolinian's fifth top-10 of the season and his first since he tied for fifth at the Travelers Championship.
"It does (give me momentum)," Simpson said. "You know, I felt like the game was there this week. couldn't really put a round together and I thought I played great yesterday, just didn't score well and today to come out and make six birdies and an eagle and one bogey was a great feeling.
"Just where I want to be for next week."
Simpson made the turn in 30 after birdie putts of 10, 3 and 11 feet, as well as a wedged holed for eagle from 107 yards at the eighth hole. Simpson dropped a shot on the 10th hole but rallied with three consecutive birdies on the back -- making a 16-footer at the 13th, chipping in at the 14th and two-putting from 19 at the par-5 5th.
Take away that opening 71 and Simpson might have really contended for his second Wyndham Championship. But that's been his M-O this year.
"One bad round gets me," Simpson said. "Thursday I played well, I just scored pretty bad from where I was hitting my ball. If I could have my round back I'd love it because I think I could have had a chance in the tournament."
Simpson was impressed at how well Sedgfield held up after absorbing nearly two inches of rain on Saturday.
"The guys did a good job of setting it up, pins in the right spots," Simpson said. "The greens held up unbelievable all week. You really couldn't tell that the greens got any rain. They were still as fast today as I've ever seen them. So, they did a good job and I'm just hopeful and glad we're going to get it done."
GREENSBORO, N.C. -- A two-putt birdie from 19 feet, followed by birdie putts of 6 inches and 43 feet have enabled Patrick Reed to break away as the final round of the Wyndham Championship continues Sunday.
Reed is 13 under for the tournament through seven holes and two strokes clear of Brian Harman and Zach Johnson. Harman has just made the turn in 32 while Johnson, who is playing with Reed in the day's final group, is 2 under on Sunday.
Matt Every, Jordan Spieth, Robert Garrigus and John Huh are tied at 10 under. Every is headed to the back nine while Spieth and Garrigus are playing No. 9 and Huh is through seven holes.
GREENSBORO, N.C. -- The rain appears to be staying well to the west as the final round of the Wyndham Championship gets under way in earnest with four players now tied for the lead.
Zach Johnson and Matt Every have joined overnight leaders John Huh and Patrick Reed at 10 under. Johnson and Every both birdied Nos. 3 and 4 to get to double digits.
Reed has parred his first four holes while Huh birdied No. 1 to get to 11 under but dropped back into the tie at 10 under with a bogey at No. 2.
Brian Harman, Bob Estes and Jordan Spieth have also completed four holes and are one stroke behind the leaders while Rory Sabbatini and Robert Garrigus are 8 under.
Webb Simpson, who won the Wyndham Championship in 2011, is bidding to post a number -- he shot 5 under on the front nine, bogeyed No. 10 but has gotten back to 7 under with a birdie at the 13th hole.
The first round began an hour late because maintenance workers needed some extra time to get Sedgefield Country Club -- which absorbed more than an inch of rain overnight -- playable.
The final round began an hour later than scheduled Sunday at Sedgefield, but the field did tee off at 8:15 a.m. ET.
Play was delayed by three hours in the third round, but the field finished without any more delays.
Sunday marks the final round to get into the top 125 of the FedExCup standings, which ensures a spot in next week's The Barclays.
By Sean Martin, PGATOUR.COM
GREENSBORO, N.C. – Robert Streb stopped worrying weeks ago about the top 125 on the FedExCup points list. It’s easy to fret, but also a futile exercise. He has one more day to keep thoughts about the points standings at bay.
“It just makes your hair fall out,” Streb, a PGA TOUR rookie, said. “In Reno, I was like, the heck with it. My wife (Maggie) was probably tired of it. I’m trying to do the best I can to just go play, have fun and wherever it goes, it goes. It’s not like you’re making a terrible living anyway.”
Streb arrived at his final hole Saturday, Sedgefield’s par-4 ninth, projected at No. 125 on the FedExCup standings. He left himself short-sided left of the green, though, and the resulting bogey dropped him to 126th in the projected standings. It’s a very fine line for Streb, who only must slightly improve his standing to have a chance at the top 125.
He’s tied for 31st at 2-under 208 (68-70-70). He trails Ben Crane, who’s currently projected to finish 125th in the FedExCup, by 40 points. Crane, who has 369 FedExCup points, missed the cut. A solo 30th finish is worth 41 FedExCup points.
Streb, 26, has been outside the top 125 since a missed cut at the Sanderson Farms Championship, which ended July 21. He arrived at the Wyndham Championship ranked 133rd in the FedExCup; the top 125 at week’s end qualify for the FedExCup Playoffs and retain their full playing privileges for the 2013-14 season.
If he finishes outside the top 125, Streb must attend the Web.com Tour Finals to attempt to regain his PGA TOUR card. “If I have to go to Indiana, I go to Indiana,” Streb said, referring to the first event of the Web.com Tour Finals, the Hotel Fitness Championship Aug. 29-Sept. 1 at Sycamore Hills Golf Club in Fort Wayne, Ind.
Streb has the most realistic chance of jumping into the top 125 this week. Nos. 126-132 on the FedExCup points list – with the exception of No. 127 Nicolas Colsaerts, who isn’t in the field – all missed the cut. No one is currently projected to move inside the top 125 this week.
There are a few players who still could crack the top 125 with a good Sunday, and always the possibility of someone throwing a Hail Mary in the final round of the regular season.
-- Jim Herman, who made double-bogey on his final hole Saturday, needs to finish no worse than solo fifth to have a chance at passing Crane. Herman is T-10 at 5-under 205, four shots out of a three-way tie for third.
-- Shawn Stefani needs 59 FedExCup points to catch Crane. A solo 13th-place finish is worth 60 points; Stefani is T-23 at 3-under 207, two shots outside a five-way tie for 10th.
-- Ricky Barnes, who also is T-23 at 3 under par, needs to finish no worse than solo 10th to catch Crane.
It was a rainy Saturday at Sedgefield Country Club, and more of the same weather is expected in the final round. “The worse the weather, probably the better it is for me,” Streb said, “because you don’t have to shoot as low to catch up.”
He had three top-25s in his first seven events this year, including a season-best T-11 at the Puerto Rico Open. Then "all hell broke loose for six weeks," he said, as he missed six consecutive cuts in April and May. "I couldn’t figure out what I was doing. I was hitting it bad, putting it bad. I’m slowly getting it going the right way now," Streb said. He needs one more day in the right direction to keep his card and qualify for the FedExCup Playoffs.
ON THE BUBBLE
|FedExCup rank||Name||Projected rank||Score||Place|
|120||George McNeill||121||2-over 212||T-67|
|122||Greg Chalmers||119||1-under 209||T-41|
|123||Stuart Appleby||124||2-over 212||T-67|
|125||Steven Bowditch||122||1-under 209||T-41|
Note: Ben Crane (99th on money list), Steven Bowditch (114th), Peter Hanson (121st), Nicolas Colsaerts (107th) and Padraig Harrington (110th) all likely to keep PGA TOUR card based on being in top 125 of money list.