August 14 2012
GREEENSBORO, N.C. -- Tee times for the first two rounds of the Wyndham Championship have been released and here are the featured groups. Let us know who you'll be watching in the comments section below.
Derek Lamely/Henrik Stenson/Trevor Immelman: Immelman, the 2008 Masters champion, comes to Greensboro off a tie for 27th at the PGA and ranked 122nd in the FedExCup. Former PLAYERS champ Stenson is looking to improve his standing of 112th while Lamely likely needs to finish first or second to move from 180th into the top 125 to make the PGA TOUR Playoffs for the FedExCup.
Webb Simpson/Carl Pettersson/Davis Love III: All three have won the Wyndham Championship. Simpson’s win last year was first of two last summer for the Charlotte resident who won the U.S. Open earlier this year. Pettersson won the 2008 Wyndham Championship and has two other top-five finishes in the last five years. He's got momentum, too, after holding the lead after the first two rounds of the PGA before tying for third. Love is a two-time champ in Greensboro and will captain the U.S. Ryder Cup team next month.
Gary Woodland/Y.E. Yang/John Daly: All three are fighting to make the FedExCup Playoffs. Woodland, who has been battling a wrist injury, ranks 130th while Yang, who won the 2009 PGA Championship, is 129th and Daly, who has never made the Playoffs, ranks 137th.
Brendan Steele/Jhonattan Vegas/Heath Slocum: This is another FedExCup bubble group. Steele, who comes in ranked 126th, and Vegas, who is 124th have never played in the Wyndham Championship. Slocum, who tied for 17th at Sedgefield last year, comes in ranked 128th.
Nick Watney/Charl Schwartzel/Sergio Garcia: Watney, who is a four-time TOUR winner, tied for sixth at the 2006 Wyndham Championship. Schwartzel, who won the 2011 Masters, ranks 97th in the FedExCup and is making his first appearance in Greensboro. Garcia, who clocks in at No. 102 in the FedExCup, has played well at the Wyndham in his two appearances, tying for 13th in 2006 and finishing one shot out a four-way playoff in 2009.
Bill Haas/Jason Dufner/Brandt Snedeker: Haas is looking to continue a streak of winners with North Carolina ties. The Wake Forest standout, who won the Northern Trust Open earlier this year, is the defending FedExCup champ and ranks 25th in the standings right now. Dufner picked up his first two PGA TOUR titles earlier this year and comes in ranked third. Snedeker is the 2007 Wyndham Champ and he has two other top-10 finishes in Greensboro.