PGA Tour golfers continue to battle it out in the 2023 Wyndham Championship ($7.6 million prize pool). The historic tournament, born in 1938 under the name of Greater Greensboro Open, has come one round from its conclusion.
Race to victory that seems destined for a small number of participants, with two protagonists sharing the momentary top.
Bill Horschel, results
In command with the score of -18 (192 hits) we find the Americans Bill Horschel and Lucas Glover.
The latter signs a super -8 of the day by standing up as MVP of the US Saturday. Third place with -17 for compatriot Russell Henley, followed by two lengths of distance from the South Korean Byeong Hun An. -13 and fifth place for the German Stephan Jaeger, sixth with -11 for the American Michael Kim.
On the par 70 course of the Sedgefield Country Club of Greensboro (North Carolina, United States) the Canadian Adam Svensson closes the top ten in seventh place with a score of -10, and the hosts Eric Cole, J.T. Poston and Brendon Todd.
-9 and eleventh place for the Belgian Thomas Detry, and for the Americans Kyle Westmoreland, Nick Hardy, Justin Thomas and Andrew Novak. On Sunday afternoon, space for the last and decisive round that will give us the successor of the South Korean Tom Kim, winner of the 2022 Wyndham Championship.
We remind you that for another three weeks international golf will be monopolized by the PGA Tour due to the summer break of the European circuit. The PGA Tour also holds an annual qualifying tournament (known as the Q-School), held over six rounds each fall; the top twenty-five finishers earn the right to play on the PGA Tour the following year.
The rest, if classified within the seventy-fifth position, can instead participate in the Nationwide Tour. The top 25 in Nationwide Tour cashes also earn the right to play on the following year's PGA Tour. A player who wins three tour tournaments in one year receives an "on-field promotion" which guarantees him or her participation on the PGA Tour for the remainder of the year.
At the end of each season, the top 125 players on the money list receive a "tour card" for the following year, which exempts them from qualifying for most tournaments. However, at certain tournaments, known as invitationals, the exemption only applies to the top seventy of the previous year's rankings.
Players classified in positions 126 to 150 receive a conditional tour card, which gives them precedence to replace players who decide not to participate in any tournament. Winning a PGA Tour tournament entitles you to a tour card for a minimum of two years, plus one year for each additional victory up to a maximum of five years.
Winning one of the three World Golf Championships tournaments or The Tour Championship guarantees exemption from qualifying for three years. Anyone who wins one of the four Majors or The Players Championship gets guaranteed participation in the tour for five years.
Players who win twenty tour tournaments are qualified for life. Particular conditions are foreseen for players who are in the top fifty or twenty-five of the table with no other reason for exemption from qualifying or for players returning from injury.
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