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FedEx Cup places up for grabs at Wyndham Championship

August 18, 2016

There is plenty at stake for golfers at this week's Wyndham Championship, the final event before the first leg of the PGA Tour's FedEx Cup playoffs.

Incentives include a $1 million check to the winner and a chance for lower-ranked players to reposition themselves in the standings before the start of the playoffs at The Barclays tournament next week.

The top 125 players in the FedEx Cup Standings will earn spots into The Barclays, which is why all but three players ranked 100-150 are in the field this week at the Greensboro, North Carolina event.

Sitting on the magic number is South Korean Kim Whee at No. 125.

The US Ryder Cup captain Davis Love has won three Wyndham events -- last year at 19-under -- but will not defend his title this week.

Ryan Moore, who is coming off a victory at the John Deere Classic last week, posted four rounds in the 60s to finish in a tie for 10th in last year's Wyndham.

"I like this golf course a lot," said Moore, who won the event in 2009.

"I think it's a great course, a lot of character. You've got to hit a lot of different shots off the tees, into the greens, a lot of different clubs."

There are several former winners at the Sedgefield Country Club course, including Brandt Snedeker, who enters as No. 6 in the FedEx Cup standings, making him the highest-ranked player in the standings in the field this week.

Other former winners include Carl Pettersson, Arjun Atwal and Webb Simpson, who earned his first Tour victory at Sedgefield in 2011.

Other top names in the field this week include Patrick Reed, Justin Thomas, Kevin Na and Kevin Kisner.

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