The Wyndham Championship is held annually at Sedgefield Country Club in Greensboro, NC. Founded in 1938, the Wyndham is the sixth-oldest non-Major event on tour. 17 members of the World Golf Hall of Fame have won the tournament, including Sam Snead, Byron Nelson, Ben Hogan, Gary Player, and Seve Ballesteros. This year’s event was recently held from August 14-20.
Henrik Stenson Victorious
2013 FedEx Cup Champion Henrik Stenson was the winner of the 2017 Wyndham Championship by one stroke, finishing 22-under. In doing so he broke the course record. The victory, which marked his first since the 2016 British Open, netted him $1,044,000.
Stenson looked as though his round could have been coming apart on Saturday. He took a double-bogey 5 on the par-3 7th hole after his tee shot ended up in the water. While this could have led to a collapse on the back, he instead reeled off four birdies over the final six holes, giving him momentum headed into the final round.
Stenson told CBS Sports’ Amanda Balionis after his third round, “I feel like I’ve been putting nicely this week. I’ve been reading greens good. I’m seeing the lines nicely. When I get it there, I seem to be making a lot of putts. There’s been a couple of swings that haven’t been up to satisfaction. When you finish strong and you’re in contention, you feel good. [I’m just going to try to] keep on playing the same way or even better. I hit a lot of 2-irons, 4-woods [and I’m going to] try to be aggressive with those clubs. A lot of players are going to have a chance tomorrow. I’m just happy to be one of them.”
The momentum Stenson had after this third round carried over into his final round. With seven holes left to play, four players were tied at 18-under. But Stenson rattled off four birdies in a five-hole stretch on the back nine to seal the victory, with one of those birdies just having missed being an eagle.
Stenson’s Victory Comes As No Surprise
The fact that Stenson won the Wyndham was not a huge surprise to some. ESPN’s Bob Harig predicted Stenson would win the event, stating beforehand, “Trying to improve on his 75th position in the FedEx standings – and also assuring enough starts to meet the tour minimum – Stenson is playing the last regular season event. He’s had no victories this year but has shown some promise of late with top 20s in each of his last three starts.”
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