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Wyndham Championship: Who’s got the weekend off and whose FedEx Cup bubble burst

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For the Bubble Boys, who are trying to secure a spot in a field of 125 for the first of three FedEx Cup playoff tournaments next week, cutting is job #1.

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Consider mission accomplished for players like Max McGreevy, No. 126 in the points standings heading to the Wyndham Championship at the Sedgefield Country Club in Greensboro, North Carolina. McGreevy hit 67 shots in the second round of the regular season finale and moved up to a projected 122nd.

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After finishing second at the Puerto Rico Open in March, McGreevy has only made four of his 19 starts so far this week and missed out on six of the last seven tournaments.

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“I just had a lot of fun this week,” he said. “It was easier than the last couple of weeks, but I just felt good, felt relaxed and felt good to finally get four rounds a week.”

Chesson Hadley, who started the week at number 121, hit three birdies in a row on his way to the 67th throw, and last year Bubble Boy put himself in a position where he might not need an ace or a 62nd final round to sneak into the lead. FedEx Cup Playoffs. It is projected at number 113.

Nick Taylor (71, -2) survived the cut but dropped from 120th at the start of the week to a projected 125th.th.

Congratulations to Brian Steward, who ended a streak of 11 straight misses. It couldn’t have come at a better time. He started the week in 137th place in the FedEx Cup points standings. It is projected at number 124.

Austin Smotherman, who started the week at number 125, was less fortunate. He fired 76 times in the second round but missed and is predicted to drop to 129th.

Martin Trainer scored a second consecutive 67 and is currently projected at 126, also known as the first player to be eliminated. But he has two more rounds to improve his position and be positive for the weekend.

“I know what’s at stake, it’s no different than any other week. I mean, I think at the end of the day I know that I just need to succeed,” he said. “Every time I play on tour, I still try my best, so I just look at it as a curiosity, but ultimately it’s out of my control, so to speak. I’m just trying my best.”

US Ryder Cup captain Zack Johnson also has some work to do this weekend – he’s predicted to be 136th – but he has a chance after scoring 5-135.

“I have a lot of work. Put yourself in a position where I can at least run for the weekend,” Johnson said. “I’m focused on winning the golf tournament and everything else will take care of itself, but I’m in a position where I can do that.”

The game was suspended Friday due to darkness as seven golfers still needed to complete the second round. Thanks to Chris Gotterup, who became a bogeyman at 18, there are 21 more players on the payroll this week. A total of 87 players out of 156 qualified. This means the most players have been eliminated on the Tour as the cut rule was changed to 65 and draws to start the 2019-20 season. It took 1 under 139 to play the weekend, but Smotherman, who was 1 under and faced a 12-foot strike from number 8 birdie when play resumed on Saturday morning, is not one of them. He missed a hit and made a double ghost at nine, bursting his playoff bubble in the process.

Here’s a look at some famous players who ended up on the wrong side of the cut line.

Ricky Fowler

Ricky Fowler reacts to a missed shot on the 18th during the first round of the Wyndham Championship golf tournament. Mandatory Credit: Nell Redmond-USA TODAY Sports

Fowler is at risk of missing the FedEx Cup playoffs for the second year in a row. He started the week at No. 123 but missed his second pass in a row and is predicted to be No. 127. Round 71 in the first round didn’t do him any good, and Friday’s 69th left him with an even-par 140.

Fowler hit three consecutive ghosts, starting at No. 11, his second hole of the day, before hitting four birdies in a valiant attempt to make the weekend. This included chip number 7 coming up, his 16th day hole.

He’ll have to sweat over the weekend to see what the other Bubble Boys are up to and whether that means his FedEx Cup playoff bubble will burst.

Fowler has no one to blame but himself. As noted earlier this week in our preset portion of the FedEx Cup Regular Season Finals, Fowler earned 162.5 FedEx Cup points from a T-3 at the CJ Cup at The Summit Club in Las Vegas in his second start of the season. Since then, he has scored just 161.5 points in 18 starts.

Harold Warner III

Harold Varner III of the USA walks off the 13th tee during the second round of the Wyndham Championship at Sedgefield Country Club on August 5, 2022 in Greensboro, North Carolina. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)

The North Carolina native and East Carolina graduate was supposed to be home in time for dinner on Friday.

HV3 shot a couple of 70s, but this week even the 140 rating didn’t help; it cut you. Varner has made it to 11 of the last 12 tournaments. But on Thursday, he hit just five fairways and finished in 139th place.th in close proximity (39 feet 9 inches). On Friday, his stick was icy: he finished in 149th place.th in SG: put. But Varner started the week 58th in the FedEx Cup, so he made the playoffs safely.

JJ Spawn

JJ Spawn plays from the second tee during the second round of the Wyndham Championship at Sedgefield Country Club on August 5, 2022 in Greensboro, North Carolina. (Photo by Eakin Howard/Getty Images)

Spawn, who started the week in 25th place in the FedEx Cup standings, is not sweating in the top 125. The 31-year-old winner of the Valero Texas Open in April was trying to improve his chances of finishing in the top. 30 FedEx Cups and receive automatic eliminations in all four major tournaments. It didn’t work out for him as he threw a pair of 71s to miss the cut and was predicted to fall to 26th.

Spawn finished sixth in SG: Off the tee but struggled with hitting the ball, which is usually a strong point in his game. He took 146th placeth in SG: approach to the green and was only 6 out of 12 in scrambling when he missed the green in the regulations. But he’s in Memphis and has every chance of making the playoffs.

Harris English

Harris English of the United States shoots on the 14th hole during the first round of the Wyndham Championship at Sedgefield Country Club on August 4, 2022 in Greensboro, North Carolina. (Photo by Eakin Howard/Getty Images)

English has been struggling since returning to Memorial after undergoing hip surgery earlier this year that saw him miss almost five months.

English opened with 69 but hit 74 on Friday and missed for the fourth time in seven starts since his return. English’s stats paint an ugly picture, but there’s one area he needs to improve on, and that’s his scrambling. This week he got up and down only 3 out of 12 times.

Danny Willett

England’s Danny Willett strikes on the first green during the first round of the Wyndham Championship at Sedgefield Country Club on August 4, 2022 in Greensboro, North Carolina. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)

Willett, who started the week at 131.st. in the FedEx Cup standings, he needed a weekend to start, but he hit 75 on Thursday and hit three of the first six holes on Friday to sit 8 more. He hit three birdies to score 70, but a 36-hole total of 5 out of 145 didn’t do the job.

At the end of the season, Willett made an attempt to break into the top 125. He was in the top 10 of the season three times, T-7 at the 3M Open.

Matt Wallace

Matt Wallace of England hits the 12th green during the second round of the Wyndham Championship at Sedgefield Country Club on August 5, 2022 in Greensboro, North Carolina. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)

Wallace started the week at No. 123 but went 71-69-140 in the rounds and will need help to reach the FedEx Cup playoffs. It is projected at number 129.

On Thursday, he lost over 3.5 strokes. Four scarecrows in a row on Friday finished him off. For the Englishman, this was the 12th.th missed 21 tournaments this season.

Webb Simpson

Webb Simpson hits from the 13th tee during the second round of the Wyndham Championship at Sedgefield Country Club on August 5, 2022 in Greensboro, North Carolina. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)

The Wyndham Championship was Simpson’s personal annuity. The 2011 champion has been in the top 10 at Sedgefield for seven of the past eight years. But not this year. On Thursday he hit 1 for 71 and hit a sloppy double on par-3 12.th. He was 1-over 17 holes and 2-over in the tournament when play was suspended and Simpson, with no chance of a cut, decided to pull out. Simpson, who started the week with a 117th-place finish in the FedEx Cup, held on to the playoffs. It is projected at number 123.

Kevin Kisner

Kevin Kisner hits from the 13th tee during the second round of the Wyndham Championship at Sedgefield Country Club on August 5, 2022 in Greensboro, North Carolina. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)

The defending Wyndham Championship champion was on the brink of a miss when he withdrew during Friday’s weather suspension. Kisner had one hole to play and had 6 overs in the tournament.

Hitting 5 of 14 fairways in the first round prevented Kisner from hitting more than 11 greens and was only 3 of 7 in scrambling. His stick didn’t help either: he finished 126th.th in Strokes Received: Landing and losing more than one stroke on the green.

That adds up to six misses in Kisner’s last eight starts, and he ended the regular season missing half of his 22 starts.

Austin Smotherman

Austin Smotherman watches his shot from the 18th course during the first round of the Wyndham Championship golf tournament. Mandatory Credit: Nell Redmond-USA TODAY Sports

Smotherman started the week in 125th place in the FedEx Cup standings. He got off to a brilliant start, winning the 5-under 65 No Scarecrow, leading the…



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