Japan to host PGA Tour Champions

Lynette Rowe
August 18, 2018

The Wyndham Championship takes place Thursday-Sunday from Sedgefield Country Club in Greensboro, North Carolina.

"Crazy day. You start off with a bogey, a snap hook three-wood off the 10th tee (but I) made some long putts on the front nine and got hot on back nine".

The 59 is only the third sub-60 round with a bogey in PGA Tour history, and Snedeker opened up a big five-stroke lead on Martin Flores and D.A. Points in the final event of the 2017-18 PGA Tour regular season.

Snedeker's best, or most memorable shot, of the round came at the par-4 sixth hole when he dunked his second shot for eagle.

"I've always enjoyed visiting and competing in Japan", he said.

"It wears on you and you've got to be really strong to overcome that and just know that it's going to happen, you just don't know when, where, or how", Snedeker said.

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"I knew one good week could lock up my card and I haven't been able to do that".

Silverman, of Thornhill, Ont, spent most of PGA Championship week last week with his young family, going to Florida to register a auto he won after a closest-to-the-pin contest at the Waste Management Phoenix Open earlier this year. Hadwin was the only Canadian to play in the PGA Championship, but missed the cut at the final major of the year.

"To step up and have a 20-footer (at the final hole) and know what it means, when I knocked that putt in it was really special to know that I'm part of a small club on tour", he said.

The field at the Wyndham Championship is once again packed with players trying to play their way into golf's postseason and keep their tour cards for 2019. "It's still alright, and I still feel good about things", said Conners. Furyk also has a 59, the only player with two sub-60s.

"This year has been one of the better ball-striking years I've ever had; I just haven't rewarded it with good putting". The World Golf Hall of Fame member, who notched 39 victories during his PGA TOUR career, won the Dunlop Phoenix in Japan in 1980 and 1997, claiming the latter title at the age of 48.

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